Events – Special and Family Events

Queen Anne’s County Presents


The Annual Independence Day Celebration will be held at the Chesapeake Heritage Visitors Center on July 2, 2019. The event will include free entertainment, food trucks and a fireworks display at the conclusion. Free parking is available at the old outlets, located at the end of Piney Narrows road with transportation by “people movers” to the event site. Rain date will be July 3 with no vendors.



Queen Anne’s County Department of Parks and Recreation is pleased to host three Fishing Derbies for the youth of QAC to come out and put their summer fishing skills to the test! Kids ages 5 -16 will have an opportunity to spend their summer mornings relaxing while participating in a little friendly competition. Prizes will be given in each age bracket for largest fish, smallest fish and most fish. Age Brackets will be 5 – 10 and 11 – 16. Pre–registration is not required but is strongly recommended. A limited number of rods/ reels and tackle box supplies will be provided. A limited number of shirts will be provided for the first 25 participants.
Cost: $8 per child

Unicorn Lake
Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Program: 190002-02

Conquest Beach
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Program: 190002-03


Do you know how to identify the native species of fish in Maryland? Which species of fish are harming Maryland’s waterways? Do you know the proper protocols of safe fishing? Queen Anne’s County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are proud to team up to offer “Hooked on Fishing.” This 2 hour program includes casting practice, angler ethics, catch – and release, safety, fish identification, and fishing time for all youth participants! The program is opened to participants ages 8 -15. Aquatic Resources Education Staff will provide the equipment and bait. Please bring bug spray, sun screen, closed toed shoes and clothing that can get wet or damaged! Don’t miss out on an amazing opportunity to further your passion for this famous outdoor recreation activity. Registration spaces are limited. No onsite registration offered! No rain date!
Cost: $5 per child

Conquest Beach
Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Program: 190001-02

Unicorn Lake
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Program: 190001-03


QAC Parks and Recreation is partnering with Washington College’s Center for Environment and Society for a fun night of kite flying at Conquest Beach! Participants will have an opportunity to have a hands on demonstration of how these pieces of equipment are used in actual studies for gathering information about the health of local waterways and farm lands. All ages are welcome, but participants under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Hot dogs and chips will be provided. Space is limited, no onsite registration will be offered.

Cost: $20

Location: Conquest Beach
Date: July 12, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Program #:190135


Pack up the family — plus chairs or blankets, snacks & bug spray — to enjoy a movie under the stars this summer. See the list below for dates, locations and featured movie titles.

White Marsh Park – 200 Bloomfield Farm Lane, Centreville, MD
Featured Title: Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2019
Time: Movie will begin at dusk

Matapeake Clubhouse & Beach – Marine Academy Dr., Stevensville, MD
Featured Title: Mary Poppins Returns
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019
Time: Movie will begin at dusk

Sudlersville Park – 206 E Main Street, Sudlersville, MD
Featured Title: Wonder Park
Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: Movie will begin at dusk