Events – Special and Family Events


Have your children ever shown an interest in nature to the point where they want to help restore the Earth’s natural playground? This hands-on and educational Earth Day program will have them become involved in replenishing the forest in their neighborhoods! The earth’s forests are being depleted faster than they are being replenished. Deforestation is a major environmental issue as cities and roads have been built in areas that were once home to thriving forest ecosystems.

Your children will be able to:
– Learn about the he importance of our forests
– Learn about germination and compare and contrast a variety of unique seed pods and pine cones
– Eat a pine nut for a little “taste” of the forest
– Plant a tree at Conquest and take home a pine tree

Download registration form here.

Cost: $10.  No onsite registration offered.  Space is limited.

Date: Monday, April 22, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Conquest Beach
Program #: 190011


Come out and meet your neighbors for a tasty, eventful family fun day present by Queen Anne’s County Dept. of Parks and Recreation. Join local food trucks, musicians, wineries, and breweries from Queens Anne’s County in the inaugural Family Fest at Batts Neck Park. Children will have an opportunity to grab some kid friendly food, burn off their energy in our bouncy house and get their face painted while their parents relax listening to local musicians.

Cost: $5 for pre-registration, $8 onsite

Date: May 4, 2019
Time: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Batts Neck Park, 415 Batts Neck Rd, Stevensville, MD 21666

Program #: 190010


Warmer temps giving you Spring Fever? It’s time to get off the couch and into nature. Bring your 4 – legged best friend and join Queen Anne’s County Parks and Recreation staff as we get our bodies moving and bask in the fresh spring air. This guided hike will go through the trails of Terrapin Nature Park, followed by cold drinks and some doggy play time for our furry friends. We will meet at the trail head in the parking lot. Please dress accordingly and be prepared for the potentially cold / wet weather. All dogs who participate in the hike must remain on a physical leash at all times! Non– Socialized dogs NOT recommended!

Download registration form here.

Cost: $6

Date: May, 11, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Terrapin Nature Area

Program: #190005-02


Learn boating skills IN THE CLASSROOM with a skilled instructor and earn your valid certificate of boating safety from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The topics that will be covered include types of vessels, MD regulations, what to do in an emergency, navigational aids, marine weather, paddlecraft responsibility, personal watercraft safety, and much more. This course meets the Maryland Boating Safety Education Act requirement needed for persons born on or after July 1, 1972, to operate a motorized vessel on Maryland waters.

Download registration form here.

Cost: $30

Date: Tuesday – Thursday, May 14 – 16 2019
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: QAC Parks and Recreation Headquarters, 1945 4H Park Road, Centreville, MD 21617

Program #: 190013


Spend the day at Conquest Beach in Centreville along the Chester River for BEACH BLANKET BINGO. Enjoy food, fellowship, and BINGO. Bring a beach/picnic blanket or chair if you wish.

Cost $8.

Location: Conquest Beach – 1000 Conquest Beach Rd., Centreville MD 21617
Date: June 6, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Bingo 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: May 23, 2019

Program #: 190009


Imagine being on an archaeological dig and discovering the rich cultural history of Native Americans. Your children will learn to discern the lifestyles of pre-industrial cultures and compare them to our own society by simulating an archaeologist’s full day of work. This exclusive Archaeology program recreates this incredible experience for everyone!

Both children and adults will be able to set up a simulated dig site complete with fragmented pottery, beads, arrowheads, shells, and even animal bones (leading to discussions about dietary habits). We even include a professional-quality screen for sifting out key findings. Children will have the opportunity to create their own necklace with a real arrowhead.

Download registration form here.

Cost: $10. No onsite registration available. Space is limited.

Date: Friday, June 21, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Conquest Beach
Program #: 190012


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

White Marsh Park
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Program: 190002-01

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

White Marsh Park
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Program: 190001-01

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


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.

Roosevelt Park – Park Ave., Queen Anne, MD
Featured Title: Ralph Breaks the Internet
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: Movie will begin at dusk

Matapeake Clubhouse & Beach – Marine Academy Dr., Stevensville, MD
Featured Title: Incredibles 2
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: Movie will begin at dusk

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

Roundtop Park – 101 Park Lane, Chestertown, MD
Featured Title: Mary Poppins Returns
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019
Time: Movie will begin at dusk

Matapeake Clubhouse & Beach – Marine Academy Dr., Stevensville, MD
Featured Title: Wonder Park
Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: Movie will begin at dusk