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June 2013

Shark Weekend Returns to National Aquarium, Washington, DC

Event Date:  July 27, 2013 - 10:00am - July 28, 2013 - 4:00pm What: Shark Weekend returns for its 14th year at National Aquarium, Washington, DC. A weekend filled with interactive activities, guests will have the opportunity to visit Sherman’s Lagoon, based on the popular nationally syndicated cartoon series by Jim Toomey, and meet “Sherman” himself, brought to life as a costumed character exclusively for the National Aquarium. When: Saturday, July 27 –Sunday, July 28 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Where: National Aquarium, Washington, D.C. 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20230 Location National Aquarium, Washington D.C. 14th Street and Constitution Ave, NW Washington, D.C 20230 United States See map: Google Maps

Solomons Fireworks Cruise

Watch fireworks flare on the Patuxent River from a watery vantage aboard theWm. B. Tennison. No children under 7. 8pm from Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. $37; rsvp: 410-326-2042; www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Annapolis Fireworks Cruise

Set sail on an Independence Day Cruise with Watermark Cruises. A DJ keeps you dancing until the Annapolis light show begins. 7:30pm from City Dock, Annapolis. $48 w/age discounts; rsvp: 410-268-7601; www.watermarkcruises.com.

Baltimore Fireworks Cruise

Take an Independence Day Cruise with Watermark Cruises. A DJ keeps you dancing before Charm City’s fireworks display. 7:30pm from Baltimore Finger Piers, Baltimore. $59 w/age discounts; rsvp: 410-268-7601; www.watermarkcruises.com.

Classic Rock Concert

Rock out to Classic Case. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Beer, wine, cocktails and food sold. 7-8:30pm at Annapolis Maritime Museum, Eastport; $10 donation: 410-295-0104; www.amaritime.org.

Discovery Kayaking • free

Glide along the West River on single or tandem kayaks for free on the first and third Thursday of every month. Life vests and equipment provided. 5pm-sunset at Discovery Village, Shady Side: 410-867-7171; www.westrhoderiverkeeper.org. 

Rockin’ at the Harbor

Pete Best performs at the happiest harbor in Deale. 3-7pm at Happy Harbor, 533 Deale Rd.: 410-867-0949; www.happyharbordeale.com.

Galesville Fourth of July Parade • free

Park your chair or blanket on Galesville’s Main St. for the 12th annual Galesville Heritage Society’s Fourth of July Parade with classic cars, bikes, floats and vintage fire trucks. Arrive early, as Anchors Way closes at noon and Main St. closes at 12:45pm. Parking is $5/car on the athletic field at Anchors Way and St.1pm on Main St.: 410-867-4266; www.galesvilleheritagesociety.org.

Founding Father Tour • free

Tour the home of William Paca, one of four Marylanders who signed the Declaration of Independence this day 237 years ago. Tours every 15 mins. 11am-1:45pm at William Paca House and Garden 186 Prince George St., Annapolis: 410-990-4543; www.annapolis.gov.

Celebrate New Citizens • free

Annapolis honors new citizens to the American family at a naturalization ceremony. 10-11am at William Paca House and Garden 186 Prince George St., Annapolis: 410-990-4543; www.annapolis.gov.