RiverFest will celebrate life from past and present
Kids and adults alike can celebrate the St. Mary’s River at the 14th Annual RiverFest, on Saturday, Sept. 22. Festivities will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at Historic St. Mary’s City.
Visitors to the event will be able to discover 101 ways to protect and enjoy local waterways. Enjoy live music, featuring the musical duo of Michael and Carrie Kline as well as the Chesapeake Public Charter School chorus and guests.
Also, guests can try kayaking, seining and other environmental activities. Visit exhibits about local flora and fauna and take home a free Bay-Friendly Backyards booklet. Get your face painted and come face-to-face with birds of prey, snakes, oysters and other seldom-seen neighbors.
The St. Maries Citty Militia will hold its annual muster in conjunction with RiverFest. Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a 17th-century militia assembly as citizen-soldier re-en- actors prepare to defend the colony against Virginians and pirates. March along as militia men practice drills, and follow smoke and fire to a mock battle and musket demonstration. Visit militia families carrying out every day chores in camp.
For more information about RiverFest, call 301-904-2387 or visit www. SMRWA.org/riverfest.html.
The St. Maries Citty Militia holds an annual muster at Historic St. Mary’s City in conjunction with RiverFest, which will be held this year on Sept. 22.
Owls and other fauna will be on display at RiverFest at Historic St. Mary’s City as part of a celebration of the St. Mary’s River.