Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Schedule of Events

2017 Schedule of Events - more events to come! Check back!

10 am-1 pm Walk with the Freestate Happy Wanderers (ends by 4 pm). Start at the Freestate Tent
10 am-4 pm Tours of Montpelier Mansion.
10 am-4 pm Blast-in-the-Past, a Hands-On History Playground. Lower Lawn.
10 am-4 pm Wood-turning demos by the Chesapeake Woodturners. Grounds, Near Food Area. 
10 am-4 pm Make your own basket with the Basket Bunch. $. Children's Tent.
10 am-4 pm  Family art activities. Children's Tent
10 am-4 pm Pottery Sale. Montpelier Arts Center. 
10 am-4 pm Help create a sidewalk chalk outdoor mural. Weather permitting. Montpelier Arts Center.
11 am  Afternoon Tea. Click here for menu or to buy tickets online (midnight April 1 through midnight 4/28). There are a limited number of tickets also available at the festival. Montpelier Mansion.
11 am

Linda Jones of Elements of Nature, a festival vendor, gives a talk called "Health Benefits of Herbal Tea" at the Lecture Tent.

11 am-4 pm Art demonstrations. Montpelier Arts Center. 
11 am-4 pm Tour of artists' studios at the Montpelier Arts Center.

Noon 

Ju’Wann Jones presents “Drumline,” an award-winning program of young drummers and dancers, doing an exhilarating performance.  Lower Lawn, near Children's Tent.
Noon  Afternoon Tea. Click here for menu or to buy tickets online (midnight April 1 through midnight on 4/28).  There are a limited number of tickets also available at the festival. Montpelier Mansion.
Noon - 1 pm Karen Mackey of the Prince George's Co. Herb Society does a workshop on making lavender scented, anti-stress putty. Lecture Tent.
Noon - 4 pm Raku firing. Montpelier Arts Center.
12:30 - 4 pm Live Animal Display from Clearwater Nature Center. Lower Lawn, near Children's Tent.
12:30 - 2 pm Harpist Wendy Willis plays a mix of classical, contemporary and jazz standards.  Music Tent.
1 pm  Afternoon Tea. Click here for menu or to buy tickets online (midnight April 1 through midnight on 4/28). There are a limited number of tickets also available at the festival. Montpelier Mansion.
1 pm Montgomery Count Master Gardener Donna Almquist gives a talk called “Wildlife Friendly Herb Gardening”."  Bring your questions!  Lecture Tent. 
1 pm & 3 pm Naturalist Tim Wasserman leads a guided nature walk. Meet at Education Tent. 
1 pm Classical Recital-Pianist/singer Stefan Scaggiari presents a repertoire entitled "April in Paris" at the Montpelier Arts Center.
2 pm  Afternoon Tea. Click here for menu or to buy tickets online (midnight April 1 through midnight on 4/28).  There are a limited number of tickets also available at the festival. Montpelier Mansion.
2 pm Jaymangala, Indian Dance performance.
Lower Lawn, Near Children's Tent.
2:30 pm      Donna Koczaja of the Prince George's County Master Gardeners gives a talk entitled "Grow an Herbal Pharmacy in Your Backyard." Lecture Tent.
3 pm  Afternoon Tea. Click here for menu or to buy tickets online (midnight April 1 through midnight on 4/28).  There are a limited number of tickets also available at the festival. Montpelier Mansion.
3 pm Jaymangala, Indian Dance performance. Lower Lawn, Near Children's Tent.
3 pm Naturalist Tim Wasserman leads a guided nature walk. Meet at Education Tent.