Earth Day was yesterday, but events in celebration of the occasion will continue all weekend long in Frederick, MD. From Catoctin’s Nature Fest to Rose Hill’s Spring Festival, a celebration of nature and the natural world will comprise of activities events taking place both today as well as tomorrow.
Nature Fest is an Earth Day celebration that will take place today, April 23, at Catoctin Creek Park. Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., visitors can take to the park in this free, family-friendly event that offers something for all ages and areas of interest.
Live animal presentations allow you to get up close and personal in your wildlife interactions, offering educational opportunities and fascinating knowledgeable information on all your favorite furry, feathered, and scaly friends. Animal program highlights for the day include a hands-on snake presentation between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., and the owl moon raptor program from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Other events to take place for the day include a bird nature walk at 10 a.m., crafting events and campfire activities, Project Clean Stream from 10 a.m. to noon, and two silent auction opportunities—one from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the other from noon to 1:30 p.m.
A series of participating vendors will be set up during the event, including food offerings available to purchase. Participants at this year’s Nature Fest include: Potomac Valley Fly Fishers, Maryland Woodturners Club, the Bug Patrol, the Frederick County Beekeeping Association, Wild Birds Unlimited, the Maryland Blue Bird Society, and others.
The venue location for this event will be at 2929 Sumantown Road, Middletown, MD 21769. Call the Catoctin Creek Nature Center at 301-600-2051 or click here for all additional details about Nature Fest.
Rose Hill Manor Park is also having a spring festival celebration, occurring today and tomorrow both, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Enjoy ongoing events at the Children’s Museum, including garden plant sales and presentations, crafting events, exhibits, vendors, and a whole host of activities. There’s something for all ages to enjoy. At the barn you can visit animals. Enjoy hayrides around the grounds, or take a tour of the Manor. There will even be saw-milling demonstrations and much, much more. Today there will also be a tractor-pull event, followed tomorrow by a special kiddie pedal pull and lawn and garden pull. Food will be available for purchase during the event as well.
The Spring Festival at Rose Hill Manor is free with a requested $1 donation for parking. Additional costs vary per activities including hayrides, tours, special crafting tickets, and food purchases. Rose Hill Manor Park is located at 1611 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701. For more information, call 301-600-6150 or visit the site link.