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SAVE THE DATE

STARS AND STRIPES FESTIVAL
May 27 – 29, 2017

 

Check out the committee's progress on  Facebook .



Chesapeake Beach announces the 6th annual Stars and Stripes Festival with a focus on World War I. Help us bring back the true meaning of Memorial Day by assisting with and participating in the Festival.  

CHESAPEAKE BEACH STARS AND STRIPES FESTIVAL

HONORING OUR FALLEN HEROES AND REMEMBERING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF WWI

MAY 27 – 29, 2017

Saturday, May 27 (10 am) -- Opening Ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park.  With our focus on commemorating the 100th Anniversary of WWI our guest speaker and story teller, Ellouise Schoettler, will perform a one woman show based on her writing from letters of forgotten WWI Nurses who served in France.  Mrs. Schoettler will be presenting a slide show in Town Hall immediately following the opening ceremony.  Enjoy patriotic music performed by The US Naval Academy Woodwind Quintet.  Local favorites Dana and Jeremy will present the National Anthem.

Sunday, May 29 (11 am-4 pm) -- Sunday Family Fun Day with fun and educational activities for everyone featuring (from 1-4 pm) the one and only Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra who are quoted by Forbes Magazine as “The Best Band in America”.  The Band includes Doc, Chou Chou, 15 musicians and four singing/dancing “Girlfriends”.  Their music will take you back in time to the 1930’s and make you want to kick off your shoes and jump onto the dance floor. 

Also on Sunday -- tent for non-profit organizations associated with honoring fallen heroes, wounded warriors and other military services, a picnic lunch (at noon)sponsored by Stallings Williams American Legion Post 206, and other fun and educational events for all ages.  All events are free excluding food vendors.  Available for Purchase: Beer by Scorpion Brewing & Greenspring Brewing, Wine by Bay Wine and Spirits.

Monday, May 29 (10 am) -- the annual Memorial Day Ceremony by the Chesapeake Beach American Legion Post 206 at Veterans’ Memorial Park then the National Moment of Silence at 3:00 pm.  Please take a moment wherever you are to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. 

Local businesses and all residents of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach are encouraged to decorate to show our local pride and patriotism throughout the Memorial Day Weekend. 

For more information, check out our Facebook page at Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival or check back here for updates. 

Contact Connie O’Dell at codell@chesapeakebeachmd.gov  or Festival Co-Chair Stephanie Zanelotti at sasz_cbssf@comcast.net .

 We are especially in search of:

  • Volunteers needed for the planning committee and assistance during the events

  • Military displays and collections

  •  Military focused non-profit organizations

  • Local organizations supporting Veterans and active military personnel and their families

 
For a printable event flyer, click here .


 Stars and Stripes Festival 2016 Photos

 Stars and Stripes Festival 2015 Photos

Stars and Stripes Festival 2014 Photos

Stars & Stripes Fifth Grade Artwork 2013 (slideshow) -- click here

Stars and Stripes Festival 2013 Photos

Stars and Stripes Festival 2012 Photos

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