On Sunday the National Memorial Day Concert on the Capitol grounds is always a great way to celebrate the holiday.
Blackwater off Route 50 just 10 miles below Cambridge, MD. I would suggest trying this on Sunday to avoid the Bay Bridge traffic this weekend. Best time to visit is in the late afternoon and watch the sunset over this great refuge. Some sections of Blackwater remind me of the Everglades Park and yet you are just a couple hours away from HoCo. If you haven't been to this refuge you are missing one of the best things in our area. If you want to make a day of it visit St. Michaels and eat on the deck of the Crab Claw and then take your car on the Oxford Ferry. If time permits a ride out to Hooper's Island is great. All of this is the Eastern Shore at its best and without the crowds of Ocean City.
To further get in the summer mood a little island music. Margaritaville