This festival will take place at the Lock House Museum Saturday, August 13, 2022

Support the Havre de Grace Colored School Museum & Cultural Center, Inc. at their 5th Annual Arts, Wine, & Jazz Festival on August 13, 2022 from 12 pm to 6 pm at the Susquehanna Lock House Museum. 

This rain or shine event will feature some of the best breweries, wineries, and distilleries from the area. The festival will feature live music by top jazz artist, Kayla Waters, Chandra and the Ryze Band, Saxl Rose, artisans, and food vendors celebrating all things Maryland.

“We are thrilled to host this fundraiser for the fifth year.  This is a fun event with the goal of raising resources and awareness to restore and preserve the historic Havre de Grace Colored School. The HCSMCC is attempting to raise $1.5 million in an effort to preserve the 110-year-old Colored School and transform the building into a state-of-the art museum and cultural center. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, sit back and enjoy amazing jazz music, phenomenal craft vendors, sample a variety of wines and signature cocktails all while enjoying the majestic views of the Susquehanna River–it doesn’t get any better than that,” said Patricia Cole, President of the Havre de Grace Colored School Museum & Cultural Center (HCSMCC), Inc.  

New this year – a VIP Tent with guaranteed seating, private bar and more!

“Havre de Grace is known for its hospitality and welcoming spirit. Our citizens are the centerpiece and none more so, than the many community volunteers and activists. Of note, the women and men of the Harve de Grace Colored School and Museum are at the forefront of helping us build a more inclusive future, while preserving our rich history. They organize and sponsor many community and county-wide cultural and entertainment events throughout the year. I want to give a special acknowledgement to the Arts, Wine and Jazz festival, as it is representative of what makes our city great. Visit our city and our county, stay awhile, and enjoy yourselves,” said Bill Martin, Mayor of the City of Havre de Grace.

The festival benefits The Havre de Grace Colored School Museum & Cultural Center, Inc that is raising resources to preserve and restore the former historic Colored School. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

This event is rain or shine and tickets are non-refundable.

About Havre de Grace Colored School Museum & Cultural Center, Inc.

The Havre de Grace Colored School holds a special distinction as the first public high school for African American students in Harford County, Maryland. The initial portion of the school was built in 1912 and served as an elementary school for African-American children. In 1930, as a result of parental prayers and petitions, the county expanded the building to accommodate a high school. More than just brick and mortar, the 110-year-old historic school building symbolizes the lives and legacies of those ancestors who fiercely advocated for better educational opportunities for African-American students. The building tells a story of their determination and perseverance.

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