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International Overdose Awareness Day and National Recovery Month Activities

Beth Hess - Monday, August 08, 2016

Communities throughout Maryland will recognize International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31) and National Recovery Month (September) with local activities including vigils, training and rallies.

To follow is information for events happening around the state. If your organization is hosting an event that is not included below, please contact us

Event When Where Additional Information
Allegany County Recovery and Wellness Walk September 21
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Allegany College of Maryland (on the track) Learn more
Anne Arundel County
Candlelight Vigil

August 31
7:45 pm

Henry L. Hein Public Service Building
7480 Baltimore and Annapolis Blvd.
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Learn more
Baltimore City Remembrance Vigil  August 31
6:30 pm
In front of War Memorial Plaza in front of Baltimore’s City Hall Learn more
Baltimore City
10th Annual Recovery Run, Walk & Rally September 10
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Carroll Park
1500 Washington Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21230
Learn more
Calvert County  Marathon Naloxone Training
August 31
4:00 - 8:00 pm
College of Southern Maryland
Prince Frederick Campus
115 J.W. Williams Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Learn more
Calvert County Medicated Assisted Recovery Support (MARS): Let's Talk September 15
6:00 pm
Calvert Behavioral Health
280 Stafford Road
Barstow, Md 20610
Learn more
Calvert County  RecoveryFest 2016 September 17
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Serenity Farm
Benedict, MD 20612
Learn more
Caroline County
Maryland International Overdose Awareness Day Rally August 31
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Next Generation Church
10092 New Bridge Road
Denton, MD  21629
Download the flyer
Cecil County Overdose Memorial Vigil August 21
6:00 pm until dusk
Gilbert Lighthouse Pavilion
North East Community Park
North East, MD 21901
Learn more
Cecil County One Step at a Time 5K August 27,
Registration at 4:00 pm
Perryville Town Park
Perryville, MD
Learn more
Frederick County 5th Annual Rally for Recovery August 20
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Baker Park (Band Shell)
North Bentz & West 2nd Street
Learn more
Harford County  Community/Family Event & Candlelight Vigil September 10
6:00 - 8:00 pm
The Tent at Mt. Zion
1643 Churchville Road
Bel Air, MD 21015
Learn more
Howard County Candle Lighting Vigil & Recovery Celebration August 31
6:00 - 8:30 pm
St. John's Episcopal Church
9120 Frederick Rd.
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Learn more
Montgomery County  Montgomery County International Overdose Awareness Day: A Ceremony of Remembrance August 31
7:00 pm
Justice Plaza
Montgomery County Circuit Court
Rockville, MD
Learn more
Montgomery County Lights of Hope Recovery Celebration September 10
6:00 - 10:00 pm
Rockville Town Center
200 E. Middle Lane
Rockville, MD 20850
Download the flyer
National FED UP! Rally September 18
1:00 pm
Sylvan Theater on the Washington Monument grounds
Washington, D.C.
Learn more
Queen Anne's County Lights of Hope September 10
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Kent Island United Methodist Church
2739 Cox Neck Road
Chester, MD 21619
Download the flyer
St. Mary's County Candlelight Gathering and Labyrinth Walk September 2
8:30 - 9:30 pm
Beacon of Hope Recovery & Wellness Center of Walden
21770 FDR Blvd
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Learn more
Statewide National Recovery Month Kick-Off hosted by the Behavioral Health Administration September 9
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Rice Auditorium (Building #35)
Spring Grove Hospital Center
55 Wade Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228
Download the flyer
Talbot County International Overdose Awareness Day Event August 31
6:00 - 8:00 pm
St. Mark's United Methodist Church
100 Peachblossom Road
Easton, MD 21601
Learn more
Wicomico County Generation Found September 21
7:30 pm
Salisbury Stadium 16 & RPX
2322 North Salisbury Blvd
Salisbury, MD 21801
Learn more
Worcester County Candlelight Ceremony: International Overdose Awareness Day August 31
7:00 pm
In front of Conners Ocean Front Cafe
Between 2nd and 3rd streets on the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD
Learn more
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