Preserving the Musical Heritage: From Britain to the Blue Ridge
Through April 8
March 28 – April 7
Carroll County Arts Center
Princess Anne, Somerset County
War of 1812 Dedication
Queenstown, Queen Anne’s County
Maryland International Film Festival
Bay Bridge Boat Show/Nautical Flea Market
April 18-21/ April 20-21
Queen Anne’s County
Fells Point Privateer Festival
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival
Salisbury, Wicomico County
Bethesda Literary Festival
St. John’s – USNA Croquet Match
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County
Herbs, Herbs, Herbs!
Historical Sinking Springs Herb Farm
Elkton, Cecil County
Delmarva Birding Weekend
Lower Eastern Shore
Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Show
Roland E. Powell Convention Center
Southern Maryland Celtic Festival
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
Two centuries ago, British ships invaded the Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812’s Chesapeake Campaign. Now, it’s your time to enjoy the Chesapeake. Go with people who know the bay – Chesapeake watermen. Watermen Heritage Tours – a project involving Chesapeake Conservancy, Maryland Watermen’s Association and others – offers an array of itineraries: crabbing, kayaking, photography trips, sunset sails and skipjack charters. And, be sure to visit Seas, Lakes & Bay: The Naval War of 1812 – a new exhibition at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis that opens April 1.
Three days of music, food, carnival rides along the Wicomico River herald spring at the 31st annual Salisbury Festival, April 26-28. More live entertainment, workshops, mansion tours and “Teas of the World” are featured at Montpelier Festival of Tea, Herbs and Art, April 27 on the Montpelier Mansion grounds in Laurel. The Spring Craft Festival & Tractor Pull runs April 27-28 at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. Bluegrass music and farm tours are on tap at South Mountain Creamery’s Spring Festival in Middletown, April 27-28.
Sip, then tweet your impressions of Maryland wines at the Grand Tasting of Maryland Wine and Twitter Taste-Off, April 13 at The Warehouse at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Honor a pair of local traditions at Decanter: A Celebration of Maryland Wine and Racing, April 20-21 at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course. Then, salute the Frederick Wine Trail at A Toast to Frederick Wine Festival, April 21-22 at the Frederick County Fairgrounds. Then for a fine finish, head to the Eastern Shore for WineFest at St. Michaels, April 27-28.
Bring a picnic and a blanket, and enjoy a Maryland tradition that began in 1873. These races – all in Baltimore County – are fixtures on the steeplechase circuit.
• Elkridge-Harford Hunt, April 6, Atlanta Hall Fall Farm, Monkton
• My Lady’s Manor, April 13, Jarrettsville Pike and Pocock Road, Monkton
• Maryland Grand National, April 20, Butler Road, Monkton
• Maryland Hunt Cup, April 27, Worthington Valley
• Maryland Junior Hunt Cup, April 28, Shawan Downs
||Civil War stories|
Maryland’s Civil War heritage resonates in varied ways. Discover new perspectives on the past with these events and activities:
• Making Sense of the Civil War, April, 4, Ft. McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Baltimore
• Finally Heard: Feminine Heroes of an Uncivil War, April 4-28 (Thursdays through Sundays), Maryland Ensemble Theatre, Frederick
• All Day Hike of the Battlefield: Antietam and Gettysburg, April 21, Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center, Sharpsburg, Washington County
• Oakland Civil War Days, April 25-28, Garrett County