APRIL IN MARYLAND 2014 | view this email online
ISSUE 88 • APRIL 2014
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Ringling Bros. Built to Amaze!

March 26 - April 6

Baltimore Arena

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

April 4-6

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Bell and History Day

April 5

Frederick, Frederick County

Snowshoeing Adventures

April 5-6

Swallow Falls State Park
Oakland, Garrett County

Bethesda Literary Festival

April 11

Downtown Bethesda
Montgomery County


April 11-21
Carroll Arts Center
Westminster, Carroll County

Delmarva Birding Weekend

April 24-27
Snow Hill, Worcester County and throughout Delmarva

M3 Rock Festival

April 25-26
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Columbia, Howard County

Maryland International Kite Expo

April 25-27
Ocean City Boardwalk, 1st to 5th Sts.

31st Annual Salisbury Festival

April 25-27
Downtown Salisbury
Wicomico County

Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival

April 25-27
Ocean City Convention Center

Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts

April 26
Montpelier Mansion, Laurel
Prince George’s County

Southern Maryland Celtic Festival

April 26

Jefferson Patterson Park
St. Leonard, Calvert County

Spring Fling Classic Car Show

April 27

Leonardtown, St. Mary’s County

Watermen Heritage Tours Logo

Explore the Chesapeake with people who know the bay by heart – Chesapeake watermen. Watermen Heritage Tours offer a wide range of itineraries from crabbing and kayaking to photography trips and skipjack charters. Ready to take charge of your own boating adventure? Get inspired at the Bay Bridge Boat Show in Stevensville, April 11-13. For the family looking for swashbuckling fun, the Fell's Point Privateer Festival is the place to find it, April 11-13, to honor the maritime history of Baltimore and celebrate the pirate fantasy of sailing lore.

Spring Festivals


Fun will be in full bloom at these events celebrating spring in Maryland. Get outside and join the festivities:

49th Annual Daffodil Show, April 5, Princess Anne, Somerset County

Springtime in the Woods, through April 6, Rockfield Manor, Bel Air, Harford County

Easter Art & Craft Fair, April 18-19, Ocean City Convention Center

Tuckahoe Easter Egg Hunt, April 19, Queen Anne, Caroline County
Celebrate La Plata, April 26, La Plata, Charles County
Farm Museum Spring Festival, April 26-27, Rose Hill Manor Park, Frederick, Frederick County
South Mountain Creamery Spring Festival, April 26-27, Middletown, Frederick County
Spring Craft Festival & Tractor Pull, April 26-27, Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville

Restaurant Weeks and Beer & Wine Events


Taste your way across Maryland with these food, wine, and beer events:

Annapolis Beer Week, March 29-April 5, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County
Talbot Restaurant Week, March 30-April 5, Easton, Talbot County
Heavy Seas Brewery Burgers & Brews, April 5, Halethorpe, Baltimore County
Decanter, April 12-13, Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore City
Winefest at St Michaels, April 26-27, St. Michaels, Talbot County
Taste of the Town (and County), April 27, Chestertown, Kent County

Steeplechase Racing (and tailgating!) in Maryland


Maryland's first recognized steeplechase ran at Pimlico in 1873. As Maryland’s steeplechase tradition enters a new season, bring a picnic and a blanket to enjoy these races:

Elkridge-Harford Hunt Point to Point, April 5, Monkton, Baltimore County
My Lady’s Manor, April 12, Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton, Harford County
Maryland Grand National, April 19, Glyndon, Baltimore County
Fair Hill Point to Point, April 20, Elkton, Cecil County
Maryland Hunt Cup, April 26, Reisterstown, Baltimore County
Maryland Junior Hunt Cup, April 27, Shawan Downs, Cockeysville, Baltimore County

Civil War stories


Maryland’s Civil War heritage resonates in varied ways. Explore the past with a new perspective at these events:

Carroll County Voices: At the Front and on the Home Front, April 8, Grace Lutheran Church, Westminster
Civil War Music, April 12, Discovery Station, Hagerstown, Washington County
John Wilkes Booth & Tudor Hall, April 27, Bel Air, Harford County
Martin O’Malley, Governor 
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