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ISSUE 79 • JULY 2013
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Fourth of July celebrations
Free outdoor movies
Chautauqua 2013: Turning Points in History
July 5-14
Various locations African American Festival
July 6-7
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore
Annapolis Irish Festival
July 12-13
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
Pirate Fest Weekend
July 12-14
Susquehanna Museum
Havre de Grace, Harford County Sharkfest!
July 13
Calvert Marine Museum
Solomons, Calvert County Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off & Festival
July 13
Cambridge, Dorchester County
Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival
July 13-14
Lake Clifton Park, Baltimore
Colonial Summer Days
July 16-18
National Colonial Farm Museum
Accokeek, Prince George’s County J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake
July 17
Crisfield, Somerset County Cecil County Food & Wine Festival
July 20
Community Park, North East Baltimore Restaurant Week
July 26 – Aug. 4
"Burning up the Beach" Car Show
July 24 -26
Airlift Acres
Berlin, Worcester County Tidewater Archeology Days
July 26-27
Historic St. Mary’s City
St. Mary’s County Maryland German Festival
July 27-28
Maryland State Fairgrounds
Timonium, Baltimore County
Picture of strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes

Buy local, savor Maryland’s authentic treasures. Indulge in local flavor at Howard County’s Farm-2-Table Restaurant Weeks, July 17 – Aug. 5, the Montgomery County Farm Tour & Harvest Sale, July 27-28, and Maryland’s Buy Local Challenge, July 20-28. For more local fare try Maryland’s farmers’ markets, Chesapeake Bay seafood, homemade ice cream, and locally produced wine (at wine events, too) and craft beer.

Sail boats racing Fun on the water
A half-million in prize money, evening weigh-ins and live music are all part of the 26th annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament, July 12-14. Southern Maryland Sailing Association’s Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge, July 21-23, brings a host of racing sailboats to Solomons, and the Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta, July 28-29, is the oldest in the nation.
A painter painting Artful experiences
Stroll historic streets amid the outdoor easels of competing juried artists at: Paint It! Ellicott City, July 11-15 and Plein Air – Easton!, July 15-21. More art al fresco at Art in the Park, July 13-14 at Western Maryland’s Deep Creek Lake State Park, July 13-14. Artscape – largest, free arts festival in the nation – is July 19-21, in Baltimore’s Station North A&E District. And, Port Tobacco Players Theater in Southern Maryland presents The Who’s Tommy, July 19 – Aug. 11.
Civil War soldier

Civil War stories
As the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg draws near, Maryland’s role in the war is remembered at these events:

• ‘Retreat through Williamsport,’ July 12-14, Springhill Farm, Williamsport (Washington County)
Wig Wags: The Union Signal Corps Occupies Washington Monument,’ July 13-14, Washington Monument State Park, Middletown (Frederick County)
Civil War Encampment and Living History, July 20-21, Union Mills Homestead and Grist Mill, Westminster (Carroll County)
Day in the Park/Battle of Funkstown Re-enactment, July 20-21, Funkstown Town Park (Washington County)

County Fair rides County fairs
Here are 10 reasons why Marylanders look forward to summer. (Enjoy the cotton candy, carnival amusements and livestock exhibits at these annual expositions.)

Talbot County Fair, July 10-13, Agriculture and Education Center, Easton
Baltimore County 4-H Fair, July 10-13, Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium
Allegany County Fair and Ag Expo, July 13-20, county fairgrounds, Cumberland
Kent County Fair, July 18-20, Chestertown
Cecil County Fair, July 19-27, Fair Hill Fairgrounds, Elkton
Washington County Ag Expo and Fair, July 20-27, Sharpsburg Pike
Somerset County Fair, July 22-28, Princess Anne
Harford County Farm Fair, July 25-28, The Equestrian Center, Bel Air
Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair, July 27 – Aug. 2, County Agricultural Center, Westminster
Garrett County Agriculture Fair, July 27 – Aug. 3, county fairgrounds, McHenry
Martin O’Malley, Governor
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