May In Maryland 2012
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ISSUE 66 • MAY 2012
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Springfest
May 3-5
Ocean City
Maryland Film Festival
May 3-6
The Charles Theatre
Baltimore Decoy and Wildlife Art Festival
May 4-6
Decoy Museum
Havre de Grace, Harford County Frederick Douglass Day
May 5
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
St. Michaels, Talbot County Museum Ramble in Washington County
May 5-6 German-American Festival
May 6
Blob's Park
Jessup, Anne Arundel County Ocean City Restaurant Week
May 6-20 Maryland Faerie Festival
May 11-13
Darlington, Harford County Piney Point Lighthouse Waterfront Festival
May 12
St. Mary’s County
Medieval Days
May 12-13
Steppingstone Museum
Havre de Grace, Harford County Fossil Hunting at Purse State Park
May 18
Marbury, Charles County Antique Aircraft Fly-In
May 19
Horn Point Aerodome
Cambridge, Dorchester County Colonial Highland Gathering - Scottish Games
May 19
Fair Hill Racetrack and Fairgrounds
Cecil County Joint Service Open House & Air Show
May 19-20
Andrews Air Force Base
(Parking at FedEx Field, Branch Ave. Metro)
Prince George’s County Star-Spangled Sailabration
Star Spangled 200 Sailabration LogoJune 13-19
Baltimore
More than 40 tall ships and naval vessels, plus the Blue Angels, launch the national War of 1812 Bicentennial as only Maryland can.

Horses racing at Preakness
Maryland’s rich equestrian tradition is in the limelight. Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore hosts the 137th Preakness Stakes – the middle jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown – on Saturday, May 19.   Two steeplechase events in May reflect another aspect of Maryland’s racing tradition: Howard County/Iron Bridge, May 5, and Potomac Hunt Races, May 20. Bowie Heritage Day, also May 20, is a celebration of a community steeped in Maryland racing history.
Glass of wine in a hand Wine festivals
Raise a toast to spring. These events offer wine, food, arts & crafts, and live entertainment. National Harbor Wine & Food Festival, May 5-6, serves up more than 150 wines, beers and spirits, along with food tastings and demos by prominent chefs. Chesapeake Bay Wine Festival, also May 5-6, is on Kent Island just beyond the Bay Bridge on the Eastern Shore. Wine in the Woods, May 19-20 in Columbia, marks its 20-year anniversary celebrating Maryland wine.
Blues singer performing Music festivals
Sounds of jazz and the blues fill the air during these al-fresco occasions:
Strawberry drink Spring festivals & events
These yearly events evoke regional traditions across the state:
Flowers Flowers for Mother's Day
Find the right flowers or plants at these venues:
Civil War Soldiers Civil War stories
Park rangers host three battlefield hikes at Monocacy National Battlefield (Frederick County), May 5. These two-hour hikes reveal how Union and Confederate troops clashed in July 1864 in “the battle that saved Washington, D.C.” Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster plans a Civil War Living-History Re-enactment, May 5-6. And, on May 12, Antietam National Battlefield (Washington County) offers a guided Walking Tour of the National Cemetery.
Martin O’Malley, Governor • Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor
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