Knights, pirates, Spartans, superheroes and more! Set sail for seasonal high seas hijinks like Rock Hall’s annual Pirates & Wenches Fantasy Weekend (August 12-14) and Baltimore’s Urban Pirates. Mount up for classic Maryland activities like Medieval Times in Arundel Mills or the Maryland Renaissance Festival (Opens August 27). Or take flight with Superman on Six Flags America’s new 3-D augmented rollercoaster. August in Maryland holds adventure for everyone.
1 Time for Turkey Legs at the Maryland Renaissance Festival
Jugglers and jousting, axe throwing and lots and lots of eating, it’s a ye olde good time at the annual Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville. Get a season pass and become a regular in this magical destination.
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1821 Crownsville Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
2 Set Sail With Baltimore’s Urban Pirates
Avast ye scurvy dogs, set sail for adventures fit for pirates of all ages, from baby buccaneers to senior sea-raiders. Urban Pirates offers traditional cruises around Baltimore's harbor where kids get to man the water cannons and fight off the dastardly Mad Dog Mike, and BYOB booze cruises for grownups looking to shake their booty. Find out more at our Urban Pirates page.
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911 South Ann St
Baltimore, MD 21231
3 Sword-Swinging Fun at SpartaCon Rebels Convention
Liam McIntyre, Jenna Lind, Simon Merrells and all your favorite stars will be at Blue Crabs Stadium in Waldorf August 13-14 for the biggest and best Spartacus fan convention in the country. Live gladiator battles in the arena make SpartaCon a can’t-miss for the hoplights and hoplasses in your life.
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11765 St. Linus Dr.
Waldorf, MD 20602
4 Rock to the Rink of Clashing Steel at Medieval Times
Root on your favorite knight and boo the bad guys at one of the most thrilling live stunt shows anywhere. Revel in the spectacle of charging horses, high-flying falcons, and skilled warriors at this Arundel Mills fantasy institution.
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7000 Arundel Mills Circle
Hanover, MD 21076
5 Drop Anchor in Rock Hall for Pirates & Wenches Fantasy Weekend
August 12-14, 2016
It’s three days of swashbuckling fun as the town of Rock Hall hoists the Jolly Roger. Live music, grub and grog, treasure hunts, a dinghy parade and the Buccaneer’s Ball will have you hooked. So what aaaaargh you waiting for?
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5657 S Hawthorne Ave
Rock Hall, MD 21661
6 Or See the Real Thing at these Maryland Jousting Events
Jousting may be stuck in the realm of fantasy in the other 49 states, but here in Maryland, it’s our official state sport. There’s a pair of great Maryland jousts this August, so catch them both for a taste of true equestrian mastery. St. Joseph’s Jousting Tournament and Horse Show is August 3 in Cordova, and the Calvert County Jousting Tournament, the state’s oldest, is on August 27.
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Port Republic , MD 20676