June Culture and Heritage Festivals

Celebrate Maryland’s diversity and history at these awesome festivals.

Jim Meyer

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Men in Kilts playing Tug-O-War
Photo By: Garrett County Celtic Festival
Irish Dancers
Photo By: www.VisitAnnapolis.org
Maryland Traditions Folklife performers
Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival
Photo By: Edwin Remsberg Photograph
Annapolis Irish Festival Logo Photo By: Annapolis Irish Festival

1 Annapolis Irish Festival

June 2-3, 2017
Enjoy amazing Irish eats and traditional Celtic music and modern Irish rock from Carbon Leaf, Gaelic Storm, Scythian and more! Don’t miss the inaugural ‘massed Pipe Competition where pipe bands go head to head and bag to bag for “Best Band” bragging rights.
Crownsville


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Location:
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
Crownsville, MD 21032
410-980-7971


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Men in Kilts playing Tug-O-War Photo By: Garrett County Celtic Festival

2 Garrett County Celtic Festival

June 3, 2017
Kick up your kilt for this caber tossing good tie with highland games, pipe and drum bands, shepherd dog demonstrations, traditional dancing and more.
Friendsville


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Location:
Friendsville Town Park Old River Rd.
Friendsville, MD 21531
301-501-0304


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St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival Logo Photo By: St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival

3 St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival

June 8-11, 2017
A local favorite that has been a Baltimore staple for generations, the St. Nicholas Greek Festival is like a slice of Athens in the heart of Charm City. Treat yourself with authentic (And amazing!) baklava, souvlaki and other traditional Greek fare. And be prepared to dance the day away to awesome Greek music, don’t worry, someone will show you the steps.
Baltimore


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Location:
701 Ponca St
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-902-5054


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St. Clement Island Water Taxi Photo By: St. Mary's County

4 St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day

June 10, 2017
Take a trip back in Maryland history at the site of Maryland’s first colonial landing. Immerse yourself in current Southern Maryland culture and open a window into five centuries of history at this annual event.


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Location:
38370 Point Breeze Road
Coltons Point, MD 20626
301-475-4200


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Maryland Traditions Folklife performers Photo By: Edwin Remsberg Photograph

5 Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival

June 10, 2017
Now in its seventh year, the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival is a free, family-friendly celebration of folklife, or those living traditions practiced by communities across the state of Maryland. Come to the Creative Alliance at the Patterson June 10 to learn Native American round dancing, hear the story of Baltimore jazz, and experience the beauty of Beijing opera, among many, many more performances and participatory demonstrations.
Baltimore


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Location:
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-767-6450


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Lithuanian Festival of Baltimore Logo Photo By: Lithuanian Festival of Baltimore

6 Lithuanian Festival of Baltimore

June 10-11, 2017
 Bringing the Baltic to the Bay for 45 years, enjoy Lithuanian folk art, music, dancing, food and drink. It’s a cultural and artistic experience not to be missed!


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Location:
851 Hollins Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-999-9999


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Saint Leo's Church Italian Festival Photo By: Saint Leo's Church Italian Festival

7 St. Leo’s Italian Festival

June 10-11, 2017
Two-day street festivals include delicious Italian food, vino and Italian/domestic beer, booths packed with game wheels, souvenirs, books, and vendors, plus a Kids Area offering face painting, activities and games. Enjoy watching the annual Roma Sausage-eating contest onstage and take a selfie with the handsome Roman gladiators! There's an indoor sit-down pasta dinner, indoor Bingo, and an exciting bocce tournament! After 9:30am Mass Sunday is a street procession with the statue of Saint Anthony or Saint Gabriele.
Baltimore


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Location:
Little Italy, Baltimore
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-675-7275


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Baltimore Hon and pooch Photo By: HonFest

8 HonFest

June 10-11, 2017
The Bawlmer term of endearment, Hon, short for Honey, embodies the warmth and affection bestowed upon our neighbors and visitors alike by historic working-women of Baltimore. An annual celebration in honor of these women.
Baltimore


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Location:
W. 36th St.,
Baltimore, MD 21211
410-243-1230


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Heritage Days Flyer

9 Heritage Days Festival

June 10-11, 2017
The 49th annual Heritage Days Festival marks the traditional beginning of summer with something for everyone - history, festival food, arts & crafts, kids' activities, music.
Cumberland


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Location:
Washington Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
301-724-2450


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Woman dancing during a Juneteenth Celebration

10 Juneteenth Celebrations

June 17, 2017
Juneteenth, Freedom Day, is a commemoration of the day Texas finally abolished slavery bringing an end to slavery in the U.S. Today, Juneteenth is a celebration of African-American heritage, history, and vibrant culture. Celebrate at the Lexington Park Juneteenth Heritage Celebration, the Hosanna School Museum’s Juneteenth Celebration in Darlington, and at other events across the state.

Featured Places
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Location:
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
Crownsville, MD 21032
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Friendsville Town Park Old River Rd.
Friendsville, MD 21531
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Location:
701 Ponca St
Baltimore, MD 21224
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Location:
38370 Point Breeze Road
Coltons Point, MD 20626
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Location:
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
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851 Hollins Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Little Italy, Baltimore
Baltimore, MD 21202
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W. 36th St.,
Baltimore, MD 21211
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Location:
Washington Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
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