Labor Day Weekend Events

By Jim Meyer

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National Hard Crab Derby
Photo By: Patty Hancock Photography
Defenders Day at North Point
Maryland Renaissance Festival
Maryland Renaissance Festival

With schools starting after Labor Day - Labor Day Weekend is a the perfect opportunity to make even more summer memories in Maryland. Here’s a list of ideas to get you inspired.

Plan your trip around the "11 Best Days of Summer" at the Maryland State Fair. Photo By: Mitch Lebovic

1 Maryland State Fair 2017 - unFAIRgettable

August 24-September 4, 2017
No other event provides so much food, fun and family entertainment for so little: tame and thrilling rides, classic and local foods, livestock, farm, garden, home exhibits, thoroughbred racing; live national concerts, including Halestorm and Sabrina Carpenter.
State Fairgrounds, Timonium


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Maryland State Fairgrounds
Lutherville, MD 21093
410-252-0200


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Maryland Renaissance Festival

2 Maryland Renaissance Festival

Weekends Aug. 26-Oct. 22, 2017
If you think four centuries back isn’t Ye Olde Enough for you.... check out  the 41st annual Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville near Annapolis.


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Location:
1821 Crownsville Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
800-296-7304


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family on pedal surrey on Ocean City Boardwalk Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

3 Maryland Week - Ocean City

August 27 - September 4, 2017
Hooray-hooray school starts after Labor Day!!  Let's take advantage of this extra opportunity to enjoy Ocean City, with great discounts on hotels and more. Enjoy a little more fun in the OC sun!


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Location:
4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842
410-289-6733


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Crab race Photo By: Patty Hancock Photography

4 National Hard Crab Derby & Fair - Crisfield

August 31-September 3, 2017
The 70th Annual National Hard Crab Derby & Fair will be a crab-extravaganza with crab races, crab picking and crab cooking. In addition, there will be boat docking contests, parade, games, rides, fireworks, arts/crafts, live entertainment and of course - fabulous seafood!
Crisfield


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Location:
715 Broadway
Crisfield, MD 21817
410-968-2500


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Disney's Beauty and the Beast - August 31 - September 4 Photo By: Carroll Arts Center

5 Disney's Beauty and the Beast - The Broadway Musical

August 31 - September 4, 2017
September Song Musical Theatre presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.
Carroll Arts Center
Westminster


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Location:
91 West Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
443-280-9184


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photo of Street Rod Photo By: Western Maryland Street Rod Association

6 Western Maryland Street Rod Roundup

September 1-3, 2017
The Western Maryland Street Rod Roundup  brings three days of high octane fun to Cumberland.
Allegany County Fairgrounds


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Location:
11490 Moss Avenue
Cumberland, MD 21502
301-697-0142


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Deal Island Harbor hosts this race each Labor Day Weekend. The event also features a fishing contest and delicious local food.

7 Deal Island Skipjack Races & Island Festival

September 2-4, 2017
Deal Island is The Real Deal! The festival will include parades, 5k, bike races, fair, local food, the blessing of the boats, Miss Skipjack contest the legendary Skipjack race on Labor Day - where boats and hard working crews battle to be the "fastest in the fleet."
Somerset County


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Deal Island Harbor
Deal Island, MD 21821
410-784-2785


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8 Defenders' Day at North Point Reenactment & Commemoration

September 2, 2017
Stoke your Maryland Pride and relive the Battle of Baltimore as War of 1812 reenactors take the field to Fort Howard at North Point’s Defenders' Day celebration.  There’s no better site than those red coats turnin tail as the home town heroes hoist the ol’ Star-Spangled Banner.


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Location:
9115 North Point Rd
Fort Howard, MD 21052
410-284-2331


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Baltimore Comedy Festival - September 1-4 Photo By: Eric Glaeser & Ivan Martin

9 Baltimore Comedy Festival

September 1-5, 2017
Well this should be a hoot - the Baltimore Comedy Festival (BCF) offers comedy showcases, art, discussions and podcast recordings. BCF includes more than 15 events for this first annual festival. 


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Location:
120 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
410-960-7821


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Kayaking at Piney Run Park Photo By: Clark Vandergrift, OTD

10 Get Into Nature Weekend

September 2-4, 2017
Bring your family and friends to explore the natural side of Fort Frederick State Park with self-guided and staff-led outdoor nature and recreation activities for all.
Big Pool


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Location:
11100 Fort Frederick Rd
Big Pool, MD 21711
301-842-2155


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Six Flags America Water Park Image Photo By: Six Flags America

11 End of Summer Family Fun

We may be in the “R” months, but you don’t have to let your summer slip away. The water is still warm, the sun is still shining, and Maryland is definitely the place to be in September; with the kids not back in school until after Labor Day, you can enjoy a longer Summer. Check out our September's Summer Sendoff page for other great family fun suggestions.

12 More Labor Day Ideas

Sounds like a lot to do, but there’s always more in Maryland! For more great Labor Day getaways, check out our Events Calendar

Featured Places
unFAIRgettable MY MD State Fair Midway
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Maryland State Fairgrounds
Lutherville, MD 21093
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Location:
1821 Crownsville Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Location:
4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842
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Location:
715 Broadway
Crisfield, MD 21817
Disney's Beauty and the Beast flyer
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Location:
91 West Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
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Location:
11490 Moss Avenue
Cumberland, MD 21502
Skipjack race
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Location:
Deal Island Harbor
Deal Island, MD 21821
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Location:
9115 North Point Rd
Fort Howard, MD 21052
Baltimore Comedy Festival Logo
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Location:
120 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
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Location:
11100 Fort Frederick Rd
Big Pool, MD 21711
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