In Maryland the celebration of summer is going strong through Labor Day weekend!
There is plenty of time to set sail on the Chesapeake Bay, build sandcastles in Ocean City, ride the roller coasters at Six Flags America, and get into a mountain of steamed crabs—that’s just a taste of summer in Maryland! Cool off in the mountain-fed waters of Deep Creek Lake, stroll the boardwalk at National Harbor, see an outdoor movie in Baltimore’s Little Italy, and find the perfect ice cream cone along Maryland’s Ice Cream Trail. Catch a game at Camden Yards then road trip to all six of Maryland’s minor league parks. In Maryland, your summer’s only limit is your imagination!
1 Maryland Week - Ocean City
August 27 - September 4, 2017 - Labor Day Weekend
Hooray-hooray school starts after Labor Day!! Let's take advantage of this extra opportunity to enjoy Ocean City with discounts on hotels and more. Enjoy a little more fun in the OC sun!
3 County Fairs
Through September 2017
County Fairs bring everyone out to play - even the livestock. Good old-fashioned fun can be found throughout the state. Read all about it.
4 National Hard Crab Derby, Crisfield
August 31 - September 3, 2017 - Labor Day Weekend
On Labor Day Weekend, beautiful Somers Cove Marina hosts this unique fair, with crab picking and eating contests, concerts, fireworks, a carnival and, of course, the National Hard Crab Derby where the fastest crustaceans on earth claw their way to the finish line.
More about National Hard Crab Derby
Crisfield, MD 21817
5 Deal Island’s Annual Skipjack Races and Island Fest
September 2-4, 2017 Labor Day Weekend
Experience “The Real Deal” at the Skipjack Capital of the World - Deal Island A great weekend of parades, 5k races, bike races, local food, the blessing of the boats, Miss Skipjack contest and the legendary Skipjack race on Labor Day as boats and crews battle to be the "fastest in the fleet." More info...
More about Deal Island Skipjack Races and Island Fest
Deal Island Harbor
Deal Island, MD 21821
6 Labor Day Weekend Events
Yea -- school starts after Labor Day in Maryland!
Labor Day Weekend is the perfect time to get out for summer's "last hurrah." Here are some ideas on how you can make even more memories in Maryland this Labor Day Weekend.
7 Summer Restaurant Weeks & Food Festivals
From picking crabs at a table to haute cuisine, Maryland has that and everything in between. Many communities and their local restaurants sponsor a week-long experience so that you can eat to your hearts' content - at a great price. See more Maryland Restaurant Weeks & Food Festivals.
8 Chestertown Jazz Festival
September 8-11, 2017
‘Jazz lives…,’ is the theme of the 2017 Chestertown Jazz festival. Jazz and blues lovers can fill their souls with great music while enjoying local food and wine. Multiple locations: The Mainstay, Garfield Center, Crow Vineyard.
More about Chestertown Jazz Festival
12441 Vansant Corner Rd
Kennedyville, MD 21645
9 Boonesborough Days
September 9-10, 2017
A FREE event filled with craft and food vendors, antiques and collectibles, demonstrations, trolley rides, live entertainment - 46th Annual!
More about Boonesborough Days
Boonsboro, MD 21713
10 Maryland Seafood Festival, Annapolis
September 9-10, 2017
This nearly half-century-old Annapolis tradition showcases the best that the Bay has to offer. Hosted in September at Sandy Point State Park, the family-friendly event offers finger-licking fun competitions that include the Crab Picking Contest, Crab Cake Eating Contest and the famous Crab Soup Cook-Off.
More about Maryland Seafood Festival
1100 E College Pkwy.
Annapolis, MD 21409
11 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge
September 16-17, 2017
10 Maryland Lighthouses will be open to visitors. Complimentary souvenirs will be given at each lighthouse location. You are welcome to visit any number of lighthouses along the challenge route, but you will have to visit all 10 to be able to proclaim “I’ve seen the lights!” and receive a special momento to mark your accomplishment.
More about Maryland Lighthouse Challenge - Fort Washington
Fort Washington Park
Fort Washington, MD 20744
12 Experience Maryland's Living History
August 26 through September 24, 2017
In Maryland, centuries of history and traditions are always at your fingertips, but these amazing living history events bring those traditions to life. In September, we celebrate the 15th anniversary of Maryland Civil War Trails, five driving tours that explore the Civil War story that unfolded on Maryland’s landscapes. Step back in time and into an adventure with these great events!
13 Celebrate Treasured Chesapeake Traditions
Labor Day weekend - through September 2017
At the heart of Maryland, you’ll find the Chesapeake Bay. Celebrate this national treasure, its people and Maryland traditions at these amazing events.