Current Press Releases

Navy Band playing at Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Maryland To Host Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore
July 12, 2016

BALTIMORE, MD (July 12, 2016) – Today representatives from the State of Maryland, Baltimore City, U.S. Navy and Historic Ships in Baltimore announce Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore, a celebration of the rich naval traditions of the Chesapeake Bay and the contributions of Marylanders to the defense and prosperity of the nation.

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Mother, son and daughter enjoying local made ice cream from Scottish Highland Creamery
Maryland Celebrates the Start of Summer with Local Culinary Specialties
June 28, 2016

BALTIMORE (June 28, 2016) – Temperatures are heating up, and summer is here. From the farm to the table, there’s no better way to celebrate the summer than with fresh seasonal favorites made in Maryland. Whether you grab a cool scoop of ice cream, crisp fruit or refreshing brew, there is no shortage of mouth-watering cuisine to indulge in during the upcoming months.

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All Maryland Welcome Centers Opened in Time for the Summer Travel Season
May 26, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 26, 2016) – The Maryland Department of Commerce announced today that all of the state’s Welcome Centers that were closed six years ago are now open for business in time for the busy summer travel season.  The re-opening of the Youghiogheny Overlook center in Garrett County and the Bay Country center in Queen Anne’s County demonstrates the commitment by Govern

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Buckle Up and Take a Ride on Maryland’s Scenic Byways This Summer
May 24, 2016

Baltimore (May 24, 2016) – All you need is transportation, a great playlist and a pair of sunglasses to take a spontaneous road trip through one of Maryland’s 18 scenic byways. Whether taking a quick joyride or planning a weekend getaway, there are plenty of national and state parks, local eateries and unique exhibits to discover.

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Preakness at Pimlico Raceway
All Bets Are On at the Horse Races This May in Maryland
May 10, 2016

Baltimore, MD (May 10, 2016) – Maryland is celebrating its horse heritage this month by highlighting a variety of activities including the 141st running of the famed Preakness Stakes on May 21. Saddle up and grab the reins for an exciting ride amongst Maryland’s oldest traditions.

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Bald Eagles in a nest
Birds of a Feather Flock Together to Maryland in April
April 07, 2016

Baltimore, MD (April 7, 2016) – Spread your wings and soar to Maryland to celebrate the beauty of birding this spring. Head to the Yard to see your favorite birds play ball or grab a pair of binoculars and find your own nest in the varied habitats that harbor a vast array of stunning birds that inhabit Maryland.

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FeBREWary to celebrate Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month
Love is Brewing in Maryland This February
February 02, 2016

Baltimore, MD (February 2, 2016) – Love is in the air and on tap in Maryland. In celebration of FeBREWary: Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month, breweries are releasing new seasonal, love-themed craft beers, offering food pairings, hosting special events and partnering with local businesses to provide safe lodging and transportation.

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FeBREWary to celebrate Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month
Maryland Governor Declares Month of February as FeBREWary
January 20, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 20, 2016) – Today the Brewers Association of Maryland, Maryland Office of Tourism and Shore Craft Beer announce FeBREWary in partnership.  Governor Larry Hogan signed a proclamation declaring the month of February as FeBREWary in celebration of Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month.

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Silver Spring outdoor ice skating
Maryland’s Outdoor Winter Fun Heats Up in January
January 15, 2016

BALTIMORE (January 15, 2016) – Temperatures are dropping, but winter activities are just heating up. From carving the slopes to spinning on the ice, fun never hibernates in Maryland. So dig out the boots, gloves and hats and throw open the door because winter is beckoning you to come out and play.

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Tourism: A Major Driver of Maryland’s Economy
January 12, 2016

BALTIMORE (January 12, 2016) – The Maryland Office of Tourism Development, part of the Maryland Department of Commerce, today announced that tourism in Maryland is on the rise, with 6 percent increases in tourism employee payroll and visitor spending to the State in 2014.

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