Top Maryland Events and Festivals
To see some unique artistry—and occasional downright quirkiness—check out these annual events held across the state. From ice extravaganzas to celebrations of music and art, to an event all about marshmallow Peeps, Maryland’s event calendar is filled with fun.
1 PEEPShow, Westminster - March/April
Peeps aren’t just for eating, and this event proves it. Each spring at the Carroll Arts Center in downtown Westminster, spectators vote for their favorites among hundreds of marshmallow masterpieces, including sculptures, dioramas, mosaics and videos. Don’t forget to bring your sweet tooth!
2 Hollywood Bluegrass Festival, Leonardtown - April
This Southern Maryland festival brings boot-stomping fun from a variety of artists such as The Sister Sadie Band and Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition to the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds . Don’t forget to take a break and circle the stage at the silent auction where local venues offer hand-crafted souvenirs.
3 DelFest - May
Memorial Day Weekend means Bluegrass at this festival at Allegany County Fairgrounds. Featuring the Del McCoury band and a stellar list of musicians who excel at this style of music, you're in for four days of festive fun at this top event.
4 Six Pillars Century Blackwater Tour, Cambridge - May
This May event at Great Marsh Park in Cambridge offers courses tailored for fun, fitness and endurance, ranging from the 11-mile Family Ride to the 56-mile Ironman Eagleman course. Cycle through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, named one of the "Last Great Places" by the Nature Conservancy. Start with a complimentary fresco breakfast, bike the scenic paths, then finish off a great day with a picnic in the park.