Learn about the prehistoric past and maritime heritage at this museum in Solomons.
Solomons Maritime Festival at the Calvert Marine Museum
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Sublime Springtime Events

You’ll enjoy spring’s beauty at these not-to-be-missed events, from flower shows to kite-flying demonstrations to May Day celebrations. There are plenty more events to fill your calendar with, too—see them all in our comprehensive Calendar of Events.

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1 Bethesda Literary Festival

April 15 - April 17, 2016

Downtown Bethesda celebrates the diversity of modern literature at the popular Bethesda Literary Festival. Presented by Bethesda Urban Partnership. Festival's 17th year! Various downtown Bethesda venues!


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Location:
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-215-6660


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Maryland International Kite Expo

2 Maryland International Kite Expo

April 29 - May 1, 2016

Follow the winds east to Maryland’s Atlantic shore for the International Kite Expo in Ocean City. Watch thousands of colorful kites soar over the sand and water, or stop into the Kite Loft and get your own kite to get in on the high-flying action.


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Location:
2nd to 6th Street
Ocean City, MD 21842
410-289-7855


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Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts

3 Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts

April 30, 2016

Travel to Laurel in Prince George’s County to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift at this event featuring over 30 vendors on the beautiful grounds of the Montpelier Mansion, where you can also take in educational lectures on gardening, medicinal herbs and herbal beauty products. 


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Location:
9652 Muirkirk Rd
Laurel, MD 20708
301-377-7817


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May Day on Main Street - Annapolis

4 May Day in Annapolis

May 1, 2016

This now iconic event began in 1956 as a Garden Club of Old Annapolis Towne beautification project. Starting on May 1st, stroll past dwellings and businesses in the Historic District of Maryland’s capital to see doors adorned with baskets brimming with fresh flowers and colorful ribbons. 


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Location:
Main Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-571-5101


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5 Championship on the Chesapeake

May 2 - May 4, 2016

The biggest striped-bass tournament in the world. Charters are available all over the Chesapeake region, and rockfish is one of the best game-fish around.


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Location:
1100 E College Pkwy.
Annapolis, MD 21409
410-255-5535


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Learn about the prehistoric past and maritime heritage at this museum in Solomons. Photo By: Calvert Marine Museum

6 Solomons Maritime Festival

May 7, 2016

Enjoy the Antique Boat and Marine Engine Show while tasting traditional foods, learning how to pick crabs and shuck oysters, and seeing Chesapeake Bay retrievers in action.


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Location:
14200 Solomons Island Rd
Solomons, MD 20688
410-326-2042


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Basignani Winery

7 Swing Into Spring at Basignani Winery

Savor the sweet nectar of new wines from Baltimore County’s Basignani Winery at this two-day event in May featuring live music and desserts, while the grapes are literally ripening on the vine around you.


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Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries


Location:
15722 Falls Rd
Sparks, MD 21152
410-472-0703


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Havre De Grace Decoy Museum

8 Havre de Grace Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival

May 6 - May 8
Havre de Grace Decoy Museum

35th Annual Havre de Grace Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival will feature 120 decoy carvers, wildlife artists, commercial outfitters and guide services will display and sell their works.


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Location:
215 Giles St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
410-939-3739


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Maryland Film Festival logo Photo By: Maryland Film Festival

9 Maryland Film Festival in Baltimore

May 4 through May 8, 2016.
Reels will roll when thousands of movie buffs pack Baltimore’s Station North Arts & Entertainment District for the 18th annual Maryland Film Festival, 


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Location:
1 W North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-752-8083


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Historic St. Mary's City Photo By: St. Mary's City

10 May Day at Historic St. Mary's City

May 7, 2016
Historic St. Mary's City

Welcome the arrival of spring with the colonists!  Celebrate with the maypole, play a myriad of other games, or try your hand at some arts and crafts!


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Location:
Rt 5 and Rosecroft Rd
St. Mary's City, MD 20686
240-895-4990


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11 Balticon - Maryland's Regional Science Fiction Convention

May 27 - May 30, 2016

The Maryland Regional Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention held Memorial day weekend. Author Guest of Honor: George R.R. Martin. 4 day SF/Fantasy extravaganza! 


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Location:
202 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-563-2737


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Spring Photos & Videos

Tour the Topiaries at Ladew Topiary Gardens.
Tour the fantastically created topiaries at Ladew Topiary Gardens.
Farm Fresh at Ellicott City Farmer's Market
Farm-fresh produce as well as crafts are bountiful in Maryland's farmers' markets which open in spring.
Photo By: Clark Vandergrift
Annapolis Sailboat Show
Plan a visit around the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show--you can even take a free sailboat ride!
Photo By: Annapolis Tourism
Brookside Gardens in Wheaton
"Hop" over to these public gardens in Spring (and other times of year) to see hundreds of blooms.
Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center
This Smithsonian affiliate showcases its art in surrounding gardens and makes for an affordable way to spend the day.
Loys Station Covered Bridge
What better way to spend the day (or week) taking a driving tour of Maryland's covered bridges!
Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

Spring

Trip Ideas

Tour the fantastically created topiaries at Ladew Topiary Gardens.
Top Things to Do in Spring

Here comes the sun! The Baltimore Orioles (and the state’s other ball players) are back on the field and their feathered counterparts (the state bird) are back in the...

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"Hop" over to these public gardens in Spring (and other times of year) to see hundreds of blooms.
Gardens of Maryland

Spring brings the best time to visit Maryland's public gardens.

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Learn about the prehistoric past and maritime heritage at this museum in Solomons.
Sublime Springtime Events

You’ll enjoy spring’s beauty at these not-to-be-missed events, from flower shows to kite-flying demonstrations to May Day celebrations. There are plenty more events to fill your...

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