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

2 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

3 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

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

5 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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6 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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This historic stone-arched Casselman River Bridge in Grantsville once carried horse-drawn carriages and wagons headed westward on the Historic National Road. Photo By: Kevin Moore

7 Grantsville National Road Festival

May 14 - May  21, 2016
Garrett County

Celebrate the rich history of Grantsville and the National Road as the festival partners with Maryland's Pickers and the maryland National Road Festival!


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Location:
171 Hill Street
Grantsville, MD 21536
301-895-8012


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Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area Photo By: VisitMaryland.org

8 Fair Hill Scottish Games

May 21, 2016
Elkton, Cecil County
 

One of the premier festivals in the region with competitors and performers from around the world. Headliners include: Albannach, The Holligans, Charlie Zahm & Carl Peterson.

 


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Outdoor Recreation


Location:
300 Tawes Dr
Elkton, MD 21921
410-398-1246


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Witness the best in horseracing at  Pimlico

9 Preakness Stakes

May 21, 2016
Baltimore
 

One of the nation's largest, single-day annual sporting event! Old Hilltop comes alive with the running of the Preakness Stakes, where the finest three-year old thoroughbreds compete.

Prior to the 1890s, Chestertown's Fountain Park was home to the town's market house and armory.

10 Chestertown Tea Party Festival

May 27 - May 29, 2016
Kent County

The Tea Party Weekend Festival celebrates colonial resistance to British rule with a Tea Toss, Raft Race, Street Party, Colonial Parade, Performers and Strolling Musicians, Children's Events including "Sneaker Creeper" and Sultana Sails.


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Location:
400 High St
Worton, MD 21678
410-778-0416


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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

"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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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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