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 seven unmissable outdoor 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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Spring Flowers

1 Maryland Spring Home and Garden Show

March 5 - March 13

Landscaped gardens brimming with bold and beautiful flowers and trees will fill the Maryland State Fairgrounds. Art in the Garden is this year's theme.


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Location:
Maryland State Fairgrounds
Lutherville, MD 21093
410-528-5400


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Birds at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

2 Eagle Festival at Blackwater Refuge

March 12, 2016

Get an up-close view of birds of prey, such as eagles, hawks and falcons at the home of one of the largest breeding populations of bald eagles in the United States. Plenty of hands-on nature-inspired fun for children. Free. 


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Location:
2145 Key Wallace Dr
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-228-2677


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Maryland flag socks and red Converse sneakers

3 Maryland Day Celebration 2016

March 18 - March 20, 2016

Rediscover Maryland's history with family and friends during a fun-filled festival highlighting the uniqueness of the Four Rivers Heritage Area.


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Location:
Arundel Center, 44 Calvert St
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-222-1805


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Children and Art

4 Light City Baltimore

March 28 - April 3, 2016

The inaugural Light City Baltimore will be the first large-scale light festival in the US featuring art, music and innovation programming.


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Location:
Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-752-8632


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Boy and Polar Bear

5 Annapolis Film Festival

March 31 - April 3, 2016

The excitement of the Annapolis Film Festival returns for a fourth year with more than 65 narrative and documentary films in all genres. 


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Location:
Citywide – St. John’s College, Maryland Hall, St. Anne’s Parish Hall, others
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-263-3444


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6 Annual Somerset County Daffodil Show

April 2 - April 3, 2016

Head to Princess Anne for the Somerset County Garden Club’s Annual Daffodil Show and immerse yourself in spring’s bursting beauty.


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Location:
Washington Street
Princess Anne, MD 21853
410-749-3906


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7 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

8 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

9 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

10 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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Championship on the Chesapeake

11 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
000-000-0000


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

12 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

13 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

14 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

15 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:
18751 Hogaboom Lane
, MD 20686
240-895-4990


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16 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

Ladew Topiary Gardens
Tour the fantastically created topiaries at Ladew Topiary Gardens.
Ellicott City Farmer's Market
Farm-fresh produce as well as crafts are bountiful in Maryland's farmers' markets which open in spring.
Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show
Plan a visit around the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show--you can even take a free sailboat ride!
Brookside Gardens in Wheaton Regional Park
"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 near Thurmont
What better way to spend the day (or week) taking a driving tour of Maryland's covered bridges!

Spring

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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 seven unmissable outdoor events, from flower shows to kite-flying demonstrations to May Day celebrations. There are plenty more events to...

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

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