Summer's Can't-Miss Events
Sail on the Chesapeake Bay, build sandcastles in Ocean City, ride the roller coasters at Six Flags America, and get into a mountain of steamed crabs—that’s just the beginning of summer in Maryland! Cool off in the mountain-fed waters of Deep Creek Lake, stroll the boardwalk at National Harbor, see an outdoor movie in Baltimore’s Little Italy, and find the perfect ice cream cone along Maryland’s Ice Cream Trail. Catch a game at Camden Yards then road trip to all six of Maryland’s minor league parks. In Maryland, your summer’s only limit is your imagination!
1 DelFest Bluegrass Festival
May 25-28, 2017
DelFest is held annualy over Memorial Day weekend at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, nestled along the Potomac River in the scenic Appalachian Mountains (2.5 hrs from Baltimore and DC). The festival was created and inspired by the desire to create a family-friendly music festival celebrating the rich legacy of McCoury Music while creating a forum for world-class musicians to collaborate and showcase fresh new talent with a down-home feeling. More info...
2 Western Maryland Blues Festival, Hagerstown
June 1-4, 2017
Held annually on the first weekend following Memorial Day, this four-day celebration of the Blues welcomes big names and local crooners alike to City Center and City Park. 2017 line-up includes Quinn Sullivannick, Nick Moss Band, Eric Krasno Band, Selwin Birchwood, Niki Hill, Eric Stechek, Ron Hallow Band, and many more. Young festival-goers can enjoy a special children's area offering activities ranging from a harmonica workshop to entertainment and crafts, or the whole family can take in Sunday's "Family Blues Picnic."
3 Annapolis Arts Week
June 3 - 11, 2017
Celebrate Annapolis' diverse arts scene! Annapolis Arts Week will bundle three annual events – Paint Annapolis, First Sunday Arts Festival, and the Annapolis Arts & Wine Festival – while spotlighting gallery exhibits, live music, performing arts, and block parties.
See why Annapolis was rated as a Top 25 Arts Destinations in American Style magazine's 12th Annual Arts Designation Poll.
From food and art to live music and wine, you'll find the whole kit-and-caboodle during Annapolis Arts Week!
4 Hon Fest
June 10-11, 2017
The "Bawlmer" term of endearment, "Hon", short for honey, embodies the warmth and affection bestowed upon our neighbors and visitors alike by historic working-gals of Baltimore. Grab your boas and tease that beehive - there will be great food and entertainment!