Summer's Can't-Miss Events
Marylanders really know how to mix up great summertime fun: seafood, a cold brew and a great beat. Maryland is jam-packed with great outdoor events, so come join in the fun at the hundreds of festivals and events that take place across the state. Choose from these, or check out our Calendar of Events to see more summer events. Let the fun begin!
1 DelFest, Cumberland
May 26-29, 2016
The 8th Annual DelFest will be held at the beautiful Allegany County Fairgrounds, nestled along the Potomac River in the scenic Appalachian Mountains.This is a family-friendly music festival celebrating the rich legacy of McCoury Music that showcases fresh new talent with a down-home feeling.
2 Western Maryland Blues Festival, Hagerstown
June 2-5, 2016
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. Past performers have included Buckwheat Zydeco; jazz-influenced instrumental guitar virtuoso and legend Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters; and the gospel-blues of Miami's "sacred steel" legends, The Lee Boys. 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 St. Mary's Crab Festival
June 11, 2016
Celebrate St. Mary's County's crustacean culture. Indulge in plenty of steamed crabs and other Chesapeake Bay seafood favorites. There will be a car and bike show, regional crafters, live music and fun for kiddies.
June 11-12, 2016
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!