September's Summer Sendoff

We may be in the “R” months, but you don’t have to let your summer slip away.



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Enjoy crabs and beer while dining on the deck or inside at Harris Crab House.
Enjoy crabs and beer while dining on the deck or inside at Harris Crab House.
Splashwater Falls at Six Flags America is a multi-level play structure with more than one hundred features
Splashwater Falls - Six Flags America
Photo By: Six Flags America
Family playing in the sand
Family playing in the sand

The water is still warm, the sun is still shining, and Maryland is definitely the place to be in September. The month kicks off with Labor Day fun and keeps it going straight through to Sunfest in OC. Check out these great suggestions for water parksbeachesfishing spots,  seafood festivalsOrioles Magic, and let us know your favorites we might have missed!

Photo By: Edwin Remsberg

1 Summer of Music

The Summer of Music crescendos in September with multiple weekend-long music festivals including The National Folk Festival in Salisbury, a celebration of traditional music, dance, craft, and food that captures the heart of the American experience.

April through December are the best months to eat fresh steamed Maryland blue crabs, and there's no shortage of supply at the crab houses along this byway.

2 Only-In-Maryland Seafood Feasts

We Marylanders are modest folk, except when it comes to one thing. We have hands-down the best seafood in the world, and there’s no better time to celebrate that than September. Check out these amazing seafood festivals that bring together great people, amazing music, big-time family fun, and did we mention the best seafood in the world? - Find amazing seafood festivals! 

Splashwater Falls at Six Flags America is a multi-level play structure with more than one hundred features Photo By: Six Flags America

3 Water Parks and Swimming Holes

When the temperature is up, the whole family will be down to take advantage of Maryland's water parks.  Find out where you can get wet n' wild!

Ball Snatch at a Baltimore Orioles Game Photo By: Mitch Lebovic

4 Find Your Field of Dreams

With the Baltimore Orioles holding down “The Yard” in Baltimore and six iconic minor league parks across the state, Maryland is the perfect spot for a baseball road trip. Follow this guide to “touch ‘em all.”

Horses on Beach Photo By: Laura Palescandolo

5 Great Maryland Beaches

With thousands of miles of shoreline, Maryland has plenty of great places to sink your toes in the sand. From the beaches of Ocean City and Assateague on the Atlantic Coast, to the shores of the Chesapeake and her tributaries, to spring-fed swimming holes and mountain lakes, Maryland’s got sun, surf and plenty of sand just waiting for you!  So many choices, find the one for you!

stand-up paddleboard and kayak Photo By: National Harbor’s Boating in DC

6 10 Ways to Get Out on the Water

Maryland's waterways are a defining feature of the Old Line State, and no visit is complete without leaving the land behind, even for just a little while. Here are 10 great ways to see the Chesapeake Bay and other Maryland waterways

Fish in the Atlantic from peaceful Assateague Island.

7 Angler's Paradise

With so much variety so close together, Maryland can leave every fisherman's bucket list empty and their take-home bucket full. In Maryland, fishing runs deep.

ASCI's man-made rapids offer thrilling rafting adventures.

8 How about an Adrenaline Rush?

Whether you prefer hurtling along a steel track with the velocity of a speeding bullet, winging through a forest dangling below a zip-line, testing your will against a raging river, or racing with friends on a twisting road course, Maryland is the place where your adrenaline dreams become reality. See our Adrenaline Rush page for a list of exciting experiences.

People attending the Boatyard Beach Bash with Musicians Photo By: Annapolis Maritime Museum

9 Annapolis Maritime Museum's Annual Boatyard Beach Bash

Spend a mid-September evening on a gorgeous waterfront property.  Founding sponsor, Boatyard Bar & Grill brings back its Jimmy Buffet "Parrothead" vibe with musicians from the Coral Reefers, Peter Mayer, Brendan Mayer, Keith Sykes and Doyle Grisham and other world class musicians.  Admission includes a grilled buffet dinner and VIP tickets get you into the exlusive reception with touring/recording members of the Jimmy Buffet Band before they perform. 
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