Kick up your kilt for some good ol’ fashioned caber tossing. Don your wand for a day amongst magical fairies. Hoist your mizzen mast for a pirate or privateer adventure. Polish your shied for that special, Spartan day. Ready yourself for Renaissance fun. Or put awesomest early-American outfit for a reenactment of the Revolution, War of 1812, or the Civil War. In Maryland, you’re never too late to make the party with these outstanding out-of-time events!
1 Southern Maryland Celtic Festival
April 28, 2018
This festival is a "Local Legacy" project of the Library of Congress’ Bicentennial. The Festival and Highland Gathering celebrates the heritage of the Breton, Cornish, Irish, Manx, Scots, and Welsh.
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10515 Mackall Rd
St. Leonard, MD 20685
2 Princess and Pirate Tea Party
April 29, June 3, September 9, October 21, 2018
Join a royal swashbuckling adventure at the historic Brice House. The afternoon will entertain young princesses and pirates with crafts, games, music, and tea party! Dress as your favorite pirate/princess.
3 Fair Hill Scottish Games
May 19, 2018
Over 500 competitors & performers from around the world competing in music, dancing, athletic & other events. Enjoy a day of celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture.
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300 Tawes Dr
Elkton, MD 21921
4 Chestertown Colonial Tea Party Festival
May 25, 2018
Festival celebrating colonial history: re-enactment, craft vendors, entertainment, children's activities, parade, food, distance run. Sunday: beer and wine tasting.
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Chestertown, MD 21620
5 Garret County Celtic Festival
June 2, 2018
Celebrating Appalachia's Celtic heritage in Friendsville's beautiful riverfront park with celtic bands, pipes & drums, dancers, storytellers, sheepherding, highland athletes, art & food vendors.
6 Maryland Faerie Festival
June 8, 2018
Yes, we believe in Faeries! Through the Faerie heritage, we encourage love, cooperation, peace, harmony and respect for all beings, along with a pinch of mischief!
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2564 Silver Road
Darlington, MD 21034
7 Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival
June 16, 2018
Experience Scotland and the Celtic nations. Family-oriented. Honors veterans and wounded warriors. Highland games; Celtic rock. Traditional music; bagpipes; dog friendly. Rain or shine. Ages 12 & under free.
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Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company Activity Grounds
Mount Airy, MD 21771
8 Havre de Grace Pirate Fest
June 23, 2018
Pirate Encampment with pirate demonstrations of living and swashbuckling skills. Music, food, and activities for the whole family. Also Pirate 5K, Pirate Pub Crawl.
Havre de Grace
9 Pirates on the Potomac
July 28, 2018
Pre-Registration required; ages 4 to 9 years old, am & pm sessions. Each child will receive a pirate name, walks the plank,can get Pirate tattoos. Pirate attire encouraged for the Costume Contest.
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44720 Lighthouse Road
Piney Point, MD 20674
10 Living History Scottish Weekend
August 11-12, 2018
Learn about Scottish history in the colonial era and how Scots helped form Maryland culture by joining the Appin Historical Society for a weekend of fun.
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839 Londontown Rd
Edgewater, MD 21037
11 Renaissance Festival of Maryland
August 25, 2018 - October 21, 2018
The 27 acre Village of Revel Grove comes to life each autumn with more than 200 professional performers on ten stages, authentic combat armored jousting on magnificent steeds and streets filled with village characters. Join His Most Royal Highness King Henry VIII in the forests and glades with over 140 artisans exhibiting crafts in their own renaissance shops, five taverns featuring cool libations, 42 food and beverage emporiums providing a vast array of succulent and sweet treats to sate even the most hearty of appetites.
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1821 Crownsville Road
Annapolis, MD 21401