With schools starting after Labor Day - Labor Day Weekend is a the perfect opportunity to make even more summer memories in Maryland. Here’s a list of ideas to get you inspired.
1 Maryland State Fair 2017 - unFAIRgettable
August 24-September 4, 2017
No other event provides so much food, fun and family entertainment for so little: tame and thrilling rides, classic and local foods, livestock, farm, garden, home exhibits, thoroughbred racing; live national concerts, including Halestorm and Sabrina Carpenter.
State Fairgrounds, Timonium
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Maryland State Fairgrounds
Lutherville, MD 21093
2 Maryland Renaissance Festival
Weekends Aug. 26-Oct. 22, 2017
If you think four centuries back isn’t Ye Olde Enough for you.... check out the 41st annual Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville near Annapolis.
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1821 Crownsville Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
3 Maryland Week - Ocean City
August 27 - September 4, 2017
Hooray-hooray school starts after Labor Day!! Let's take advantage of this extra opportunity to enjoy Ocean City, with great discounts on hotels and more. Enjoy a little more fun in the OC sun!
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4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842
4 National Hard Crab Derby & Fair - Crisfield
August 31-September 3, 2017
The 70th Annual National Hard Crab Derby & Fair will be a crab-extravaganza with crab races, crab picking and crab cooking. In addition, there will be boat docking contests, parade, games, rides, fireworks, arts/crafts, live entertainment and of course - fabulous seafood!
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Crisfield, MD 21817
5 Disney's Beauty and the Beast - The Broadway Musical
August 31 - September 4, 2017
September Song Musical Theatre presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.
Carroll Arts Center
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91 West Main St
Westminster, MD 21157
6 Western Maryland Street Rod Roundup
September 1-3, 2017
The Western Maryland Street Rod Roundup brings three days of high octane fun to Cumberland.
Allegany County Fairgrounds
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11490 Moss Avenue
Cumberland, MD 21502
7 Deal Island Skipjack Races & Island Festival
September 2-4, 2017
Deal Island is The Real Deal! The festival will include parades, 5k, bike races, fair, local food, the blessing of the boats, Miss Skipjack contest the legendary Skipjack race on Labor Day - where boats and hard working crews battle to be the "fastest in the fleet."
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Deal Island Harbor
Deal Island, MD 21821
8 Defenders' Day at North Point Reenactment & Commemoration
September 2, 2017
Stoke your Maryland Pride and relive the Battle of Baltimore as War of 1812 reenactors take the field to Fort Howard at North Point’s Defenders' Day celebration. There’s no better site than those red coats turnin tail as the home town heroes hoist the ol’ Star-Spangled Banner.
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9115 North Point Rd
Fort Howard, MD 21052
9 Baltimore Comedy Festival
September 1-5, 2017
Well this should be a hoot - the Baltimore Comedy Festival (BCF) offers comedy showcases, art, discussions and podcast recordings. BCF includes more than 15 events for this first annual festival.
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120 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
10 Get Into Nature Weekend
September 2-4, 2017
Bring your family and friends to explore the natural side of Fort Frederick State Park with self-guided and staff-led outdoor nature and recreation activities for all.
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11100 Fort Frederick Rd
Big Pool, MD 21711
11 End of Summer Family Fun
We may be in the “R” months, but you don’t have to let your summer slip away. The water is still warm, the sun is still shining, and Maryland is definitely the place to be in September; with the kids not back in school until after Labor Day, you can enjoy a longer Summer. Check out our September's Summer Sendoff page for other great family fun suggestions.