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This forest in Western Maryland provides great opportunity for the turkey hunter.
Wild Turkeys in Savage River State Forest
Goshen Opening Hunt, Blessing the Hounds
Goshen Opening Hunt, Blessing the Hounds
Photo By: Natasha Greenman
Eagle sitting on branch at Rocks State Park
Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

Over the river and through the woods… Check out these fun Thanksgiving events in Maryland throughout the month of November. 

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1 21st Annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade

November 17, 2018 10 am
The only Thanksgiving parade in the Mo-Co area! Featuring more thatn 100 marching units, including bands, musical groups, floats, and inflatables.


More about Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade


Type:
Events


Location:
Silver Spring Civic Building
Silver Spring, MD 20910
240-777-6821


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2 Baltimore’s Cranksgiving

November 17, 2018 12:30 - 6:30 pm
Cranksgiving is an event that combines bike riding and giving back. This scavenger hunt/food drive sends teams of riders across the Baltimore to collect food to benefit Moveable Feast. Basically, it’s all about food for people in need and riding bikes with friends, new and old.
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3 Vegan Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner - Baltimore

November 18, 2018
All are welcome to join the vegetarian community of Baltimore for a variety of delicious vegan dishes and great conversation. Bring a vegan dish (free of meat, fish, poultry, dairy, eggs, honey, or any other animal products) that serves 4 people. Please bring along a copy of the recipe used to make your dish.

 


More about VRG's Pre-Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck


Type:
Events


Location:
4615 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210
410-366-8343


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Goshen Opening Hunt, Blessing the Hounds Photo By: Natasha Greenman

4 Experience the traditional Blessings of the Hounds and Horses

In Maryland, we’ve got a lot to be thankful for, but nothing more than our beautiful horses, our four-legged furry companions, and this land of pleasant living we call home. And for more than 150 years, Marylanders have come together on Thanksgiving to bless our beloved horses and hounds. With riders resplendent in their traditional garb and pups eager to hit the trail, it’s a stirring authentic Maryland tradition.
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Monocacy Battlefield Sign Photo By: Frederick County Tourism

5 National and State Parks

The Thanksgiving tradition is one rooted in the land, the people and the history that unites us, and we in Maryland are blessed with an overflowing bounty or special people and special places. There’s no better way to spend this uniquely American holiday than coming together with friends and family to visit one of Maryland’s State and National Parks. Experience the stunning bounty of nature at unique natural treasures like Assateague, Sandy Point and Blackwater, and get in touch with the stories that make America at Fort McHenry, Point Lookout, Antietam, and Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum.
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Photo By: YmdTurkeyTrot.org

6 Turkey Trots

Get off the couch and get your heart pumping at these Turkey Trots all across Maryland.  These races are a great way to spend your morning, work off a few extra calories, and help great organizations!
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American Indian Heritage Day dancing Photo By: Historic London Town and Gardens

7 American Indian Heritage Day - Historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater

November 23, 2018 10am - 4:30pm
The Cedarville Band of Piscataway Indians returns to London Town for its annual celebration of native peoples in Maryland. Who needs Black Friday when you can join in a dance, talk with an elder, and enjoy the state holiday alongside the Piscataway. 


More about American Indian Heritage Day - Historic London Town


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Events


Location:
839 Londontown Rd
Edgewater, MD 21037
410-222-1919


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Photo By: VisitStMarysMD.org

8 Hearth and Home in Early Maryland

November 23-24, 2018 10am-4pm
Explore 17th-century foodways, and celebrate the end of the growing season. Discover what it took to weather the winter before refrigerators, gas/electric stoves, and grocery stores.
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Find unique stores just outside of Baltimore in this historic town. Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

9 Shopping & Retail Therapy

Unique shopping districts pepper our state. You’re bound to find great shopping packed with local flavor along these Main Street districts. Whether you’re shopping with a mission or just browsing, Maryland’s charming boutiques and malls have the goods and unique treasures you’re looking for. If you like antiquing, you’ll love these Antiques Stores and Shopping Areas for finding the best deals on all things vintage. 

Featured Places
Turkey Thanksgiving Parade poster
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Location:
Silver Spring Civic Building
Silver Spring, MD 20910
The Vegetarian Resource Group Logo
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Location:
4615 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210
American Indian Heritage Day
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Location:
839 Londontown Rd
Edgewater, MD 21037
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