Summer's Can't-Miss Events
Sail on the Chesapeake Bay, build sandcastles in Ocean City, ride the roller coasters at Six Flags America, and get into a mountain of steamed crabs—that’s just the beginning of summer in Maryland! Cool off in the mountain-fed waters of Deep Creek Lake, stroll the boardwalk at National Harbor, see an outdoor movie in Baltimore’s Little Italy, and find the perfect ice cream cone along Maryland’s Ice Cream Trail. Catch a game at Camden Yards then road trip to all six of Maryland’s minor league parks. In Maryland, your summer’s only limit is your imagination!
1 Maryland’s Summer of Music
Mountain melodies, jazz, funk, metal and more fill Maryland’s Summer of Music. From DelFest (May 24-27) and beyond the National Folk Festival’s inaugural year in Salisbury (September 7-9), the summer of 2018 brings a wall of sound and a symphony of styles to the Free State. Share your music experiences with us on social media using #MarylandMusic, and make sure to check out Maryland's Summer of Music lineup.
2 Annapolis Arts Week
June 1-10, 2018
Celebrate Annapolis' diverse arts scene! Annapolis Arts Week will bundle three annual events – Paint Annapolis, First Sunday Arts Festival, and the Annapolis Arts & Wine Festival – while spotlighting gallery exhibits, live music, performing arts, and block parties.
See why Annapolis was rated as a Top 25 Arts Destinations in American Style magazine's 12th Annual Arts Designation Poll.
From food and art to live music and wine, you'll find the whole kit-and-caboodle during Annapolis Arts Week!
3 Hon Fest
June 9-10, 2018
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!
4 St. Mary's Crab Festival
June 9, 2018
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.