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, and find the perfect ice cream cone. 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 Hot August Music Festival, Cockeysville
August 17, 2019
27th annual! Always a great concert with an incredible mix of talent on three stages. The award-winning 2019 line-up includes Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz, Billy Strings, Melvin Seals & JGB, Dirty Grass Band, Samantha Fish, Lil Smokies, Larry McCray, Travers Brothership, Vanessa Collier, Cedric Burnside and The Old Part of Town.
2 Maryland’s Summer of Music
Mountain melodies, jazz, funk, metal and more fill Maryland’s Summer of Music. From DelFest (May 23-26, 2019) and beyond the National Folk Festival’s second year in Salisbury (September 6-8, 2019), the summer of 2019 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.
3 County Fairs
Through September 2019
County Fairs bring everyone out to play - even the livestock. Good old-fashioned fun can be found throughout the state. Read all about it.
4 Summer Restaurant Weeks & Food Festivals
From picking crabs at a table to haute cuisine, Maryland has that and everything in between. Many communities and their local restaurants sponsor a week-long experience so that you can eat to your hearts' content - at a great price. See more Maryland Restaurant Weeks & Food Festivals.