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ISSUE 121 | January 2017


First Day Hikes
Jan. 1
Maryland State Parks
39th Annual Korean Festival
Jan. 1
Ellicott City
Linganore Winterfest 2017
Jan. 8
Mt. Airy
Celtic Celebration of the New Year Featuring Maggie Sansone
Jan. 8
Discover the Dinosaur Show
Jan. 13-15
Timonium Fairgrounds
Nautical Wildlife Art Festival
Jan. 14-15
Ocean City
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
Jan. 16
Lone Star Rodeo
Jan. 20-21
Baltimore Boat Show
Jan. 26-29
Maryland State Police
Polar Bear Plunge

Jan. 27-28
Sandy Point State Park
World of Pets Expo
Jan. 27-29
Timonium Fairgrounds
Jan. 28-29
Wisp Resort

Make Your 2017 Maryland Travel Resolution

From the mountains to the sea, from the snow-covered fun of winter to the sizzling stuff of Maryland’s amazing summers, there’s always more in the Old Line State. So why not get 2017 off on the right foot with a resolution you’ll love keeping? Check out our list of 12 great reasons to travel in Maryland and make 2017 a year you’ll always remember.

Fireworks over Annapolis

Ring in the New Year at These Awesome Events

Kick it with the kids at “noon-year’s eve” celebrations at tiny-tyke hotspots such as Port Discovery. Thrill to fireworks as the clock strikes 12. Or get together with friends for a night you’ll remember forever at these amazing Maryland New Year’s Eve sizzling celebrations.

Skiers at Wisp

Get Wild in Maryland’s Winter Wonderland

Hit the slopes out west in Wisp, explore our inviting outback for cross country skiing fun, strap on your skates and show off your inner Kimmie Meissner (Maryland’s own figure skating World Champion) at a local ice rink, or get truly wild and try your hand at ice fishing. At our Winter Sports page, you’ll find there’s always more in Maryland when the mercury drops.

Family playing a slot machine at a Maryland Casino

Warm Up with Hot Times at Maryland Casinos

If you’re the type who prefers a hot hand to traditional winter fun, Maryland’s casinos have got you covered. With six to choose from, including the new MGM National Harbor, you can’t go wrong with top-notch table gaming, world-class celebrity restaurants, amazing shows and so much more. For a full rundown, check out our website for high-rolling fun.

Shopping Bethesda By Clark Vandergrift

Keep the Cold at Bay with Hot Deals and Main Street Finds

If you’re looking for yet another great Maryland winter tradition, try shopping ‘til you drop at these unique Maryland destinations. Hit the Tanger Outlets in National Harbor and Ocean City; the Hagerstown, Clarksburg and Queenstown Premium Outlets, and Arundel Mills. Or visit Maryland’s collection of Main Streets for incomparable shopping adventures with a local spin. Maryland is home to an amazing world of shopping fun.

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