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ISSUE 140 | April 20, 2018
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Day Out With Thomas –
The Friendship Tour
Apr. 27 - May 6
M3 Rock Festival
May 4-5
Havre de Grace Decoy &
Wildlife Art Festival

May 4-6
Havre de Grace
May Day at Historic St. Mary’s City
May 5
St. Mary's
BSO Presents Raiders of the Lost Ark Movie with Orchestra
May 11-13
The 11th Annual Calvert Arts Festival
May 12
Baltimore Wine and Food Festival
May 12
Somerset Strawberry Festival
May 12
Marion Station
Hollywood Rescue Squad Bluegrass Festival
May 12
Maryland Craft Beer Festival
May 12
Grantsville National Road Festival
May 12-19
Berlin Spring Cruisers
May 19
Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
May 19-20
Preakness Stakes horse race

Experience Preakness and
More Great Maryland Horse Heritage

The thunder of hooves, the flash of silks, and the sublime cohesion of horse and rider. Maryland is horse country, and there’s no better place or time to catch the best equine athletes on Earth than May in Maryland. From Black-Eyed Susan Day (May 18) and the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes (May 19) at historic Pimlico to thrilling cross-country steeplechases and point-to-points, it’s time for Maryland’s ponies to kick open the paddock gate and shine. And don’t miss the beautiful annual Preakness Balloon Festival (May 11-13)! For all the info, visit our website.

Running Festival in Baltimore

Beat Feet to These Great May Running Festivals

Winter is finally in the rear view, Spring is here to stay, and it’s time to get the blood pumping and work off that winter weight. What better way than to head out to great Maryland running festivals like the Frederick Running Festival, the St. Michaels Running Festival, and more. Get the details on our Runs and Races page.

Waters being interviewed by John Travolta

The 20th Annual Maryland Film Festival is Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Running four fantastic, film-filled days, May 2-6, the Maryland Film Festival is a can’t-miss for movie lovers of all stripes. Now featuring films in four locations including the beautifully renovated SNF Parkway Theatre, catch premiere screenings, shorts, and Q&As with the stars. Get all of the details at

DelFest performers

Here Comes DelFest

Is it DelFest already? DelYeah it is! Round up your friends, put up the tent, and let it all hang out at the best bluegrass festival on the planet May 24-27. Del McCoury brings the mountain funk back to Cumberland with more great shows including Gov’t Mule, Bela Fleck & Chris Thile, Leftover Salmon and much, much more! Find out all the “Del-Lightful” details here.

Mother and son enjoying an ice cream cone

Take Care of Mom for a Change on Mother’s Day

It’s time to make mom feel extra-special. Make it extra-extra-special with these awesome Maryland Mother’s Day ideas for brunches, festivals, and events. Find our whole list of ideas here.

People shopping at a garden festival

Celebrate Spring at These May Day Events and Garden Fests

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and Maryland is enjoying one of her most beautiful seasons. So get out of the house and make the most of this resplendent spring weather. With May Day events, including the perennial Flower Mart, flower shows and spring festivals stretching from the mountains to the shore, you’re never far from an awesome May celebration. Find our great spring events here.

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