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ISSUE 124 | April 2017


Annapolis Film Festival
Mar. 30 - Apr. 2
Fells Point Privateer Festival
Apr. 1-2
Apr. 7-19
Decanter Wine Festival
Apr. 8
Eastern Shore Sea Glass &
Coastal Arts Festival

Apr. 8-9
St. Michaels
Bay Bridge Boat Show
Apr. 21-23
Bethesda Literary Festival
Apr. 21-23
St. John’s & USNA Croquet Match
Apr. 22
Blessing of the Fleet
Apr. 27
St. Michael's
18th-Century Market Fair
Apr. 27-30
Big Pool
Maryland International Kite Expo
Apr. 28-30
Ocean City
Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show
Apr. 28-30
Chesapeake Beach
Craft Beer Festival

Apr. 29
Chesapeake Beach
Southern Maryland Celtic Festival
Apr. 29
St. Leonard
Spring Festival at Rose Hill Manor
Apr. 29-30
LIght City Baltimore Music Stage

Thrill to the Sights and Sounds of Light City Baltimore

Beginning March 31, enjoy the spectacle of America’s only full-scale light festival as Light City Baltimore turns Charm City into a glittering future-scape of illuminated art and amazing music. Catch free performances by Ozomatli, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Biz Markie and more. Elevate your intellect at the Light City Labs innovation conference. And of course, experience the dazzling displays of illuminated art that light up the night. Check out our Light City page for all the info.

Plates of food

Savor the Season at Springtime Food Festivals and Restaurant Weeks

Sample the best of Maryland's famous food offerings and explore new options with restaurant weeks in Talbot County and Ocean City running this month, as well as food and spirits festivals all around the state. For a complete listing, visit our spring dining page.

Children enjoying the Easter Bunny on a train ride

Get Hoppin’ Down the Bunny Trail with Awesome Easter Events

Egg hunts, zoo fun, and breakfast with the big bunny himself mean fun for kids of all ages this Easter. Ride the rails with Peter Cottontail at the B&O Railroad. Celebrate Easter Weekend at Six Flags America. Perfect your egg rolling skills at the Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park. Or find other awesome Easter events on our egg-ceptional events page.

Baseball is back at Camden Yards

Baseball is Back, and It’s a Grand Slam Good Time

Catch opening day in Birdland as the O’s open against the Minnesota Twins, and start checking-off games at each of Maryland’s six sensational minor league parks to complete your Maryland baseball grand slam adventure. And if you’re looking for the perfect home-state baseball trip, follow our Maryland baseball and craft brew road trip. Find out more on our baseball page, and see you at the Yard!

Home and Garden Display with a Waterfall

Gear up Your Garden at these Sensational Spring Home & Garden Shows

Put winter to bed and get ready for spring with these awesome and insightful Home & Garden shows across the state in April. Whether you’re looking to tend your tulips, perk up your pond, or are getting ready for great grilling, you’ll find just what you’re looking for on our Home & Garden shows page.

Horse jumping over a jump

Steeple Chase Season Brings the Thunder

There’s nothing quite like the pounding of hooves and the flash of colors as top equine athletes take to the field for thrilling steeplechase and point-to-point races. Experience the pageantry and thrilling competition that has made cross-country horse racing a cornerstone of Maryland’s sporting scene for more than 250 years. Or explore our scenic Horse Country byways and mount-up and ride at Maryland’s amazing horse discovery centers. Find out more at our Steeplechase page.

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