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Downtown Elkton Classic Car Show
August 23
Comcast Outdoor Film Festival at the Strathmore
August 23-26
Mountain Maryland
Restaurant Week

August 24-September 2
Allegany County
Arts, Wine and Jazz Fest Off of the Susquehanna River
August 25
Havre de Grace
Country Fest & Auction
August 25
Vegan SoulFest
August 25
August 25-26
Ocean City
French and Indian War Muster at Fort Frederick State Park
August 25-26
Big Pool
"Insectival" Insect Festival at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
August 26
Zoo Bop
September 1
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Charity Boat Auction
September 1
St. Michaels
River and Rails Festival
September 7-9
Color Columbia Plein Air Paint Out
September 8
Indian Discovery Day
September 8
Historic St. Mary’s City
Skipjack Bike Tour
September 8
Deal Island
Deep Creek Lake Art, Beer & Wine Festival
September 8
Band playing on stage.

Sing, Dance and Dine at the National Folk Festival In Salisbury

Don’t miss the National Folk Festival, an American tradition since 1934, as it begins its three-year run in downtown Salisbury, September 7-9. Take in seven stages with continuous music. Experience the best of Maryland folkways at the Maryland Traditions Folklife Area & Stage along with musicians, artists and foods from around the nation and the globe. Find out more at our National Folk Festival page.

Canon shot reenactment at Fort McHenry.

Celebrate Defenders' Day on Maryland’s Star-Spangled Banner Byway

Celebrate America’s victory in the Battle of Baltimore with Defenders Day. Man the ramparts at Fort McHenry and experience the history of one of America’s greatest stories all through Maryland’s Chesapeake Country. Retrace the moments that nearly lead to the fall of our great nation, and birthed our National Anthem along the beautiful Star-Spangled Banner Scenic Byway.

Two children playing on the beach.

Seize Summer’s End at These Great Labor Day Celebrations

Say “See ya” to summer in style with amazing Labor Day events across the Old Line State. Make one more trip to the beach for Maryland Week in O.C. Party like it’s 1599 during opening weekend of the Maryland Renaissance Festival. And don’t miss the 140th Maryland State Fair in Timonium. Get more details on these and other amazing Maryland Labor Day traditions at

Two Skipjacks passing by one another during a race.

Breathe in the Bay with These Iconic Chesapeake Traditions

Explore the length and breadth of the Chesapeake, America’s mid-Atlantic jewel, on the Great Chesapeake Bay Loop. Thrill to the site of elegant, white-hulled skipjacks racing for the title of “fastest in the fleet” during the Deal Island Skipjack Races. Cheer for the speediest (and most delicious) crustaceans at Crisfield’s annual Hard Crab Derby. And fill your belly with the Bay’s best at the Maryland Seafood Festival at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. These Chesapeake traditions are simply not to be missed.

A Saxaphone player at the Chestertown Jazz Festival

Maryland’s Summer of Music Soars Toward Its Crescendo

The epic sounds of summer continue with the Monty Alexander Jazz Festival in Easton, the Chestertown Jazz Festival, Stanstock Music Festival in Essex, Crow Vineyards’ always amazing CrowFest, and the dazzling melding of art and music at the Madonnari Arts Festival in Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood. Find out all of the details on our Summer of Music home page.

Three USAF Thunderbirds performing a stunt.

Make Your Travel Plans Now for Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show Baltimore

Get ready for the remarkable sight of U.S. Navy grey hulls filling the waters of Baltimore Harbor, and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds tearing through the skies above as Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show Baltimore— Charm City’s favorite new tradition— returns for its biennial bash. Make your plans now, as Fleet Week is a great time not to be missed!

Enter to Win on Maryland Mondays!

Don’t miss your chance at free tickets for amazing events across the state. Every Monday on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, the Maryland Office of Tourism is joining with our sponsors to give away great Maryland travel experiences. We call them Maryland Mondays, but you can enter all week. This week we’re giving away a pair of VIP tickets to CrowFest at Crow Vineyard & Winery, and two pairs of tickets for Terry Factor at MGM National Harbor. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to enter.

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