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Maryland Renaissance Festival
Through October 21
Chestertown Jazz Festival
September 6-10
Indian Discovery Day
September 8
St. Mary's City
Skipjack Bike Tour
September 8
Deal Island
3M Challenge Bike Race
September 8
Big Buck True Trail Race
September 8
White Hall
Deep Creek Lake Art, Beer &
Wine Festival

September 8
Deep Creek Lake
Honoring Our Heroes Motor Muster at the Fire Museum of Maryland
September 8
September 8
Stanstock Music Festival at
River Watch

September 8-9
September 9
Dogfest! "Fur"tastical Family Fun
September 15
Emancipation Celebration
September 15
Church Creek
Elkton Fall Festival
September 15
Artfest – A Fine Arts Festival
September 15-16
Annmarie Sculpture Garden &
Arts Center
Savageman Triathlon
September 15-16
Deep Creek Lake
Bel Air Festival for the Arts
September 16
Bel Air
Calvert County Watermen’s Festival
September 16
Hispanic Festival
September 16
Artisans’ Fair at Symphony Village
September 22
Band performing during the Folk Festival

Don’t Miss the National Folk Festival This Weekend in Salisbury

An American tradition since 1934, the National Folk Festival 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.

Platter of oysters.

Get a Taste of Maryland’s Best at These Great Food Festivals

Don’t miss the Maryland Seafood Festival, celebrating 50 years of amazing Chesapeake cuisine on the banks of the Bay at Sandy Point State Park. Enjoy A Taste of St. Mary’s and Taste the Beaches in Calvert County for a Southern Maryland take on the Bay’s bounty. And don’t miss the International Food Truck Festival in Havre de Grace for the best meals on wheels. All this and more is waiting at our Restaurant Weeks and Food Festivals page.

Maryland Comes Alive at These Amazing Arts Festivals

The Madonnari Arts Festival in Baltimore turns the sidewalks and streets of Little Italy into unbelievable works of 3-D chalk art. Plein Air Columbia brings art to every corner of the neighborhood. The Bel Air Festival for the Arts brings you up-close and personal with the creators. And the Dorchester Showcase & Art Walk is an ideal art lovers’ day out. Get more details on our Arts Festivals page.

People sampliing wine and beer

Three Cheers for Craft Beer and Wine Festivals

Raise a glass to the Maryland Wine Festival, a 35-year tradition of Old Line State excellence. Rock out at the Amps and Ales Festival in Arundel Mills. Experience a bit of the Old Country at Oktoberfest Taneytown. Taste the best of Maryland beers during Harford Beer Week. And enjoy the taste of the Chesapeake with perfectly paired Maryland wines at the Chesapeake Oyster & Wine Festival. All these and more great beer and wine festivals make this the perfect time to visit Maryland.

Don’t Miss Your Last Chance to Hit the Midway at These Awesome County Fairs

The prized pigs are at their prettiest. The fried Oreos are at their peak. That can only mean Maryland’s county fair season is reaching its climactic crescendo with fairs in Frederick, Charles, Anne Arundel, and St. Mary’s counties all ready to go. Go to for more info on these great traditional good times.

Maryland’s Summer of Music Goes Out On a High Note With a Flurry of Great Events

Sunfest in Ocean City marks the official end to Maryland’s inaugural Summer of Music with amazing performances by The Cadillac Three, Daughtry, and more. The Berlin Fiddlers Convention gets into full swing with strings on every corner. All this and more at our Summer of Music page.

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds in formation

Make Your Travel Plans Now for Fantastic Fall Fun

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. Book a ghost tour now for super-spooky Maryland fall fun. And get ready for the 51st Annual Autumn Glory Festival in Deep Creek.

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 tickets to ROCKtember Fest at Rocky Gap, the Maryland Wine Festival, Bonkerz Comedy Club, and to see The Cadillac Three at Sunfest. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to enter.

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Baltimore, MD 21202