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ISSUE 113 | May 2016


Maryland Film Festival

May 4-8
Baltimore City

Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival

May 6-8
Havre de Grace, Harford County

Kinetic Sculpture Race

May 7
Baltimore City

Solomons Maritime Festival

May 7
Calvert County

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

May 7-8
West Friendship, Howard County

Grantsville National Road Festival

May 14-21
Garrett County

Bay Day

May 14
Tilghman, Talbot County

Maryland DogFest

May 14-15
La Plata, Charles County

National Pike Festival and Wagon Train

May 20-22
Clear Spring to Boonsboro
Washington County

Fair Hill Scottish Games

May 21
Elkton, Cecil County

Kent Island Day

May 21
Historic Stevensville
Queen Anne's County

Paddlefest on the Choptank

May 21
Denton, Caroline County

Drums on the Pocomoke

May 21-22
Pocomoke City, Worcester County

Chestertown Tea Party Festival

May 27-29
Kent County

Smith Island Arts & Crafts Festival

May 28
Ewell, Somerset County

Memorial Day Ceremony

May 30
Salisbury, Wicomico County

Horse Heritage

Get back in the saddle in May, as equestrian events gallop into view. See horses hop over hurdles during the Potomac Hunt Races, May 15 in Poolesville. Watch Thoroughbreds take on the second jewel of the Triple Crown at Preakness, May 21 in Baltimore. For more horse events, check out

  Horse Appreciation Day, May 14, Pasadena, Anne Arundel County
  Fair Hill Races, May 28, Elkton, Cecil County
Flower display hanging on an entrance door

Spring Celebrations

Feel delight spread through your body as sunshine warms your skin during these outdoor festivals that celebrate the season. Do you scream for ice cream? Grab a cold cone during South Mountain Creamery Spring Farm-ival, April 30-May 1 in Middletown. It’s never too early to head to the beach and feel sand between your toes. Ocean City’s Springfest is May 5-8.

  Southern Maryland Spring Festival, April 28-May 1, St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds
  Towsontown Spring Festival, April 30-May 1, Towson, Baltimore County
  May Day, May 1, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County
  May Day, May 7, St. Mary’s City, St. Mary’s County
  Mayfest, May 7, Frederick, Frederick County
  Hunt Valley Spring Festival, May 15, Baltimore County
Picture of a group of people toasting.

Toasts and Tastes

Foodie events this month celebrate the best culinary offerings in Maryland. Take a bite from a sweet strawberry and celebrate the spring fruit at the Somerset Strawberry Festival, May 13-14 in Marion Station. Head down to Dorchester and say “cheers” to beers at the Cambridge Beer Festival, May 15.

  Taste of Town & County, May 1, Chestertown, Kent County
  Baltimore Wine & Food Festival, May 14, Baltimore City
  Maryland Craft Beer Festival, May 14, Frederick, Frederick County
  Wine in the Woods, May 21-22, Columbia, Howard County
  Soft Shell Spring Fair, May 29, Crisfield, Somerset County

Scent-sible Gardens

Breathe in the aroma of Maryland's gardens while spring is in full bloom. The Garden Festival at Ladew, May 7 in Monkton, features specialty plant, antiques, and garden ornaments for sale from unique vendors. Follow your nose to Talbot County for House & Garden Tours on May 14, featuring grand in-town properties, gracious waterfront manors, amazing interiors, unforgettable gardens and spectacular floral arrangements.

  FlowerMart, May 6-7, Baltimore City
  Cylburn Market Day, May 6-7, Baltimore City
  Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival, May 14, Grantsville, Garrett County

Festivals and Philharmonics

Let the sound of music enchant your ears this month as outdoor concerts and festivals take off for the season. Jazzy notes drift through a flower and food market at the Flower & Jazz Festival, May 7 in Downtown Westminster. Hear blues by the bay during the Chesapeake Bay Blues Fest, May 21-22 in Annapolis.

  Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival, May 14, Mount Airy, Frederick County
  Prince George's Philharmonic, May 22, College Park, Prince George’s County
  DelFest, May 26-29, Cumberland, Allegany County

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