ISSUE 111 | March 2016


CAA Basketball Championships - Men's

March 4-7
Baltimore City

Winter Beer Festival

March 5
Columbia, Howard County

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

March 6
Easton, Talbot County

Frederick Restaurant Week

March 6-12
Frederick, Frederick County

CAA Basketball Championships - Women's

March 9-12
Upper Marlboro, Prince George’s County

Find Your Freedom: Exploring Slavery and the Underground Railroad on the Delmarva

March 10-13
Dorchester and Caroline Counties

Blues Jam

March 12
Snow Hill, Worcester County

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

March 16-27
Baltimore City

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Annmarie After Hours

March 18
Dowell, Calvert County

Bethesda Film Festival

March 18-19
Montgomery County

Americana Music Festival

March 18-19
Frederick, Frederick County

Oyster Roast and Sock Burning

March 19
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County

Moscow Festival Ballet in "The Sleeping Beauty"

March 23-24
Frostburg, Allegany County

Annapolis Film Festival

March 31-April 3
Anne Arundel County

Feast Your Eyes

Premiering this year, Light City Baltimore is the first large-scale, international light festival in the United States. See radiant art around the city from March 28-April 3 and attend concerts and innovation conferences throughout the week. And if road trips are your style, set your sights on an adventure along any of Maryland’s Scenic Byways for inviting views around the state.

  Historic National Road, Baltimore to Western Maryland
  Chesapeake Country, Chesapeake City to Crisfield
  Journey Through Hallowed Ground, Emmitsburg to Point of Rocks

Enter to win a Light City Baltimore getaway sweepstakes, including a weekend hotel stay, VIP passes, and restaurant gift card.

Sweet Tastes of Spring

The sweetest place to be in Harford County is the Bel Air Armory for the 15th Annual Chocolate and Candy Festival, March 5. Sample from chocolatiers, candy makers, and sweet treat merchants. Hundreds of marshmallow masterpieces created by local artists, families, businesses, and community groups are displayed at the Carroll Arts Center during PEEPshow, March 25-April 6. You can’t eat the art, but it will make you hungry!

  Maple Sugaring, March 5-6, Lake Roland, Baltimore County
  Maple Syrup Fest, March 12-13 and 19-20, Cunningham Falls State Park, Frederick County

Stop and Smell the Flowers

Put winter to bed and get ready for spring! Home and garden shows around the state will awaken your senses with sweet floral scents. The Spring Maryland Home & Garden Show, March 5-6 and 11-13 at the State Fairgrounds, features artfully landscaped gardens, seminars, crafts, and more. Need seeds for your garden or have extra to swap? Follow your nose to Chestertown for a Seed Swap, March 19.

  Suburban Maryland Spring Home Show, March 5-6, Germantown, Montgomery County
  HCC Alumni Flower & Garden Show, March 12-13, Hagerstown, Washington County
  Carroll County Times Home Show, March 12-13, Westminster
  Allegany County Home Show, March 18-20, Cumberland

Maryland Day Celebrations

Maryland Day commemorates March 25, 1634, the day settlers disembarked from two small sailing ships - the Ark and the Dove – onto Maryland soil. Hear the history of the voyage at the site of the original settlement, St. Clement’s Island, on March 24. Their Maryland Day celebrations include guest speakers, dignitaries, and wreath-laying.

  Maryland Day Celebration, March 18-20, Four Rivers Heritage Area, Anne Arundel County
  Maryland Day, March 19, Historic St. Mary’s City, St. Mary’s County

Get Outside

Feel the rush of adventure before the seasons turn. Western Maryland isn’t done with snow – hit the hills for a tubing afternoon at Wisp Resort, March 6. Lace your boots and get in touch with nature at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Their Eagle Festival, March 12, is hands-on fun for the whole family that puts eagles, hawks, and falcons within reach.

  Tracking 101: Who Goes There?, March 12, Elk Neck State Park, Cecil County
  Monarchs – Butterfly Royalty, March 16, Grasonville, Queen Anne’s County

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