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Afro Punk Ballet Two Suns and a Bunch of Punks
July 14
Art in the Park – Deep Creek Lake
July 14-15
Deep Creek
Chautauqua - Seeking Justice Frederick Douglass
July 14
Chesapeake Environmental Center Paddle Palooza
July 14
Love the City You're With -
Baltimore Bike Tour

July 14
Lake Arbor Jazz Festival
July 14
Taste of Cambridge Crab
Cook-Off & Festival

July 14
Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival
July 14
Coltons Point
Houdini Unbound
July 15
Plein Air Easton
July 15
Summer Reggae Wine Festival at Linganore
July 21-22
Mount Airy
Pirates on the Potomac
July 28
Piney Point
Trifecta Food Truck &
Music Festival

July 28
Wheels on the Waterfront
Car Show

July 28
Vans Warped Tour
July 29
Women looking at a piece of art at Artscape

Artscape is Here

As America’s largest free arts festival, bringing more than 350,000 people together, Artscape has become an integral part of the fabric of Baltimore. Walk streets alive with art, theater, food, and amazing music. This year’s lineup includes TLC, ZZ Ward, and reggae legends Toots & the Maytals. Get the details at our ArtScape Experience page.

The Beat Goes On During Maryland’s Summer of Music

The epic sounds of summer continue as Nextival brings its good vibes to Crownsville, David Byrne hits Merriweather, and more. Plus, catch great summer concert series like Belvedere Square’s Summer Sounds in Baltimore and others. Find out all of the details on our Summer of Music home page.

Man holding a fish he caught

Get Hooked on Maryland’s Big Summer Fishing Tournaments

Ocean City hosts their annual Tuna Tournament and the Big Fish Classic. Aberdeen welcomes fishermen from far and wide to the Bassmaster Elite Tournament. These and great local and regional fishing tournaments make July the perfect time for anglers. Find out more here.

Two girls enjoying ice cream

Get the Scoop on Where to Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

When it comes to ice cream, Maryland is full of firsts. First ice cream on the continent? Check. Governor Thomas Bladen served up the sweet, creamy treat way back in 1744 (It was strawberry, if you’re wondering). First ice cream factory in the world? Check. A genius by the name of Jacob Fussell opened the world’s first ice cream factory in Baltimore in 1853, and we’re still leading the way with funky, only-in-Maryland flavors, cow-to-cone creameries, and awesome mom-and-pop ice cream shops. Follow this link to get the low-down on everyone’s favorite sweet summer treat.

Girls riding a ride together at a County Fair

Summer Means County Fairs

Roller coasters, deep-fried decadence, prized pigs and all the stuffed bears you can win — that must mean it’s county fair season. This month, county fairs in Allegany, Washington, Cecil, Kent County, Somerset, Carroll and Garret are all on tap. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to get out and explore the state, there’s no better way than taking them in, because even if you venture away from home base, you’ll always feel welcome at these great Maryland county fairs.

Guy standup paddle boarding and a girl kayaking

Beat the Heat on Maryland’s Waters

Get out sailing on the Chesapeake, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking at National Harbor, water skiing on Deep Creek, white-water rafting, and more. In Maryland, you’re never far from a cool refreshing dip. Check out this link for 10 great suggestions for cooling off in Maryland’s waters this summer.

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 you’ve got three chances to win as we give away tickets to the B&O Railroad Museum’s “Evolution Engine” event, Cheryl Wheeler in concert at the Carroll Arts Center, and Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield at The Theater at MGM National Harbor. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to enter.

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