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ISSUE 128 | August 2017


Baltimore Improv Fest
Through August 6
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Governor’s Cup Yacht Race
August 4-5
St. Mary’s City
Frederick Wine Festival
August 5
Berlin Peach Festival
August 5
Blessing of the Combines
August 5
Snow Hill
Maryland State BBQ Bash
August 12
Bel Air
Watermen’s Appreciation Day
August 13
St. Michaels
Antique Car Show
August 19
UKE and Guitar Summit
August 19-24
North Bethesda
River Romp
August 20
Havre de Grace Art Show
August 19-20
Country Life Festival
August 19-20
C&O Canal Days
August 26-27
Customer eating garlic butter muscles

Summer Restaurant Weeks

Taste the best of the season as top chefs from across the state set up courses to dazzle as Summer Restaurant Weeks sweep the state in August. Fixed-price menus with seasonal delights are a sure-fire way to rediscover an old favorite restaurant or sample a hot new one. Check out our Summer Restaurant Weeks page for all the details.

Fantastic 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. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to get out and explore the state, there’s no better way than taking in some county fairs, because even if you venture away from home-base, you’ll always feel welcome at these great Maryland county fairs.

Seafood Festivals

If you’re looking for the best seafood on the planet, you’re in luck, because in Maryland, you never have to look far. Get your friends together, grab your favorite mallet and a bib (or live dangerously — Maryland flag T-shirts hide Old Bay stains pretty well…) and head over to our Seafood Festivals page to find one near you. Or pick a destination across the state and taste how they do it — from the Maryland mountains to the deep blue sea.

Wet ‘n’ Wild Water

Splish, splash and have a blast across Maryland this August. As the mercury climbs, why not take a dive at local swimming holes, water parks, beaches, or even take an exhilarating white-water rafting trip! Check out our Wet ‘n’ Wild Water page for great ideas, because when it comes to ways to beat the heat with some H20, Maryland is overflowing with options.

People sitting on a hill watching a free movie from AVAM.

Summer Flicks/Free Films

Looking for good times on a sultry summer evening? There’s nothing quite like an outdoor film festival to make some lasting memories. Whether it’s a family picnic or a bottle of wine for two, Maryland’s outdoor movie scene is where it’s at this August.


Hot Weather, Hotter Tunes

Maryland is for music. Don’t believe us? Check out some of these amazing summer concerts. Enjoy the outdoors, grab a glass of Maryland wine or beer, and get your groove on. For more information, go to our concerts page.

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