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ISSUE 114 | June 2016


Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival
June 4
Baltimore City
Delmarva Soap Box Derby
June 4
Federalsburg, Caroline County
Lower Susquehanna Rockfish Tournament
June 4
Port Deposit, Cecil County
Maryland Watermen’s Association Rockfish Tournament
June 10-12
Rock Hall, Kent County
Pirate Fest Weekend
June 11-12
Havre de Grace, Harford County
June 11-12
Baltimore City
Maryland Faerie Festival
June 11-12
Darlington, Harford County
Antique and Classic Boat Festival
June 17-19
St. Michaels, Talbot County
Classics on the Choptank Car, Truck, and Bike Show
June 18
Cambridge, Dorchester County
LZ Maryland: Salute to Vietnam Veterans
June 18-19
Timonium, Baltimore County
AFI DOCS Film Festival
June 22-26
Silver Spring, Montgomery County
Grantsville Days
June 24-26
Garrett County
Heritage Days
June 25-26
Montgomery County

Scenic Sights

Escape the highway and drive Maryland’s Scenic Byways to explore charming towns and take in enchanting views. Beyond the car window, set your sights on art events along the byway routes. Hop off the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway to enjoy Frederick Festival of the Arts, June 3-5. Drive through Mountain Maryland and see artist interpretations of the landscape during Mountain Maryland Plein Air, June 8-12 in Cumberland. Or take the Cape to Cape Byway and stop in Ocean City June 25-26 for Art’s Alive. There’s an abundance of art events around Maryland on and off the byways.

  Art in the Park, June 4, Westminster, Carroll County
  Annapolis Arts, Crafts and Wine Festival, June 4-5, Anne Arundel County
  ARTreach, June 11, Columbia, Howard County
  ArtsFest, June 11, La Plata, Charles County
  Plein Air Events, Statewide

Tantalizing Tastes

June is all about local flavor in Maryland – can you smell what we’re cooking up? Chesapeake seasoning smothers succulent crabs during the St. Mary’s Crab Festival, June 11 in Leonardtown. Indulge with brilliant bites from Garrett County’s best chefs and most popular dining establishments during Taste of Garrett, June 26.

  Taste of Wheaton, June 2-5, Silver Spring, Montgomery County
  Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival, June 25, Baltimore City

Sweet Serenades

Outdoor music events turn up the volume this month. Western Maryland Blues Fest, June 2-5 in Hagerstown presents music from national, regional and local performers. Enjoy jazz and blues on the streets of one of America’s coolest small towns as Berlin’s Jazz and Blues Bash begins on June 4. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for the City Dock Serenade, an evening of stories, songs and a Chesapeake Bay sunset at Crisfield’s City Dock, June 4.

  Capital Jazz Fest, June 3-5, Columbia, Howard County
  Tunes and Brews, June 4, McHenry, Garrett County
  Chris Young Concert, June 4, Solomons, Calvert County
  The Pure Zeppelin Experience, June 25, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County

Hands on History

Get in touch with important moments in history this month. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Several celebrations take place around Maryland on June 18 and 19, including Lexington Park, St. Mary’s County and Oella, Baltimore County.

  Blue and Gray Days, June 11-12, Scotland, St. Mary’s County
  Colonial Market Fair, June 11-12, Oella, Baltimore County
  Juneteenth Celebration, June 18, District Heights, Prince George’s County
  Juneteenth Concert Celebration, June 19, Cheverly, Prince George’s County

Amazing Aromas

From fruity to floral, woody to nutty – aroma is an important factor in tasting wine. Put your nose to work with wine and food festivals across the state. Great Grapes! Wine & Food Festival is June 4-5 in Cockeysville. Follow your nose to the second annual Baltimore Wine Fest, June 18. If wine isn’t your style, sniff out different flavors at the Beer, Bourbon BBQ Festival, June 17-18 at National Harbor.

  Taste of the Valley Wine & Food Festival, June 18, Boonsboro, Washington County
  Taneytown Wine, Brew & Art Festival, June 18, Carroll County

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