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ISSUE 115 | July 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fourth of July celebrations
Free outdoor movies
UniverSoul Circus
June 29-July 31
National Harbor
Prince George’s County
African American Festival
July 2-3
Baltimore City
Barbara Fritchie Motorcycle Classic
July 4
Frederick, Frederick County
Lake Arbor Jazz Festival
July 7-10
Mitchellville, Prince George's County
Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Show
July 7-10
Easton, Talbot County
Tides & Tunes Summer Concerts
July 7, 14, 21, 28
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County
Cirque Italia
July 8-10
Gaithersburg, Montgomery County
Sharkfest
July 9
Solomons, Calvert County
Common Ground on the Hill Roots Music & Arts Festival
July 9-10
Westminster, Carroll County
The Battle of Monocacy:
In Their Words

July 14
Frederick, Frederick County
Bathtub Races
July 15
Berlin, Worcester County
Baltimore Restaurant Week
July 22-31
Find Your Park in Maryland Sweepstakes
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Enter now to win this fabulous getaway package in picturesque Washington County.
Plate of watermelon

Local Appetite

Summer is the season of tasty local treats. Support Maryland’s farms during Buy Local Challenge week, July 23-31, with your commitment to eat at least one local product each day of the week. Fill your basket with flavor at a farmers' market. Once you’ve finished your vegetables, enjoy a cool cone from an Ice Cream Trail creamery or nearby sweet shop.

  4th of July Watermelon Bash, July 4, La Plata, Charles County
  Annual Watermelon Festival, July 30, Mardela Springs, Wicomico County
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Art in the Streets

Maryland is home to phenomenal local artists and performers, world-class venues, and an engaged creative scene. Watch art come to life as artists hit the streets for Paint It! Ellicott City, July 8-10. See the work of more than 150 artists, designers, and craftspeople during Artscape, America's largest free arts festival, July 15-16 in Baltimore City – along with live concerts, performing arts, and more.

  2nd Saturdays at the Artsway, July 9, Denton, Caroline County
  Art in the Park, July 9-10, Swanton, Garrett County
  Plein Air Easton, July 9-17, Talbot County
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Fishing Fun

With an unparalleled variety of species and habitats, there's something for every angler in Maryland. Learn more from Fish and Hunt Maryland. Pick up your rod and join the Maryland Fishing Challenge, a free, year-round tournament with three components: an angler award, an invasive species award, and a fishing challenge for youth. If you’d rather leave the fishing to Maryland’s watermen, get your hands on local seafood at these restaurants and the festivals below.

  Annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament, July 8-10, Ocean City
  Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival, July 9, Colton's Point, St. Mary's County
  Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off, July 9, Dorchester County
  Tilghman Island Summer Seafood Festival, July 16, Talbot County
  J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake, July 20, Crisfield, Somerset County
  Big Fish Classic, July 29-31, Ocean City
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Bouquet of Brews

Follow your nose to find local brews this summer. The first annual Drink Maryland: North Beach, July 23, will feature local wine, cider, beer and spirits with an open-air farmers' market feel. The aroma of Maryland’s fine craft beverages isn’t the only scent to sniff out – pair your drink with samples from favorite area restaurants during the Cecil County Food and Wine Festival, July 16 in North East.

  CASA Wine and Craft Beer Festival, July 16, Cumberland, Allegany County
  Blues and Brews Festival, July 23, Havre de Grace, Harford County


Ferris Wheel

Summer Symphony

Sweet sounds of summer are amplified during county fair season. Listen to a symphony of animals at 4-H fairs in Baltimore County, July 7-9, and Carroll County, July 30-Aug. 5. Hear the horsepower of hard-working machinery during tractor pull events at Harford County Farm Fair, July 28-31 in Bel Air. Local fairs and carnivals continue all summer throughout Maryland.

  Talbot County Fair, July 6-9, Easton
  Allegany County Fair, July 16-23, Cumberland
  Washington County Agricultural Expo, July 16-23, Sharpsburg
  Kent County Fair, July 21-23, Chestertown
  Cecil County Fair, July 22-30, Elkton
  Garrett County Agriculture Fair, July 30-Aug. 6, McHenry
  Somerset County Fair, July 29-31, Princess Anne


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