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ISSUE 138 | April 4, 2018
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This is a collage of images. Top left image is a purple light display for Light City, top right image is a Steeplechase, bottom left image is a sunset on the water with a sailboat, middle image is a platter of oysters on the shell amd the bottom right is a picture of flowers


Salisbury Restaurant Week
Through Apr. 15
Six Flags America Opening Weekend
Apr. 7-8
Upper Marlboro
National Harbor 10th Anniversary
Apr. 7-8
Hairspray at the Maryland Theatre
Apr. 13-22
Cecil Con
Apr. 14
North East
Daffodil Festival
Apr. 14-15
St. Michaels
Catapult at the Weinberg
Apr. 15
Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show
Apr. 20-22
Earth Day 5K at the
Mount Harmon Plantation

Apr. 21
EVO Anniversary Party
Apr. 21
Fells Point Privateer Festival
Apr. 21-22
18th-Century Market Fair
Apr. 26-29
Big Pool
Maryland International Kite Expo
Apr. 27-29
Ocean City
Bay Bridge Boat Show
Apr. 27-29
Spring Fest at South Mountain Creamery
Apr. 28-29

Taste the Season During Spring Restaurant Weeks and Food Festivals

Sample the best of Maryland’s signature dishes and exotic chefs’ takes on classic favorites during spring restaurant weeks and food festivals. Get your fill of seafood favorites and more during April restaurant weeks on the shore in Rock Hall, Salisbury, and Ocean City. Taste the best BBQ anywhere at the Interstate BBQ Festival in Hagerstown, and raise a glass to your good eats at the Savor Bowie Food Wine and Music Festival. Get those details and more at our Restaurant Weeks page.

people at Light City

Thrill to the Glittering Spectacle of Light City

Running April 14-21, the only large-scale light festival in the U.S. turns Baltimore’s waterfront into a shimmering phantasm of light sculptures, interactive illuminated experiences, and amazing free live music. Walk the BGE Light Art Walk through Harbor East, past the National Aquarium, Harbor Place and the Maryland Science Center, and marvel at these unique works of wonder. Catch great performances by Grand Master Flash, G. Love & Special Sauce, Kimbra, and more on the free stages. Explore new ideas at the Light City Labs innovation conference. And of course, experience the dazzling displays of illuminated art that light up the night. Plan your Light City adventure now at


Pictured: “Our House” by Tom Dekyvere; photo courtesy of Crystal Whitman

Picture ship

Travel Back in Time for Pirates, Knights, and Old Timey Adventures

Walk the quaint streets of Baltimore’s Fells Point as a pirate during the Fells Point Privateer Festival. Join the court of Medieval Times’ first-ever Queen at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Arundel Mills. Set sail with pirate adventures on the water in Baltimore, Annapolis and National Harbor. And step back in time at the 18th-Century Market Fair at Fort Frederick State Park. Find all these and more on our fantastic fantasy adventures page on our website.

Steeple Chase

Get in Touch with Maryland Horse Country During Steeplechase Season

There’s nothing quite like the pounding of hooves and the flash of colors as top equine athletes take to the field for thrilling steeplechase and point-to-point races. Experience the pageantry and thrilling competition that has made cross-country horse racing a cornerstone of Maryland’s sporting scene for more than 250 years. Or explore our scenic Horses & Hounds Byway and mount-up and ride at Maryland’s amazing horse discovery centers. Get all the details on our Steeplechase page.

Picture of spinach for sale at a farmers market.

Taste the Season at a Maryland Farmers’ Market

Spring is here, it’s time to get back outside, and as great as feeling the sun is, it’s nothing like tasting it. Indulge in the flavors of nature at one of these farmers’ markets near you.

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