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ISSUE 141 | May 2, 2018
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May 3-6
Ocean City
Open Houses for Tourism Week
May 6-12
150th Anniversary of Government House
May 12
Grantsville National Road Festival
May 12-19
Greek Festival
May 16-20
Audubon’s Spring Baltimore Birding Weekend
May 18-20
Beer Bacon Music Festival
May 19
Berlin Spring Cruisers
May 19
Paddlefest on the Choptank
May 19
Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
May 19-20
Maritime Model Expo on the Miles River
May 19-20
St. Michaels
Arbutus Arts Festival
May 20
May 20
Chestertown Colonial Tea Party Festival
May 25-27
Balticon Science Fiction Convention
May 25-28

Hollywood Comes to Baltimore for the 20th Annual Maryland Film Festival

After receiving more than 35,000 submissions, the selections have been made, and the Maryland Film Festival is rolling out the red carpet. The four-day festival runs from tonight through Sunday, bringing films and stars from around the world to Charm City. Now featuring screenings in four locations, including the beautifully renovated SNF Parkway Theatre, catch premieres, features, shorts, and filmmaker Q&As. For details,

Let’s Go to Pimlico for Preakness

It’s Triple Crown time, and Maryland is showing off. The breathtakingly beautiful Preakness Balloon Festival (May 13) starts things off on a high note. The fillies show their stuff during Black-Eyed Susan Day (May 18). And the 143rd running of the thrilling Preakness Stakes (May 19), the second jewel of the cherished Triple Crown, will have the eyes of the world on Baltimore. This year’s InfieldFest is headlined by Malone and Odesza, so there’s something for everyone at this Maryland tradition. For all the info, visit our website.

Spend Mother’s Day Pampering Mom

Take her to brunch, make sure she gets some spa time, or pack up the kids and spend the day on a blanket at a winery. Whatever your mom loves, she definitely deserves it. Find our whole list of ideas here.

DelFest performers

Here Comes DelFest

Is it DelFest time already? DelYeah it is! Round up your friends, put up the tent, and let it all hang out at the best bluegrass festival on the planet May 24-27. Del McCoury brings the mountain funk back to Cumberland with more great shows including Gov’t Mule, Bela Fleck & Chris Thile, Leftover Salmon and much, much more! Find out all the “Del-Lightful” details here.

People shopping at a garden festival

Celebrate Spring at these May Day Events and Garden Fests

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and Maryland is enjoying one of her most beautiful seasons. So get out of the house and make the most of this resplendent spring weather. With May Day events, including the perennial Flower Mart, flower shows and spring festivals stretching from the mountains to the shore, you’re never far from an awesome May celebration. Find our great spring events here.

baskets of strawberries

Sample Some Amazing Food, Beer and Wine Festivals

Catch the Maryland Craft Beer Festival in Frederick, food and wine festivals in Columbia and Baltimore, BBQ in Naptown, soft shell crabs in Crisfield, and the sweetest strawberries of the season in Somerset, and other amazing Maryland tastes. Find these winning food and drink festivals and more at

Honor Maryland’s Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day

Honor the sacrifices of the brave men and women who defended this great nation at Memorial Day parades, ceremonies, and other events. Find our list of events here.

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