View this email online or mobile
ISSUE 142 | May 30, 2018
This Month In Maryland Yellow Banner


Annapolis Irish Festival
June 1-2
Western Maryland Blues Music Fest
June 1-2
Annapolis Arts Week
June 1-10
Frederick Festival of the Arts
June 2-3
Imagination Bethesda
June 2
Bay Bridge Paddle Race
June 2
Sandy Spring Museum Strawberry Festival
June 2
Sandy Spring
St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day
June 2
Coltons Point
St. Michaels Brewfest
June 2
St. Michaels
Shrimp & BBQ Fest
June 2
Havre de Grace
Strawberry Festival in Sykesville
June 2
Washington Folk Festival
Jun 2-3
Glen Echo
Spirits of Maryland
June 3
Taste of Wheaton
June 3
Blue and Gray Days
June 9-10
Charles County Artsfest
June 9
La Plata
Britfest 2018
June 9
Columbia Festival of the Arts
June 15-17
Baltimore Wine Fest
June 16
Beer & BBQ Stroll
June 16

Drive the Great Chesapeake Bay Loop

Whether you’ve got a day or a week, Maryland’s newest driving tour has a route for you. Make the great ‘figure eight’ and see the entire bay from top to bottom, or take smaller trips around the upper or lower Chesapeake. With amazing seafood, unforgettable scenery, and only-in-Maryland water experiences, the Great Chesapeake Bay Loop is a trip for the bucket list. Plan your Chesapeake Bay adventure.

people at Concert

Maryland’s Summer of Music Rocks On

June is playing your tune as Maryland’s Summer of Music continues with nine featured festivals during the month including Common Ground on the Hill in Westminster, Music in the Mountains in Cumberland, Capital Jazz in Columbia and the National Music Festival in Chestertown. Plus, catch great summer concert series like WTMD’s First Thursday Festival on the water in Baltimore (pictured here) and more. Find out all of the details on our Summer of Music home page

Picture ship

Look to the Skies at Two Great Maryland Air Shows

Let your imagination take flight as two only-in-Maryland air shows crack the skies over the Old Line State. June 2-3, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will be filling the skies of St. Mary’s as they headline the NAS Patuxent River Air Expo. And Father’s Day Weekend, June 16-17, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be busting their moves over the beach and boardwalk of Ocean City during the OC Air Show.

Steeplechase race

See Maryland Through the Eyes of an Artist at These Amazing Plein Air Festivals

Artists from far and wide flock to Maryland this month to take their painting to the streets during these inspiring Plein Air Festivals. Experience the art and their craft as masters interpret Maryland’s towns in real time before your eyes, as Plein Airs come to Annapolis, Stevensville, Frederick and Ellicott City this month. For all the info, visit our Plein Air page.

Picture of spinach for sale at a farmers market.

Dynamite Doings for Dads

Father’s Day may be only 24 hours, but Maryland has packed in a whole month’s worth of fun for fathers. Grab steamed crabs, go golfing, or take dad to the sea for the OC Car & Truck Show and the Antique & Classic Boat Festival in St. Michaels. Let pop party like it’s 1794 at George Washington’s Whiskey Rebellion Festival in Cumberland. Or indulge in a bit of the Three B’s at the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival at National Harbor. For all this and more great Father’s Day fun, check out our June Doings for Dynamite Dads page.


Celebrate Juneteenth

Celebrate African-American history and culture and commemorate this essential milestone in American history, the freeing of all enslaved people in the country. Experience African-American music, food, dance, and more at these great Juneteenth celebrations.

fishing on the beach

Fishing Tournament Season Makes a Splash in June

Whether you love the thrill of a saltwater hunt over the Atlantic Canyons off Ocean City, prefer the chess-like strategy of bass fishing on the Bay, the Zen communion of river and fly-caster, or the only-in-Maryland adventure of open Chesapeake rock fishing, Maryland is truly a fisherman’s paradise. And there’s no better way to prove your angler skills than at these hot June tournaments all across Maryland.


Enter to Win on Maryland Monday!

Don’t miss your chance at free tickets for amazing events across the state. Every Monday on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, the Maryland Office of Tourism is joining with our sponsors to give away great Maryland travel experiences. We call them Maryland Monday, but you can enter all week. This week, win a pair of tickets to the Maryland Distiller’s Guild’s “Spirits of Maryland” event at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, and next week, enter to win a pair of tickets to the Frederick Wine Festival. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to enter.

follow us

Maryland Office of Tourism Development

401 East Pratt Street, 14th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21202