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ISSUE 135 | February 2018
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Black History Month –
Civil Rights to Star Wars

Thru Feb. 21
Motor Trend International Auto Show
Feb. 8-11
Alpha Effect, FeBREWary Release Party
Feb. 9
Valentine’s Yoga & Partner Massage for FeBREWary at Hysteria Brewing
Feb. 10
Frederick Douglass 200th Anniversary Celebration
Feb. 10
U.S. Naval Academy Choir Black History Month Concert
Feb. 11
Seaside Boat Show
Feb. 16-18
Ocean City
Maryland RV Show
Feb. 16-18 & 23-25
Oakland Winter Fest
Feb. 17-18
Shorecraft Beer Fest, Love on Tap
Feb. 24
Ocean City
Frederick Douglass Literary Forum & Book Fair
Feb. 24
Chesapeake Brewing Company’s Cupid’s Curse Tap Takeover
Feb. 24
Maryland Chili & Beer Festival
Feb. 24
Glen Burnie
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Celebrate Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday During Black History Month

This month, Maryland celebrates the life and legacy of the father of civil rights Frederick Douglass with commemorative events around the state. And explore the stories of other Maryland-born civil rights giants such as Harriet Tubman, Thurgood Marshall, and Benjamin Banneker during Black History Month with events at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture and the Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, the Josiah Henson Park in North Bethesda, and along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Scenic Byway. Find more great ideas at the Black History Month page of our website.

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Hoist a Pint to Maryland’s Craft Brews During FreBREWary

On February 1, Governor Larry Hogan kicks off FeBREWary, Maryland’s official month-long celebration of our craft beer manufacturing industry. And with events on tap across the state, it’s the perfect time for a beer lover's getaway. Breweries, ale houses and brew pubs are hosting special events, and many hotels have special FeBREWary stay-over packages. With great events like ShoreCraft’s Love On Tap Brew Festival, the Love Thy Beer Winter Warmer Showcase, and much more, FeBREWary in Maryland is the perfect opportunity to hoist a pint with good friends in great places. Follow this link for a listing of events, packages and special beer releases by Maryland breweries.

Three skiers standing on a hill together laughing

Put the Thrill in the Chill with a Winter Sports Adventure

As the mercury drops, things heat up in Maryland’s part of the great outdoors. Whether it’s hitting the slopes at Wisp Resort, snowshoeing in your favorite state park, ice fishing on Deep Creek Lake, or living your own Winter Olympics dreams, February is the perfect time to get outside in Maryland. For more ideas, visit our winter sports page.

Couple of a romantic dinner with a glass of wine

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Romantic Maryland Escape

Celebrate that special spark with a romantic downtown getaway to Baltimore, Annapolis, or National Harbor. Or sneak off for a lovers retreat to the rolling Maryland mountains. Rekindle that old flame with a night out at the restaurant where it all began. Or try something new and daring that you’ve only dreamed about. Whether it’s just a few hours or a long weekend, a new romance or a long-lasting love, our Valentine’s Day page has great ideas to heat up the season.

Person eating food

Taste the Season During Winter Restaurant Weeks

Sample the best from Maryland chefs across the state and explore new options with great winter restaurant weeks going on in Annapolis, Bethesda, Havre de Grace, National Harbor, Calvert County, Howard County, and Montgomery County, plus food festivals, beer and food pairings and more. For all the info, visit our winter restaurant weeks page.

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