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ISSUE 131 | November 2017


Charm City Fringe Festival
November 2-12
Oyster Jam & Brew Fest
November 4
Tilghman Island
Eastport vs. Annapolis Tug of War
November 4
U.S. Naval Academy Veterans Classic Basketball Tournament
November 10
Maryland Irish Festival
November 10-12
Waterfowl Festival
November 10-12
Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival
November 11-12
West Friendship
Holiday Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
November 17-19
A Day with Frederick Douglass
November 18
American Indian Heritage Day
November 24
Weinberg Winterfest
November 25
Christmas in Crisfield
November 25
A platter of oysters on the half shell. Image courtesy of Sophie Mac

Celebrate Maryland Seafood on the Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail

Maryland serves up a diverse menu of crab and oyster houses, seafood festivals and waterfront attractions. The brand new Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail celebrates all of these-- use it to find one near you. Follow this link to our Crab & Oyster Trail and crack, shuck, and savor the flavor of Maryland.

Veterans Day Parade

We Honor Our Heroes During Maryland Veterans Month

November marks the first Maryland Veterans Month, and we honor our nation’s heroes with traditional Veterans Day Parades and more. This year, all of Maryland’s welcome centers will be giving active duty military and veterans our “Veterans Passport,” a guide to special savings and deals across Maryland at businesses. Find out more at our Maryland Veterans Page.

Winterfest of Lights

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like the Holidays

There’s no time like the holidays in Maryland with Thanksgiving parades, train gardens, Christmas lights, seasonal concerts, performances, and that warm Maryland welcome. Don’t miss annual favorites like Gaylord National Harbor’s ICE! extravaganza and Six Flags America's Holiday in the Park. Find all this and much more at our Holiday Happenings roundup page.

Wine glasses and set hand crafted by 5 Year Wood in Cumberland

Plan Your Shopping Adventure

'Tis the season for shopping! From Black Friday fun at Tanger Outlets to Small Business Saturday in funky Hampden and fun, friendly Berlin, our shopping destinations are ready to wow you. Or look for unique gifts such as outsider art at Bazaart at the American Visionary Art Museum, Frosty Friday in Frederick or the Howard County Crafts Spectacular, and online at the Maryland State Arts Council's Maryland Artist Registry. Across Maryland, our shops and galleries are open for business and waiting for you. Go to our Holiday Arts & Crafts Shows page for more great suggestions.

Runners participating in a Turkey Trott race on Thanksgiving

Work Off That Turkey With These Thanksgiving Running Events

Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy friends, family, and—of course—lots of delicious holiday favorites. But don’t feel guilty about a little family feasting, get out and work it off with these turkey trots and Thanksgiving runs across the state.

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Click here to find Veterans Month events. Click here to find great places to feast on crabs and oysters. Click here for more Autumn Adventure Fun. Click here to start your holiday planning. Click here to plan that Fall Foliage scenic tour.