Enjoy a weekend of fine, juried arts and handmade crafts, wine tastings from over 25 Maryland wineries, smooth jazz, delectable cuisine and activities for the whole family.
With a lengthy coastline and eclectic, cosmopolitan cities, Maryland offers great cultural attractions, beautiful beaches, water sports, fabulous seafood and waterfront restaurants.
With the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and blissful Atlantic Coast beaches, Maryland has plenty of outdoor charms. Major cosmopolitan cities like Baltimore and delightful towns like the state's capital, Annapolis, are filled with museums, restaurants, parks and many opportunities for fun on the water.
View and vote for your favourites from 200 marshmallow masterpieces, including sculptures, dioramas, mosaics and even videos, all crafted from or inspired by sugary sweet Peeps ®.
Take a magical excursion into miniature worlds which show life as it was, as it is, or as it could be. Fantastical, exquisite layouts built by skilled modelers will transport you to times and places you'll enjoy and remember. An ideal outing for families, individuals or couples looking for a unique and memorable diversion. Bring your camera.
Runners from around the world race to the finish line during the area's premier marathon. Various types of races are available, as well as a fitness expo and festivities for runners of all ages held throughout the day.
Historic Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore is the second oldest racetrack in the US and has been host to the Preakness Stakes since its inception over 140 years ago. Legendary horses such as Man O’ War, Sea Biscuit, War Admiral and Secretariat have all run this course in their race for the Triple Crown. Preakness Celebration features a series of events scheduled throughout the week leading up to race day including jockey autograph sessions, morning tours of the course and Infield Fest, a day-long race day party featuring live performances by international superstars.
The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade celebrates the life of one of America's most influential civil rights, political and social icons.The celebration features entertaining high school and community marching bands, decorative floats, civic organizations, high stepping fraternities, honor and colour guards, lively cheerleading squads and equestrian units.
Join us New Year's Eve for DC's premiere all-inclusive party, Big Night DC, at the area's only Vegas-style hotel, the Gaylord National Hotel and Resort at National Harbor, Maryland. Fifteen party areas, six dance floors, first class cuisine, discounted hotel rooms and a huge midnight celebration are sure to make this New Year's Eve one you'll never forget.
Ring in the New Year with friends and family, live music by area bands and a grand fireworks display. Start the evening with the sweet sounds of live music at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater during Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular. Then turn your head to the heavens at the stroke of midnight for the region’s largest fireworks display!
Now in its 48th year, the Maryland Seafood Festival features Maryland’s top chefs and restaurateurs showcasing the state’s seafood. Event highlights include the Capital Crab Soup Cook-off, live music, craft booths and family activities.
The Great Chesapeake Balloon Festival features at least 15 hot air balloons, skydivers, balloon rides and a giant walk-through hot air balloon for children and adults.