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Allegany National Photography Exhibition
Through April 27
New Adventures of Alice in Wonderland
April 19-20
Berlin Spring Celebration
April 20
Boardwalkin’ for Pets
April 20
Ocean City
Grand National Steeplechase
April 20
Extreme Illusions & Escapes
April 20
Ocean City
Birdwalk: Eagles & Earth Day
April 21
Spring Delmarva Birding Weekend
April 25-28
Snow Hill
The Best of Maryland Arts Education Festival
April 26
Buckwild Truck & Tractor Classic
April 26-27
Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show
April 26-28
Maryland International Kite Expo
April 26-28
Ocean City
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
April 26-28
SpringFest Ellicott City
April 27
Ellicott City
Farm Museum Spring Festival
April 27-28
All About Maryland Festival
April 27-28
Middle River
Maryland DogFest
April 27-28
La Plata
South Mountain Spring Festival
April 27-28
Spring Festival at Rose Hill Manor
April 27-28
Spring Fest at South Mountain Creamery
April 27-28
Maryland Junior Hunt Cup
April 28
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Be Open for a Maryland Beach Getaway

Only in Maryland can you step off the iconic Ocean City boardwalk and onto the clean, white Atlantic sands, camp amongst the dunes of Assateague as wild horses pose themselves against the rising sun, wade into the crisp, clear, mountain-fed waters of Deep Creek Lake, and splash in the shallows of the world treasure that is the Chesapeake Bay. Plan now for an easy beach escape, or go to our website, to plan your summer vacation on the beaches of Maryland.

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Meet the Real Maryland Along Our Scenic Byways

In Maryland, adventure starts at the end of your driveway. With an internationally renowned collection of Scenic Byways, each meticulously planned to open a new world of experiences to travelers, your vacation opportunities are boundless. Retrace the footsteps of American hero and freedom fighter Harriet Tubman on the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Scenic Byway. Explore the roots of the National Anthem on the Star-Spangled Banner Scenic Byway. Or choose your own adventure, with 18 beautiful byways to choose from, you’re sure to find the adventure for your lifetime.

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Explore Maryland’s One-of-a-Kind Crab & Oyster Trail

In Maryland, we’ve got two seasons: seafood season, and “I can’t wait for seafood season.” Well the waiting is over! Spring means real Maryland blue crabs are back, rockfish are running, and our delectable farm-raised oysters are ready for shucking-- so what are you waiting for? Get on out to your favorite Maryland seafood spot, or check out our Crab & Oyster Trail pages to find a new place that will hit the spot.

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Take the Trip of a Lifetime on the Great Chesapeake Bay Loop

Whether you’ve got a day or a week, this unique Maryland driving tour has a route for you. Navigate the “loop” and see the entire bay from top to bottom, or take smaller trips around the upper or lower Chesapeake. With amazing seafood, unforgettable views, and only-in-Maryland water experiences, the Great Chesapeake Bay Loop is the trip of a lifetime.

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Spring Restaurant Weeks, Tacos & Tequila, Vegan Burger Bash, BBQ and more!

The Old Line State is home to a myriad of uniquely Maryland culinary experiences, and now is a great time to get out and explore them. Rock Hall Restaurant Week is underway now, with Ocean City and Salisbury Restaurant Weeks kicking off April 28 and 29, respectively. Set sail for the shore and Winefest in St. Michaels. Baltimore hosts the Tacos ’n Taps beer, tequila and Mexican food festival and the Vegan Burger Smackdown. Plus, we’re bullish on the pork-tastic Interstate BBQ Festival in Hagerstown and there’s lots more great food events coming in May. Find out more at our Food Festivals and Restaurant Weeks page at

Little girl hunting for Easter eggs.

No Need to Hunt Around, We’ve got All of Maryland’s Great Easter Events Right Here!

Whether you want to ride the bunny train, try your hand at an egg roll, enjoy a delicious breakfast with Mr. Cottontail himself, or go on an Easter Egg hunt for kids or for grownups, or make your annual pilgrimage to the legendary PEEPshow, Maryland has just the event for you. Find your perfect spring, rabbit-related fun at our Easter events page.

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Hike and Bike on Our Trail System, Second to None

The state of Maryland maintains more than 485,000 acres of public land, not to mention National and County parks throughout the state. With great destinations like the GAP Trail and the C&O Canal, it’s no wonder we’ve earned the reputation as a hiking and biking paradise. Whether you’re looking for flat, manicured rail trails, or gnarly single-track mountain biking badlands, it’s always right around the corner here in Maryland. Let us know of your favorite trail @TravelMD on social media, or check out these great hiking and biking spots to get you started.

Enter to Win on Maryland Monday

Enter to Win on Maryland Mondays!

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 Mondays, but you can enter all week. This week, win a pair of tickets to the Friday Night Sailor's Delight Cocktail Cruise for Friday, April 26 on the Schooner Woodwind, including a sunset sail, two cocktail vouchers and appetizers. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to enter.

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