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ISSUE 122 | February 2017


National Aquarium Celebrates Black History Month
Feb. 3
Fire In Ice
Feb. 4
Annual Ice Fest
Feb. 4
Bridges to the World International Film Festival
Feb. 4 - March 3
Motor Trend International
Auto Show

Feb. 9-12
Black Memorabilia
Fine Art & Craft Show

Feb. 11
Chocolate & Beer Pairing
Feb. 11
Creativity Exchange – Intersection Between Black Artists & Black-Owned Businesses
Feb. 11
Oakland Winter Fest
Feb. 17-19
Maryland RV Show
Feb. 17-19
Seaside Boat Show
Feb. 17-19
Ocean City
Mully’s Valentine’s
Beer-Pairing Dinner

Feb. 18
Prince Frederick

Celebrate Black History Month

Maryland was home to civil rights giants like Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall, and Harriet Tubman, who will be honored at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center opening in March. Explore our history 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.

Raise a Glass to FeBREWary, Maryland’s Craft Beer Month

By proclamation of Governor Larry Hogan, FeBREWary is Maryland’s official month-long celebration for craft beer lovers, 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 open across the state, and hotels have FeBREWary stay-over packages. From the mountains to the beach, FeBREWary in Maryland is the perfect opportunity to hoist a pint with good friends in great places. For a listing of events, packages and special beer releases by Maryland breweries, go here.

Explore Maryland’s Winter Wonderland

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

Find Your Maryland Romance this Valentine’s Day

Or if the idea of frozen toes isn’t your cup of tea, heat things up with our great Valentine’s Day suggestions. Explore a museum with a special someone, revisit that restaurant where the two of you fell in love, try a great holiday getaway package at a hotel at the beach, in the mountains, downtown by the harbor, or right around the corner. There’s so much to love in Maryland this February, find more great ideas on our Valentine’s Day page.

Chef Voltaggio's Meatballs

Taste the Season at Winter Restaurant Weeks

Sample the best from Maryland chefs across the state and explore new options with three great winter restaurant weeks in Anne Arundel, Calvert and Howard counties running this month, plus food festivals, beer and food pairings and more. For all the info, visit our winter dining page.

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