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ISSUE 134 | January 2018
Collage of images, top left to bottom right - Fireworks at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, snow covered bridge and tree, hot cup of cocoa, man tasting muscles, women playing a slot machine at a Maryland Casino.


Mayor’s New Year’s Day Concert
Jan. 1
Ocean City
New Year’s Day 5K
Jan. 1
Chesapeake City
River Arts Annual Membership Show
Jan. 5-27
Aww Shucks Oyster Roast
Jan. 6
First Saturday – Afterglow
Jan. 6
New Year Nature Hike and Cider Sipping
Jan. 6
HoCo Open
Jan. 12 - Feb. 23
Ellicott City
Owls of North America
Jan. 12
Mind, Body & Spirit Festival
Jan. 20-21
No Limits Monster Truck Tour
Jan. 26-27
World of Pets Expo
Jan. 26-28
The U.S. Army Concert Band
Jan. 27
Glen Burnie
Fireworks over Annapolis

Ring in the New Year in Style With These Only-in-Maryland Celebrations

Kick it with the kids at “noon-year’s eve” celebrations at tiny-tyke hotspots such as Port Discovery. Thrill to fireworks as the clock strikes 12. Check out only-in-Maryland events such as the Midnight Muskrat Dive in Princess Anne and Krumpe’s Donut Drop in Hagerstown. Or get together with friends for a night you’ll remember forever at these amazing Maryland New Year’s Eve sizzling celebrations.

Young lady serving some fine Maryland cuisine.

Taste the Season With Winter Restaurant Weeks

Have you been waiting for an excuse to try that new hot spot or to reconnect with an old favorite? Well there’s no better time to dine around town than during Maryland’s winter restaurant weeks. Enjoy fixed price menus as amazing Maryland chefs show off their skills during this seasonal favorite. With restaurant weeks in Baltimore City, Berlin, and Baltimore, Howard and Harford counties, there are a ton of choices. Head to our website for more details.

People paddling a raft on the white water rapids of the river.

Make Your 2018 Maryland Travel Resolution

From the mountains to the sea, from the snow-covered fun of winter to the sizzling stuff of Maryland’s amazing summers, there’s always more in the Old Line State. So why not get 2018 off on the right foot with a resolution you’ll love keeping? Check out our list of 12 great reasons to travel in Maryland and make 2018 a year you’ll always remember.

Skiers in a jump going down a slope

Get a Jump on the Olympics With Maryland’s Thrilling Winter Sports

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 finding your own icy adventure, February is the perfect time to get outside in Maryland. For more ideas, visit our winter sports page.

Four people having a drink at the Ocean Downs Casino in Ocean City

Put a Sizzle in the Season With Hot Times at Maryland’s Casinos

If you’re the type who prefers a hot hand to cool winter fun, Maryland’s casinos have got you covered. With six to choose from, you can’t go wrong with top-notch table gaming, world-class celebrity restaurants, amazing shows and so much more. For a full rundown, check out our website for high-rolling fun.

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