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ISSUE 144 | June 13, 2018
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Baltimore Wine Fest
June 16
Beer & BBQ Stroll
June 16
Drink Maryland - A Maryland Makers Festival
June 16
Taneytown Wine, Arts, & Music Fest
June 16
1 West Mount Vernon Place Opening Celebration
June 16
Oldtown Summerfest
June 16-17
Maryland Lavender Festival
June 16-17
"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Flood Relief Benefit Performances

June 20-21
Ellicott City
Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge
June 23
Berlin Bathtub Races
June 23
Garrett County Gran Fondo
June 23
Deep Creek Lake
Historic St. Mary's City BeerFest
June 23
St. Mary's City
OC Car & Truck Show
June 23-24
Ocean City
Worcester County Fair
June 23-24
Snow Hill
Chesapeake Writers' Conference
June 24-30
St. Mary's City
Fireworks & Fun
June 30
National Harbor
Frederick Jazz Festival
June 30
Fireworks in the Harbor & Big Band Night
June 30
St. Michaels

The Beat Goes On During Maryland's Summer of Music

The sounds of Maryland’s Summer of Music are sizzling with seven funky-fantastic festivals bringing down the house this month. Get your groove on at Common Ground on the Hill in Westminster, Mountainside Baroque's Music in the Mountains in Cumberland, and the National Music Festival in Chestertown. Find your favorites at the Columbia Festival of the Arts and the Woodson Young Jazz Festival in Fort Washington. Or feel the power of sound as Maryland Doom Fest comes to Frederick. Plus, catch great summer concert series and more. Find out all of the details on our Summer of Music home page.

Family pedaling a surrey on the boardwalk at the beach.

Reach the Beach

Summer is finally here and there’s no better way to celebrate the sizzlin’ season than a trip to the beach. Whether you love sand castles and spectacular sunsets, the sound of hoof-beats on the dunes, or a morning bike ride down the boardwalk and roller coasters to cap a day of body surfing, with more than 3,000 miles of shoreline, Maryland’s got the beach experience for you. Find your getaway to Chesapeake shores, lakefront lounging, or Atlantic waves in Ocean City and Assateague at our Summer Beach Page.

Three people bike riding through a covered bridge.

Schools Out and Maryland Summer Road Trips are In

Schools are almost out, so it’s the perfect time to pack up the family and hit the highways for an only-in-Maryland adventure. Maryland’s 18 official Scenic Byways are just the ticket for a summer full of fun. Want to know the best thing about road trips? Since the journey is the destination, every time the kids ask, “Are we there yet?” the answer is "Yes!" Follow this link to plan your getaway now. Map your getaway now.

A father and daughter sitting on a ledge overlooking the water and eating ice cream in downtown Annapolis.

Father's Day Fun

Father’s Day is here, and Maryland’s got just the ticket for dad’s big day. Thrill to the OC Air Show featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Party like it’s 1794 at the George Washington’s Whiskey Rebellion Festival in Cumberland. Or indulge in a bit of the Three B’s at the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival at National Harbor. For all this and more great Father’s Day fun, check out our June Doings for Dad's Day Page.

Celebrate Juneteenth

Celebrate African-American history and culture and commemorate this essential milestone in American history. Experience African-American culture, music, food, dance, and more at these great Juneteenth celebrations.

Two men fishing from a boat.

Get Out on the Water for Family Fishing Fun

Whether it’s a lazy day plucking sunnies from the pond or an Atlantic adventure looking for big game over the off-shore canyons, Maryland is truly a fishing paradise. And there’s no better way to enjoy this Maryland tradition then these great, Family Fishing Adventures, or at one of these awesome summer fishing tournaments.

Dougnuts and coffee

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 you’ve got two chances to win as we give away a pair of ticket to Downtown Frederick’s Alive@Five festival and the DrinkMaryland: North Beach event. Next week, win tickets to Nextival 2018, Maryland’s premiere food truck rally, in Anne Arundel County. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to enter.

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