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Annapolis Film Festival
March 21-24
Antique Auto Swap Meet
March 22-23
Maryland Sportsman & Outdoor Show
March 22-24
Howard County Fair Grounds
BSO Presents "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" at Strathmore
March 23
North Bethesda
Children’s Story Book Tea
March 23-24
Carroll County Farmers Market Spring Fling
March 23
Genever Style Gin Tasting at Tenth Ward Distilling
March 23-24
“Malice in Wonderland”
March 22-24
Havre de Grace
Quilt Expo 2019
March 23-24
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
March 29-30
Ellicott Silly Comedy Festival
March 29-30
Ellicott City
Daffodil Festival
March 30-31
St. Michaels
History & Haunts Paranormal Expo
March 30
Green Spring Valley Point-to-Point Steeplechase Race
March 31
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Celebrate the Best State in the Union on Maryland Day

It may be Maryland's 385th birthday, but the state still looks great. To get into that Maryland state of mind, check out this great video, and take a ride along Maryland’s Religious Freedom Scenic Byway. Celebrate four centuries of tradition with awesome events all across the Old Line State with living historians, great family events, pageants and maybe even an extra crabcake. Find them here on our Maryland Day events page.

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Take the Ride of a Lifetime Through the Great Allegheny Passage

Spanning 150 smooth, beautiful miles from Cumberland, through Frostburg and north to Pittsburgh, the Great Allegheny Passage (or GAP Trail) is your path to adventure. See the Eastern Continental Divide, witness the rolling beauty of the Appalachians, and stop along the way for great meals, fantastic B&Bs, and even side quests like a trip on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Check out “The Great Ride,” a fantastic GAP trail documentary here, and find out more and plan your trip along this fantastic rail trail at

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It’s Time for the Annual Sock Burning and Other Only-in-Maryland Events

We know what you’re thinking, “It’s mid-March, the days are getting longer, the flowers are blooming, I could really go for some Chesapeake oysters and a good old-fashioned sock burning.” Well get thee to the state capital, friend, for the annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning, March 23, marking the beginning of boating season-- it’s the world’s premier sock burning event! But that’s not the only only-in-Maryland Spring celebration. The PEEPshow returns to the Carroll Arts Center April 12-23 where marshmallow Easter treats leave nothing to the imagination. Nature lovers, keep your eye on the sky as the osprey return to the Old Line State from their winter homes, and head to the remarkable “Wings of Fancy” live butterfly & caterpillar exhibit the Brookside Gardens beginning April 18. It’s truly an unforgettable experience.

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Get Ready to Rockfish!

Frankly, we don’t know how you did it, but you managed to make it through another winter dreaming of getting out on the bay for spring rockfish season. Well the time has come! Catch-and-release season started March 1. Whether you’re an old salt or a total newbie, these Maryland charter boat captains are ready to get you out on the bay for an amazing day of friends, family and fishing.

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Raise a Glass to Maryland Wine Month

Maryland's wine scene is bubbling over with amazing wineries and great vintages from the state's four distinct growing regions. If you haven't tried an amazing Maryland wine yet, now is the time. March is Maryland Wine Month, and we're celebrating with special events, hotel packages, and great Maryland vintages from the mountains to the beaches. Follow this link for more about Maryland Wine Month and our eight wine trails..

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 National Music Festival’s Resonance Series featuring opera singer Karen Slack. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to enter.

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