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Six Flags America
Firebird Opening Weekend

May 17-19
Upper Marlboro
National Pike Festival & Wagon Train
May 17-19
Big Pool
Berlin Spring Cruisers
May 18
Somerset Strawberry Festival
May 18
Southern Maryland Pork in the Park
May 18
Annual Secret Garden Tour
May 18-19
Havre de Grace
Art Weekend in OC
May 18-19
Ocean City
Baltimore Mac & Cheese Festival
May 18-19
Beyond the Garden Gates Tour
May 18-19
Maritime Model Expo on the Miles River
May 18-19
St. Michaels
Maryland Iron Festival: Mountains, Metal, and Malt
May 18-19
Wine in the Woods
May 18-19
Arbutus Arts Festival
May 19
Balticon 53
May 24-27
Annual Birthday Bash at Layton’s Chance
May 25
Caribbean Wine & Music Festival at Linganore
May 25-26
Mt. Airy
Brew at the Zoo
May 25-26
Memorial Day Fishing Tournament
May 25-26
Ocean City
Chesapeake Beach Stars & Stripes Festival
May 25-27
Chesapeake Beach
Garrett County Celtic Festival
June 1

Make Your Plans Now for Maryland’s Fishing Tournament Season

June means tournament time, so whether it’s the fishing rodeo at the local pond, the multi-million-dollar White Marlin Open out over the canyons off Ocean City, or hitting the bay with old buddies for big rockfish and even bigger stories, make your plans now! Check out our fishing tournaments page to plan your getaway.

Maryland’s Summer of Music Kicks Off with DelFest and DeathFest

DelFest in Cumberland and Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore (both May 23-26) kick off Maryland’s second annual Summer of Music, with an unforgettable season of sound, running from Memorial Day weekend through Ocean City’s Sunfest (September 19-22). See all 24 amazing Maryland Summer of Music festivals at our website and be open for as much music as you can!

Plan Your Memorial Day at

At the start of summer, take an opportunity to pause and honor our veterans who have given all in service to this great nation right here, in The Home of the Brave. Across Maryland, parades, ceremonies, the traditional Tea Party Festival, the Run to Remember Memorial Day 5K, and more offer great ways to spend the holiday while also paying tribute to their sacrifices. Find out more at our Memorial Day page here.

Don’t Miss Preakness Weekend

It’s Preakness time, as the fastest Thoroughbreds on the planet come to Baltimore for the 144th running of the great race. The fillies show their stuff during Black-Eyed Susan Day Friday (May 17), and the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the cherished Triple Crown, puts the eyes of the world on Baltimore on Saturday (May 18). This year’s InfieldFest is headlined by EDM star Kygo, rapper Logic, and international DJ Diplo, so there’s something for everyone at this Maryland tradition. For all the info, head to our Preakness page.

Check Out these Awesome Events Across All Ages

Kick up your kilt, put on your peg-leg and pirate hat, and get ready to kick off the festivities. Chestertown celebrates their Colonial Tea Party, Celtic and Scottish games take over, and more fantastical fun sweeps the state. Find all the time-hopping details here.

Celebrate Bike Month and the New Coast-to-Coast National Bike Trail

Everyone knows Maryland has a trail system second to none, and when better to explore it than National Bike Month? And this year, in addition to all of our great biking destinations and routes, such as the gorgeous GAP Trail, you can take the first leg of the new, national Coast-to-Coast Bike Trail, which features 4,000 miles of unbroken rail trail. You can get on it now and ride the Maryland section along the C&O Canal.

Maryland is Open for Seafood

We know what it’s like. That uneasy feeling when you realize how long it’s been since you last tasted steamed crabs. Well, come on out in Maryland, because the steamers are hot and the crabs are ready for cracking. Go to a great Maryland seafood festival or hit one of our legendary crab houses to satisfy that seafood craving. Find out all the lip smacking details at

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's contest is for a pair of tickets aboard the Schooner Woodwind. The tickets are valid for any 2-hour public cruise, Sunday-Friday now through September 27. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to enter.

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