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ISSUE 125 | May 2017


May 4-7
Ocean City
Havre de Grace Decoy
& Wildlife Art Festival

May 5-7
Havre de Grace
Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race
May 6
Solomons Maritime Festival
May 6
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
May 6-7
West Friendship
Made in Maryland Festival
May 7
Maryland Craft Beer Festival
May 13
Strawberry Festival
May 13
Marion Station
Grantsville National Road Festival
May 13-20
St. Michael’s Running Festival
May 19-20
St. Michaels
National Pike Festival
May 19-21
Clear Spring
Gaithersburg Book Festival
May 20
Wine in the Woods
May 20-21
Chillin’ on the Choptank
May 26-27
Caribbean Wine Festival
May 27-28
Mount Airy
Maryland Film Festival Poster

Maryland Film Festival

The Maryland Film Festival kicks off its 19th year May 3-7 with the opening of its new home, the recently refurbished Parkway Theatre in Baltimore. With more than 50 feature films and some 75 shorts from around the world along with workshops, Q&As and other events celebrating the silver screen, the Maryland Film Festival is a film fan’s paradise. For more information on this and other film festivals in Maryland, go here.

Kids parading at DelFest

Here Comes DelFest

Is it DelFest already? DelYeah it is! Round up your friends, put up the tent, and let it all hang out at the best bluegrass festival on the planet May 25-28. Del McCoury brings the mountain funk back to Cumberland with more great shows including Gov’t Mule, Bela Fleck & Chris Thile, Leftover Salmon and much, much more! Find out all the "Del-liteful" details here.

Maryland's Horse Heritage

The thunder of hooves, the flash of silks, and the sublime cohesion of horse and rider. Maryland is horse country, and there’s no better place or time to catch the best equine athletes on Earth than May in Maryland. From the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes (May 20) and Black-Eyed Susan Day (May 19) at historic Pimlico to thrilling cross-country steeplechases and point-to-points, it’s time for Maryland’s ponies to kick open the paddock gate and shine. And don’t miss the beautiful annual Preakness Balloon Festival (May 18-19)! For all the info, visit our website.

Mom enjoying an ice cream break with her son

Celebrate Mother’s Day

It’s time to make mom feel extra special. Make it extra, extra special with these awesome Maryland Mother’s Day ideas with brunches, festivals, and events. Find our whole list of ideas here.

Tea Party Reenactment

Awesome Events from Across All Ages

Kick up your kilt, put on your peg-leg and pirate hat, and get ready to kick off the festivities. This month in Maryland, we’ve got awesome events from across all ages as SpartaCon returns to Waldorf, Chestertown celebrates their Colonial Tea Party, Celtic and Scottish games take over, and more fantastical fun sweeps the state. Find out all the time-hopping details here.

Female artist painting

Fantastic Fun at Arts Festivals

Just one look at our flag will tell you that Marylanders appreciate bold, beautiful art. And there’s nothing quite like these festivals when we come together to celebrate our home-state arts traditions. This month, great art events are on tap in Calvert, Rockville, Bethesda and Bladensburg. Find out all the details here and don’t miss out on the fun!

Woman looking at flowers

May Day & Garden Fests

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and Maryland is enjoying one of her most beautiful seasons (Ok, we admit it, it’s always beautiful here in Maryland!). So get out of the house and make the most of this resplendent spring weather. With May Day events, flower shows and spring festivals stretching from the mountains to the shore, you’re never far from an awesome May celebration. Find out more here.

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