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Día de Muertos: Cultural Perspectives
Through November 4
Charm City Fringe Festival
November 1-11
"We Cycle and Recycle"
Opening Art Reception

November 2
Ocean City
Annapolis by Candlelight
November 2-3
Howard County Crafts Spectacular
November 2-4
West Friendship
Art Maryland 2018
November 2 - December 14
Ellicott City
Maritime Republic of Eastport’s
Tug of War

November 3
Wanda Sykes at the Strathmore
November 3
Oyster Jam & Brew Fest - Phillips Wharf Environmental Center
November 3
Tilghman Island
The Great Baltimore Oyster Festival
November 3
Militia Muster at
Historic London Town

November 3-4
Across the Bay 10K
November 4
Christmas Thyme at Sycamore Heights Farmhouse Craft Show
November 8-18
Carroll County Christmas Farmers Market’s Art Guild Show
November 10
Storm Warriors 5K Run-Walk
November 10
Ocean City
Benjamin Banneker's Birthday
November 10
Benjamin Banneker Historical
Park & Museum
November is Maryland Spirits Month Logo

Raise a Glass to Maryland’s Spirits Month

With more than 100 brands on the market and an unmatched history, it’s time to celebrate Maryland’s amazing distilling scene, and that’s why this November is Maryland’s inaugural Spirits Month. Enjoy special tastings at our distilleries, events and more. Plus, learn to craft unique Maryland-style cocktails with recipes on our website. Follow this link for all the Spirits Month details.

Gentleman carving a wooden duck decoy

Fall Brings Some of the Best Festivals of the Year

The amazing Waterfowl Festival returns November 9-11 with four-legged athletes going nose-to-nose in Retriever competitions, a fishing derby, and the entertaining – and definitely only-in-Maryland – World Championship Goose and Duck Calling Contests and, of course, great food and shopping. The Maryland Irish Festival paints the Timonium Fairgrounds green November 9-11. And the Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival returns to West Friendship November 10-11. Find these and more on our Fall Festivals page.

Military Parade

Honoring Our Heroes and Celebrating Veterans Day

Maryland is proud of our service members every day, but Veterans Day gives us just a bit more reason to roll out the red, white and blue. Celebrate those who’ve served with Veterans Day parades, concerts, commemorations and more. Plus, other events throughout November and special veterans’ programs at our Veterans Day page.

Shopping on a Main Street in Maryland

Get Ahead of the Game With a Maryland Shopping Safari

It's Halloween, but we all know that the holiday season is just around the corner. Soon, the parking lots will be packed, but if you get ahead of the action, you can plan a Maryland shopping safari and beat the rush. Check out our great outlets and malls, as well as Maryland’s unique, boutique Main Street shopping here. And to give the gift of art, browse the Maryland State Arts Council Artist Registry here.

Two little girls picking out pumpkins

Autumn Adventures on the Farm

It’s cider-sipping season and pumpkin-picking time in Maryland, so get outside and enjoy. From amazing fall festivals to corn mazes and other great autumnal adventures, we’ve got you covered. Go to our Fall Events Page for more great suggestions.

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Celebrate Maryland Seafood on the Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail

November is the perfect month for Maryland seafood. Rockfish are running, the crabs are the fattest of the year, and both wild-caught and farmed oysters are on the menu. So why not get out and explore our delicious seafood landscape? Whether it’s steamed crabs hot out of the pot, or pan-seared rockfish in a delicate oyster cream sauce, your perfect meal is out there. Follow this link to our Crab & Oyster Trail and crack, shuck, and savor the flavor of Maryland.

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 we’re giving away three four-pack Sagamore Spirit Tour & Tastings. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to enter.

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