Join us at the scenic National Harbor waterfront for a great day of sampling from more than 60 beers, 40 bourbons and lots of great barbecue. In addition to the sampling, there will be educational seminars in the tasting theater and live music all day.
With a lengthy coastline and eclectic, cosmopolitan cities, Maryland offers great cultural attractions, beautiful beaches, water sports, fabulous seafood and waterfront restaurants.
With the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and blissful Atlantic Coast beaches, Maryland has plenty of outdoor charms. Major cosmopolitan cities like Baltimore and delightful towns like the state's capital, Annapolis, are filled with museums, restaurants, parks and many opportunities for fun on the water.
Come and join us right in the Inner Harbor for this all-you-care-to-taste extravaganza complete with over 60,000 crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun and so much more!
Held annually on the first weekend following Memorial Day, this four-day celebration of the Blues welcomes big names and local crooners alike to City Center and City Park. Past performers have included Buckwheat Zydeco, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, and The Lee Boys. Young festival-goers can enjoy a special children's area offering activities ranging from a harmonica workshop to entertainment and crafts, or the whole family can take in Sunday's "Family Blues Picnic."
National Hard Crab Derby & Fair includes crab races and crab picking contests, a parade, boat docking, a carnival, arts and crafts, seafood, entertainment and fireworks.The festival kicks-off on Thursday evening with a carnival, runs through the weekend ending Sunday night with a Gospel concert and fireworks.
This two-day family event features the Maryland State BBQ Championship, crafters, food vendors and live music, plus a beer and wine garden.
The Comcast Outdoor Film Festival transports moviegoers to an icon of American social life, the drive-in theater. Films begin at dusk but the action begins three hours before the feature presentation. Dance to the music, join in the fun with carnival games, and visit the festival food trucks before the films begin for a full evening of family fun.
Charm City celebrates LGBT communities, families and PRIDE with free outdoor events for the largest LGBT festival in Maryland! Saturday brings residents and visitors to Mount Royal Avenue & Cathedral Street for the Pride Parade and a fabulous block party of music, food and more. The celebration continues with a family-friendly festival that celebrates the diversity of Baltimore and the LGBT community.
Held annually on the third weekend in October, this festival features the national oyster shucking contest, an oyster cook-off and live entertainment. Feast on oysters and other delicious seafood.
The Seafood Feast-I-Val is held annually at Governor's Hall at Sailwinds Park in historic Cambridge. Enjoy live entertainment, craft sales, door prizes and Chesapeake Bay cuisine including steamed Maryland Blue Crabs, crab soup, fried clams and more.
This annual fall festival celebrates the rich natural resources and wide variety of waterfowl species in the Chesapeake Bay region. Shop world class paintings, sculpture, carvings, photography, collectible decoys and sporting gear. Additional activities include calling contests, stunt dog and fly fishing demonstrations, and childrens activities. The festive atmosphere is topped by great food, beer and wine tastings, and live music.