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6 THINGS TO DO IN BALTIMORE, MD (AUGUST 25 - SEPTEMBER 03)

Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival

Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival

unconfirmedAugust 23–25, 2024 • event

The biggest hot air balloon festival in the state

Maryland State Fair

Maryland State Fair

August 22–September 8, 2024 (on selected dates) • event

Rides, games, food, and lots of entertainment

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Maryland Renaissance Festival

August–October, 2024 (on selected dates) • event

Nine weekends of feasting, thrills, handmade crafts and entertainment in Crownsville, Maryland

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

April–September • nature

Attracted by fruits and nectar, these birds are often spotted in the gardens

American Discovery Trail

American Discovery Trail

all year round • activity

You'll find no better way to discover America than this lengthy hike across 15 states, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. For such a long journey, one needs at least a year of time reserved

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab

April–December • food

The most famous seafood of the Northeast

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Maryland Lavender Festival

Maryland Lavender Festival

out of rangeJune 22–23, 2024 • event

The largest lavender growing area in the state

Maryland Fleet Week & Flyover Baltimore

Maryland Fleet Week & Flyover Baltimore

out of rangeJune 12–18, 2024 • event

Celebrate famous maritime traditions of Chesapeake Bay

Maryland Seafood Festival

Maryland Seafood Festival

out of rangeSeptember 14-15, 2024 • event

Tons of delicious crab meat and various entertaining activities

Winter Festival of Lights at Watkins Park

Winter Festival of Lights at Watkins Park

out of rangeNovember 25, 2023–January 1, 2024 • event

An impressive family-friendly Christmas display

Maryland 4th of July Fireworks, Parades & Events

Maryland 4th of July Fireworks, Parades & Events

out of rangeJuly 2–July 4 • event

Patriotic music, parades, fireworks, and live entertainment

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

out of rangeMay 3-4, 2025 • event

One of the largest festivals of its kind in the United States

Christmas Lights around Maryland

Christmas Lights around Maryland

out of rangemid-November–early January • event

The best displays in parks, on water, and in residential areas

Chesapeake Crab, Wine & Beer Festival

Chesapeake Crab, Wine & Beer Festival

out of rangeJune 11, 2022 • event

Enjoy world-famous seafood and lots of entertainment

Maryland Irish Festival

Maryland Irish Festival

out of rangeNovember 8-10, 2024 • event

Some old-fashioned craic from Ireland in Maryland

Maryland Wine Festival

Maryland Wine Festival

out of rangeSeptember 14, 2024 • event

A great outing for enthusiasts of local wine

Maryland Fall Foliage

Maryland Fall Foliage

out of rangeOctober • nature

The change of season colors the mid-Atlantic state in golden and bronze hues

Taste of Bethesda

Taste of Bethesda

out of rangeOctober 1, 2024 • event

One of the most popular food festivals near theses U.S. capital

Merriweather Symphony of Lights

Merriweather Symphony of Lights

out of rangeNovember 23, 2023–January 1, 2024 • event

A massive light display in downtown Columbia, Maryland

Christmas Lights in Baltimore

Christmas Lights in Baltimore

out of rangelate November–late December  • event

Explore Inner Harbor and beyond during the festive season

Maryland Craft Beer Festival

Maryland Craft Beer Festival

out of rangeMay 11, 2024 • event

Choose your favorite from 200 Maryland craft beers in a scenic outdoor location

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31  • event

Ring in the new year with family, friends, and fireworks

Baltimore Comic Con

Baltimore Comic Con

out of rangeSeptember 20–22, 2024 • event

Visit a three-day book-inspired extravaganza and dive deeper into this incredible atmosphere

Frederick Oktoberfest

Frederick Oktoberfest

out of rangeSeptember 27-28, 2024 • event

A vibrant celebration inspired by the world-famous German tradition

Mac and Cheese Festival in Baltimore

Mac and Cheese Festival in Baltimore

out of rangeMay 20, 2023 • event

The cheesiest festival in Baltimore is waiting on you

Patterson Park Brewfest

Patterson Park Brewfest

out of rangeNovember 11, 2023 • event

Have an amazing weekend at this unique craft beer festival

Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage

out of rangemid-late October • nature

Visit one of the coziest cities in the US during fall

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

out of rangeMay 24–27, 2024 • event

Festivals, parades, and commemoration events all weekend long

Maryland Film Festival

Maryland Film Festival

out of rangeMay 2–5, 2024 • event

Over 100 independent films during four days and five nights

Darlington Apple Festival

Darlington Apple Festival

out of rangeOctober 5, 2024 • event

The largest single-day event in Harford County

St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade

out of rangeMarch 10, 2024 • event

The downtown goes green with plenty of festivities in the Inner Harbor

Capital Jazz Fest

Capital Jazz Fest

out of rangeJune 2–4, 2023 • event

One of the best jazz music events in the country

Sykesville Craft Beer Festival

Sykesville Craft Beer Festival

out of rangeNovember 2, 2024 • event

Try the best craft libations and foods on Sykesville's Main Street

Artscape

Artscape

out of rangeAugust 2–4, 2024 • event

One of the largest free outdoor art festivals in America

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