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Best time to visit Maryland

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Best time of year to visit Maryland

In terms of beautiful weather and moderate crowds, March through May and September through November are the best times to visit Maryland. Spring enveils with warm air and brings numerous events like the Maryland Film Festival or Maryland Craft Beer Festival. Fall is mild but also a bit rainy and windy. The rooms during this time are moderately priced, so don't hesitate to visit Baltimore for its famous Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show. June through August is the busiest period in Maryland. Summer here means comfortable weather and moderate precipitation but also higher rates. But being here, make sure you attended the marvelous Maryland Lavender Festival. The weather gets very cold in December. Snow and rain are possible all winter long, but the prices are at their lowest. There are fewer tourists as well, so you can fully enjoy the numerous Christmas lights around Maryland.

8 THINGS TO DO IN MARYLAND (NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 09)

Winter Festival of Lights at Watkins Park

Winter Festival of Lights at Watkins Park

unconfirmedlate November 2022–early January 2023 • event

An impressive family-friendly Christmas display

Christmas Lights around Maryland

Christmas Lights around Maryland

mid-November–early January • event

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

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

Christmas Lights in Baltimore

Christmas Lights in Baltimore

unconfirmedlate November–late December 2022 • event

Explore Inner Harbor and beyond during the festive season

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab

April–December • food

The most famous seafood of the Northeast

Merriweather Symphony of Lights

Merriweather Symphony of Lights

unconfirmedlate November 2022–early January 2023 • event

A massive light display in downtown Columbia, Maryland

Stargazing

Stargazing

all year round (best from December to February) • nature

Reconnect with nature in a calm and beautiful way in Maryland. The stars are waiting for you!

Winterfest of Lights

Winterfest of Lights

November 17–December 31, 2022 • event

Ocean City's premier spot to celebrate Christmas and the New Year

33 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival

Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival

out of rangeAugust 5–7, 2022 • event

The biggest hot air balloon festival in the state

Maryland Lavender Festival

Maryland Lavender Festival

out of rangeJune 11–12, 2022 • event

The largest lavender growing area in the state

Maryland Seafood Festival

Maryland Seafood Festival

out of rangeSeptember 24–25, 2022 • event

Tons of delicious crab meat and various entertaining activities

Maryland State Fair

Maryland State Fair

out of rangeAugust 25–September 11, 2022 (on selected dates) • event

Rides, games, food, and lots of entertainment

Maryland Fleet Week & Flyover Baltimore

Maryland Fleet Week & Flyover Baltimore

out of rangeSeptember 7–13, 2022 • event

Celebrate famous maritime traditions of Chesapeake Bay

4th of July

4th of July

out of rangeJuly 2–July 4 • event

Patriotic music, parades, fireworks, and live entertainment

Southern Maryland Celtic Festival

Southern Maryland Celtic Festival

unconfirmedlate April 2023 • event

Visit the oldest Celtic celebration in Maryland

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 Renaissance Festival

Maryland Renaissance Festival

out of rangeAugust 27–October 23, 2022 (on selected dates) • event

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

Maryland Irish Festival

Maryland Irish Festival

out of rangeNovember 11–13, 2022 • event

Some old-fashioned craic from Ireland in Maryland

Maryland Wine Festival

Maryland Wine Festival

out of rangeSeptember 17–18, 2022 • event

There are over 150 wines produced in Maryland. Try them all in two days!

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

out of rangeMay 6–7, 2023 • event

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

Carroll County Balloon Festival

Carroll County Balloon Festival

canceledlate August 2022 • event

Maryland's most magical family event will leave you speechless

Taste of Bethesda

Taste of Bethesda

out of rangeOctober 1, 2022 • event

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

Maryland Fall Foliage

Maryland Fall Foliage

out of rangeOctober • nature

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

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

out of rangelate April–late September  • nature

Ruby-throated hummingbirds nest and breed in Maryland every summer

Maryland Craft Beer Festival

Maryland Craft Beer Festival

unconfirmedmid-May 2023 • event

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

Сhinese New Year

Сhinese New Year

unconfirmedJanuary 22, 2023 • event

One of the most massive CNY parades takes place in the US capital

Frederick Fireworks 4th of July

Frederick Fireworks 4th of July

out of rangeJuly 4 • event

Rejoice in the Independence Day celebration sponsored by Wawa in Frederick

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

out of rangeApril–September • nature

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

Frederick Oktoberfest

Frederick Oktoberfest

out of rangeSeptember 30–October 1, 2022 • event

A vibrant celebration inspired by the world-famous German tradition

Cicada Mania

Cicada Mania

out of rangeMay–mid-June • nature

A billionth population of American cicadas come out during final weeks in their lives to rejoice in a huge mating par

DC Beer Fest

DC Beer Fest

out of rangeNovember 5, 2022 • event

Sample beer from over 80 breweries at the famous baseball stadium

Carroll County Fair

Carroll County Fair

out of rangeJuly 30–August 5, 2022 • event

Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair is a huge agricultural fest in Westminster, MD

Baltimore Fall Foliage

Baltimore Fall Foliage

out of rangemid-late October • nature

Visit one of the coziest cities in the US during fall

Deep Creek Lake Fall Foliage

Deep Creek Lake Fall Foliage

out of rangemid-September–October • nature

Amazing fall colors scatter all over Deep Creek Lake; come and see for yourself!

Maryland Film Festival

Maryland Film Festival

out of rangeApril 27–May 1, 2022 • event

Over 100 independent films during four days and five nights

Maryland Mac and Cheese Festival

Maryland Mac and Cheese Festival

unconfirmedlate May 2023 • event

Rejoice in the entertaining atmosphere at Maryland Mac and Cheese Festival

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

out of rangeMay 26–29, 2023 • event

Festivals, parades, and commemoration events all weekend long

St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade

out of rangeMarch 12, 2023 • event

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

Maryland Faerie Festival

Maryland Faerie Festival

overJune 9–10, 2018 • event

If you don't believe in fairies, you might change your mind after visiting Maryland Faerie Festival

Quad State Beer Fest

Quad State Beer Fest

out of rangeJune 11, 2022 • event

Irish-themed festival featuring up to 120 beers

Sykesville Craft Beer Festival

Sykesville Craft Beer Festival

out of rangeNovember 12, 2022 • event

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

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