Best time to visit Maryland

Maryland

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.

6 THINGS TO DO IN MARYLAND (AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 09)

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Maryland Renaissance Festival

August 28–October 24, 2021 • event

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

Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show Baltimore

Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show Baltimore

unconfirmedearly September or early October 2021 • event

Celebrate famous maritime traditions of Chesapeake Bay

Maryland State Fair

Maryland State Fair

August 26–September 6, 2021  • event

Rides, games, food, and lots of entertainment

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

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

April–September • nature

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

22 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival

Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival

out of rangeJuly 30–August 1, 2021 • event

The biggest hot air balloon festival in the state

Maryland Lavender Festival

Maryland Lavender Festival

out of rangeJune 12–13, 2021 • event

The largest lavender growing area in the state

Southern Maryland Celtic Festival

Southern Maryland Celtic Festival

out of rangeApril 24, 2021 • event

Visit the oldest Celtic celebration in Maryland

Winter Festival of Lights at Watkins Park

Winter Festival of Lights at Watkins Park

out of rangeNovember 27, 2020–January 1, 2021 • event

An impressive family-friendly Christmas display

Maryland Seafood Festival

Maryland Seafood Festival

out of rangeSeptember 25–26, 2021 • event

Tons of delicious crab meat and various entertaining activities

Christmas Lights around Maryland

Christmas Lights around Maryland

out of rangemid-November–February • event

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

Сhinese New Year

Сhinese New Year

out of rangeFebruary 13, 2021 (virtual) • event

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

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

Taste of Bethesda

Taste of Bethesda

out of rangeOctober 5, 2019 • event

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

4th of July

4th of July

out of rangeJuly 4 • event

Patriotic music, parades, fireworks, and live entertainment

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

out of rangeMay 1–2, 2021 • event

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

Maryland Film Festival

Maryland Film Festival

out of rangeMay 19–23, 2021 (in-person and virtual events) • event

Over 100 independent films during four days and five nights

Maryland Craft Beer Festival

Maryland Craft Beer Festival

unconfirmedearly May 2021 • event

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

Winterfest of Lights

Winterfest of Lights

out of rangeNovember 19, 2020–January 2, 2021 • event

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

Maryland Wine Festival

Maryland Wine Festival

unconfirmedmid-September 2021 • event

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

Maryland Irish Festival

Maryland Irish Festival

out of rangeNovember 12–14, 2021 • event

Some old-fashioned craic from Ireland in Maryland

Chesapeake Crab, Wine & Beer Festival

Chesapeake Crab, Wine & Beer Festival

out of rangeSeptember 12, 2020 • event

Enjoy world-famous seafood and lots of entertainment

Merriweather Symphony of Lights

Merriweather Symphony of Lights

out of rangeNovember 27, 2019–January 1, 2020 • event

A massive light display in downtown Columbia, Maryland

Christmas Light Displays and Events in Baltimore

Christmas Light Displays and Events in Baltimore

out of rangelate November–early January • event

Explore Inner Harbor and beyond during the festive season

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

unconfirmedMay 28–31, 2021 • event

Festivals, parades, and commemoration events all weekend long

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

Maryland Fall Colors

Maryland Fall Colors

out of rangeOctober • nature

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

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