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.

5 THINGS TO DO IN MARYLAND (SEPTEMBER 02 - SEPTEMBER 11)

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Maryland Renaissance Festival

August 29–October 25, 2020 • 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

September 08–11, 2020 (virtual event) • event

Celebrate famous maritime traditions of Chesapeake Bay

Maryland State Fair

Maryland State Fair

August 27–September 07, 2020 • 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

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Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival

Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival

July 31–August 02, 2020 • event

The biggest hot air balloon festival in the state

Southern Maryland Celtic Festival

Southern Maryland Celtic Festival

April 24, 2021 • event

Visit the oldest Celtic celebration in Maryland

Christmas Lights around Maryland

Christmas Lights around Maryland

late November–early January • event

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

Cicada Mania

Cicada Mania

May–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

October 05, 2019 • event

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

4th of July

4th of July

most events are canceled for 2020 • event

Patriotic music, parades, fireworks, and live entertainment

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

May 02–03, 2020 • event

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

Maryland Lavender Festival

Maryland Lavender Festival

June 13, 2020 • event

The largest lavender growing area in the state

Maryland Film Festival

Maryland Film Festival

MdFF Virtual: June 12-21, 2020 • event

Over 100 independent films during four days and five nights

Maryland Irish Festival

Maryland Irish Festival

November 13–15, 2020 • event

Some old-fashioned craic from Ireland in Maryland

Winterfest of Lights

Winterfest of Lights

November 19 2020–January 02 2021 • event

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

Winter Festival of Lights at Watkins Park

Winter Festival of Lights at Watkins Park

November 29 2019–January 01 2020 • event

An impressive family-friendly Christmas display

Merriweather Symphony of Lights

Merriweather Symphony of Lights

November 27 2019–January 01 2020 • event

A massive light display in downtown Columbia, Maryland

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

May 23–25, 2020 • event

Festivals, parades, and commemoration events all weekend long

Maryland Wine Festival

Maryland Wine Festival

September 21–22, 2019 • event

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

Maryland Seafood Festival

Maryland Seafood Festival

September 07–08, 2019 • event

Tons of delicious crab meat and various entertaining activities

Maryland Craft Beer Festival

Maryland Craft Beer Festival

May 09, 2020 (postponed) • event

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

Maryland Faerie Festival

Maryland Faerie Festival

June 09–10, 2018 • event

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

Chesapeake Crab, Wine & Beer Festival

Chesapeake Crab, Wine & Beer Festival

September 12, 2020 • event

Enjoy world-famous seafood and lots of entertainment

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