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.
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.
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.
The American Visionary Art Museum hosts the East Coast Kinetic Sculpture Race Championship on the shore of Baltimore’s Harbor in Maryland. The race features human powered works of art racing 14 miles— mostly on pavement, but also through the mud and sand of the Chesapeake Bay.
The waterways and scenic roads of Cambridge, along the Eastern Shore of Maryland, are the ideal setting for hosting IRONMAN Maryland. This triathlon competition features participants swimming 2.4 miles in the Choptank River, cycling 112-miles through Dorchester County and the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, and running 26.2 miles of rural roads. Visit the event site to learn more about where to watch the event, shuttle service and more.