Despite Maryland's small size, the state is one of the most densely populated in the United States. Visitors to Maryland can sample a wide variety of climates and topography, from the coastal regions of the Chesapeake Bay to the rolling mountains of the Appalachians. The major urban areas of the state give visitors a chance to experience Maryland's history and culture through museums, theater productions, art festivals and much more.
- 1200 Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore, MD 21217 in Baltimore, MD.
For three days each July, Baltimore hosts the Artscape event. Here guests are treated to a variety of art in various mediums designed by artists around the country. From jewelry design to sculpture, there are many exciting pieces of art on display. After viewing the booths, spend some time enjoying several live music concerts on the outdoor stage.
In late summer each year for two days, Silver Spring hosts the FestAfrica to celebrate the African culture and heritage. Here, guests enjoy a variety of African music, dance, and amazing food. In addition, there will be a job fair, health fair, and information on tourism in Africa. Children can enjoy the telling of traditional African stories.
- The Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium 550 Taylor Avenue Annapolis, MD 21403 in Annapolis, MD.
For one day each September, beer and music lovers visit The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival. Visitors can enjoy many choices among dozens of local beers before attending a live concert. There will be a large variety of gourmet foods available such as Maryland crab cakes and oysters on the half shell.
- Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds 1450 Generals Hwy. Crownsville, MD 21032 in Crownsville, MD.
Every September, Crownsville hosts the Anne Arundel County Fair so that guests can step back in time to visit the county's agricultural past. Enjoy homemade baked goods and a variety of demonstrations. This has all the traditional fair activities and foods with a unique touch of this county's history.
- Inlet Lot Ocean City, MD 21842 in Ocean City, MD.
Each September, guests to the Ocean City Sunfest will find something for everyone in the whole family to do. There are two stages for live music that lasts all day long. After enjoying the live music, take some time out to eat a variety of international cuisines. For kids there are hayrides and pumpkin decorating.
For more than 35 years, guests have come to Crownsville to enjoy the Maryland Renaissance Festival at the end of summer and early fall. Here, they get the chance to step back in time when knights and ladies ruled the land. There are live performances, costumes, and jousting. After checking out the entertainment be sure to try some of the amazing food choices.