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.
- 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.
- Easton, Maryland in Easton, MD
In November, art lovers and sportsmen alike enjoy the Waterfowl Festival. This unique festival features a variety of art and sporting gear like specialty decoys. Guests enjoy a variety of live demonstrations, fly fishing, kids' activities, and live music concerts in the evenings. For three days, spend some time learning about ways to enjoy the great outdoors.
Each holiday season, Timonium hosts the Festival of Trees. Since 1990, guests have flocked to the Maryland State Fairgrounds to see an assortment of gorgeous decorated trees and gingerbread houses. After viewing the trees and wreathes decorated by local artist, enjoy a variety of craft vendors and live entertainment before visiting Santa.
- Sandy Point State Park Annapolis, MD 21403 in Annapolis, MD
Every May, Annapolis hosts the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival that features some great names in blues music and part of the proceeds going to charity. In addition to the great live music, there is a playground and beach for the kids. So that no one goes hungry, guests have their choice from various food vendors.
- Allegany County Fairgrounds Cumberland, MD 21501 in Cumberland, MD
At the end of May, visitors take time to visit the Cumberland DelFast with a variety of live music concerts and food for the health conscious. In addition to traditional festival food, guests will find plenty of vendors selling a variety of homemade crafts from clothing to musical instruments.
- Caroll Creek Linear Park Frederick, MD 21701 in Frederick, MD
Each June, Frederick hosts the Frederick Festival of the Arts, a charming juried two day art show, featuring the work of over 100 artists. This festival features two stages with live performances, boat rentals, and children's activities. There are a variety of vendors serving scrumptious food when guests get hungry.