TRAVEL WORTHY EVENTS: Plethora of Events in Maryland

Events in Maryland

By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer

Regardless of when and where you go on vacation in Maryland, do not miss at least one fabulous annual event that sparks the attention of countless visitors. Maryland hosts countless free weekly events such as movies, concerts, and light shows, as well as major festivals and celebrations. Indeed, the variety of events is astounding. From film festivals, eating contests, and prized boat shows–to educational and fitness events—Maryland prides itself on keeping visitors entertained. However, if you have a particular event in mind, make sure you plan your trip to be there in time!


Cruisin' Ocean City Car Show in Events in Maryland
Check out the Hot Cars in Ocean City.

Cruisin’ Ocean City Car Show

After kicking off the year with spring festivals all around the state, Maryland’s Ocean City is famous for the Cruisin’ Ocean City Car Show running May through June. This time of the year the city is flooded with thousands of classic cars, trucks, Hot Rods, and the car enthusiasts. Cruisin’ Ocean City Car Show includes over 3000 unique “rides” as well as parades and car shows all over town. You can even register your own car in the daily parades across the Boardwalk. Streets are filled with vendors offering trendy products and services. Yummy food and hundreds of prizes top off the fun. This is one weekend in Ocean City you do not want to miss.


Six Pillars Century Blackwater Tour: Events in Maryland
Blackwater Bike Tour in Maryland.

Six Pillars Century Blackwater Tour

If you are interested in keeping active while traveling, take part in the Six Pillars Century Blackwater Tour in May. Bicycle across beautiful back roads of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge, Dorchester County. You have three route choices: a 37-mile fitness ride, a 56-mile trek on the famous Ironman Eagleman course, or the breathtaking 100-mile Century Course by lovely homes and woodlands along the Chesapeake Bay.

Begin your day with a coffee and breakfast at the Great Marsh Park then return to the park for a picnic of burgers, hot dogs, salads, and more! All routes are filled with staff and rest stops if you need anything. Also, remember to pick up a designed tee shirt once you are done as the proceeds will go to the Character Counts Mid Shore’s character programs for over 8,200 students at zero cost to the schools or taxpayers. This trip is truly an amazing experience for you and those who you help. Have fun, exercise, and join the community to help make the world a better place!


ICE! Ice Sculpture Show--Events in Maryland
Sculptures of Ice Becomes Art in Maryland.

ICE! Ice Sculpture Show

Edging into cold weather, November and December bring the seasonal ICE! Ice Sculpture Show at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor. Naturally, exclusive discounts are offered for families and groups. ICE! is a fantastic winter activity for countless holiday attractions including two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures by 35 different artisans from Harbin, China. Children will adore the five ice slides and colorful ice sculptures of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. ICE! also includes special guided VIP tours behind-the-scenes, ICE! wedding proposals, and of course, the Cocoa Shoppe. After all, what is winter without Christmas activities and a Warm cup of hot cocoa with treats?


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