Maryland Citizens

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My home state and counties, Maryland's Upper Eastern Shore*

Caroline-Dorchester-Kent-Queen Anne's-Talbot Counties. Born at a nearby hospital in Kent County, my maternal family's native county. From birth - very young child, I lived in Queen Anne's County. Then, as a young child, I lived with my biological mother and stayed with my grandparents during school breaks and weekends throughout the year.  As a teen, I moved back to Queen Anne's County to complete my high-school years.


Spring Activities

  • Country Crafts Guild Spring Arts & Crafts Show (late March), Rock Hall Fire House
  • Rock Hall Expo (March), Rock Hall Fire House
  • Baltimore Jewish Film Festival (April), Baltimore
  • Privateer Festival (April), Fell's Point, Baltimore
  • Maryland Day (1st Weekend of April)
  • Betterton Beach Cleanup Day (late April), Betterton 
  • Black-Eyed Susan Day (Mid May). Baltimore
  • SpringFest (early May), Ocean City
  • Galena Dogwood Festival (early May), Main Street
  • Townsontown Spring Festival and Gardens Day (early May)
  • Rock Hall Bike Fest (early May)
  • Baltimore Film Festival (May)
  • Berlin Jazz & Blues Bash (early May), Downtown, Berlin
  • Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival (May), Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis
  • Eastern Shore Spring 4-H Fair (May), Centreville
  • Boonsboro Green Fest (May), Boonsboro 
  • Strawberry Festival (May), Crisfield-Marion Rd
  • Ocean City Car Show (May), Ocean City
  • Caroline Paddlefest (May), Greensboro-Denton
  • Paddlefest on the Choptank (May, opens at 8:30 a.m.), Choptank River Yacht Club
  • Kent Island Heritage Day (May), Stevensville Town Center
  • Wills Spring 4-H Fair (May), West Friendship
  • Delfest (May), Cumberland
  • Baltimore Irish Festival (May), Baltimore
  • DelFest (May), Allegany Fairgrounds
  • Soft Shell Spring Fair (May), Chrisfield City Dock
  • Oxford Day Celebration (May). Parade at 11 a.m.
  • Western Maryland Blues Fest (last weekend in May). Hagerstown
  • Annual Cruisin OC (May)
  • Federal Hill Jazz & Blues Festival (June). Baltimore
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's New Music Festival (June)
  • Annapolis Art Week (June), Annapolis
  • American Indian Festival and Pow Wow (June), Waldorf
  • National Music Festival (June 5 - 18), Washington College, Chestertown
  • Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival (June 8 - 10), Leonardtowne
  • Music in the Park (June-August), Downtown Chestertown
  • University Soul Circus (June 9 - June 20), Security Square Mall, Baltimore
  • Juneteenth (June 13 - 18), Chestertown
  • BowieFest (June), Allen Pond Park
  • Capitol Jazz (June), Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia
  • Heritage Days (June), Cumberland
  • Juneteenth (June), 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro For more information, call (301) 446-3232
  • Bay Music Festival (June), Queen Anne's County 4-H Park, Centreville
  • Juneteenth African American Heritage Celebration (June) Freedom Park, 1744 S Coral Place, Lexington Park
  • O.C. Air Show (June), Ocean City
  • Father's Day Car Show (June), Kent Island High School, Stevensville
  • Delmarva Chicken Festival (June), QAC 4-H Park, Centreville
  • African American Festival (June), Baltimore 
  • Lost Heroes Memorial Motorcycle Ride (June), American Legion #228, Rock Hall
  • Sassafest River Jam (late June), Georgetown Yacht Basin
  • Cecil County Fair (late June), Elkton
  • Town of Centreville Day (late June), Centreville
  • 4th of July Fireworks , Centreville
  • 4th of July Fireworks, Rock Hall
  • 4th of July Fireworks, Chestertown; Regency Furniture Stadium, Waldorf; Wisp Mountain, McHenry; Fairgrounds Park, Hagerstown; Baker Park, Frederick; Farm Museum, Westminster

Summer Activities

  • Cherry Hill Arts & Music Waterfront Festival (July), Baltimore
  • Summerfest (July), Gaylord National
  • Talbot County Fair (July), Easton
  • Baltimore Washington One Carnival (July), Lake Clifton Park
  • Kent County Fair (July), Chestertown
  • Artscape (July), Baltimore
  • Baltimore's Birthday Bash (July)
  • B'more BBQ & Brew Fest (July)
  • Food Truck & Music Festival (July)
  • Dundalk Heritage Fair (July), 2717 Playfield Street, Dundalk
  • Annapolis Irish Festival (July), Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
  • Greek Festival (July), Ocean City
  • International Festival (July), Capital Centre, Prince George
  • Kent County 4-H Fair (July 21-23, noon - 8 p.m.), Tolchester
  • Baltimore Biker Day (July), Druid Hill Park
  • Reggae Music & Art Festival (July) Mt. Airy
  • Baltimore Caribbean Carnival (July), Lake Clifton Park, Baltimore
  • Friday Nights Cruise-In & Out-door Movie (Summer months), Denton
  • Talbot County Fair (July 12-16), Easton,
  • Cecil County Fair (July 22 -30), Elkton
  • Six Flags America: Baltimore/Washington, DC,
  • Summer Indie Music Festival, Security Sq. Mall, Winson Mill
  • Howard County Restaurant Week (July/August)
  • Queenstown Day (July )
  • Somerset County Fair (end of July), Somerset County Civic Center
  • 4-H Fair (end of July), Agriculture Center, Westminster
  • Annual Crab Feast (August, 5 - 8 p.m.), Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Annapolis
  • Vegan Soulfest (Early Aug.), Clifton Park, Baltimore
  • Maryland Latino Festival (Early Aug.), Baltimore
  • Baltimore Improv Festival (Early Aug.), Local and nationally known comedians, Baltimore
  • Bronycon Festival (Early Aug.), Annual four-day event of showcasing "My Little Pony"
  • Caroline & Dorchester Counties Fair (August), Denton
  • Afram Festival (Mid Aug.), Baltimore
  • Wicomico County Fair (August), Salisbury
  • Southern Maryland Jazz, R&B, and Funk Festival (Aug). Calvert County Fairgrounds, Prince Frederick 
  • Betterton Appreciation Day
  • Cecilton Volunteer Fire Company Carnival and Parade (Aug., 6:30 p.m.)
  • Caroline-Dorchester County Fair (Aug 3-6), Caroline County 4-H Park, Denton
  • Annual Legacy Day (Aug 19 - 20, 5 p.m.) Celebrating History, Community and Culture, High Street, Chestertown
  • Lotus Blossom Art & Nature Festival (August), Mount Harmon, Earleville
  • Word's Largest Crab Feast (First Friday, early August), Annapolis, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Corn Roast Festival (early August), Union Mills, Westminster
  • Summer Spirit Festival (early August), Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia
  • Betterton Appreciation Day (early August), Betterton Beach
  • Mike Jones Jam Fest (early August), Wilmer Park, Chestertown 
  • Howard County Fair (early August), Fairgrounds
  • Worcester County Fair (early August), Byrd Park, Snow Hill
  • Barbecue Bash (early August), Bel Air
  • Seafood Festival (early August), Havre de Grace
  • Worcester County Fair (early August), Snow Hill
  • Seafood Feast (early August), Sailwinds Park, 200 Bryn St., Cambridge
  • Peach Festival (early August), Sudlersville
  • Tax Free Shop Maryland Week (August) #ShopMDTaxFree up to $100 per item.
  • Caroline Summerfest (mid August), Downtown Denton
  • Waterman's Appreciation Day (early August), Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
  • Muslim Food Festival (Mid August), Baltimore. Hosted by the Islamic Society of Baltimore
  • Queen Anne's County Fair (August 8-13), QAC 4-H Park, Centreville
  • Family Festival (August), Denton,
  • Hot August Music Festival (Mid August), Cockeysville's Oregon Ridge Park, Baltimore
  • Millington Day (August)
  • Fish Fry (August), Wesley Chapel,  Rock Hall 
  • Maryland State Fair (late August - First Week of September), Fairgrounds, Timonium
  • "Cruise In for Character" Car, Truck and Bike Show (August)
  • Augustoberfest (end of August), Hagerstown
  • Queen Anne's County Heritage Day (August), Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center, Chester
  • National Hard Crab Derby and Fair, Crisfield
  • Ocean City Sandfest (August). Ocean City Boardwalk
    Maryland Renaissance Festival (begins late Aug. - late Oct.), Crownsville. Free pony rides.
  • Prince George's County Fair (September), 14900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Upper Marlboro. Children under 5 free.
  • National Folk Festival (September), Salisbury
  • Delmarva Bike Week/ Ocean City Bike Fest (September), Ocean City area
  • Anne Arundel County Fair (September), Crownsville
  • Charles County Fair (September), La Plata
  • Taneytown Family Fun Days (September), Taneytown
  • Bike Week (mid September), Winterplace Park, Salisbury
  • Maryland Fall Festival (September - October), Summers Farm, Frederick
  • Silver Spring Jazz Festival (mid September), Silver Spring Civic Bldg
  • Downtown Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival (September, Noon - 6 p.m.)
  • The Great Frederick Fair (September), Frederick
  • Native American Festival (September), Vienna Ball Park
  • St. Mary's County Fair (September), Fair Grounds
  • Chestertown Jazz Festival (September 8 - 10), Wilmer Park, Chestertown
  • SunFest  and Sunfest Kite Festival (September), Ocean City
  • St. Mary's County Fair (September), Fairground, Leonardtown
  • Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival (September) Susan Campbell Park/Annapolis City Dock
  • Unity Church Hill Nursery Anniversary (Sept.), Live Music!!!, Church Hill, MD (Just South of Rt. 213)
  • Crab Feast (September), 400 S. Fifth Avenue, Denton
  • Crab Feast (last weekend of September), Wilmer Park, Chestertown

Autumn Activities

  • Hispanic Festival (September), Lane Manor Park
    7601 West Park Dr. & University Blvd, Adelphi
  • Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival (September), Towson
  • Fall Harvest & Craft Festival (Last Weekend of Sept.), Havre de Grace
  • Community Block Party (Last Weekend of September), Prince Theatre, 210 High Street, Chestertown
  • Flower Show (end of September), St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Centreville
  • Chestertown Car Show (Oct. 1), Chestertown
  • Ridgely Car Show (Oct.), Ridgely
  • Darlington Apple Festival (early October, 10 - 4 p.m.)
  • Oysterfest (Oct.) Reyleigh's Oyster Federal Hill, 36 E Cross St, Baltimore
  • International Black Film Festival (early October), Baltimore
  • American Indian Festival (October, 10 - 4 p.m.), Upper Marlboro
  • MEGA Kids Consignment (October) Maryland State Fair Grounds, Timonium
  • Fall Car Truck & Bike Show (October), Glory Days Grill, Bowie
  • Rock Hall FallFest and Oyster Celebration (October), Rock Hall
  • Galena's AutumnFest (October), Galena
  • Oyster Festival (October), St. Mary's County Fairgrounds
  • Native American Heritage Festival & Powwow (October), Bending Water Park, Marion
  • World of Montgomery Festival (Oct.), Wheaton
  • Revolutionary War Re-Enactment & Colonial Festival (October), Mt. Harmon Lane, Earleville
  • Ocean City Restaurant Week (Oct), Ocean City
  • Oyster Fest (Last Week of October), Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels
  • Light City Baltimore (November 1 - 10). Baltimore
  • Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival (November), Sultana Project, Chestertown
  • Irish Festival (November), Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium
  • Christmas on the Potomac: Gaylord National Resort,
  • 10K Run Across the Bay (November), Chesapeake Bay Bridge
  • Howard County Crafts Spectacular (November), West Friendship
  • Pay What You Want Aquarium Day (November), Baltimore
  • Winterfest of Lights (November - January), Ocean City
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony Annapolis Towne Centre (Nov.)
  • American Indian Heritage Day (Nov.), Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, St. Leonard
  • Country Crafts Guild Fall Arts & Crafts Show (end of November), Rock Hall Fire House, Rock Hall
  • Festival of Trees (end of November), Maryland State Fairgrounds
  • Sultana Tall Ship And Wooden Boat Festival (Nov.), Chestertown
  • Santa's Arrival & Lighting of the Town in Downtown Chestertown (Last Fri. of November)
  • Downtown Chestertown Christmas Parade (Last Sat. of November, 10 a.m.), Chestertown
  • Brilliant Baltimore Festival (First Week in November), Baltimore
  • Harbor Holiday Festival (December), National Harbor, Baltimore
  • Christmas Village in Baltimore, West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor
  • Garden of Lights (now - the holidays),1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton
  • Port Discovery's Holiday Springs & Sprockets, Port Discovery Children's Museum
  • Power Plant Holiday Light Show Spectacular (to be announced), Inner Harbor
  • Holiday Open House, Unity Church Hill Nursery, Church Hill
  • Annual Lighting of Baltimore's Washington Monument, Mount Vernon Place
  • Centreville Christmas Parade, Town of Centreville
  • Cambridge Dorchester Christmas Parade (To be announced, 5 p.m.), Downtown Cambridge
  • Santa's Magic Workshop (to be announced), Martinak State Park, Denton
  • Here Comes Santa! (to be announced, 5 to 7 p.m.), Oxford Park, Oxford
  • Old-Fashioned Christmas (to be announced, 5 to 7 p.m.), Sudlersville Museum, Sudlersville
  • An Acapella Christmas (to be announced, 7:30 p.m.), The Oxford Community Center
  • Federalsburg Christmas Parade (to be announced, 7 to 9 p.m.), Federalsburg
  • Christmas in St. Michaels (to be announced), St. Michaels
  • Candlelit Caroling Celebration at Adkins (to be announced, 6 to 9 p.m.), 12610 Eveland Rd, Ridgely
  • Old-Fashioned Christmas ... Shore Style (to be announced, 5 p.m.), Cambridge Main St, Cambridge
  • Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble - Band Concert (to be announced, 4 p.m.), Emmanuel Church, Chestertown
  • Christmas Garden of Trains (12/1-12/30, 6 to 9 p.m.), Cambridge Rescue Fire Company
  • Ocean City, Cecil County Christmas Parade (December)
  • Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination (1st weekend of December, 6 p.m.), off of Rt 34 Sharpsburg 
  • New Year's Eve Celebration (12/31), Easton, Berlin; Inner Harbor, Baltimore

Winter Activities

  • Annual St. Patrick's Parade, Baltimore
  • Martin L. King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration (1/20, yearly), Rock Hall Fire House
  • Annual DC Bluegrass Festival (Feb.), College Park
  • International Film Festival (Feb.), Frostburg State University
  • Mardi Gras (Feb., 7 p.m.) Mt. Vernon Marketplace, Baltimore
  • George Washington Birthday Ball (Feb. 21, yearly), Washington College, Chestertown
  • Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival (March), Baltimore
  • Mardi Gras Parade (March), Downtown Chestertown
  • Maryland's Birthday Weekend (March 24 - 26)

Informational Journal Note

*Public transportation - MTA (actual short name). Taxi and rental car services are also available in most major areas. Private taxi services in most rural areas.


Headlights must be turned on while driving on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

Blue Crab season begins April, yearly.

Hey Neighbor! Local News


1. Please inquire of available transportation systems before visiting Maryland's Eastern Shore rural areas. There is a Greyhound bus-stop terminal in Easton, Maryland (gas station near Arby's). You can purchase fares at this terminal. 


2. There are no buses from the District of Columbia - Union Station that travels, in the morning, to Easton, Maryland (bus terminal). 


3. Bay Bridge, there is a toll fee, and usually there is someone available to transport you across the bridge in your own vehicle if necessary (fee $15 - 25).




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"Pay What You Want Day" Baltimore Aquarium

To further help with the cost of a visit to the Aquarium,

their official partner parking facilities are pleased to offer

$10 parking to those attending “Pay What You Want Day”.

Guests can bring proof of their Aquarium visit to the

LAZ Inner Harbor Garage at 100 S. Gay Street or Lockwood

Parking at 124 Market Place for the discounted parking.

For anyone who can’t make “Pay What You Want Day,” the

Aquarium also has other opportunities for discounted

admission. There are year-round Half-Price Friday Nights

(Friday nights after 5 p.m.) and discounted Maryland Mornings

for Maryland state residents visiting before noon Sundays through

Fridays now through February 28. There are also Dollar Days

in December.

For more information about the National Aquarium and

“Pay What You Want Day,” visit their website. --CBS Local Baltimore  


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