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ISSUE 67 • JUNE 2012
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Historic National Road Yard Sale
May 30 – June 3
Various locations along U.S. 40
Mountain Maryland Plein Air
May 30 – June 10
Allegany and Garrett counties Western Maryland Blues Fest
May 31 – June 3
Hagerstown
Washington County Port Palooza
June 2
Port Deposit, Cecil County National Trails Day Hikes
June 2
Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Rock Hall, Kent County Piscataway Park Paint Out
June 2
Accokeek
Prince George’s County Harford County Restaurant Week June 4-16 Ocean City Air Show
June 6-10
Ocean City beachfront Thunder on the Narrows
June 9-10
Kent Island Yacht Club
Queen Anne’s County
HonFest
June 9-10
Hampden, Baltimore City Celtic Festival
June 10
Steppingstone Museum
Havre de Grace, Harford County Antique and Classic Boat Festival
June 15-17
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
St. Michaels, Talbot County Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival
June 16
Creative Alliance at the Patterson
Baltimore Fairy & Gnome Home Festival & Tour
June 30
Annmarie Sculpture Garden
Solomons, Calvert County

Video link for the Star-Spangled Sailabration commercial
The Blue Angels and 40 ships are coming. Tall ships and naval vessels from around the globe sail into Baltimore for Star-Spangled Sailabration – the June 13-19 maritime extravaganza that launches Maryland’s War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration. Free public tours of the ships will be offered, starting June 14, Flag Day. Sailabration includes an aircraft display and festival, June 16-17, at Martin State Airport in conjunction with a spectacular air show over Fort McHenry featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
LAdy pouring a glass og wine at wine fest Wine celebrations
Raise a toast to Maryland wine. Great Grapes, June 2-3 at Oregon Ridge Park in Baltimore County, spotlights 20 state wineries in a festive, pastoral setting. Participating restaurants and wine shops offer specials for Maryland Wine Week, June 8-17. Southern Maryland showcases local produce and Maryland wine (18 wineries) at Eat Drink Go LOCAL, June 16 in North Beach.
Two Civil War soldiers walking in a field Civil War stories
Immerse yourself in Maryland’s Civil War history during this 150-year anniversary of the war’s Maryland Campaign.

  • Gilmor’s Raid, June 1-3, Jerusalem Mill Village, Kingsville, Baltimore County
  • Barbara Fritchie Phenomenon, June 1 – Dec. 31, Museum of Frederick County History, Frederick
  • Blue and Gray Days, June 9-10, Point Lookout State Park, St. Mary’s County
  • Washington County First Call Weekend, June 16-17, City Park, Hagerstown
  • Corbit’s Charge Commemoration, June 23-24, Westminster, Carroll County
  • Baskets of strawberries Food festivals
    Savor local favorites at these fun, annual happenings:

  • Strawberry Festivals, June 2 at: Sykesville-Freedom Fire Company in Carroll County, and Sandy Spring Museum in Montgomery County
  • St. Mary's Crab Festival, June 9, Leonardtown, St. Mary’s County
  • Delmarva Chicken Festival, June 15-16, The Centre at Salisbury, Wicomico County
  • Tilghman Island Seafood Festival, June 23, Talbot County
  • Hand on guitar strings Arts festivals
    Celebrate the arts at Arts Fest, Charles County’s largest arts festival, June 9 on the grounds of LaPlata Town Hall. Juried artists and craftsmen display their work at the Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival, June 9-10 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, close to the historic district. In Howard County, the 25th annual Columbia Festival of the Arts runs June 15-30.
    Two African-American Soldiers Maryland heritage
    Discover Cumberland’s cultural roots at the town’s Heritage Days Festival, June 9-10. On June 16 in St. Mary’s County, the Juneteenth Festival and 5K Run/Walk honors the June day in 1865 when all enslaved people in the U.S. received their freedom. Also, the Nanticoke River Jamboree – a day of living-history exhibitions – is June 23 at Handsell, an 18th-century dwelling north of Vienna. This year’s theme: Life on the River, 1612-1812. In addition to a native plant sale, kayaking and biking are available. View more events.
    Martin O’Malley, Governor • Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor
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