Common Ground of the Traditional Arts

Now-Jul 8, Carroll CountyTraditions Week continues with classes, concerts, dances and other activities in the traditional roots-based arts, held on the campus of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. Finishing up the week is a Festival with vendors, music, dance and more

Martin Aviation Museum Open Cockpit Day

Jul 8, Essex: The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum’s Open Cockpit Day offers aviation fun where visitors can imagine being a pilot when they sit in the pilot seats of the Museum’s outdoor flightline of airplanes

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Jul 7-9, Hunt Valley: An all-volunteer, all-fan organized sci-fi & media convention, honoring the best in sci-fi entertainment past & present. Activities for every age and type of fan, with professional writers and scientists

Super Hero Picnic Train Excursion

Dates vary, Walkersville: Come dressed as your favorite Super Hero. The historic train will stop in the park for a bring your own lunch and a Super Hero themed story time

Wednesday NIght Sailboat Racing

Wednesday nights through August, Annapolis Harbor: Join in some exciting match racing! During the race, passengers (“guest crew”) will be able to participate in helping to sail the boat and steer the boat. There are many other opportunities for sailing throughout the week

Hive at the National Building Museum

Jul 6-Sep 4, DC: Hive will be built entirely of more than 2,700 wound paper tubes. The tubes vary in size from several inches to 10 feet high and will be interlocked to create three dynamic interconnected, domed chambers, reaching 60 feet tall in total

The Sound of Music

Now-Jul 16, DC: The hills are alive! A brand new multi-award winning production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien, is coming to The Kennedy Center

Art Garfunkel

Jul 8, DC: The Kennedy Center presents Art Garfunkel'In Close-Up world tour, which encompasses his solo hits, Simon & Garfunkel songs, cuts from his favorite songwriters, and parts of his forthcoming autobiography

AVAM's Flicks From The Hill

Jul 6-Aug 24, Baltimore: Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film selection inspired by AVAM's current exhibition. With seating for more than a thousand on the natural amphitheater formed by Federal Hill, a 30-foot wide screen held from above by Adam Kurtzman's Giant Golden Hand, and a twinkling view of the city, this is an amazing, all-ages, community experience that is FREE

The Tempest

Jul 7-Jul 23, Annapolis: The Annapolis Shakespeare Company presents The TempestWidely considered one of Shakespeare's greatest works, The Tempest is a lyrical play that tells the story of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle where fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance abound. It's a magical tale presented in the Gardens of the historic Charles Carroll House

Berlin Bathtub Races

Jul 7, Berlin: Head to Berlin for the 28th Annual Bathtub Parade, followed by Bathtub Races. Need I say more???? Open to anyone who wants to compete. See website for rules

Jazz at Jackson Place

Jul 9, DC: The White House Historical Association presents the 11th season of Jazz on Jackson Place, hosted in the historic Decatur House courtyard. Your ticket includes delicious hors d’oeuvres and live jazz by Alto saxophonist and composer Sarah Hughes, a visionary in the Washington music scene

Day on the Bay to St Michaels

Ongoing throughout summer, Annapolis: Try a cruise which takes you across the Chesapeake Bay without the Bay Bridge traffic!The quaint historic village of St. Michaels offers fresh seafood, boutique shopping and historic sites all within walking distance during your approximate 3-hours of leisure time on land. Try a day enjoying traditional Maryland!

Revolutionary London Town

Jul 8-9, Annapolis: Step back into the contentious days surrounding the Declaration of Independence. You can join the Continental Army or Continental Marines to learn musket drill, debate the merits of independence in William Brown’s tavern, and learn how colonists made a living at our Carpenters’ Shop and Tenement.

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