Weekends on Wednesdays

This Weekend:

Capital Jazz Fest (Columbia)
Capital Jazz Fest is a weekend of cool jazz and soul. This multi-day, multi-stage outdoor music festival is more than just a concert with nearly 30 national acts.

Western Maryland Blues Fest (Hagerstown)
Four jam-packed, jumpin’ days filled with music from national, regional and local performers!

Frederick Festival of the Arts (Frederick)
Celebrating 23 years, the Frederick Festival of the Arts, a juried fine arts festival, is held along Carroll Creek in the heart of Historic downtown Frederick. FREE! 

Awesome Con (DC)
Awesome Con, now in its fourth year in the District, may have assembled its most impressive guest list for this weekend. It includes the “Batman” dynamic duo from the 1960s television series, Adam West and Burt Ward; actor Peter Capaldi of “Doctor Who”; actor Robin Lord Taylor from "Gotham"; “All-New, All-Different Avengers” writer Mark Waid; “Star Wars” author Timothy Zahn; professional wrestler Ron Simmons; and comic book writer Peter David, among others. 

Plein Air Art Celebration (Stevensville)
Plein Air Artists will have easels out in Downtown Stevensville creating while Kids take a Chalk Walk. Meet artists at a Wet Paint Sale/Reception. Visit “Artist’s Garden’ at KIFA. 

The Avett Brothers (Baltimore)
Pier Six Pavilion--Genre: Folk, Folk Rock, Indie Folk, Bluegrass, Americana. Variety of seating options & pricing. 

The Garrett County Celtic Festival (Friendsville)
Formerly McHenry Highland Festival, GC Celtic Festival is an expanded version! Celtic Bands, herding collies, dancing, bagpipes, Scottish & Irish traditional fare.

Annapolis Arts, Crafts and Wine Festival (Annapolis)Navy Marine Corps Stadium--Enjoy a weekend of fine, juried arts, handmade crafts, wine tastings from over 25 Maryland wineries, smooth jazz all day long, delectable cuisine, and activities. Ticket prices vary.

Feast of Saint Anthony Italian Festival (Baltimore)
St. Leo's Catholic Church in Little Italy--
112th Italian Festival featuring Italian food, music, games, street processions, vendors, bingo, bocce, kids' area and more.


Belvedere Square Summer Sounds Concert Series (Baltimore)
A free summer concert series features live music by the region’s most popular bands and scrumptious food from Belvedere Square merchants and restaurants, Friday nights, May 27-September 2, 2016.

Campfire and Crafts on the Beach (North Beach)
Gather on the beach to make your own crafts and enjoy special treats around the campfire! And the best part - it’s FREE. Tonight we will make Blue Crabs Recycled Art.

Christy Trapp in "Searching for Signs" (Baltimore)Christy Trapp is thrilled to be debuting her new show "Searching for Signs" at Germano’s this June!! Featuring music from Madonna to Dolly Parton. Pre show dining 6pm 

Free Range Improv Comedy (Annapolis)Two-time Rammie Award winners, Free Range Improv are back at Rams Head On Stage for the 4th time! Voted Best Local Act for 2014 & Best Comedy Show for 2015, Free Range Improv delivers the laughs. 

Half-Price Friday Nights at the Aquarium (Baltimore)
Spend Friday evening with 20,000 animal residents in award-winning exhibits, for half the price of general admission. Tickets online or on-site. Brought to you by M&T Bank!


Chris Young in Concert (Solomons)
One of country music’s hottest acts, Chris Young will perform live at Calvert Marine Museum's PNC Waterside Pavilion. Young performs a powerhouse show packed with hits.

City Dock Serenade (Crisfield)
Join songwriters and performers Beth Wood and Wyatt Easterling, plus duo Naked Blue, for a free concert on the City Dock. 

Delmarva Soap Box Derby (Federalsburg)
The Delmarva Soap Box Derby is for boys and girls between 7 and 17 years old. They build the cars with help from an adult and race them down hill.

Imagination Bethesda Street Festival (Bethesda)
The 22nd annual Imagination Bethesda is a children’s street festival celebrating children and the arts. Musical performances and professional children’s entertainers will light up the stage! 

Jazz and Blues Bash (Berlin)
Music, vendors, food, beer garden

Keeping Turtles and Tortoises in Northeastern USA (Oella)
Join Chris Leone, owner/operator of Garden State Tortoise and learn tips and secrets to maintaining collections of key species, whether for rescue, breeding or hobby.

Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival (Baltimore)
A family-friendly celebration of folk arts, featuring, dance, music, food, and crafts from across the state.

National Trails Day Hike (North East)
Get a jumpstart celebrating Great Outdoors Month by joining a Ranger on National Trails Day. Hike Farm Road and Pond Loop trails. Register by calling 410.287.5333.


Children's Day on the Farm (St. Leonard)
Celebrating Southern Maryland’s rich agricultural heritage – featuring ox cart & pony rides, magic show, antique tractor parade, petting zoo, crafts, face painting, entertainment, food and much more! 

Start of National Music Festival (Chestertown)
Two Weeks of classical concerts - soloists, chamber, full orchestra - plus hundreds of open free rehearsals. Affordable, adventurous performances. 

Quacks for Backpacks (Davidsonville)
The 4th Annual Quacks benefits the "Bountiful Backpack" program that furnishes needy children with weekend food. The event features rubber duck races and a family carnival. 

Super Hero Walk (Baltimore)
A FREE, fun, and family-friendly romp around Lake Montebello in your finest super hero costume (not required but definitely encouraged) to raise awareness around the issue of child abuse. 

Taste of Wheaton (Silver Spring)
Food samples from some of downtown Wheaton's best restaurants at prices ranging from $1 to $5 per "taste."

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