Maryland Hunt Cup

April 29, Reisterstown: Join racing fans for an afternoon of tailgating and picnicking on the hillside that overlooks the racecourse, and enjoy the four mile, twenty-two fence racecourse as the horses go thundering past.

Maryland Day

April 29, College Park: Maryland Day has become one of the most popular annual events in the region as the University of Maryland opens up its campus offering more than 400 free events. Throughout Maryland’s 1,250-acre campus, visitors can take tours, explore exhibits and attend demonstrations. Don't miss it!

Spring Sailboat Show

April 28-30, Annapolis: Ready to get back on the water? The boat show displays catamarans, mono hulls, racing boats, and inflatables. Check out the vessels and spend some time shopping for the latest equipment, including electronics, clothing and other accessories, along with workshops for all levels.

Truck and Tractor Pull

April 28-29, Westminster: Never been to a tractor pull? Check out this family friendly event at the Carroll County Agriculture Center.

Maryland International Kite Festival

April 28-30, Ocean City: Three fun filled days of kite flying on the beautiful beaches of Ocean City, Maryland. Throughout the festival, there will be exhibitions and demonstrations including stunt and power kite lessons, free children's games and activities, and much more! The festival will showcase some of the best kite flyers from around the world.

Sugarloaf Craft Festival

April 28-30, Timonium:  Over 250 of the best local and national artisans display their handcrafted goods. In addition, check out a number of live art demonstrations and workshops. Get a glimpse of the process behind the creations, enjoy live music from talented local and regional artists and enjoy fun entertainment for the kids.

B&O Railroad Museum Day Out with Thomas

Beginning April 28, selected dates, Baltimore: Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the B&O. Little Engineers and families take a 25 minute train ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a full day of live entertainment, activities, and family fun!

9th Annual Womanfest

April 29, Cooksville: WomenFest is an interactive day which focuses on health, wellness, fashion, and beauty and features 90+ vendors and exhibitors, free health screenings, and interactive seminars.

Spring Festival at Rose Hill Manor

April 29, Frederick: Get ready for fun with exhibits, hayrides, animals, food, crafts, children's hands-on crafts, games, family activities, and a tractor pull and this fabulous event!

JHU Spring Fair

April 28-30, Baltimore: America's largest student-run three day festival featuring carnival rides, arts and craft vendors, games, contests, an ever-expanding food court, and too much to list here! 

In The Heights

Now-May 21, DC: The Gala Theatre presents the U.S. Spanish language premiere of the groundbreaking musical in the multicultural American story.

National Arboretum Garden Fair and Plant Sale

April 28-29, DC: This annual sale is eagerly anticipated. Carefully curated offerings include rare and hard to find plants as well as tried and true favorites – you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. In addition tothe unique offerings, experts will be available to answer your trickiest questions.

Washington Antiquarian Book Sale

April 28-29, DC: Each spring exhibitors from around the country convene at the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair, offering both serious collectors and budding enthusiasts rare books, manuscripts, modern first editions, autographs, prints, maps, drawings and other fine ephemera.

Sunshine & Moon Glow Quilt Show

April 28-30, Gaithersburg: Over 250 quilts will be displayed along with raffles, children's activities, a silent auction, service projects and demonstrations. Heaven on earth for quilting fans!

Carousel Day 2017

April 29, Glen Echo: The carousel will open for its 97th season in Glen Echo Park on Carousel Day!  The event also offers a full day of free activities for throughout Glen Echo Park, including live music & other performances, face painting, storytelling, and carousel themed crafts.


Rawlings Conservatory Spring Flower Show

Now-April 23, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore: Baltimore’s favorite harbinger of spring is the Conservatory’s annual bulb show. This showcase of unique varieties of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, along with grasses, desert plants, and tillandsias grown in the Cylburn Arboretum’s greenhouses. The plant material, along with grand hand-made sea creatures, colorful crafts, and wonderful objects borrowed from Second Chance, Inc., will become an immersive experience in an underwater world. Come visit the Octopus’s Garden!

Search for the Golden Egg

Now-April 16, Mt. Airy: This is an “I SPY” game! Each shop displays a decorated egg, and participants walk around town searching for the egg in each shop and marking their cards. Once you've found all the eggs, turn in your completed card to be eligible to win the collection of gifts created by all the participating shops. A great twist on an egg hunt!

Music for Good Friday

April 14, Roland Park, Baltimore: A special musical offering which weaves together text and music to create a reflective mood at the crux of Holy Week, presented by the talented Choir of St. David.

Spring Celebration

April 15, Berlin: The day will be filled with themed games and crafts, a moon bounce, face-painting, story time, and more. In addition, there's an Easter Egg Hunt, a Bonnet Parade and a Pancake Breakfast with Peter Rabbit! A great family day out!

Six Flags Easter Weekend

April 15-16, Upper Marlboro: Six Flags will host a special Easter Egg Hunt event before the park opens.  Participating guests will have the chance to search for eggs filled with Peeps! Plus, join in the fun as we celebrate with music, games, giveaways and more.

22nd Annual March for the Animals

April 15, Camden Yards: The March for the Animals helps the Maryland SPCA care for approximately 15,000 homeless pets each year. This spring event has been a staple on the calendars of committed animal lovers throughout Maryland. Take advantage of a beautiful Saturday to help support our animals.

My Ladies Steeplechase Races

April 15, Monkton, MDThe My Lady's Manor Steeplechase is one of Maryland's oldest and most illustrious sporting events, and is the first race in Maryland's storied "Timber Triple Crown," plus three additional thrilling and competitive races. Enjoy live bluegrass music, food vendors, and horse-themed merchandise tents. A day at the races!

Army vs. Navy Lacrosse

April 15, Annapolis: Army vs. Navy Lacross...Need we say more???

Marquis Hill Blacktet

April 14, DC: The Kennedy Center presents the winner of the 2014 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Trumpet Competition, Marquis Hill makes his KC Jazz Club debut as a leader with his group Blacktet.

Cherry Blossom Festival

April 15, DC: Food, music, activities, a Color Run and fireworks!!!!! Check it out!

National Park Week

Now-April 23, Nationwide: National Park Week is America's largest celebration of national heritage. It's about making great connections, exploring amazing places, and discovering open spaces, all for free! Check out the numerous national parks in our area on this beautiful Easter weekend!


Sound Health: Community Yoga

Now-Aug 19: Join us on select Saturdays for a FREE all-levels vinyasa yoga class in the Grand Foyer--part of the Kennedy Center's Sound Health program connecting the performing arts to mind-body wellness. An instructor from a different local yoga studio will lead each session.

Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrors

Now-May 14: Over the course of her career, the artist has produced more than twenty distinct Infinity Mirror Rooms, and the Hirshhorn’s exhibition—the first to focus on this pioneering body of work—is presenting six of them, the most ever shown together. Check out their website to find out how to get your timed tickets.

A Raisin in the Sun

Now-May 7: If you haven’t seen A Raisin in the Sun, get to it at the Arena theater-it’s in-the-round setup, meaning there’s not a bad seat in the house. Want to dig deep on the show’s connections to current events? Select performances feature post-show discussions with academics, including Soyica Colbert, production dramaturg and associate professor of African American Studies and Theater and Performance Studies at Georgetown University.

Goddard Space Center

Various summer dates: If the release of Hidden Figures, NASA’s recent discovery of Earth-size planets, and SpaceX’s forthcoming space tours have you jonesing for a trip to another world, check out the Goddard Space Flight Center. It has family-friendly exhibits and demonstrations, and on the first Sunday of every month they even help you set off your own model rockets.

Truckeroo Food Truck Festival

Various summer dates: Truckeroo is a monthly festival held at Fairgrounds next to Nats Stadium that showcases the hottest food trucks in the DC area. Held April through October, Truckeroo is a family friendly event and features live music, cold drinks, games, and more. Friday, May 5 is the First Truckeroo of 2017! More 2017 dates to be announced soon-keep checking back!

A Conversation with Alec Baldwin

Apr 12: A few days after the release of his memoir Nevertheless, Baldwin speaks with Molly Smith, artistic director at Arena Stage, at Lisner Auditorium on the GWU campus, about his life and career.

Filmfest DC

Apr 20-30: The official program for this year’s Filmfest isn’t posted yet, but last year’s edition featured 75 movies from 45 countries in venues across DC. There’s usually a handful of premieres, buzzed-about indies, and a smattering of afterparties that might just feature an A-list actor or two.

29th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

Various April dates: The Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup has become a decisive catalyst for progress that ignites people throughout the watershed with community spirit. The largest regional event of its kind, the Cleanup provides a transforming experience that engages citizens and community leaders and generates momentum for change.

78th Annual Flower Mart

May 5-6: If it's been going on for 78 years, you know it's fabulous! Come visit the National Cathedral for their spectacular fundraiser and much more! Photography classes, tower climbs, vendors, food, music, activities and a wonderful used book tent, just to name a few additional draws...

Passport DC

Month of May: Passport DC 2017 is a month-long journey around the world highlighting DC's thriving international diplomatic community and its lively and varied culture. Celebrated annually in May, which is International Cultural Awareness Month in Washington, Passport DC is 31 days of programming by 70 embassies and more than 40 of DC's very best cultural institutions. If you've never been, don't miss the opportunity.

Washington Nationals

All summer: Come on out for a night at the ballpark! If the Nats aren't your team, click here for the best team :)

Tidal Basin Paddle Boats

Now-October: Get ready to paddle your way around the Tidal Basin and spend some time with Thomas Jefferson! Soak up the sun and make monumental memories on the water in a swan boat or paddle boat with leisurely peddling, picturesque views, and picnics in the park.

Monuments by Moonlight

Year-round: Experience the beauty and awe of our country's most stirring monuments in a whole new way... by moonlight.

Segway Tour of the City

Year-round: A Segway tour is a fantastic way to see multiple monuments in a relatively short period of time. Along the way, you will have an up close and intimate view of the city on street level. Tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and informative. Tours are arranged to give you time to walk around the monuments privately and enjoy the experience. Segways are very easy to ride, and fun for all ages!

Kennedy Center Open House
May 27: In celebration of John F. Kennedy's 100th birthday, the Kennedy Center opens its doors wider than ever with a free, transcultural festival showcasing street arts culture, Hip Hop, and skateboard culture, as well as classical and contemporary arts.

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