National Memorial Day Concert

May 29, National Mall, DC: The National Memorial Day Concert features uplifting musical performances, documentary footage and dramatic readings that honor the military service of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

JFK Centennial Celebration

May 29, DC: Join the Kennedy Center in a tribute one hundred years in the making, and be part of a special evening of readings, performances, and rare video footage featuring a star-studded roster of talent from the worlds of music, theater, dance, TV/film, and more celebrating JFK.

Chestertown Tea Party and Festival

May 26-28, Chestertown: The annual reenactment of the historical tea tossing is the centerpiece of this fabulous festival, featuring a reenactment, colonial parade, street party, raft race, street performances, colonial crafts, strolling musicians, local fare, 5k & 10 mile run and more!

Historic Dusk Ghost Walks Annapolis

Ongoing throughout the summer: Hear about unexplained footsteps, the Gravedigger and the poor souls hung to save room in local jails, led by a spirited period dressed guide and learn of the spirits who dwell in the town’s 18th century buildings and linger in the mist to get a whole new perspective of Maryland’s capital city.

Crisfield's Fourth Saturday Bay Strolls

May 26, Crisfield: Every fourth Saturday from 4-7pm, enjoy the unique setting of this bayside town, grab a bite of seafood (they're famous for their crabs!) and stroll the dock and historic town while shopping with independent artists. 

Balticon 51

May 26-29, Baltimore: Join members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society for the premier non-profit fan-run Science Fiction Convention in the Mid-Atlantic region. There will be multiple tracks of programming over the four day weekend, featuring authors, artists, scientists, musicians, podcasters, publishers, editors, costumers, games, concerts, dances, workshops and much more!

Fair Hill Races

May 27, Elkton: The Fair Hill Races have been running since 1934! Visitors can enjoy the races from various locations on the grounds. Besides the racing, there will be something for everyone, including a vendor village for everyone to shop, kids' comer to entertain the kids with face painting, pony rides and more, a large selection of food vendors and races all afternoon.

Smith Island Arts Festival

May 27, Smith Island: This Memorial Day Saturday event celebrates the work of regional and local artists and the cultural heritage of Smith Island. Painting, photography, folk art, sea glass, jewelry, textiles, and ceramics by more than 30 participants will be on display and for sale. Food, including the famous Smith Island cake, will be available for purchase. 

Whoopi Goldberg

May 27, Bethesda: Strathmore presents selebrated comedian, author, humanitarian, and star of stage and screen. Whoopi Goldberg delights audiences with an evening of laughter-filled storytelling.

Living History Weekend

May 27-28, Antietam: Volunteers portraying the 24th North Carolina, Company B, which was involved in the fighting in the West Woods, will present living history programs including musket firing demonstrations. All demonstrations will take place just outside the visitor center. Visitors are also invited to tour the unit’s camp and learn about what daily life would have been like for the average Confederate soldier.

Sowebo Arts and Music Festival

May 28, Baltimore: Baltimore's always free and utterly unique Arts and Music Festival surrounding historic Hollins Market is all about local music, kid fun, great eats, local visual art, and craft vendors galore.

Noises Off

Now-June 18, Baltimore: Everyman's Resident Company of actors transforms into a British company of actors in this side-splitting farce to end all farces. A love-letter to the thrilling and unpredictable nature of the stage, Noises Off will leave you rolling in the aisles as everything that could go wrong, does go wrong.

Tulip Dig

May 27, Baltimore: The tulip bulbs are removed from Sherwood Gardens beds at the end of each blooming season to be replaced by new bulbs in October for the next spring bloom. At the end of May each year, always the Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend starting at 7:00 AM the tulip bulbs are available to be dug and purchased for a nominal cost of 30 cents per bulb. Participants should bring a shovel or spade and a bag for their bulbs. Bagged bulbs are also available. Give this classic activity a try!

B'eat More Pie Fest 2017

May 27, Baltimore: The Baltimore Museum of Industry presents this fun family festival! Show off your baking skills at the B’Eat More Pie Fest, held at the BMI Farmers’ Market. Enter your best pie or just come watch. You can purchase tickets to win competition pies in a raffle or try tasting bites.


Now-June 18, Olney: Olney Theatre presents Proof, the story of Catherine, the bereaved daughter of a brilliant but chronically mentally ill mathematician. Catherine worries that she has inherited her father's mental illness, but more central to the drama is whether she also inherited his genius. A penetrating mystery at the center of the play and the stellar cast illuminates the ways in which family and lovers play into and defy expectations. 

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