July date ideas: Events and things to do in Maryland

Maryland couples looking for a special date night can watch a live concert, enjoy a fireworks cruise, participate in a puppy happy hour and other special events in the month of July.

Check out our top picks for events worth hiring a babysitter for below.


I Mom So Hard1 Saturday

Select days July 1-30. Adaption of the classic musical based on a television sketch comedy where Jesus Christ is the host, in spite of the protest of the network. $24-38. Check website for showtimes. Infinity Theatre, Annapolis. 877-501-8499, infinitytheatre.com

4 Tuesday

Independence Day Fireworks Dinner
3-hour cruise with views of Baltimore's Fireworks show. Three-course buffet style dinner, premium open bar included with ticket, DJ and dance floor, games and more. Ages 21 and older. $114.90. 7pm. Inner Harbor, Baltimore. Spiritcruises.com

6 Thursday

Watch “Invictus” on the Plaza screen. Date night movie. Bring chairs. Free. 7pm. National Harbor. Nationalharbor.com

Yappy Hour! Vodka, Pups, & Cookies
Vodka, dog treats, raffles, wine grab and more. Benefits Baltimore Humane Society. Free; drinks additional cost. 6-8:30pm. Hunt Valley Towne Centre. goldband@bmorehumane.org, bmorehumane.org

9 Friday

Bring It Live
Fierce, original, high-octane performances. $32-50. 7pm. The Lyric, Baltimore. 410-900-1150, modell-lyric.com

Idina Menzel
Tony award winning Idina Menzel performs. $76-95. 8-10:30pm. The Theatre at MGM National Harbor. visitprincegeorgescounty.com/event/idina-menzel-mgm

14 Friday

‘Nana's Naughty Knickers’
Select days, July 14-30. Play based on the book by Katherine DiSavino. What Bridget saw as an opportunity to stay with her Nana in New York turns into an experience she’ll never forget. $22. 8-10:30pm. Bowie Community Theatre. 301-805-0219, bctheatre.com

15 Saturday

3-mile paddle through waters of Cabin Creek, Kent Narrows and Marshy Creek. Entertainment, food and beer at the after party. $70. 8am. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville. 410-827-6694, bayrestoration.org

Wine, Music and Art Festival
July 15-16. Wine, art, music, dancing, open air market and more. $25. 10am-6pm. Linganore Winecellars, Mt Airy. 301-831-5889, linganorewines.com

Comedy Duo Kristin and Jen, from #IMOMSOHARD perform. $35-46. 7pm. The Lyric, Baltimore. 410-900-1150, modell-lyric.com

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16 SundayDinner Under The Stars

Vans Warped Tour
Performers includes GWAR, Silverstein, Neck Deep and more. $29-52, 11am. Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia. visithowardcounty.com

18 Tuesday

The Who
The Who performs on their “For The Who Hits 50! Tour.” $188-269. 8pm. The MGM National Harbor. mgmnationalharbor.com

19 Wednesday

Dinner Under the Stars
Wednesdays through Sept. 20. West Street closes and is filled with cafe tables reminiscent of the open open air cafes in Paris and the piazzas of Rome. Live music, special art exhibits and canopy lights. Dining prices vary. Reservations at participating restaurants strongly recommended. 6pm. West Street, Annapolis. Dinnerunderthestars.org

Zoo Paint Night
Guided paint instruction. One drink included with each admission. Registration required. $45. 5:30-8pm. Maryland Zoo, Baltimore. marylandzoo.org

27 Thursday

Rum on the Roof
Rum tasting and learn about the history and the science of the rum making process. Informal presentation, selection of appetizers, different rums, a chance to quiz master distiller Ben Lyon and more. $55-60. 7-9pm. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore. 410-685-5225, mdsci.org

28 Friday

Fourth Friday Concert
The Clazzical Project brings you the clazzics joined by pianist Brian Ganz. $15. 8pm. Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis. uuannapolis.org/slider/fourth-friday, 410-266-8044

NSO at Wolf Trap
Classical program by the National Symphony Orchestra of Carl Orff's iconic choral masterwork “Carmina Burana” along with Beethoven's resplendent "Emperor." Featuring award-winning pianist Seong-Jin Cho. $25-58. 8:15pm. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. 202-467-4600, kennedy-center.org

30 Sunday

Henry Cho
Comedian Henry Cho, who has performed on “The Late, Late Show” and “The Tonight Show,” performs. $30. 8pm. Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis. ramsheadonstage.com