Spring Events, Egg Hunts and Other Holiday Activities in Maryland

Spring Fairs, Festivals and Carnivals

Spring festivals and fairs in Maryland offer inexpensive family fun with food, entertainment, crafts and sometimes rides for kids.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., kicks off our list of Maryland and D.C. fairs and festivals, which includes all kinds of special events. Find family book festivals and cultural festivals, boat shows and craft shows, spring flings, food and drink festivals, music festivals and pirate weekends.

Celebrate Mother's Day!

Mothers do so much for their families. This holiday, celebrate Mother's Day by planning something special. We've gathered lots of fun ideas in our roundup of Mother's Day events in Maryland. Whether by making Mom a special gift, enjoying a mother-daughter tea together, or going on a cruise or museum tour, you're sure to find the perfect way to show your mom, grandmother, or other special person that you care.

Check out all the events going on in Annapolis, Baltimore, Bowie, Pasadena, Upper Marlboro and other Maryland towns.

Always call ahead or check the event website before attending.

Take the kids strawberry picking at a MD farm

It's the sweet season of the strawberry and there are plenty of places for Maryland families to pick their own.

Strawberries begin to ripen by early May and the season could last through mid June. The harvest has been delayed spring 2018 due to cool weather.

When selecting sweet Maryland strawberries, be sure to look for a full, red color, bright luster and firm, plump flesh, according to the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Strawberries do not ripen after being picked, so be sure to choose fully ripe berries. The caps should be bright green, fresh looking and fully attached.

Family Easter Events in Maryland

Easter is almost here, and that means sightings of the Easter Bunny are on the rise in Maryland. Check out these local events where kids can not only meet the famous rabbit, but also take a turn at egg dyeing fun, join in an Easter egg hunt, have breakfast with the Easter Bunny and enjoy even more fun at a spring or Easter festival.

Also check our guide to Earth Day activities and Spring fairs and festivals.

Always call ahead or check the event website before attending an event.

Updated February 2018

St. Patrick's Day events and parades in Maryland

Time to start planning St. Patrick's Day 2018 with the family. Put on your best green outfit and celebrate the luck o' the Irish at one of these St. Patrick's Day events around Maryland. Whether you're looking for a festival, parade or concert, this roundup has something for everyone.

Check out all the events going on in Annapolis, Baltimore, Ocean City, Washington DC, and other locations around Maryland.

Some events require tickets and fill up quickly. Always call ahead or check the event website before attending.

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Columbia Festival of the Arts
Thu Jun 21, 2018 @ 9:30AM
World's Largest Swim Lesson, Chesapeake Beach
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Columbia Festival of the Arts
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Summer Fridays, National Harbor
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Friday Night Summer Concert Series, Annapolis
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Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival, Baltimore
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Columbia Festival of the Arts
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Lavender Festival, Severn
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