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May 2017 Fairs, Festivals and Carnivals in Maryland and D.C.

Naptown BayBAYqMaryland Film Fest - 2017
May 3-7. Film and video work from all over the world. Celebrity guest hosts. Check website for hours and prices. Various venues, Downtown Baltimore. 410-752-8083, md-filmfest.com

St. Paul's United Methodist Church Flower Fair - 2017
May 4-5. Flowers, food and more. 9am-6pm. St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Cambridge, Cambridge. 410-228-1424, stpaulscambridge.com

Springfest - 2017
May 4-7. Food, entertainment, arts and crafts and more. Free, headline acts require admission. See website for schedule. Inlet Lot, Boardwalk, Ocean City. ococean.com

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival - 2017
May 6-7. Live animals, crafts and supplies, demonstrations, entertainment and more. Free. Saturday, 9am-6pm; Sunday, 9am-5pm. Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship. sheepandwool.org

Garden Festival - 2017
May 6. Plant, garden ornaments and antiques sale. $15-25. 10am-4pm. Ladew Gardens, Monkton. 410-557-9570, ladewgardens.com

D.C. Duck Race and Festival - 2017
May 6. Entertainment, food for sale, activities and rubber duck race along contained portion of the Anacostia River. Sponsor a duck for $10 to help support nonprofits. Funds support the Rotary Club and community organizations. 10am-4:30pm. The Yards Park, Washington, D.C. dcduckrace.org

Towsontown Spring Festival - 2017
May 6-7. Carnival ride, ferris wheel, live bands, performances, shopping, beer & wine and more. Free entry. Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1-6pm. Towson Core Business Area, Towson. 410-825-1150, towsontownfestival.com

Solomons Maritime Festival - 2017
May 6. Exhibit of antique and classic boats, toy boat building, Chesapeake Bay retriever demonstrations, live music, food and more. Free. 10am-5pm. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. calvertmarinemuseum.com

Naptown BarBAYq - 2017
May 6. Live music performed on three stages, food, cooking demonstrations, a barbeque competition, arts and crafts vendors and more. $15; free. kids 12 and under. Noon. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville. barbayq.com, 410-353-9237

Broccoli City Festival - 2017
May 6. Live music, fitness, food, vendors, cash bar and more. $69. Noon-10pm. Gateway DC Pavilion, Washington D.C. bcfestival.com

King Farm Wine & Music Festival - 2017
May 6. Wine tastings and sales, live musical performances, local cuisine and children's play area. $18; $22 at the door. Under 21 free. 2-8pm. Saddle Ridge Community Center, Rockville. kingfarmwinefestival.com

Frederick Running Festival - 2017
May 6-7. Half marathon, 2 person team relay, 5K and Kids Fun Run for athletes of all abilities. $10-140. See website for schedule. Frederick Fairgrounds, Frederick. frederickrunfest.com

First Sunday Arts Festival - 2017
May 7. Sundays through November 5. Live entertainment, over 100 local and regional artists, food and more. Free. 11am-5pm. West and Calvert Streets, Annapolis. 410-263-4012, firstsundayarts.com

Made in Maryland Festival - 2017
May 7. Artisans, crafts, food, live music, character meet and greets, petting zoo, moon bounce, face painting, exhibits and more. Free. Noon-5pm. Kurtz's Beach, Pasadena. madeinmarylandfest.com

Sykesville Fine Art & Wine Festival - 2017
May 7. 40+ artists, chalk art, model trains, demonstrations, live music and entertainment, wine tastings and more. Free, wine tasting $10. Noon-5pm. Main Street, Sykesville. sykesvillemainstreet.com

The Walk @ Waugh Chapel - 2017
May 11. Fundraiser features a short stroll through Waugh Chapel, kid friendly entertainment, festivities, food, live music and more. 6-8pm. Waugh Chapel Towne Centre, Gambrills. visitwaughchapel.com

Joy Kids 5K Family Fun Walk/Run and Carnival - 2017
May 13. Face painting, arts and crafts, sack races and more. Registration required. $5-22. 7:30am. Mayo Elementary School, Edgewater. joykidslearning.com

Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival - 2017
May 13. Live bands, children's games, Scottish dancing, demonstrations, highland games and more. $13-18. Children 12 and under free. 9am-6pm. Mt. Airy Fire Dept. Fairgrounds, Mt. Airy. frederickcelticfestival.com

Fairland Aquatic Center Health Fair - 2017
May 13. Community health and wellness fair with over 50 vendors. Classes and training sessions, free bone density, hearing, vision, blood pressure, cholesterol screenings, blood donations, children's activities and much more. Free. 9am-2pm. Fairland Aquatic Center, Laurel. 301-362-6060, pgparks.com/page70550.aspx

Green Festival Expo - 2017
May 13-14. Natural products, yoga sessions, free cooking demos, activities for kids, live entertainment and dozens of speakers.Moms receive 50% off entry. $10-19. Sat., 10am-6pm. Sun., 10am-5pm. DC Convention Center. 212-593-5855, Greenfestivals.org

Greenbelt Green Man Festival - 2017
May 13-14. Music, vendors, crafts, environmental awareness, food and fun to celebrate Greenbelt's commitment to forest preservation. Free. Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm. Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt. greenbeltgreenmanfestival.org

Hollywood Bluegrass Festival - 2017
May 13. Featured artists and local favorites. Also, raffles, silent auction, and more. $20. Noon-8pm. St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown. hvrs.org

Main Street Festival - 2017
May 13. Parade, entertainment, food, vendors, bands, arts and crafts and more. Free admission. 9am-4pm. Main Street, Laurel. laurelboardoftrade.net

Calvert Arts Festival - 2017
May 13. Shop from local juried artisans, food, live entertainment, children's crafts, raffles, church tours, wine tasting and more. Free admission. 11am-6pm. All Saints Parish, Sunderland. allsaints1692.org

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival - 2017
May 13-14. Fine art by nation's best artists, live entertainment and restaurants. Free. Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm. Woodmont Triangle, Bethesda. bethesda.org/bethesda/bethesda-fine-arts-festival

Cruisin - 2017
May 18-21. One of east coast's largest car shows, featuring 3500+ hot rods, customs, classics and trick trucks. $10. Children under 14 free. Thursday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 9am-4pm. Inlet Parking Lot and Convention Center, Ocean City. ococean.com

Preakness Celebration Balloon Festival - 2017
May 18-20. Hot air balloons, specialty crafts, entertainment, food and balloon rides. Free admission, $20 parking fee. Balloon rides require additional fee. Turf Valley, Ellicott City. ballooningusa.com/preakness

Air Show and Navy Commissioning Week - 2017
May 19-26. Some activities open to the public that show the history and tradition of the Navy academy. Three airshows: Tues. over the Severn River at 11am-1pm, Wed. over the Severn River, 1:45-4pm, and Friday above the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium during graduation. Free. Various places, Annapolis. visitannapolis.org/events/annual/commissioning-week

St. Michaels Running Festival - 2017
May 20. 5k, 10k and half marathon runs, 1k kids fun run, post-race party, gifts and treats for runners and more. $20-105. 5:30am - noon. St. Michaels School, St. Michaels. runstm.com

Karsyn's Karnival - 2017
May 20. Food, games, crafts and other events to raise awareness about Down Syndrome. $1. Individuals with Down Syndrome free. 10am-1:30pm. Cove Point Park, Lusby. karsynskarnival.com

Kent Island Day - 2017
May 20. Family event celebrating founding of Kent Island, featuring parade, demonstrations, local food vendors, entertainment and moon bounce. Free. 10am-4:30pm. Historic Christ Church, Stevensville. kentislandheritagesociety.org/kent-island-day.html

Mt. Airy May Festival - 2017
May 20. Old-fashioned street festival with vendors, food, crafts, live entertainment and more. Free. 10am-6pm. Mt. Airy Volunteer Fireman's Carnival Grounds, Mt. Airy. mtairylions.com/festivals.htm

Gaithersburg Book Festival - 2017
May 20. Presentations and book signings by award-winning and best-selling authors, poets and songwriters, plus writing workshops, children's activities and more. Free. 10am-6pm. City Hall Grounds, Gaithersburg. gaithersburgbookfestival.org

Street Eats, Acoustic Beats & Craft Beer Festival - 2017
May 20. Craft beers, live music, vendors, food and more. Food will available for purchase from food trucks. $25. 1-5pm. Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro. 301-218-6700, pgparks.com/page70197.aspx

Wine in the Woods - 2017
May 20-21. Live music, food and tastings from 25 Maryland wineries, vendors and more. $20-40. Saturday, 11am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm. Symphony Woods, Columbia. wineinthewoods.com

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival - 2017
May 20-21. Outdoor music festival. $62, children under 12 free with paying adult. Gates open at 10:30am. Music from 11am-9pm on Saturday and 11am-8pm on Sunday. Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. bayblues.org

Friends of Broadneck Park Kite Festival - 2017
May 20. Parachute racing, kite racing and more. Noon-4pm. Broadneck Park, Annapolis. friendsofbroadneckpark.com

Preakness Infield Fest - 2017
May 20. Sam Hunt, Zedd and more. $60-140. Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore. preakness.com/infield/budweiser-infieldfest

Arbutus Arts Festival - 2017
May 21. Handmade arts and crafts, children's corner, local music, beer garden, food and drink. Free. 10am-5pm. Arbutus. arbutusartsfestival.com

DelFest - 2017
May 25-28. Family-friendly music festival. $45-179. Check website for hours and performance times. Allegany County Fairgrounds, Cumberland. delfest.com

Tea Party Festival - 2017sowebo festival
May 26-28. Tea Toss Reenactment to commemorate Chestertown's protest of British rule, plus colonial parade, raft race, street performances, crafts and more. Free. Toss the Tory Ballots available for purchase. See website for schedule. Venues throughout Chestertown. chestertownteaparty.org

B’eat More Pie - 2017
May 27. Festival dedicated to all things pie. Pie contests, activities, vendors and more. Free. 9am-1pm. Baltimore Museum of Industry. 410-727-4808, thebmi.org

Stars and Stripes Festival - 2017
May 27-29. Family day picnic, local entertainment, moonlight cruise, Vietnam Memorial dedication and more. Free, some events require fee. See website for schedule. Venues throughout Chesapeake Beach. chesapeake-beach.md.us

Hometown Holidays - 2017
May 27-29. Music festival featuring live performances, armed forces tribute and Memorial Day Parade. Free. Saturday and Sunday, 2-10pm; Monday, 9am-1pm. Rockville Town Center, Rockville. rockvillemd.gov

Caribbean Wine, Music & Art Festival - 2017
May 27-28. Wine, caribbean food, music and more. $25. 10am-6pm. Linganore Winecellars, Mt. Airy. linganorewines.com/events/festivals

Brew at the Zoo - 2017
May 27-28. Unlimited beer sampling from more than 80 breweries, live music, local artisan vendors and admission to the zoo. $25-75. 1-7pm. The Maryland Zoo, Baltimore. marylandzoo.org

Annual Sowebo Arts and Music Festival - 2017
May 28. Sculptors, painters, jewelry makers, and fashion designers and some of their best works in an un-juried, un-censored art show. Face painting, carnival acts and games, interactive art and crafts, a side walk art contest, skateboarding demos and basketball and football drills and more. Over 40 confirmed bands. Free. Noon-8pm. 1100 Hollins Street, Baltimore.  443-838-1131, soweboarts.org

For more events and activities, check out the Chesapeake Family calendar. It's loaded with hundreds of events.

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