June date ideas: Events and things to do in Maryland


Maryland couples looking for a special date night can watch a live concert, enjoy a beer festival, a paint night and other special events in the month of June.

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Capital Jazz Fest
June 2-4. 30 national acts on two big stages. $78.50-194. Check website for full schedule. Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia. capitaljazz.com/fest

3 Saturday

St. Michaels Brewfest
Live music, delicious food, over 40 breweries. Noon-5pm. $45. Downtown, St. Michaels. Stmichaelsbrewfest.com

Great Grapes! Wine, Art & Music Festival
June 3-4. Wines for tasting, specialty pavilions, cooking demonstrations and kids’ area. $22-90. Noon-6pm. Children 12 and under free. Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville. uncorkthefun.com/hunt-valley-maryland/site-info

The Secret Garden Tour
June 3-4. Tour the “Secret Gardens” of Annapolis featuring private gardens. $30; $35, day of. Noon-5pm. Tour starts at 19 Maryland Ave., Annapolis. 410-263-4683, hammondharwoodhouse.org

Taste of 3 Cities Food Truck Festival & Competition
The region’s top 60 food trucks, beer, wine, art and more. All day live music. $15-65. Noon-9pm. Patterson Park, Baltimore. Tasteof3cities.com

80s Prom Night
The New Romance performs popular 80s songs. Skinny ties, Members Only jackets, big hair and crazy neon spandex are welcome. $20. 7pm. Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis. Ramsheadonstage.com

Strangers in The Night: A 1950s Cocktail Party
Whiskey sour welcome, Sinatra sing-along, food, drinks, a Tiki bar, cigar tasting, whiskey tasting, blackjack tables, charades and trivia, dance lessons, celebrity guests, a photo booth, costume contest and more. $100. 7-11pm. Historic Oakdale Manor, Woodbine. 410-480-3250, hchsmd.org

7 Wednesday

Dinner Under the Stars
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. Food prices vary. Reservations at participating restaurants strongly recommended. Wednesdays through Sept. 20. 6pm. West Street, Annapolis. dinnerunderthestars.org

8 Thursday

Fashion for a Cause
Signature cocktails, food and DJ. Proceeds from the event will be used to support Chesapeake Kids. Check website for ticket prices. 6:30-9:30pm. Porsche of Annapolis. 443-837-1530, hospicechesapeake.org

9 Friday

Sip and Paint
Create original artwork under the guidance of local artist Kim Hovell. Bring your own wine and snacks to enjoy during the workshop.​ $45. 6:30pm. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. 410-263-5544, Marylandhall.org

The Capitol Steps
The Capitol Steps perform comedy show featured around politics. $30. 7pm. Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis. Ramsheadonstage.com

10 Saturday

Arts and Wine Festival
June 10-11. Art, handmade crafts, wine tastings from over 25 Maryland wineries, live music all day long, food, children activities, food truck rodeo and more. $25-45. 10am. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis. Annapolisartsandwinefestival.com

11 Sunday

Eastport Home and Garden Tour
Walk through Eastport lanes bursting with new spring growth, and enjoy these beautiful homes nestled between Spa Creek and Back Creek. Check website for ticket prices. 1-5pm. Walking tour through Eastport. Eastportcivic.org

12 Monday

DC Jazz Festival: A Night at the Kennedy Center
Jazz festival featuring Pat Metheny, Linda Oh and more. $39-69. 7:30. The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. kennedy-center.org

13 Tuesday

Patty Reese Band
Patty Reese, winner of multiple WAMMIES entertains the crowd with her soulful voice. Free. 7:30pm. Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-3892

14 Wednesday

Zoo Paint Night
Guided paint instruction. One drink included with each admission. Ages 15 and older. Registration required. $45. 5:30-8pm. Maryland Zoo, Baltimore. marylandzoo.org

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