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June Date Night Ideas

Raise a glass, hoist a beverage, jiv to some jazz, sail along on a late evening cruise, enjoy some live theater or just stretch out on the beach and listen to some live music. Here are our top picks for a friends’ night out or a date night with your significant other in and around Annapolis, Baltimore an D.C. in June.

Throughout the month of June

Through June 30. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, the ultimate show business mother. $22; ages 11 and under $12. Bowie Playhouse. 2ndstarproductions.com

Towards Zero
Through June 22. When a house party gathers at Gull’s Point, Neville Strange finds himself caught between his old wife Audrey and his new flame Kay. The Colonial Players, Annapolis. thecolonialplayers.org

Saturday, June 1

BeerFestivalSt. Michaels Brewfest
Over 100 beers, unlimited samples and live music from 10 bands, plus delicious food and a VIP boat ride. Noon–5 p.m. $55–$110. St. Michaels. stmichaelsbrewfest.com

Taste of 3 Cities Food Truck Festival
The region’s top 60 food trucks, plus beer, wine, art and a kids’ zone. All day live music. $15–$65. Noon–9 p.m. Patterson Park, Baltimore. tasteof3cities.com 

Music Under the Dome
Experience music in motion as planetarium operators fly you through the universe to your favorite Talking Heads tracks. Soak in your favorite songs while perfectly blended beats mix with 360-degree psychedelic graphics in an immersive music show. $15. 7–9 p.m. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore. mdsci.org

Get Crooked Fest
Food trucks, lots of live music, local breweries and brews to benefit the Oyster Recovery Partnership. Over 21 only. $25–$35. 2–9 p.m. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville. getcrookedfest.com

The Secret Garden Tour
June 1–2. Tour the “Secret Gardens” of Annapolis featuring private gardens. $30; $35 day of. Noon–5 p.m. Downtown Annapolis. hammondharwoodhouse.org 

Great Grapes! Wine, Art & Music Festival
Wine, beer, specialty pavilions, kids’ area, and live music. $29–$39. 1–8 p.m. Children 12 and under free. Oregon Ridge Park, Hunt Valley. uncorkthefun.com

Sunday, June 2

Chef Egg Live: Farmers’ Market Family Classes
Join Baltimore’s own Chef Egg at the Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar the first Sunday of every month for a unique cooking class. 9:30–11 a.m. Baltimore. eventbrite.com

Inner Harbor Kayak Tours
Sundays. Join Baltimore City Recreation & Parks and the Healthy Harbor Initiative for an Inner Harbor Kayaking Tour! Ages 13 and up. Tours are offered every Sunday, at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. $20–$30. Maryland Science Center, Water Taxi Landing, Baltimore. eventbrite.com

Wednesday, June 3

Dinner Under the Stars
West Street closes and is filled with cafe tables reminiscent of the open-air cafes in Paris and the piazzas of Rome. Live music, special art exhibits and canopy lights. Free to attend; dining prices vary. Reservations at participating restaurants strongly recommended. 6–10 p.m. West Street, Annapolis. dinnerunderthestars.org

Thursday, June 6

Rock the Dock
Beer, wine, orange crushes, oysters, local BBQ and appetizers, and live music by Sean Hetrick and the Leftovers. Games, raffles and silent auction prizes. $55. 6–9 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum. annapolisrotaract.org

Fashion for a Cause
Signature cocktails, food and DJ. Proceeds from the event will be used to support Chesapeake Kids. Tickets start at $90. 6:30–9:30 p.m. Porsche of Annapolis. hospicechesapeake.org

Friday, June 7

Capital Jazz Fest
June 7–9. Thirty national acts on two big stages. $79–$155. Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia. capitaljazz.com/fest

Friday Night Farmers’ Market & Classic Car Cruise-In
Fridays. This weekly market offers seasonal delights from local farms including, fresh, flavorful fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, cheese, meat, seafood, fresh-baked goods, cut flowers, and bedding 6–9 p.m. North Beach. md-calvertcountyedc.civicplus.com 

Saturday, June 8

ArchiTrex Tour
The historic district of Annapolis is a museum without walls, a treasure trove of architecture and preservation. Celebrate and learn about the city’s most notable and celebrated examples of 17th- and 18th-century architecture on a two-hour walking tour, developed and led by local architects. $22 adults, $14 children 14 and under. 10 a.m.–noon. City Dock, Annapolis. annapolis.org

JIG Culture Fest
CultureFest is the biggest multi-cultural event to hit the DMV with Reggae icons performing live. Plus, there will be designated Reggae, Soca and Afrobeats Zones will playing exciting music from International DJs all day long. There will also be an International Food Court, Craft Village, and numerous Bars offering exotic drinks by expert mixologists. $45–$100. 1–9 p.m. National annapolis bands in the sandHarbor, Oxon Hill. culturefestdmv.com

Bands in the Sand
This beach party with live music, food and plenty to drink benefits the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. $175–$500. 5–10:30 p.m. Philip Merrill Environmental Center, Annapolis.

Sunday, June 9

Wine in the Wind
Two-hour sail around the Chesapeake Bay while sampling wonderful wines on the Schooner Woodwind. Along with each wine is a perfectly paired bite. Raise the sails, steer the boat or just sit back and relax. $83. 4–6 p.m. Annapolis Waterfront Hotel. schoonerwoodwind.com

Concert in the Park
Pack a picnic, bring a chair, and enjoy a free outdoor concert of opera, operetta, and musical theatre favorites. Free. 5 p.m. Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis. annapolisopera.org

St. Mary’s Crab Festival
Crabs, crab soup and other seafood dishes available for purchase, regional crafters, a crab picking contest, and live music. $7. Children 11 and under free. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown. visitstmarysmd.com

Beltway BBQ Showdown
BBQ contest, live music, a classic car show, food and craft vendors, children’s area and lots of great food. $3–$10; ages 3 and under free. Noon–7 p.m. The Showplace Arena, Upper Marlboro. pgparks.com/710/Beltway-BBQ-Showdown

Tuesday, June 11

Dad’s Day Beer Craft
Create your very own rustic bottle-cap crab. Ages 21 and older. BYOB. $25. 6:30–8:30 p.m. Night Owl Gallery, Baltimore. nightowlgallery.net 

Thursday, June 13

HA Happy Hour
Visit the William Paca Garden after hours for drinks, snacks, and fun. $12. 5–7 p.m. William Paca House and Garden, Annapolis. annapolis.org

Friday, June 14

Pride & Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical
14–16. From the secret diary of Anna Gordy Gaye comes the greatest Motown love story never told: “Pride & Joy.” $25–$96. 8 p.m. Modell-Lyric Performing Arts Center, Baltimore. modell-lyric.com

Saturday, June 15

Lighthouse Adventure Cruise—Southern Bay
This day-long lighthouse adventure cruise will take you to Point No Point, Point Lookout, Smith Point, Solomons Lump, Hooper Island and Drum Point lighthouses. Lunch on your own at the Bayside Inn on Smith Island. Preregistration required. $130. 7:45 a.m.; returning around 4 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. calvertmarinemuseum.com

Pints for Paws Homebrewing and Craft Beer Festival
Sample more than 40 homebrews and local craft brewery beer, food truck fare, live music, a silent auction, vendors and more, all to support the Anne Arundel County SPCA. 2–6 p.m. Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis. eventbrite.com.

Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ
Samplings of beer and bourbon, plus barbecue, live music, a game area, and children’s activities. $40 and up. Check website for session times. National Harbor. drinkeatrelax.com/shop-category/2129

Sunday, June 16

Father’s Day Cruise
Take Dad out for a Father’s Day Brunch sail on the schooner Woodwind. $94 per adult; $54 per child. 10 a.m. Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, Annapolis. schoonerwoodwind.com

William Paca GardenWednesday, June 19

Paca Girlfriends Party
Enjoy an evening of food, fine wine, friendship, flowers, and fun in the William Paca Garden, while indulging in culinary creations prepared by the area’s premier chefs, and strolling through the luxurious English-style gardens. $75. 6–9 p.m. William Paca House, Annapolis. annapolis.org

Thursday, June 20

Make It/Take It: Art Happy Hour
Bring out your creative side at Strathmore at this unique happy hour pARTy with a hands-on art project. $20. 7 p.m. The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda. strathmore.org

Friday, June 21

Woodburning Workshop
Learn techniques of pyrography, the art of drawing with fire. Applying the drawing techniques of pointillism and cross-hatching with the use pyrography pen, you will learn the basics of creating a range of tones and shadowing burning your artwork into wood. Finalize your work with a clear gloss to bring out the warm tone of freshly charred wood. $65. 6–9 p.m. ArtFarm, Annapolis. artfarmannapolis.com

Saturday, June 22

Enjoy local brews, food, arts and crafts vendors, activities and historical and artisanal crafts, and period gaming. $10–$25. Noon–6 p.m. Historic St. Mary’s City Museum, St. Mary’s City. stmaryscitybeerfest.org

Pints 4 Paws Festival
Sample more than 40 homebrews, local craft brews and a get commemorative pint glass. There will also be food trucks, a band, vendors, and silent auction. $10–$55. 2–6 p.m. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis. eventbrite.com

Saturday, June 29

Camp Pandion—A Jug Bay Summer Camp for Adults
29–30. This is the camp for the adventure-seekers, the outdoor-wanderers, the adults of summer who for just one weekend, want to pretend like they never grew up. SUP the river, muck through the marsh, play capture the flag, practice yoga with goats, and gather ’round the bonfire with s’mores & beverages. Camp fee includes all meals and snacks for 24 hours along with all Yoga at the Zooactivity materials. $60. Bring your own tent and overnight materials. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian. jugbay.org

Yoga at the Zoo
Animals have been a core element of yoga poses for centuries. From downward dog to cow, to lizard, cat and more, wildlife has a deep tie to this ancient practice. $15–$25. 8–10 a.m. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Baltimore. marylandzoo.org

For more ideas be sure to check our full Calendar of Events!

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