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July 2019 Fairs, Festivals and Carnivals in Maryland and DC

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Updating for 2019….check back for current info!

rsz sharkfestTuckahoe Steam and Gas Show – 2019
July 11–14. Live music, antique steam and gas engines, model trains and flea market. $6, children 12 and under free. Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Association Grounds, Easton. tuckahoesteam.org

Talbot County Fair – 2019
July 11–13. Fun, food, entertainment and animal exhibits. $5. Talbot Agriculture and Education Center, Easton. talbotcountyfair.org

The Nextival – 2019
July 13. Maryland’s largest food truck and music festival. Kids stage, helicopters, face painting, dining tents, moon bounces, craft beer and Live music. Camping sites available. $10–$60. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. nextival.com

Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival – 2019
July 12–14. Celebrating 20 years with live jazz, seafood and beautiful views of St. Clement’s Island. $65–$80. Friday, 6 p.m.–9 p.m., Saturday, Noon–9 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. St. Clement’s Island Museum, Colton’s Point. stmarysmd.com

Sharkfest – 2019
July 13. Live sharks, shark crafts, music, paint a shark mural, and pictures in the jaw of a Megalodon shark. Free with $4–9 admission. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. calvertmarinemuseum.com

Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off – 2019
July 13. Taste crab dishes by local chefs, as well as other seafood. The afternoon also features live music, children’s activities, a craft fair and a crab-picking competition. Crab cook-off, $30, other activities free. 5–10 p.m. Downtown Cambridge. Cambridgemainstreet.com

Family Fun Day at Marietta – 2019
July 13. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food, craft vendors, woodcarving demonstrations, book authors and hear readings, play 19th-century games, and enjoy face painting, live music, and tours. Free. 1 p.m.–6 p.m. Marietta House Museum, Glenn Dale. history.pgparks.com

Quiet Waters Park Concert Series – 2019
Saturdays, July 13–Aug. 24. 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Free. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. No smoking or alcohol permitted and pets must be leashed. Plan to arrive early for parking. Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis. aacounty.org

Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival – 2019
July 13-14. Parade, food crafts and more. Parade is free; festival is $15-$20 (Children 12 and under are free). Noon. Lake Clifton Park, Baltimore. baltimorecarnival.com

Deale Carnival – 2019
July 16-20. Ridesa, games, food, entertainment and more. Parade July 20 at 6:30pm. Check website for canival schedule. Deale Volunteer Fire Department. Deale42.com

Brew at the Zoo – 2019
July 18. Sample craft beers, live music, meet animals up close, dancing and more. Ages 21 and older. $50–$65. 6–9 p.m. Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. nationalzoo.si.edu

Artscape – 2019
July 19-21. Art festival featuring visual art exhibits, live concerts, performance arts, hands-on project, competitions, food and more. Free. Check website for schedule. Venues throughout Baltimore. artscape.org

Reggae Wine, Music and Art Festival – 2019
July 20-21. Enjoy a relaxing day of listening to live reggae, while sampling Linganore’s wines, authentic island cuisine and hand-crafted goods from around the world. $20–$25. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Linganore Winecellars, Mt. Airy.  linganorewines.com

Tidewater Archaeology Days – 2019
July 20–21. Uncover the past at one of the best-preserved colonial sites in the nation. Discover what the soil reveals about Maryland’s beginnings then help screen excavated material and see what bits of the past you recover with hands-on archaeology activities. $10; $6 youth; free ages 5 and under. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. St. Mary’s City. hsmcdigshistory.org

Blackberry Harvest Party Weekend – 2019
July 20–21. Breakfast served from 9 a.m.–10:30 am. $9/person. Harvest party to follow. Ice cream demonstrations, pie eating contest, pedal tractor pull competition, games, spider web crawl and sack races. $2. 9am-5pm. Milburn Orchards, Elkton. Milburnorchards.com

Kent Island Firemans Carnival – 2019
July 22-27. Food, rides, games, bingo and more. Opens at 6pm. Kent Island High school. KIVFD.org

For more events and activities this month, check out the Chesapeake Family Calendar and our Summer Concer Series Roundup for live music happening in Maryland and DC.

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