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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Many May Festivals in Maryland

There’s a good chance you'll find a Maryland festival in May that's right up your alley.

For starters, there are at least three spring festivals in the early part of May. Hurry to Leonardtown for the Southern Maryland Spring Festival from April 29 to May 2. Then there is the Towsontown Spring Festival in Towson on the first weekend in May and Springfest from May 6 to 9 celebrates spring and the upcoming summer season at the south end of Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk

There are folk dance performances, live music for dancing, vendors and raffles at German-American Festival on May 2 in Jessup.

There are two top fine arts festivals. Visit National Harbor along the Potomac River for the Washington International Arts Festival on May 1 and 2 – and Downtown Bethesda for the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival May 8 and 9.

For all that jazz, on May 8 the Eastern Shore town of Berlin – 15 minutes from Ocean City – becomes an outdoor blues and jazz lounge with the Berlin Blues & Jazz Bash. Also on May 8, enjoy smooth jazz amid two blocks of plant and shrub displays, craft exhibitors and food vendors at Carroll County's Westminster Flower and Jazz Festival.

Dust off your kilt and take the family to a celebration of Scottish culture at the Frederick Celtic Festival on May 8 at the Frederick Fairgrounds. A week later, May 15, the Scottish Games take place at Fairhill Racetrack and Fairgrounds.

For epicurean delights try the Calvert Wine and Arts Fest on May 8 in Sunderland. Wine in the Woods runs May 15-16 in Columbia and Wine in the Garden on May 27 at the Howard County Conservancy in Woodstock.

Kent Island Day May 15 at Stevensville commemorates the founding of Kent Island in 1631 and you can meet the Faeries at the Maryland Faerie Festival, May 15 and 16 in Upper Marlboro.

On the last day of May there is the now famous Ridgely Lions Club strawberry shortcake and ice cream – among much else – at the Ridgely Strawberry Festival in Sutton Park, Ridgely.

For more information about top events in Maryland, take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Maryland at http://www.topeventsusa.com/state-events-maryland.html

For more details on events in Maryland visit http://visitmaryland.org