Summer's Can't-Miss Events
Marylanders really know how to mix up great summertime fun: seafood, a cold brew and a great beat. Maryland is jam-packed with great outdoor events, so come join in the fun at the hundreds of festivals and events that take place across the state. Choose from these, or check out our Calendar of Events to see more summer events. Let the fun begin!
1 Ocean City Air Show
June 18 -19, 2016
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds headline the 9th Annual OC Air Show. Top military and civilian teams soar over the beach and boardwalk. The Air Show will feature the first mid-Atlantic performance of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter! Show Center is at 16th Street but the show is visible the entire length of the boardwalk. More info...
2 LZ Maryland, Timonium
June 18-19, 2016
"LZ" stands for "landing zone," a place of safety. Join us as we salute Maryland’s Vietnam veterans. LZ Maryland is a weekend event that will honor Vietnam veterans as they come together with family, friends, and a grateful public.The two-day event includes: Tribute Ceremony, Memorial Chair Ceremony, Honor Ride, R&R Family Zone, Basic Training Course, MASH Unit, Mess Hall, Wall That Heals, Wall of Faces, Veteran Art Gallery, entertainment and much more!
3 Free Outdoor Movies
Watching movies on a big screen outdoors has become a summertime tradition in many communities in Maryland. Cinema al Fresco allows viewers to enjoy food, drink and good company in a variety of casual settings while seeing the stars under the stars.
4 Fourth of July Fireworks at the Inner Harbor, Baltimore
When it comes to commemorating our nation’s birthday with the appropriate razzle-dazzle and fanfare, Baltimore’s Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration delivers. The city boasts a day full of fun activities, such as the annual dog show at the American Visionary Art Museum, and games in West Shore Park. The Inner Harbor—the pedestrian-friendly heart of the city—is the perfect spot to view the fireworks show, choreographed to rousing music. Check out the full list of 4th of July Celebrations celebrations throughout the state