Maryland Family Festivals to Get Your Summer Started
June 3-5, 2016
You know summer is near when the Festivals come to town! This month is full of Festivals in the Maryland area but I’m only listing ones for this weekend to get you started. Many of the festivals are free to attend and I did sneak in a wine festival (but it’s free for kids, LOL). I’ll be sending out more summer events next week.
What are some of your favorite festivals to visit?
Annapolis Greek Festival – FREE
Enjoy Greek food and delicacies, live music and dancing, children’s area, cash prize raffle, vendors and imported jewelry and more.
Frederick Festival of the Arts – FREE
Celebrating 23 years, the Frederick Festival of the Arts, presented by the Frederick Arts Council, is held along Carroll Creek Linear Park in the heart of Historic downtown Frederick.
Great Grapes Food and Wine Festival – KIDS FREE (I only listed this because you can take the kids)
June 4 – 5
Hunt Valley, MD
Live Music, live cooking demos, hundreds of wine, food, arts and crafts and a Kids Area!
BELTWAY BBQ SHOWDOWN
June 4; 12pm-7pm
Tucker Road Athletic Complex – Fort Washington, MD
The 10th Annual Beltway BBQ Showdown contest highlights the art of barbecuing in Prince George’s County and the Mid-Atlantic region. art, music, and history of BBQ in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Crafts and Campfire on the Beach – FREE
June 3 and June 17; 6:30pm
North Beach Pavilion – North Beach, MD
Gather on the beach to make your own crafts and enjoy special treats around the campfire!
Imagination Bethesda Street Festival! – FREE
June 4; 10am-3pm
Elm Street & Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD
Celebrate children, art, and all things fun at the 22nd annual Imagination Bethesda. Activity tents, face painters, live entertainment.
June 4; 11am -6pm
Allen Pond Park – Bowie, MD
Bowiefest is a long-standing tradition. Rides, performances, contests, food vendors, arts and crafts festival.
Savage Fest – FREE
June 4; 10:30am – 5:30pm
Live music from local bands, local entertainment, pony rides, magic shows, a historic reenactment, a petting zoo, games, crafts, food.
Children’s Day on the Farm – FREE
June 5; 11 am – 5pm
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum – St. Leonard, MD
Kids can enjoy a petting zoo, a tractorparade, pony rides, face painting and crafts, Pinch, the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball team mascot, performances, magicians and the Blue Sky Puppet Theater.
Meet Daniel Tiger at the Bowie Baysox Game
June 5; 11am
Baysox Stadium – Bowie, MD
Daniel Tiger from the hit PBS show will be appearing. Baysox Kids Park will be open for FREE use from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. This is your chance to meet Daniel Tiger before the main stadium gates open at 12:00 pm. Special ticket prices and food vouchers available.
Capital Fair at RFK – FREE Admission
Through June 6
RFK Stadium – DC
Exciting Attractions & Shows. Live Music. All Your Favorite Fair Food. Spectacular Carnival Rides & Kiddie Rides, petting zoo. **Be sure to check the website for discount coupons**
EVENTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS
June 29 – July 31
**Date Moved to July 9th**
The Nextival is a kid-friendly event featuring a kids area with bouncy-houses, art tables, Legos, Face Painting, Balloon-Twisting, Glitter Tattoos, and a kids music stage with music, magic and puppet shows all day.