Festivals in Arnold

Up to 50% Off at Maryland Seafood Festival

Maryland Seafood Festival

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$40 $20

Nearly 50-year-old festival with crab-soup cook-off, celebrity chef demos, local musicians, handmade art, and food from local restaurateurs

Up to 43% Off All-American Bar Crawl Entry

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The Greene Turtle

$15 $9

Revelers equipped with a free mug and adorned in their finest American apparel and free party beads hop from bar to bar in Baltimore

Jamaica Day Reggae Festival – Up to 40% Off

Jamaica Day Reggae Festival

Anne Arundel County Fairground

$30 $18

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Eighth annual festival fills the outdoors with good vibes and the island sounds of reggae stars such as Frankie Paul, Tony Roy, and Tiger

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival – 48% Off

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival

Maryland State Fairgrounds

$42 $22

LEGO-lovers gather to participate in interactive building activities, exercising their creativity and witnessing huge creations

40% Off at DC International Beerfest

DC International Beerfest

Dock 5 at Union Market

$50 $30

Summer beer and wine festival features hundreds of local and international breweries along with musical performances and outdoor activities

Up to 55% Off Artist Bar Crawl on July 25th

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Lost Society

$20 $10

With a bracelet, patrons enjoy bar specials at art shows held at venues such as Lost Society and Policy

41% Off at Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival

Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival

National Harbor

$49 $29

Unlimited beer tastings in a souvenir mug, plus crab and other eats at waterfront festival

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Usually, runners swig water during a race. But at the Annapolis Beer Week 5K Beer Run, participants stop at beer stations to rehydrate with samples of various brews?drink packages are available for purchase on-site?before continuing their dash for the finish line. The event encourages racers to dress creatively, awarding distinctive costumes such as old bridesmaid's dresses, team uniforms, or running shorts made from two miniature kegs. Proceeds benefit the MSBusters Support Group of Edgewater, a community organization that provides financial and emotional support for those living with multiple sclerosis.

1450 General's Highway
Crownsville,
MD
US

Despite its food-centric name, the Maryland Seafood Festival casts a wide net over Chesapeake Bay culture, capturing the essence of the area’s music, art, sports, and cuisine in an annual celebration that has endured since 1967. For 30 of those years, the festival has camped out on Sandy Point State Park’s seaside grounds, where, like the mattress of a giant, the event sprawls across a space the size of nearly three football fields. On Saturday, the festivities kick off with one of the event’s two traditions: the Annual Crab Soup Cook-Off followed by the Maryland Fishing Challenge the next day. After that, hungry patrons can sample local flavors at vendor booths by Jimmy's Famous Seafood and the Maryland Watermen's Association, or visit chef demos where pros impart tips on preparing dishes such as blackened snakehead and oyster shooters. Local artisans also fill festival tents, selling colorful wares that range from jewelry to furniture. A lineup of live music will soundtrack the event through most of the weekend, helping kids bop to the beat in bouncy houses while adults sample imported and craft beers from local brewers.

1100 East College Parkway
Annapolis,
MD
US

The Annapolis Craft Beer & Music Festival encourages visitors to BYO. That's not BYOB, mind you (there are more than 100 beer styles here from craft breweries around the country). Instead, visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs—and set them up near the Pilsner stage to listen to live music all day while sipping their samples.

But there's plenty to do at the fest away from the lawn, too. Informational seminars teach all about beer, with sessions that might cover the fundamentals of craft beer or cooking gourmet dishes with it. Until festgoers can get back home and can put those lessons to action, there are plenty of hearty eats to try at the festival grounds, including freshly shucked Maryland oysters.

550 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis,
MD
US

Scores of people walk the streets of Washington DC during the day of the Snow Day Bunny Hop Bar Crawl. This annual holiday-themed walking tour sends its participants to popular watering holes such as BlackFinn, The Front Page, Mighty Pint, and Sign of the Whale. Everyone in attendance receives drink specials at each participating establishment, plus a signature mug that's perfect for holding a frosty brew or all of the kids' Easter eggs you can find.

PO Box 1751
Pasadena,
MD
US

Every year on the first weekend of May, downtown Baltimore's streets bustle as tens of thousands of moviegoers visit local theaters to watch films shot, directed, and edited around the globe. The Maryland Film Festival, like a freakish hurdle sprinter, runs for five days and showcases about 50 feature films and 75 short pieces—ranging from documentaries to animations—many of which are presented by their respective filmmakers or celebrity guest hosts. Past hosts have included Ian MacKaye and Branford Marsalis, and legendary filmmaker John Waters regularly makes an appearance at the festival, hosting a feature film of his choice. Attendees may also stimulate and expand their sensory palates with special events that have included international flicks, three-dimensional movies, and vintage silent films synced to live music.

1711 North Charles Street
Baltimore,
MD
US

Sound Excursions describes their carefully curated group experiences as "field trips for adults." It's easy to see why: every outing takes groups to a new realm of Washington, whether it's the frothy shores of Puget Sound, inland forests and mountains, or tables at Seattle's thriving restaurants. The events held at these diverse locations range from culinary workshops on topics such as sushi-making and moonshine-tasting, to adventurous excursions with whitewater rafting or kayaking, to laid-back themed party cruises. For many outings, luxury transportation is provided.

1801 Parkside Drive NW
Washington,
DC
US