Festivities

Fairs & Festivals

MARYLAND
Art in the Park – Frederick’s Festival of the Arts
Central Maryland Fiber Arts Studio Tour
Hot Air Balloon Festival
Light City Baltimore Festival
Market Fair
Maryland Renaissance Festival
Wine in the Woods

PENNSYLVANIA
Butler County (PA) Fall Festivals
Celtic Fling and Highland Games
National Apple Harvest Festival

VIRGINIA
Festival of Leaves
Virginia Renaissance Faire

WASHINGTON DC
Blossom Kite Festival
Cherry Blossom Festival

Holiday Season

Holiday Lights Displays in Maryland
MARYLAND
Annmarie Sculpture Garden of Lights
Blow your own glass Christmas ornaments at Art of Fire
Christmas Train Gardens
Sailing to the Solstice 2018 and Sailing to the Solstice 2019
Gardens of Lights (Brookside Gardens)
Hampton Mansion
Historic Homes in Frederick, MD
Lights on the Bay
Maryland Holiday Light Displays
Symphony of Lights
Tail Lights/Symphony of Lights
Winter Lights at Seneca Creek State Park

NEW YORK
New York City in December

PENNSYLVANIA
Christkindlemarkt Bethlehem PA
Christmas Magic
Kemerer Museum of the Decorative Arts
Longwood (Gardens) Christmas 20152019, Fire & Ice 2021
William C Goodrich Freedom Center & Underground Railroad Museum’s Festival of Trees

VIRGINIA
Bull Run Festival of Lights
Newport News’ Celebration of Lights
Williamsburg Christmas Wreaths
Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Gardens

WASHINGTON DC
ZooLights at the National Zoo

Seasonal Recommendations

SUMMER
2018 Month of Summer Daytrips for Kids
2019 31 Days of Great Summer Daytrips for Kids
Summer 2016
Maryland’s Best Ice Cream Trail    
Bloom’s Broom Dairy
Prigel Family Creamery
Rocky Point Creamery
South Mountain Creamery
Mountain Maryland Ice Cream Trail

FALL
10 Spooky Daytrips
13 Spooky Ghost Tours
September 2018
October 2018
November 2018

WINTER & HOLIDAY SEASON
What to Give that Special Someone: A Year of Daytrips
December 2015 Top Five Daytrips
Winter 2016 Top Five Daytrips
12 Days of Daytrips for Winter Break
6 Great Romantic Dates for Valentine’s Day

Updated February 2022