Maryland January 15, 2019
10 Charming Downtowns In Maryland That Will Keep Your Calendar Full This Year
Maryland is filled with charming downtown areas. Many of them are historic, and best of all, hold enchanting events year-round. These 10 places in particular are worth visiting for their First Fridays, Second Saturdays, Third Thursdays, and more!
1. Ellicott City
Ellicott City continues to recover from its second infamous flood but many shops have reopened and events have continued. Head here for First Friday and Girl's Night Out. One of our favorite events is their annual Springfest, featuring live music all weekend long.
This quirky town holds an annual Harry Potter themed festival and it's a must-see. Be sure to also visit regularly for First Friday and Second Saturday.
We love this town during Christmastime, complete with carriage rides. Be sure to also check out the seasonal farmers markets and outdoor movie nights.
This spot also comes to life during the holiday season, with twinkling lights lining Main Street. There's also often live music in the downtown area and don't miss out on restaurant week. The eateries here are phenomenal.
5. Havre de Grace
Enjoy a variety of family events as well as tasty festivals like the annual Oktoberfest. Want to see something really unique? Check out Havre de Grace's upcoming Ice Festival!
6. St. Michaels
Christmas in St. Michaels is always a good time, especially when it comes to the parade, complete with llamas. And since this town is waterside, there are plenty of nautical events as well, including skipjack races and more.
Cookie and cocoa crawls, a craft beer festival, and girl's night out are just a handful of events you can experience in downtown Sykesville. During warmer months, check out the farmers market every Sunday for a variety of local produce and handmade goods.
8. Mount Airy
Mount Airy features events such as their chocolate crawl, Oktoberfest, and whimsical chalk art competition. Head here to soak in the history and family fun.
This small town is big on events. Come witness parades and outdoor concerts. And don't miss out on the annual Earth Day celebration.
Boonsboro Days is a favorite local event. Be sure to also visit this town during summer months for concerts in the park and outdoor movies.
your favorite downtown events around Maryland? Let us know below!