Events

Top Choice Music in Dover

Firefly Music Festival

Four-day music festival with current indie rock headliners plus an iconic old-timer or two. Past headliners include the Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and Bob Dylan. Held at the Woodlands at Dover I…
Top Choice Beer in Capitol Hill & South DC

Snallygaster

Beloved by beer geeks, this outdoor fest held next to Nationals Park features a terrific selection of 400 brews (some quite rare), dance punk bands and food trucks. Held on a Saturday in mid- to late September.
Sports in Baltimore

Preakness Stakes

Held the third Saturday in May at Pimlico, this long-running thoroughbred horse race is the second of three races comprising the Triple Crown, occurring between the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes.
Music in Galax

Old Fiddlers' Convention

Held over six days, this is one of the premier mountain-music festivals in the world. Hosted by the local Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge, musicians come from all over to compete as well as to play. And it isn't just…
Cultural in Washington, DC

National Cherry Blossom Festival

The star of DC’s annual calendar celebrates spring’s arrival with boat rides in the Tidal Basin, evening walks by lantern light, cultural fairs and a parade. The three-week event, from late March to mid-April, also …
Cultural in Washington, DC

Independence Day

On July 4, huge crowds gather on the Mall to watch marching bands parade and hear the Declaration of Independence read from the National Archives steps. Later, the National Symphony Orchestra plays a concert on the …
Music in Floyd

Floydfest

Southern rock, modern bluegrass, folk music and jam bands, it's all here on eight stages for five days, just off the Blue Ridge Pkwy. Past performers include Shakey Graves, Trampled by Turtles, Shovels and Rope, and…
Sports in Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Pony Swim

Wild ponies are moved annually from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island to auction the foals. Notably covered in Marguerite Henry's novel Misty of Chincoteague.
Sports in New River Gorge National River

Bridge Day Festival

On the third Saturday in October, hundreds of BASE jumpers parachute from the 876ft-high New River Gorge Bridge. Includes live music in Fayetteville the same weekend.
Art in Frederick

First Saturday

Shops stay open late and live music energizes the scene during this busy and convivial evening festival. Expect crowds at downtown restaurants.