May 6: 40th Annual Steam Show, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fire Museum of Maryland, 1301 York Road, Lutherville. Meet Percheron draft horses, take a ride on a horse-drawn hose wagon, kids’ games and activities and food. Free admission.
May 6: Garden Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. Specialty plant, garden ornaments and antiques sale, featuring an exclusive collection of vendors. Info: www.ladewgardens.com.
May 6 and 7: Towsontown Spring Festival, Chesapeake, Pennsylvania, Washington and Baltimore avenues, Towson. Three stages of live music, carnival rides, endless vendors and food. Info: www.towsontownfestival.com.
May 11-13: St. John Catholic Church Carnival, 13305 Long Green Pike, Hydes. 5 to 10 p.m. May 11-12; noon to 10 p.m. May 13. Food, rides, games, live music, flowers, silent auction, raffles, white elephant sale and more. Info: www.sjehydes.org.
June 3-4: Great Grapes! Wine and Food Festival, noon to 6 p.m., Oregon Ridge Park, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Hunt Valley. More than 200 Maryland wines, crafts, live music and food. Info: www.uncorkthefun.com/hunt-valley-maryland/site-info.
June 30-July 2: Dundalk Heritage Fair, Heritage Park, Dundalk. Three-day fair, large parade and fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July. Info: www.dundalkheritagefair.com or 410-284-4022.
May 28: Strawberry Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Martin Sutton Memorial Park, Ridgely. Proceeds benefit the Ridgely Lions Club supporting community service projects and local charities. Info: www.ridgelylions.org/strawberry-festival.
May 5-6: Spring Garden Market, St. Mary Anne’s, 315 S Main St., North East. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Garden vendors, demonstrations, entertainment, kids’ activities, food and more. Info: stmaryannesgardenmarket.org.
May 13: Food Truck Festival, noon to 5 p.m., Fair Hill Fairgrounds, Elkton. Food and dessert trucks, inflatables, face painting, crafters, live music and the Cecil Library Bookmobile. Free admission. $5 for unlimited kids’ activities. All event net proceeds benefit Union Hospital.
May 20: Fair Hill Scottish Games, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fair Hill Race Track, 4640 Telegraph Road, Elkton. Caber toss, Scottish music, dancing, food and culture. Info: www.fairhillscottishgames.org.
May 27: Fair Hill Races, Fair Hill Race Track, 4640 Telegraph Road, Elkton. Steeplechase races with pari-mutuel betting, tailgating, a vendor village and kids’ corner. Gates open at 10 a.m. Info: www.fairhillraces.com.
June 3: Sunfest, Town Center, Rising Sun. A parade kicks off the celebration at 9 a.m., followed by music, vendors, food, prizes, games and shows for the whole family. Info: sunfest.us.
June 3-4: Cecil County Farm Museum Auto Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 912 Appleton Road, Elkton. Antique tractors, cars and engines, tractor pull, food vendors and more. Free admission.
June 10: Annual Secret Garden Tour, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Town Of North East. Self-driving tour featuring eight gardens. $15 in advance at North East Town Hall, Kathy’s Corner Shop and The Silver Buckle on Main Street. $20 on the day of the tour only at St. Mary Anne’s Parish House, 315 South Main St., North East. Info: www.wclnortheast.org/upcoming-events.
June 24: Very Cherry Harvest Party, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Milburn Orchards, 1495 Appleton Road, Elkton. Ice cream, pie-eating contest, pedal tractor pull, playground and children’s games. Info: www.milburnorchards.com.
May 13-14: Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta, Great Marsh Park, Cambridge. Pit area opens at 10 a.m. for touring. Admission: $5. Info: cpbra.com.
May 26-27: Chillin’ on the Choptank, Sailwinds Park, 200 Byrn Street, Cambridge. Kickoff Friday at 7 p.m. with dinner and a jazz concert. Saturday wine, beer and oyster tasting begins at noon with a jazz concert from 5 to 7 p.m. Info: www.chillinonthechoptank.com.
July 8: Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off and Festival, 5 to 10 p.m., Downtown Cambridge. Taste and vote on crab dishes made by local restaurants, plus fun for kids, crab-picking competition, and music. Info: visitdorchester.org.
May 5-7: Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival, Havre de Grace Middle School, Recreation Center and Decoy Museum, Havre de Grace. More than 100 artists, children’s activities, live and silent auctions, retriever demonstrations, carving competitions and more. Info: decoymuseum.com.
May 6: Celebration of Cultures, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., downtown Bel Air. Performances demonstrating traditions from many lands, world fare tables and cultural booths, children’s garden outside, food from around the world. There will also be a family movie at Shamrock Park at 8 p.m. Info: www.harfordcountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/8651.
May 14: The Belle Aire Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., downtown Bel Air. Open air market featuring antiques and finely crafted artisan items. Also held June 11, July 2, Aug. 20, Sept. 10 and Oct. 8. Info: belairmaryland.org/belle-aire-market.
May 20: Preakness Celebration, St. Mark Parish Hall, 2407 Reckord Road, Fallston. Hat parade, luncheon, prizes, raffles and games. Info: www.marylandlaoh.org.
June 10-11: Pirate Festival, Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House, Havre de Grace. Pub crawl, 5K, pirate encampment and more. Info: thelockhousemuseum.org.
June 24: Wade-In Festival, 1 to 4 p.m., Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon. Wade into Otter Point Creek to measure water quality, free pontoon boat rides and canoeing, fish seining, live animals, face painting, fish printing and more. Info: www.otterpointcreek.org.
May 6: Dogwood Festival of Galena, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Downtown Galena. Free admission and parking. Info: 410-648-6844 or www.kentcounty.com.
May 26-28: Tea Party Festival, events all weekend, downtown Chestertown. Friday night street party; Saturday reenactment, parade and more; Sunday raft race in Wilmer Park. Free. Info: www.chestertownteaparty.org.
June 4-17: National Music Festival, Washington College, Chestertown. Over 35 concerts and 200 free open rehearsals, there are numerous opportunities to hear world-class music. Info: http://nationalmusic.us.
QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY
June 11: Bay Music Festival, 1 to 9 p.m., 4-H Park, Route 18, Centreville. $5 per person over 10 years old at the gate, 10 and under free. Free parking. Activities for kids and more. Info: www.baymusicfestival.com.
May 6: Multicultural Festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Idlewild Park, Easton. This event is free and all are welcome. Info: www.avalonfoundation.org.
May 20: St. Michaels Running Festival, 5:30 a.m. to noon, St. Michaels High School, 200 Seymour Ave., St. Michaels. Recognized as one of the top 100 half marathons in the U.S., the fest includes a fun run for kids under 12 and a beer garden. Info: http://runstm.com.
June 3: St. Michaels Brew Fest, noon to 4 p.m., various locations throughout St. Michaels. Tickets: $35 early bird, $50 at the door. Local beers, live music and more. Info: www.stmichaelsbrewfest.com.
June 4: St. Luke’s UMC Strawberry Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 304 Talbot Street, St. Michaels. Crafts, bake sale, and more. Free. Info: 410-745-2534.
June 4-18: Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival, various locations in Talbot County. A two-week long event featuring performances and concerts by renowned musicians at different locations including Trinity Cathedral in Easton and the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford. For a full listing of events and tickets, go to www.chesapeakemusic.org/festival.
June 16-18: Antique and Classic Boat Festival, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. Hours: Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets: $5 for members, $18 for nonmembers, $15 for seniors and students, $6 for children ages 6-17. Info: cbmm.org.