​​2023 MPS Signature Events


    JANUARY

    • January 1
      First Day Hikes – throughout Maryland State Parks

    • January 27 & 28​​
      Polar Bear Plunge – Sandy Point State Park

    FEBRUARY

    • Every Saturday & Sunday
      Black History Month Celebration – Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park

    • February 2-4
      Polar Bear Plunge – Sandy Point State Park

    MARCH

    • March 11-13
      Harriet Tubman Day Celebration – Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park

    • March 11-12 & 18-19
      Maple Syrup Festival – Cunningham Falls State Park

    • March 26
      STEM Like a Girl – Patapsco Valley State Park​

    APRIL

    • TBD
      Egg Hunts – throughout Maryland State Parks

      Earth Day Events – throughout Maryland State Parks​​​

    • April 4
      Natural Egg Dye – Deep Creek Lake State Park

    • April 16-22​
      State Parks Week - throughout Maryland State Parks

    • April 22
      Pollinator Festival – Assateague State Park

    • April 27-30
      Colonial Market Fair – Fort Frederick State Park

    • April 29
      Ramp Cookoff – Deep Creek Lake State Park​

    MAY

    • TBD
      Youth Fishing Rodeos – throughout Maryland State Parks​

    • May 20-21
      The Maryland Iron Festival – Cunningham Falls State Park

    JUNE

    • June 24
      Es Mi Parque – Greenbrier State Park

    • TBD
      Youth Fishing Rodeos – throughout Maryland State Parks

      ​National Trails Day – throughout Maryland State Parks

      ​Great American Backyard Campout – throughout Maryland State Parks

    • June 18
      Juneteenth Celebration – Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park

    JULY

    • July 4
      4th of July Celebration - Assateague State Park​​

    • July 16
      Es Mi Parque - Sandy Point State Park​

    • July 22
      Es Mi Parque - Patapsco State Park (Avalon Area)​

    • July 22
      Healthy Parks, Healthy People Festival – Fair Hill NRMA

    AUGUST

    • August 12
      Es Mi Parque - Point Lookout State Park​

    • TBD​
      French & Indian War Muster – Fort Frederick State Park

    SEPTEMBER

    • September 10
      Woodmont Lodge Open House – Woodmont NRMA​

    • September 16
      Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration - Patapsco State Park (Avalon Area)

    • September 17
      Harriet Tubman Emancipation Celebration – Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park​

    • September 23
      Monarchs & Milkweed – Merkle Wildlife NRMA

    • September 30
      Fallfest – Sang Run State Park

    • TBD
      Monarchs & Milkweed – Merkle Wildlife NRMA

    OCTOBER

    • TBD
      Spirits of the Furnace – Cunningham Falls State Park​

    • TBD
      Fall Fest – Cunningham Falls State Park

    • October 15
      Western Maryland Rail Trail Guided Tour – Fair Hill NRMA

    NOVEMBER

    • November 20​​ - January 1
      Lights on the Bay – Sandy Point State Park

    DECEMBER

    • TBD
      Traditional Village Christmas – Cunningham Falls State Park

      ​Holiday Open Houses & Lights Displays – throughout Maryland State Parks

    • November 20 - January 1
      Lights on the Bay – Sandy Point State Park

    • December 2
      Holiday Open House – Deep Creek Lake State Park

    • December 1-31
      Winterlights – Seneca Creek State Park