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Vote Cumberland For Top Adventure Town

Blue Ridge Outdoors is hosting a readers’ poll to pick the best adventure town in the range, and Cumberland is one of two finalists. Blue Ridge Outdoors sites biking the Great Allegheny Passage, paddling the North Branch of the Potomac River, and fossil hunts in Bone Cave as three of Cumberland’s great adventure assets. Follow  Read the Rest…

Crisfield Named Maryland’s Newest A&E District

The Maryland Department of Commerce has designated Crisfield in Somerset County as Maryland’s 26th Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District. The designation took effect July 1, and is the county’s first A&E District. The program was established in 2001 to encourage community engagement, tourism, and revitalization, and is a program of the Maryland State Arts Council  Read the Rest…

Volunteer for the Student & Youth Travel Association’s Annual Conference in Baltimore

Volunteers are needed to help welcome the Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA) Annual Conference. The conference is being held at the Baltimore Convention Center with events and volunteer opportunities throughout the city and surrounding areas from August 24-28, 2018. For a full list of volunteer opportunities and more information, follow this link.

Last Chance to Submit Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards Nominations

July 30 is the last chance to submit nominations for the MSAC’s Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards. Awards are given in three categories, Person or People, Place and Tradition. Past recipients include the National Outdoor Show, the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, the Ladies’ Aid Society of Smith Island, and the late Irish music impresario Joe  Read the Rest…

Save the Date for the 39th Annual MTTS Summit

The 2018 Maryland Travel & Tourism Summit (MTTS) will be held November 14-16 at the Chesapeake Bay Hyatt Regency Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge. MTTS is Maryland’s annual tourism industry conference, which brings together all sectors of the hospitality industry. MTTS offers one-of-a-kind networking and is the ideal opportunity to learn and develop  Read the Rest…

Apply Now for “Our Town” Grants

Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) creative placemaking grants program. These grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Successful Our Town projects ultimately lay the groundwork for systemic changes that sustain the integration of arts,  Read the Rest…

The Maryland Tourism Monitor is Here

The latest Maryland Tourism Monitor, with data through April 2018, shows strong growth in Maryland’s social media programs with a year-over-year increase of 18 percent in social media followers and a 19.8 percent increase in digital referrals to industry partners. These gains correspond with a 13.9 percent growth in welcome center visitation. Tax revenue from  Read the Rest…

First Lady Yumi Hogan Visits Baltimore and Ocean City

On Saturday, June 16, First Lady Yumi Hogan joined Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh for the opening of the Walters Art Museum’s 19th-century mansion at 1 West Mount Vernon Place. The $10.4 million project was supported by the State of Maryland, the City of Baltimore, the France-Merrick Foundation, Leo and Anna Belle Sirota, Baltimore County, Martha  Read the Rest…