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8 Best Thanksgiving Activities and Events in Maryland!

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From fresh, locally-raised turkey, to homemade pies, to Black Friday shopping until you drop, Maryland has exactly what you’re looking for this Thanksgiving. Make the most of your 2023 during your holiday break by checking out these 10 Best Thanksgiving Activities and Events in Maryland.

Moonshadow, McHenry, MD

Moonshadow is one of McHenry, Maryland's greatest nightlife locations. With tons of local beer, live music every weekend, and a laid back, friendly atmosphere, it's the place to catch up with old friends over a drink before the holiday.

Dangerously Delicious, Baltimore, MD

Dangerously Delicious Pies in Baltimore serves some of the state's tastiest sweet and savory pies. For Thanksgiving, you can't go wrong with their apple crumb, pumpkin, or sweet potato pie.

Albright Farms, Phoenix, MD

Albright Farms raise their turkeys in an open-air shelter and don't inject them with antibiotics or hormones. They process their turkeys before Thanksgiving, so you have the freshest possible bird for your table.

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade, Silver Spring, MD

November 18, 2023 at 10:00am

The Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade is the biggest Thanksgiving parade in the metro DC area. Step into the magical winter wonderland and enjoy the larger-than-life inflatable turkeys and penguins, beautiful twinkling floats, traditional marching bands, festive dancing groups, and good ol' Santa himself and his elves. Don't miss out on this amazing holiday tradition.

White Marsh Mall, Baltimore, MD

Black Friday starts on Thanksgiving Day at the White Marsh Mall in Baltimore, giving savvy shoppers more time to take advantage of stellar deals. Doors open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and reopen at 6 a.m. Friday morning.

Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K, Arnold, MD

November 23, 2023 at 8:30am

Take part in a Thanksgiving 5K event full of holiday cheer. Lace up your running shoes and join fellow Trotters at the Y in Arnold for a 5K Walk or Run. Get your heart rate up while showing your support for a great cause. The Y in Arnold is the place to be on November 23rd.

Baltimore American Indian Center Heritage Museum, Baltimore, MD

The Baltimore American Indian Center Heritage Museum is a newer museum showcasing the lives and contributions of Native Americans in the Maryland area. This Thanksgiving, take time to learn more about the people who started it all.

Blessing of the Hounds, Multiple Locations

Every year, riders on horseback gather to begin their Thanksgiving Day Hunt with a blessing over their foxhounds. A priest will perform the blessing before the hunt. Take part as a rider or a tailgater and enjoy this time-honored tradition.

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