August 26th – October 22nd (Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day) @ 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Rain or Shine
If you’ve spent your summer pining for hot apple dumplings and smoked turkey legs, outdoor Shakespeare and harrowing sword swallowing, live glassblowing and handmade tapestries, your wait is finally over! The Maryland Renaissance Festival will fill the void of extravagant costumes, beer steins and jousting in your life, and then some!
Get one-day tickets or season passes at this link.
Circus performers at this year’s festival include sword swallower Johnny Fox (in his 37th season!), Hoop Enchantress Erin Jeannier, comedy jugglers London Broil, extreme stunt performers The Danger Committee, Hilby the Skinny German Juggle Boy, mime Cybelle Pomeroy, aerial silks artist Elisabeth Herman, flea circus manager James Frank, Chicago-born juggler Jeffrey Daymont, the bendy (and balanced) duo of Acrobatrix, and street magician Todd A. Brown.
1821 Crownsville Rd.
Crownsville, MD 21032
August 22nd and 23rd @ 8 p.m.
Join David London on a journey to someplace else.
Combining magic with storytelling, comedy, puppetry, surrealism, philosophy, and that which cannot be defined, David’s Magic Outside The Box Cabaret Show presents an original show of magic unlike anything you have experienced before. Featuring excerpts from his previous theatrical productions, this 75 minute show is packed full of laughs, mystery, and the unexpected!
Tickets and a video preview available at this link.
Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
April 12th to May 7th @ Olney Theatre Center
Andrew Hinderaker present The Magic Play, a remarkable story that combines vivid theatricality, profound emotions and in this case, a touch of true theater magic. Brett Schneider plays a talented magician who has risen to the top by maintaining absolute control over his performances — as well as his love life. But when his lover forces him to confront his fears, along with his washed-up magician father, his act might never be the same. Watch as card houses fall apart and reassemble, hearts transform into clubs and the mystical powers of performance take hold.
The Magic Play is recommended for ages 16+ for mature themes, strong language and intimate situation. This show is not appropriate for children.
Olney Theatre Center
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Olney, MD 20832
April 1st @ 3 p.m.
Flow Circus is a unique blend of quirky characters, spectacular juggling and comedic genius that will captivate you from the very beginning to the very end. This highly interactive performance fosters a culture of learning and success through a playful climate of amazing magic tricks and circus wonders. Tickets
Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center
7995 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910