Prince George's County Conference and Visitor Bureau, 9200 Basil Court, Suite 101, Largo, (301) 925-8300.
Bowie Railroad and Huntington Museum, 8614 Chestnut Ave., (301) 809-3088. This unique museum collects historical material from 1873-1976.
NASA-Goddard Visitor Center, Greenbelt, (301) 286-8981. Learn about NASA up close and personal.
Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Road, Clinton, (301) 868-1121, www.surratt.org. Costumed guides take you on a tour of this fully restored 1852 home, which offers a peek at Victorian life and the intrigue surrounding the assassination of President Lincoln.
Bowiefest, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 3, Allen Pond Park, Bowie, (301) 262-6200, ext. 3009. This spring festival includes food, rides, crafts, and live entertainment. Rain date: June 4.
Antique Arts and Crafts Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 10, Sixth and Main streets, (301) 725-7539, www.laurelmainstreet.com. Put on by the Friends of Laurel's Historic Main Street, this show includes antiques dealers, regional artisans, entertainment, and food.
Battle of Bladensburg Encampment, noon-4 p.m. Aug. 19, 4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park, (301) 864-0420. Watch as folks re-enact this War of 1812 battle.
Cherry Hill Park, (301) 937-7116, (800) 801-6449, www.cherryhillpark.com. Tents, campers, and RVs are welcome year-round.
SPORTS & RECREATION
Bowie Baysox, Prince George's Stadium, (301) 805-2233. This Orioles-farm-system AA baseball team can be more exciting--and is always a whole lot cheaper--to watch than the big boys at Camden Yards. On July 12, catch the AA all-star game.
Rosecroft Raceway, Fort Washington, (301) 567-4000, www.rosecroft.com. Harness racing takes place Thursday through Saturday nights.
Allen's Fresh Canoe Trip, Aug. 12, Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, Upper Marlboro, (301) 888-1410. A guided trip on the Zekiah Swamp.