Weekends On Wednesdays

Wheel of Lights: Star-Spangled Spectacular

This Weekend:

Star-Spangled Spectacular (Baltimore)
The commemoration for the War of 1812 Bicentennial concludes in 2014 with live entertainment, international tall ships and grey hulls, the Blue Angels, fireworks and other festive activities.

152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam (Sharspburg)
Join us at the historic Pry House to commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Antietam and the men of both sides who stood, and fell, during the bloodiest day in American military history.

Home of the Brave (Frederick)
The ceremony will take place on the actual 200th anniversary of the famed Battle of Baltimore which included Francis Scott Key's writing of the Star-Spangled Banner. This special event will include a candlelight, wagon-led walking tour of selected veteran graves within the cemetery, including that of Francis Scott Key.

152nd Anniversary of the Battle of South Mountain (Boonsboro)
South Mountain State Battlefield will celebrate the 152nd anniversary of the battle that occurred on September 14, 1862. Ranger guided battlefield tours will be offered throughout the weekend. For specific program times and locations check the park's website.

Wee-Cycle Mart and Moms Fest (Westminster)
Clothing (maternity to teens), toys, games, puzzles, baby equipment & Furniture, books/movies/CD & DVD, kids arts & crafts, scrapbooking, sports stuff and more. Featuring Moms Fest on Saturday with over 20 Services and Vendors supporting moms!

The Great Frederick Fair (Frederick)
Exhibits, rides, entertainment, amusements, educational programming and eateries.

Anne Arundel County Fair (Crownsville)
Farm animals, exhibits, contests, carnival midway, entertainment, family atmosphere, agriculture education, 4-H exhibits and auction.

Asian Festival (Fort Washington)
The Asian Festival extravaganza aims to promote diverse cultures and celebrate traditions and talents from the Asian continent. The Festival aims to bring together people from various cultural backgrounds, to promote peace, harmony and unity.

Amadeus (Baltimore)
In 18th century Vienna, music is the currency of power. And court composer Antonio Salieri is the toast of the town. That is, until a young prodigy by the name of Mozart comes on the scene.

Delmarva Bike Week (Salisbury)
Get your motor running! Delmarva Bike Week and OC Bike Fest are Harley Davidson bike events in Ocean City and Salisbury, Maryland and in Seaford, Delaware, featuring great entertainment including live concerts, stunt teams, food and merchandise.

Once (Baltimore)
ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights, but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance.

NextNOW Fest (College Park)
For the first time ever, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is kicking off our season with four days of fun and frolic with the NextNOW Fest! Discover the next big thing in small, intimate and surprising environments: sonic massages, subway buskers, Terptastic jazz, deep theatre for your short attention span, dance mysteries, late-night art explosions, food frolics, an arts tailgate, and toast… and then something curious… and then…

Maryland RV Show (Timonium)
This year's show will feature over 85 brand names covering the latest travel trailers, 5th wheel trailers, tent "pop up" trailers, as well as, the largest diesel pushers, class A and C motor homes down to the smallest mini-motor homes. All feature new light weight fuel efficient frames

Maryland Horse and Pony Show (Upper Marlboro)
Originating in 1943, The Prince George's Equestrian Center is pleased to again host The Maryland Horse & Pony Show. This event is free to spectators.

Pop: Everlasting: An exhibit of paintings by Cory Obendorfer (Germantown)
Drawing inspiration from those who came before, Pop: Everlasting focuses on a series of popsicle paintings where artist Cory Oberndorfer has imagined how the artists who influenced him might approach his work. The legacy of these artists continues in this new set of paintings in the series. Oberndorfer’s images of drippy summer treats cling onto youth, nostalgia, and the dream of eternal vacation.

Clybourne Park (Frederick)
BY BRUCE NORRIS DIRECTED BY PETER WRAY Bruce Norris’ witty new spin off of Lorraine Hansberry’s Raisin in the Sun follows a Chicago household in 1959 as a black family plans to move into a predominately white neighborhood.

Native American Festival (Vienna)
Featuring Native American traditional dancers, singers and drummers, Quality vendors from throughout the United States, Craft and artist demonstrations.


Lynrd Skynyrd Concert (Aberdeen)
Lynyrd Skynyrd Concert at Ripken Stadium. Friday, September 12th. Gates open at 6:00pm, Show begins at 7:30pm


The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival (Annapolis)
The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival combines the best of all worlds: over 100 award-winning artisan beer tastings from regional and national artisan breweries as well as music of every variety on stage. Shop for arts and crafts and specialty food items, too. Oysters on the half shell, too!

In the Street Festival (Frederick)
This outdoor street festival includes nine blocks of themed fun, including areas highlighting children’s activities, local art organizations, regional artisans, history, sports, and more. Four stages of live entertainment and local food & beer vendors.

Harvest Festival at Layton's Chance Winery (Vienna)
Grape stomping, activities for the kids, fun family atmosphere. Music and wine.

The Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival (Hyattsville)
Last year, over 4,000 DC-area art aficionados lined the streets of the Arts District Hyattsville shopping center to experience amazing arts & crafts, numerous live performances, as well as tasty local food & drink.

Indian Discovery Day (St. Mary's City)
Explore and celebrate the life ways of Maryland' first people. There will be Native American Dancers, hide tanning demonstrations, canoe burning, archery and atlatl demonstrations as well as crafts to make and take home.

Nora Roberts Book Signing Event (Boonsboro)
Meet Nora Roberts and other favorite authors at this book signing event in historic Boonsboro, MD. These are very popular and exciting events. Be sure to check out the website for details.

Learn to Solder (Linthicum)
At the National Electronics Museum. The workshop will include two hands-on soldering projects that will introduce the basics of soldering and teach about various electronic components. Go to Go to http://ow.ly/zsis4 for more information. Advanced registration required.

Monarchs and More! (Catonsville)
Families can explore the world of butterflies, how they are different from moths and how we can help them. We will identify caterpillars and "tag" any monarchs we catch and help track their progress to Mexico. Adults and children 6+. $3 members/$5 non-members. Advance registration required.

Double Bubble Fun Run (Sykesville)
You will run through Foam Stations, Bubble Stations, Color Stations, Obstacle Stations and lots of surprises we can't tell you about. There will be Super Heroes dancing with the children at the end of the fun. Then it's time to relax and watch the show of Frank and Shiloh performing K9 frisbee show

A Cappella/Barbershop Show (Silver Spring)
Skit portion is set in the Great Depression and features music from that era ("Over The Rainbow"). Formal portion includes "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" and songs from the Beach Boys. Special guest quartet is Mayhem (2014 Mid-Atlantic District Champion). Advance ticket purchase: 301-257-2669

U.S. Navy Parachute Team THE LEAP FROGS (Churchville)
The Leap Frogs consist of an all-volunteer team of active duty personnel. Jumpers often activate smoke grenades and create various formations during freefall flight. Members may deploy a flag and the last jumper to land typically trails an American flag. Be sure to bring a chair!

Bikeabout (Columbia)
Discover trails and treasures while having fun with family and friends on this 10-mile route through the villages of Wilde Lake, Harper’s Choice and Hickory Ridge. Stay and enjoy an old-fashioned picnic at Wilde Lake Park hosted by the Wilde Like Community Association and CA.  Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Event is free and open to the public.

President Lincoln's Cottage Family Day (D.C.)
 Activities include a Civil War encampment, live music, a petting zoo and top hat making. 

Snallygaster (D.C.)
Washington's best beer festival? That would be Snallygaster, which brings more than 275 craft beers and ciders to Yards Park on Sept. 13. The annual event is run by the team behind ChurchKey, Bluejacket and Rustico, which means you'll find rare seasonal ales and rubber-clad German gravity-pour kegs instead of the usual pumpkin beers that clog supermarket shelves this time of year. The event will feature an "artisanal cider garden" and live music by !!! and local electropop group Brett.


Silver Spring Maker Faire (Silver Spring)
KID Museum is hosting the Silver Spring Maker Faire which features free family activities and projects created by inventors, hackers, crafters, artists, and do-it-yourselfers of all kinds. For more information visit http://makerfairesilverspring.com/

ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge (Towson)
Lace up your sneakers and join Chesapeake Urology at the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk. This is a tight-knit community activity that brings together athletes, doctors, cancer survivors and those who care about them to end prostate cancer.

The National Anthem, Remixed by Shodekeh (Baltimore)
To coincide with the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s writing the National Anthem, on September 14, 2014, beat box artist Shodekeh leads a new interpretation of the National Anthem using virtuosic vocal percussion.

Hampstead Hill Festival (Baltimore)
O'Malley's March, 1814: The Rock Opera, Baltimore City College Choir, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Maryland sings, Charm City Junction, Fife & Drum Corps, 1814 Fashion Show, National Anthem sing0a0long led by Governor Martin O'Malley, Historical Re-Enactors, Free to the Public.

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