Weekends on Wednesdays

Mission Possible 5K and 1 mile Color Fun Run
This Weekend:

Balticon 49: Maryland Regional Science Fiction Convention (Bel Air)
Join over a thousand SF fans for the area's largest and longest running convention of its kind! Visit our huge art show, dealer's room, concerts, dances, gaming room, computer room and video room. Everything Science Fiction and Fantasy in one huge package.

Chestertown Tea Party (Chestertown)
Parade, demonstrations of colonial life, historic reenactments, distance run and walk, crafts, local food and music.

Del Fest (Cumberland)
Four fun-filled, bluegrass stompin’ days along the Potomac River are just around the corner. Now is the time to start mapping out your daily musical musings for The Del MCCoury Band and much more.

Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival (Chesapeake Beach)
A commemoration of United States military that served our country featuring a traditional Memorial Day ceremony, entertainment, picnic and family events. Various locations in Calvert County.

Family and Friends in Nature (Big Pool)
Bring you family and friends to come explore the natural side of Fort Frederick State Park. Feature include self guided and staff led outdoor nature & recreational activities.

GeoWoodstock XIII (Sharpsburg)
GWXIII provides the opportunity for geocachers, both new and experienced, to get together and enjoy a relaxing fun-filled day for the entire family.

Clark's Elioak Farm Gem Mining Weekend (Ellicott City)
Purchase a bucket full of enriched ore, and use the water flume to discover gems you can take home with you. Fun for all ages. Geode cracking, too. For more information about gem mining, checkwww.mobileminingexperience.com. The petting farm and the rides will also be open on MEMORIAL DAY, Monday May 25th.


Planes--Fire and Rescue (Frederick)
Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks at the Howard County Library System Miller Branch.


Carribbean Wine, Music and Arts Festival (Mount Airy)
The steel drum band and reggae beats fill the air, sip Linganore wines and enjoy mellow vibes.

Hampstead Day (Upperco)
This popular event held at Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company Carnival Grounds includes antiques, craft and other vendors, as well as food and a variety of entertainment.

Heart Live in Concert (Solomons)
Well-known for 70’s hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” and so many more, Heart continued topping the charts through the ‘80’s and ‘90’s. They had huge hits like “These Dreams,” “Alone,” “What About Love,” “If Looks Could Kill,” “Never,” and a string of other hits!

HoCo Historical Society's Bootleggers' Paradise II: Whiskey Tasting (Ellicott City)
The Howard County Historical Society’s Bootleggers’ Paradise II: Whiskey Tasting event is back by popular demand. The event will take place on May 23 from 7-9 p.m. at the HCHS’s Museum.
The 1920’s style Speakeasy Party and Whiskey Tasting Event with representatives from Whiskey America and jazz band the Will Fischer Orchestra will once again entertain.  This event marks the end of  the exhibit highlighting this time in history which is on display in the museum.  A ticket includes a whiskey tasting of five premium whiskeys, light fare and refreshments, and music.  Dust off that flapper costume, practice your Charleston and join the Howard County Historical Society and Whiskey America as we once again step back to the 1920’s.

Hills of Milltown 5K (Ellicott City)
Lace up and race up the hills, down the valleys and around the winding streets past historic sites and homes. www.active.com/ellicott-city-md/running/races/hills-of-milltown-5k-challenge-20155. Begins in Parking Lot F at the corner of Main Street and Ellicott Mills Road.

Nature Quest Hike (Catonsville)
Enjoy the Trolley Trail and the Banneker Back Country on a guided hike as we collect two rubbings for the Baltimore County Nature Quest. A 2.5 mile hike over easy to moderate terrain. Adults and children 5+

Red Cross Blood Drive at Marley Station Mall (Glen Burnie)
Join Marley Station Mall and the American Red Cross on Saturday, May 23 and help save lives by donating blood in memory of Justin Fishell.

Run to Remember-Memorial Day 5K (Salisbury)
Honor our nation’s fallen heroes this Memorial Day by participating in the Run To Remember Memorial Day 5K run/walk. Check-in and registration start at 7 a.m.

Susquehanna in Bloom (Havre de Grace)
Join us at Susquehanna in Bloom Holistic Practitioner presentations services and products Craft and Home Business vendors Community Organizations Family-friendly Activities On-site food and beverage availability--An assortment of options including vegetarian fare.

The 55th Colonial Highland Gathering at Fair Hill (Elkton)
Highland dance, piping, drumming, pipe bands, sheep dog demos, vendors and food.


Frederick Irish Festival (Frederick)
Plenty of entertainment with music, dance and children's activities plus arts & crafts too. and it wouldn't be an Irish Festival without traditional food & drink! Don't miss this fundraiser for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Soft Shell Spring Fair (Crisfield)
Fresh crab cakes and soft crabs, entertainment, Watermen's Hall of Fame and more.

Sauntering down the bluebird trail (Columbia)
Spend a pleasant morning learning about Bluebirds by walking a Bluebird Box trail with Wes Earp of the Howard County Bird Club and Robinson Nature Center naturalists. Ever wonder what nest you are looking at? During the program learn how to recognize the nests of different “cavity-nesting” birds that use bluebird boxes. During the mile walk, discover more about the cycle of nest building, egg laying, and the fledging of young, including how to age young chicks. Enjoy examining Bluebird house construction and learn how to place a box for optimum success. You must preregister for this program. Meet at the Schooley Mill Park parking lot at the farm house (first lot on left, top of hill). Ages 7 +. Cost: $5.00.

Festival of India (Baltimore)
On Sunday May 24th 2015, celebrate ISKCON Baltimore's 13th Annual Rathayatra (Chariot Parade) & Festival of India in downtown Baltimore's world famous Inner Harbor. The festival site will be McKeldin Square (Corner of Light and Pratt St.)
The Parade begins at 12:00pm at the corner of Key Highway and Light Street behind the Science Center at the Inner Harbor, continuing up Light Street and ending at McKeldin Square on the corner of Pratt and Light Streets for the opening ceremonies of the Festival of India starting at 2pm.
This event is free to attend and will feature a vegetarian feast, live music, dance & drama, cultural exhibits, gift shops, books on yoga & meditation, family fun & more!

 "The President's Own" United States Marine Band will launch Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts' summer season with a program of concert band favorites. A fireworks display will follow the concert. At the Filene Center.


The Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. on Pennsylvania Avenue and ends on Church Street at the Westminster Cemetery. A memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the cemetery. 

Memorial Day Ceremony (Lutherville Timonium)
The annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens salutes the men and women of the armed forces who have paid the highest price in defense of the United States of America.

Parade, games, food, basketball tournament

A professional 5K race and a festive 1 mile COLOR FUN run. You can choose to run in one or both!

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