Weekends on Wednesdays

This Weekend:

Columbia Festival of the Arts (Columbia)
An annual celebration of the arts that builds community through shared participation and celebration. 

HonFest (Baltimore)
HonFest is a local tradition. The Bawlmer term of endearment, Hon, short for Honey, embodies the warmth and affection bestowed upon our neighbors and visitors alike by historic working-women of Baltimore. HonFest is an annual celebration in honor of these women. 

Ocean City Air Show (Ocean City)
The show will be visible along the entire length of the Boardwalk, creating an inspiring experience for visitors.

34th Annual Invitational Sculpture Exhibition (Laurel)
This annual exhibition will take place in the Main Gallery at Montpelier Arts Center. Daily thru August 12, 2015 

Paint Annapolis (Annapolis)
Nearly 100 artists from around the country converge on Annapolis and Anne Arundel County to paint in the annual plein air painting competition. 

Pirate Fest Weekend (Havre de Grace)
Come visit the Lock House for a live pirate encampment with skirmishes and demonstrations, live music, children's costume contests, pirates tales, vendors, and more! The event takes place on the grounds of the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House.

37th Annual Gas Engine, Tractor and Truck Show (Frederick)
Plenty of family friendly activities for all ages include - wagon rides, barrel train rides, a combine slide, shingle mill, tractor and truck displays.

90th Anniversary of Deep Creek Lake (Deep Creek Lake)
Celebrating the 90th anniversary of Deep Creek Lake with events throughout Garrett County. 

Cypress Festival (Pocomoke City)
Family fun with rides, games, arts and crafts, live entertainment and fireworks.

IHRA Nitro Jam President's Cup Nationals (Mechanicsville)
Featuring sportsman drag racing and Nitro-powered drag-racing action. See nitro nostalgia funny cars, nitro altered, pro- stocks and jet cars.

The Bacon Brothers (Annapolis)
Kevin and Michael Bacon; writing songs that, through bare self-expression and humor, echo the lives of others. 

"To Garrison the Fort..." (Big Pool)
Highlights of the event include musket and cannon firing presentations, hearth cooking demonstrations, a uniform and clothing talk and military drills. Park Entrance Fees apply- $3.00 per car for MD residents, $5.00 per car for out of state residents.

Colonial Market Fair (Catonsville)
Discover the life and times of Benjamin Banneker at the annual Colonial Market Fair! Retrace the footsteps of Benjamin Banneker and let local historical re-enactors, tradesmen, and craftsmen astound you with exhibitions that will keep family members of all ages entertained. 

Heritage Days Festival (Cumberland)
Cumberland's Official Street Festival filled with arts, crafts, history, music, children's activities and plenty of festival food. 


Bowie Baysox Game (Bowie)
Bowie Baysox (Class Double-A Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles) vs. Portland Sea Dogs (Class Double-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox)

Moreland and Arbuckle (Chestertown)
Roots rock never sounded so essential. ~ get ready to ROCK! 

Frederick Road Fridays (Catonsville)
Free concerts in the heart of Catonsville all summer long! Proceeds from beer and wine sales benefit local nonprofit organizations

Swashbucklers and Buccaroos (Frederick)
The Frederick Symphony Orchestra presented two nights of its spring pops concert, Swashbucklers and Buccaneers. Music for the weekend includes pops favorite from Robin Hood, Pirates of the Caribbean, Go West, and more.


Slide the City (Baltimore)
Embrace your inner child and get ready for the slide of your life! Slide the City is bringing the biggest water party of the summer to your city. Grab your swimsuit and speed down this one of a kind 1000ft slip and slide. There will be music, dancing, food, drinks, and even some swag for sale so you can soak up the sun in style.

"Weird Al" Yankovic (Baltimore)
Few would have guessed that “Weird Al” Yankovic, who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager would go on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history. 

Outdoor Movie in the Park (Sykesville)
"Night at the Museum 2" with a 12' inflatable movie screen. Snack Shack will be serving delicious snacks and drinks. 

Art in the Park (Baltimore)
Plein Air Benefit For the O'Donnell Square Park, come out to the park to discover your inner Picasso. All painting supplies will be provided; all you need to bring is your creative side and your enthusiasm!

10th Annual Bands in the Sand (Annapolis)
These bands are destined to have you dancing in the sand. Check your shoes at the optional “shoe dock” and enjoy an evening of cool drinks, groovin’ live music, tasty food.

Juneteenth (District Heights)
The observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day began in Texas in 1865, making this the oldest, nationally celebrated event commemorating the end of slavery. 

Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival (Baltimore)
Maryland’s premier celebration of traditional arts returns The Arts Council presents the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival, a free celebration for all ages with music stages featuring jazz, doo-wop, West African dance and drum, gospel, and Irish, plus art making with the masters, headliner Lafayette Gilchrist and the New Volcanoes--and more! 

Barnstormer's Tour and Paint Out (Buckeystown)
A self-guided tour of nine historic barns in the Buckeystown-Adamstown region of Frederick County, MD. See farm animals, learn about early barn construction and watch plein air artists paint. After the tour, from 5-7 p.m. attend an art show and sale 

34th Annual Bay Music Festival (Centreville)
A fun day with music featuring the region's best American rock, country and bluegrass music, plus a children’s show, family activities and great food. 

44th Annual Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention (Westminster)
Bluegrass, oldtime, Celtic music competition, plus Southern Appalachian clog dancing! Performance, instrument, cash prizes! Vendors, crafts, childrens' area, shadetree picking! 

Blue Water Baltimore 5K Runoff (Baltimore)
Join Blue Water Baltimore for a 5K cross country course through gorgeous gardens, majestic forests and broad fields at the Cylburn Arboretum in northwest Baltimore.

Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival w/ Crab Run 5K (Baltimore)
The Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival returns to Baltimore’s Waterfront for the second year! This is a Maryland Tradition! The Festival is an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza complete with over 60,000 crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun and so much more! 


17th Annual Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race (Baltimore)
From the American Visionary Art Museum—a race of wacky, imaginative, Totally Human-Powered Works Of Art, Designed to Travel on Land, through mud, and over Deep Harbor Waters. 

2015 Eastport Home and Garden Tour (Annapolis)
The 10th Annual Eastport Home & Garden Tour takes place on Sunday, June 14 from 1 to 5 pm, rain or shine. Amble through seven amazing gardens tucked along Spa Creek, enjoy beautiful water vistas from backyard porches, stroll through classic and modern homes while discovering the Eastport way of life. The tour starts at the corner of Washington Street and Boucher Avenue in front of the South Annapolis Yacht Centre (formerly Petrini’s Yacht Yard). Tickets are $20; $25 after June 7. 

Flag Day at Jewish Museum of Maryland (Baltimore)
Help us bid farewell to The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen this Flag Day. Test your knowledge on our state flags, design your own flag or make your own star spangled banner.

Flag Day Ceremony and Concert in the Park (Bowie)
The Bay Winds Band will be playing for Allen Pond Parks Flag Day Ceremony and Concert 

Takoma Park JazzFest (Takoma Park)
All-day, free music festival featuring local/national musicians and music workshops. Arts, crafts and food. 

Taste of Wheaton (Silver Spring)
Food samples from some of downtown Wheaton's best restaurants at prices ranging from $1 to $5 per "taste."

Celebration of Textiles (D.C.)
This kid-friendly festival celebrates the textile arts and world cultures with spinning, lace making and sheep shearing demonstrations, traditional dress-up outfits from around the world, art activities, dance, music and self-guided tours of the exhibition "Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories.

Weekends on Wednesdays

Capitol Jazz Fest returns to Columbia, MD

This Weekend:

A Garden of Quilts (Oxford)
Bayside Quilters of the Eastern Shore, Inc. will hold their semi-annual quilt show, "A Garden of Quilts", in the picturesque waterfront town of Oxford, MD. 

Frederick Festival of the Arts (Frederick)
Regional artists display and sell their work in this juried two-day festival. Live music and food. 

Secret Garden Tour (Annapolis)
Enjoy this once-a-year opportunity to explore a selection of handpicked private gardens in Annapolis.

Our City Festival (D.C.)
 A festival celebration of D.C. culture and creativity through film, music and literature.

Image and Imagination (Annapolis)
The Mitchell Gallery is pleased to present this all-county, juried, multi-media biennial exhibition of artists who live or work in Anne Arundel County. 

Great Grapes! Wine and Food Festival (Cockeysville)
Great Grapes! has grown to be Baltimore’s premier casual Maryland wine festival with over 200 Maryland wines available for tasting at this two-day event.

Frontier Days Celebration (Berlin)
Enjoy a weekend full of authentic western shows and reenactments circa 1880, cowboy mounted shooting, a chuck wagon cooking competition, Native American pow wow, pig roast, cowboy poetry open mic, western musical entertainment, can can shows, steam train and stagecoach rides. 

American Indian Festival and Pow Wow (Waldorf)
Native American singing, music and dancing, arts & crafts, finger weaving presentation, traditional food and refreshments. 

Capital Jazz Fest (Columbia)
Capital Jazz Fest is a weekend of cool jazz and soul. This multi-day, multi-stage outdoor music festival is more than just a concert with nearly 30 national acts. The Pavilion Stage focuses on contemporary jazz and adult contemporary artists, and The Symphony Woods Stage showcases soul music artists from the old-school and the new! 

Mountain Maryland Plein Air (Cumberland)
This event brings thirty talented artists from across the country to our area from June 2nd through 7th. 

6th Annual Annapolis Arts, Crafts, and Wine Festival (Annapolis)Enjoy a weekend of fine, juried arts and handmade crafts, wine tastings from over 25 Maryland wineries, smooth jazz all day long, delectable cuisine, and activities. 

A Wish Come True (Frederick)
In thisIn this twist on the Aladdin story, Ally longs to be rich and popular and famous at her school. Her dream seems out of reach until she finds an old ring that unleashes a powerful genie! But as Ally gets everything she ever wanted she learns that sometimes you should be careful what you wish 


KIDZ BOP Kids: Make Some Noise Tour (Silver Spring)
See the Kidz Bop Kids Live. It's the ultimate pop star party for kids and families! Come sing and dance to the biggest hits of today.


26th Annual Orphan Car Tour (West Friendship)
Annual Saturday excursion for antique “orphan” (discontinued-make) vehicles, over scenic, low-speed roads, with various stops at points of interest along the route. Dozens of antique cars will journey to Howard County, Maryland on Saturday, June 6, for the 26th annual Orphan Car Tour. 

All-American Soap Box Derby (Federalsburg)
The All-American Soap Box Derby is for boys and girls between 7 and 17 years old. They build the cars with help from an adult and race them down hill. 

Art in the Park (Westminster)
This juried event features fine art and craft displays by accomplished regional artists. It attracts loyal and large audience of arts enthusiasts. Art demos, kids activities and live entertainment throughout the day. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the park. 

Big Bang Baby (Hanover)
Big Bang Baby is a high energy, larger than life rock experience. 

Colonial Children's Day (Big Pool)
Children ages 8 to 12 will be transported back in time as they take part in a day of hands-on 18th century life. 

City of Greenbelt Pet Expo 2015 (Greenbelt)
Pet Expo, pet demos, food, games, animal communicator, pet give-a-ways and contest. 

City Dock Serenade (Crisfield)
Join songwriters and performers Phil Madeira and Beth Wood, plus duo Naked Blue, for a free concert on the City Dock. 

High Heel Race and AGH Health Fair (Berlin)
Race in high heels down Main Street, to support Women Supporting Women. Tons of fun and laughs.

National Trails Day Hike (North East)
Get a jumpstart into celebrating ‘Great Outdoors Month’ by joining a Ranger on National Trails Day to hike the Beaver Marsh Trail. Have your hiking shoes ready to enjoy and explore Mountain Laurel filled forests and lively marshy habitats. Meet at the Beaver Marsh Trail Head at Rogues Harbor

Imagination Bethesda (Bethesda)
Musical performances and professional children’s entertainers will light up the stage, while hands-on art & craft activities will line the streets along Elm St. and Woodmont Avenue in downtown Bethesda. Imagination Bethesda is a FREE event produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership. 

Riverfest 2015 (Shady Side)
Discover the roots and tides of Southern Anne Arundel County at this agro/eco/heritage celebration.

Bowiefest (Bowie)
Enjoy rides, performances, contests, and a variety of food and drink options throughout the park. There's also an Arts and Crafts fair and you will find entertainment on two stages throughout the day.

WipeOut Run (Baltimore)
Crash, smash, and splash your way through a 5k course with 12 larger-than-life obstacles inspired by the hit TV show Wipeout! Take on the infamous Big Balls, Sweeper, Wrecking Balls, and Happy Endings! Hilarious thrills and magnificent spills await! 

Wounded Warrior and NFL Softball Classic (Bowie)
Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team and NFL Stars are playing in a memorable and exciting softball game! 

You Got Served with Ann Koger (Annapolis)
Before Venus or Serena, there was Ann Koger! The tennis pioneer discusses her life, tennis career, and what it meant to break through color barriers around the world.

Savage Fest (Savage)
Fun for all! Kids pony ride, moon bounce & petting zoo. Live music & magic shows! Raffles & local history! Food, retail and craft vendors!


2015 Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival (Easton)
The 30th Annual Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival will be held at a variety of venues across Maryland's Eastern Shore

Baltimore Jewish American Festival (Baltimore)
It has been over 10 years since Baltimore has held a Jewish- American Festival, but we’re changing that this year. 

NIH Community Orchestra and Chorus Present: A Simple Gift of Copeland (Rockville)
This free performance will feature works by Aaron Copland, including selections from Rodeo, Old American Songs, and Variations on a Shaker Melody.