Weekends on Wednesdays

This Weekend:

Saluting Our Heros (Westminster)
An event series to thank our American Heroes and honor the anniversary of 9/11 at the Carroll County Agriculture Center. 

DC Shorts Film Festival (Various)
The DC Shorts Film Festival, which received roughly 1,300 entries this year, showcases 131 films from 33 nations around the world. Across this impressive collection, numerous genres and styles are featured, giving audiences an incredible perspective on filmmaking, both in the States and abroad. DC Shorts utilizes many venues, so check its schedule to put together your itinerary. And if you can’t catch them all, no worries – online access to more than 75 films is available throughout the festival’s run.

Bandaloop (College Park)
If you’re seeking dance, just look up. A pioneer in aerial dance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side. 

NextNow Fest (College Park)
Two days of music, theatre and dance performances and immersive, technology-driven installations by artists from campus and country. Artists and performances: Mitski, Chargaux, Upright Citizens Brigade. 

Deep Creek Lake Art and Wine Festival (McHenry)
Benefitting HART for Animals & Garrett Lakes Arts Festival; art, wine tastings, music, wine pairing dinners, lodging packages & more. 

Greek Festival (Frederick)
The Sts. Peter & Paul Greek Festival celebrates Greek customs, food, and culture. Come and experience authentic Greek cuisine, live music, and traditional dance performances by the Parathosi Dance Troupe.

Native Plant Sale and Family Festival (St. Michaels)
 Friday features a native plant sale and community workshop. Saturday will include food vendors, workshops, exhibits, music, and plant sale. 

Prince George's County Fair (Upper Marlboro)
Join us for this annual event featuring live animals, food, music, carnival games and much more. 

Boonesborough Days (Boonsboro)
The event is filled with craft and food vendors, antiques and collectibles, demonstrations, trolley rides, live entertainment and so much more. 

Steam Show Days (Westminster)
The Mason Dixon Historical Society presents antique farm machinery, steam and gas engines, and antique cars on display; food vendors & flea market. 

Wait Until Dark (Baltimore)
Murder, secret identities, and a switchblade named Geraldine set the stage for this white-knuckle thriller that will have you sleeping with the lights on. 


A Conversation with Mr. Banneker (Oella)
The talented and prominent NASA Environmental Scientist Dr. Temilola"Lola" Fatoyinbo-Agueh will assist Ben and interactively discuss the warmer weather and current changes to our environment.

Arts Alive 18 (Annapolis)
Sing along to the Motown Sound at Arts Alive 18 featuring a performance by a classic Motown band -- all to support Maryland Hall’s mission to bring “art for all” to our community. 

Chestertown Jazz Festival (Chestertown)
Featuring The Sherman Holmes Project with George Kilby. Hear jubilant but moving blending of blues, gospel, south, R&B, rock 'n roll and country from these acclaimed Blues Masters. 


Akimbo Dance and Movement Art Festival (Baltimore)
Compelling dancers and engaging performance artists from Baltimore and surrounding regions will fill the Station North Arts District with dance and movement art. 

Baltimore Brain Tumor Walk (Baltimore)
Raises awareness and much-needed resources to fund critical brain tumor-specific programs to improve the lives of those affected by brain tumors. Walk and do good.

Baltimore Family Reunion (Baltimore)
Reginald F. Lewis Museum--Bring the whole family and enjoy live entertainment, geneology experts, and great food. This family event is as fun as it is informative. 

Bowie State University Bike Tour (Bowie)
Help celebrate Bowie State's rich history and raise money for scholarships and other designated charities at the 2nd Annual BSU Bike Tour.
Maureen O'Prey will present an engaging lecture on the rich history of brewing in Maryland and the stories of the immigrants that helped build the industry.
HEAL's Color Splash 5K Run/Walk is a unique family event where participants get "splashed" with an array of powder colors throughout the course. This "Fun Run" is geared towards all fitness levels. 
Enjoy over 100 exhibiting artists & artisans, MD breweries, food trucks, vendors, live entertainment, block by block in Downtown Hyattsville. An estimated 4,500 people attend this free, family-friendly event.
In the Street (Frederick)
Nine blocks of fun: children’s activities, local art organizations, regional artisans, history & sports with four stages, beer/wine gardens and local brews & restaurants. Photo by Bill Adkins. 
A fun-filled day of nature-inspired arts & crafts, animals, yoga, music, magic & more — featuring hands-on learning and creativity stations throughout the gardens and in the Butterfly House.
Commemorating the freedom of those who, with the help of the British, fled slavery during the War of 1812. The daylong celebration includes a walking tour, speakers, entertainment, exhibits & vendors. 
Family friendly event featuring food vendors, demonstrations, exhibits, music, paddle-board, sand soccer tournament and demos, arts and crafts, kids entertainment, beer tasting, contests and more! 
The tour begins at the Museum Shop at 207 Main Street. Guests will be given a booklet that will guide them to all the sites. For added enjoyment there will be a plein air artist in each garden. 
The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, the oldest state-supported marine lab on the East Coast, invites you to an open house. Go behind the scenes, chat with scientists and drive an underwater robot.
Featuring David Sanborn and the Sanborn Electric Band with Marcus Johnson and the Urban Jam Band, Tamara Wellons Band, Todd Marcus Quintet, and the Jazz Academy of Music. 
Local craft & food vendors, a fun free kids zone, live entertainment and more will be sure to impress as we celebrate nearly 30 years of fall festivals in the Coolest Small Town in America. 
Exhibitions and demonstrations of Vehicles from Electric, Public Works, Water Resources, Fire, Police and K-9 departments. Food available. Get up close and personal. 
Join us for a full day of arts and music activities for the entire family. Featuring live performances, art exhibitions, interactive workshops and more. Plus DC's biggest outdoor dance party to end the night.
Operation Warrior Refuge Fundraising Event to support Vets with PTSD. Enjoy music, food and baseball as you watch the Blue Crabs and listen to Driving Muzzy and NGJB. 
This annual race that benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has become one of the most popular of its kind in the country, and the only of its kind in the nation’s capital. Cheer on athletes as they embark on a 1.5k swim through the Potomac River, followed by a challenging 40k bike course. The triathlon concludes with a 10k through DC’s most renowned landmarks followed by the rejuvenating Finish Festival.
The main street of town is closed to cars and open to shoppers for a day of unique arts, live music, all types of food and a pirate-themed KidZone. Back for its 43rd year. 
2nd Annual CrowFest (Kennedyville)
Farm and Vineyard Festival. Music by Phil Dutton and the Alligators, Vendors, Wine, Food, Farm Tours, Vineyard and Winery, grape stomping, games and hayrides. Come and spend the day or just a few hours. 
Enjoy all you can eat Maryland Crabs, Fried, Chicken and more - plus Live Music & Hayrides. Maryland Crabs, Fun and Fellowship for the whole family. 
Take a fascinating journey through the collection of the National Library of Medicine-one of the richest biomedical library collections in the world. See medical history up close. 
The longest-running neighborhood festival in the District returns for its 38th edition this September. Although this year’s festival will be somewhat scaled down compared to past bashes, 18th Street will still be buzzing with live music, food vendors, restaurants with their doors spread open wide, for-sale artwork and much, much more. Celebrate one of DC’s liveliest, most diverse neighborhoods with this day-long extravaganza.

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