WEEKENDS ON WEDNESDAYS
Now-Oct 29, Upper Marlboro: It's a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including several haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park.
Oct 14, Baltimore Harbor: Enjoy a day on the water in Baltimore’s harbor watching the exciting 12th annual regatta which benefits all the historic ships of Baltimore Harbor.
Oct 14, Westminster: The city Oyster Stroll festival is far more than oysters, music, food, and fun for the community. It is an event designed to raise awareness about and benefit Chesapeake farmed raised oyster aquaculture and how our local community is working to restore wild oysters back into the bay while creating new oyster reefs from recycled oyster shell and concrete reef balls. Fun, tasty and educational!
Oct 14, Frederick: As the core of the Out of the Darkness Walks, the Community Walks are proof that when people work together, they can make big changes in our world. Taking place in hundreds of cities each fall, these walks raise awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as it raises money to fund vital services to our communities.
Oct 14, Cambridge: The UMD Center for Environmental Science opens it doors to the public for a fun-filled day of experiments, hands-on activities, and engaging discussions with scientists doing world-renowned research in oceanography, water quality, restoration of sea grasses, marshes and shellfish, and expertise in ecosystem modeling. All ages are welcome!
Now-Oct 15, Garrett County: Celebrate the beauty of the local fall foliage. The area offers a wide variety of things to do indoors or outdoors. The Festival includes two large parades, concerts, band competitions, art exhibits, antique & craft shows and much more!
Oct 12-15, Fair Hill, MD: Don't know what eventing is? Want to check out a new sport that is fun for the entire family! Eventing is the ultimate test of a horse and rider and has been referred to as the Triathlon of equestrian sport. Through tests in dressage, cross country, and show jumping the horse and rider work together to show that they can compete in the most demanding and highest levels of equestrian sports. Check it out!
Oct 12-15, Annapolis: Get dreaming and head to the Boat Show! Miles of docks exhibit everything from luxurious motor and ocean-going yachts and “down east” trawlers to high-performance powerboats and offshore fishing machines. On display are boats of every style from 8’ to 80’ including water toys of all types. Not buying? That's ok, just enjoy a day by the water.
Select weekends through October, Linesboro: A Haunted Hayride and the House of Horrors, not for the faint of heart. Don't worry, there's also tame activities for the kids: the Bedlam Bypass, food, games and more.
Now-Nov 5, Columbia: Symphony Woods transforms into the ultimate Halloween event. The park comes alive with horrifying mutant sideshow freaks, demented clowns, escaped circus animals and so much more. Explore the Menacing Midway, complete with twisted games and prizes, sample frightful foods and spine-chilling cocktails, all while local bands and DJs keep you in the Halloween mood. The party isn’t complete though until you make your way through the multiple scare zones of the Abandoned Circus in the woods. Its dark, its creepy, and the things that live in the woods are waiting to meet you!
Oct 13, Baltimore: Enjoy a (free) night on the town and listen to some jazz lead by Director Miles Brown in the Peabody's first concert of the season. If Halloween's not your thing, this is for you!
Oct 13-Oct 15, Timonium: Shop America's Handmade Market and support artist entrepreneurs this fall at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival! Sugarloaf returns to the Maryland State Fairgrounds for a weekend of artistic appreciation and entertainment for collectors and enthusiasts of all ages.
Oct 13, DC: The Kennedy Center presents the multitalented comedian, author, actress, and activist Whoopi who returns for a night of stand-up comedy presented as part of a 20th anniversary celebration of the Mark Twain Prize, which she won in 2001.
Now-Oct 15, DC: The Kennedy Center presents the winner of two 2017 Olivier Awards including Best Theater Choreographer! The beloved fairy tale has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with it's story of obsession, possession, and one young woman's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.
Oct 14 & 15, DC: Join in a festival of Asian art, food, and cultures to celebrate the grand reopening of the Freer|Sackler. The festival will transform the museums’ grounds with an Asian food market, interactive cooking and art demonstrations, live music by members of the Silkroad Ensemble, and creations by local and international artists. Inside, visitors can experience the reimagined galleries and innovative exhibitions, as well as performances, conversations, and other immersive activities.