Weekends on Wednesdays

This Weekend:

M3 Rock Festival (Columbia)
We will be back for a 6th year- 2 days of music, features 2 stages, and a wide variety of entertaining booths and attractions.

St. Mary Anne's Garden Market (North East)
Celebrate spring at a colorful event with plants galore, plus artisan and vendor booths.

Drop-in Art Activities: Sculpture (Baltimore)
Create sculptures with foil, clay, paper and other everyday objects every weekend in May.

Rinehart's Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble (Baltimore)Rinehart’s Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble is a counterpart to HAND/MADE, an exhibition at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Organized by students in MICA’s Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS), HAND/MADE showcases works of multi-disciplinary contemporary sculptors alongside a 19th-century marble work by Rinehart.

Sinbad: The Untold Tale (Bethesda)
Sinbad the Sailor has retired from his notorious adventures. He tries to keep his feisty daughter Ittifaq safe from the sorceress Jan Shah. But when a mysterious cloud descends upon Baghdad putting all of the adults to sleep, proud Ittifaq must enlist the help of Sinbad the Porter, a street orphan.

Southern Maryland Spring Festival (Leonardtown)
Carnival, entertainment, tractor pull, children's games, hay rides, sand art, face painting, raffles, silent auction, artists & crafters, food and much more.

She-Sale Quality Consignment Event (Annapolis)
A quality consignment event for ladies, juniors and home decor. Visit www.SheSaleConsignment.com for information about consigning and additional sale details.

Gallery B May Exhibition: The Merry Month (Bethesda)
Gallery B is please to present its May 2015 exhibition: The Merry Month, a group show featuring colorful artwork by artists Liliane Blom, Cynthia Ferrell Johnson, Donna McGee, Carol Vorosmarti, Kathryn Wiley and Patricia Zannie.

On Paper: Crinkle, Spin, Pluck (Baltimore)
This exhibition showcases eight prints and drawings whose images are the result of a specific action or intention rather than a depiction of the action.

Black Box: Sharon Hayes (Baltimore)
Through her performances, films, and installations, Baltimore-born artist Sharon Hayes (American, born 1970) examines the intersection of history, politics, and speech, with a particular focus on the language of 20th-century protest groups.

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival (West Friendship)
A fun-filled weekend of live animals, crafts and supplies, entertainment and more. Check out our schedule and events pages for more details about the Festival. We look forward to seeing you!

Towsontown Spring Festival (Towson)
The event has turned into the largest outdoor festival in Maryland and one of the largest on the East Coast with approximately 250,000 visitors.

South Mountain Creamery Spring Festival (Middletown)
Join South Mountain Creamery at the annual Spring Festival! Sample and purchase South Mountain Creamery products, enjoy homemade pork bbq and pit beef sandwiches, meet local vendors, feed the calves, take a tour of the creamery and milking parlor, watch cows being milked, and listen to live music. Participate in our raffle to support a local charity.


May Day (Annapolis)
Downtown Annapolis residents and merchants welcome spring by decorating their doorways with baskets of blooming flowers. Some 20 volunteers from the Garden Club of Old Annapolis Towne judge the entries and invite winners to join them at an annual Garden Club Tea.

Fallen Heros Day (Timonuim)
Maryland's police officers and firefighters who died in the line of duty during the past year will be honored at the 30th annual Fallen Heroes Day Ceremony--the only statewide ceremony in the nation that brings together all segments of the public safety community.

Meet the Artist! (Shady Side)
Come meet Maria! She will be our honored guest for a special “Meet the Artist” reception at the museum. The museum will be hosting her solo exhibition, "Art of the Catch," which features the very latest of her acclaimed photography documenting life today on the Chesapeake Bay. Select works for sale.


National Harbor Wine and Food Festival (National Harbor)
This event brings together world-renowned chefs, artisanal craftsmen and culinary pioneers with thousands of metro Washington, D.C. foodies.

Six Pillars Century 2015 Blackwater Tour (Cambridge)
Cycling event - a ride, not a race, with four flat courses (11 mile Family Ride; 37mile Fun&Fitness; 56 mile Ironman Eagleman and a full 100 mile century) through Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Well stocked rest stops with friendly volunteers with a Picnic in the Park upon your return.

Berlin Jazz and Blues Bash (Berlin)
Live blues bands performing on two stages throughout the day.

Ladew Garden Festival 2015 (Monkton)
Shop from an exclusive collection of more than 40 unique vendors from throughout the eastern seaboard, featuring hard to find perennials and annuals, unusual exotics and container specialties, plus decorative furniture, urns, statuary, and other architectural treasures.

Galena Dogwood Festival (Galena)
Parade, baby contest, children’s games and activities, food, music and vendors.

Turkey Point Fitness (North East)
Experience the Turkey Point Lighthouse Trail like you never have before! Enjoy a moderately paced hike out to the lighthouse and then stretch out your stress with beginner-friendly yoga. Please wear exercise appropriate clothing and bring water and a beach towel. $3 per person or $10 for a family.

Solomons Maritime Festival (Solomons)
Chesapeake Antique Boat & Marine Engine show, traditional foods, local and gospel music, waterfowl calling, crafts and Chesapeake Bay retriever trials.

The Fire Museum of Maryland Steam Show (Lutherville)
Hose wagon rides and demos with hand and horse-drawn apparatus, working steam engines, antique models, kids’ contests and more.

National Capital Area Scottish Festival (Rockville)
FREE SCOTTISH FESTIVAL -- Saturday, May 2nd, 7 pm. Come and enjoy Pipe Bands, Celtic Music, Celtic Dancers, Raffles! Scottish Treats for Sale! This is a free event, but DONATIONS ARE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED. All proceeds support the Rockville High School Pipe. Visit RHSPipeBand.org.

Northern Lights (Frederick)
The Frederick Symphony Orchestra presents its Northern Lights concert. The concert will feature guest conductor Barry Kolman and piano soloist John Wickelgren. Music for the evening will include selections from Grieg and Sibelius.

May Day (St. Mary's City)
Welcome spring with the colonists. Celebrate with a maypole, games, and crafts to make.

Native Plant Sale (Baltimore)
Support your backyard ecosystem with a fundraiser for Guilford Garden Club and Robert E. Lee Park Nature Council! Growing native plants encourages beneficial insects, birds, and other wildlife in your community. Professional gardeners will be on hand to help participants learn about the importance of landscaping with plants native to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Rain-date: 5/3.

Spring Fling Car Show (Stevensville)
Awards, Music and More! Classic Car and Tractor Show. Top awards, Dash plaques, Door prizes, Goody bags for registered Participants, Store specials, Food for sale to benefit a local charity,

First Saturday - Mayfest (Frederick)
Spring is here! Welcome it with the annual Mayfest celebration. Flowers and balloons will fill the streets as we host a day full of springtime fun. Live music, late shopping, and delicious fine dining!

Spring Plant Sale (Edgewater)
The sale features perennials, shade plants, and heirloom vegetables. Master Gardeners will assist with plant selection. Annuals from Melwood will also be available for purchase.

Bostwick Festival (Bladensburg)
Come and visit our historic building with 1800s kids games, food, music, community activities, trade demonstrations, arts and craft vendors, and lots of fun on our 1812 era building.

Western Maryland Rail Trail Guided Bike Tour (Hancock)
Brilliant spring wildflowers brighten the journey as you learn about the flora and fauna along the Western Maryland Rail Trail. The guided bike ride is approximately 20 miles long roundtrip and is taken at a leisurely pace. Join us at the C&O Bicycle shop in Hancock at 10 am

22nd Annual Clyde Gibson Fishing Derby (Mount Airy)
Fishing derby for ages 1 to 14. Prizes for largest fish, smallest fish, most weight. Great time for Dads (Moms, too) to spend with their children and have a good time. Registration is required to be eligible for a prize.

47th Annual National Capitol Region Scottish Festival (Rockville)
FREE SCOTTISH FESTIVAL -- Saturday, May 2nd, 7 pm. Come and enjoy Pipe Bands and Soloists, Celtic Music and Dancing. Raffles! Scottish Treats for Sale!

DC Funk Parade (DC)
This musical event celebrates the city's musical heritage. Features dancers, marching bands, and drum corps each with a bold, funk music tilt.

Family Day (Glen Echo)
Kids can enjoy art activities, face painting, dance performances, magic shows, storytelling, tours by National Park Service rangers, sing-a-longs, and carousel rides!

Fruhlingsfest (DC)
 This family-friendly garden event will feature activities for all ages including face painting, maypole dancing, ice cream making, garden games and scavenger hunts.

Innovation Family Festival (DC)
Kids can explore how containers are put to work, from shipping art and precious gems, to eco-friendly plant beds, to space suits. Make new containers from old ones in the cardboard playground or watch containers being made in a 3-D printer. At the Kogod Courtyard.

NSO Ensemble Concert: Connections: Science & Math + Music (DC)
 Joined by other NSO performers, cellist and host Yvonne Caruthers presents a multimedia program that explores the connections between the three subjects. At the Family Theater.


Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage (Towson)
Outstanding house and garden tours benefiting historic preservation throughout the state.

Flower Fest & Garden Party (Catonsville)
Flower mart and mini crafts festival with beautiful potted spring flowers and garden plants, displays from local master gardeners, gifts for Mother's Day, and delicious food and music. The event also celebrates the opening of our Sunday Farmers Market.

Cinco de Miler 5 Mile Run (Stevensville)
Cinco de Miler, sponsored by Charm City Run, is a 5-mile trail race to benefit Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy.

SPCA 24th Annual Walk & Run for the Animals (Annapolis)
On Sunday, May 3rd the SPCA of Anne Arundel County will celebrate its 24th annual Walk & Run for the Animals event at Quiet Waters Park from 8am to 1pm.

"Spring! By Land, Sea, and Sky" (Owings Mills)
In its 39th season, Children's Chorus of Maryland & School of Music will hold its annual Spring Concert, Spring! By Land, Sea and Sky, at Gordon Center for the Performing Arts in Owings Mills on Sunday, May 3rd at 3 pm.

Closing Reception for Learning Your Letters: Braille Art (Baltimore)
Learning Your Letters: Braille Art, presented by the Jewish Museum of Mmaryland and the Braille Art Gallery, features Braille drawings by artists of all ages and all abilities, to promote Braille literacy. The exhibit will be open to the public in the lobby of the JMM from April 15, 2015, through May 3, 2015.

Sykesville Art & Wine Festival (Sykesville)
Local wineries will provide a variety of samples, glasses and bottles for sale, craft beer tastings will also be offered. The festival is free to attend. There is a nominal fee for tastings, which includes a collectible wine glass.

Inaugural Ellicott City Pinewood Grand Prix (Ellicott City)
The Ellicott City Pinewood Grand Prix is an adults-only pinewood derby held in the historic mill town of Ellicott City. Remember when your dad built your car, and you “helped” paint it? Not this time! You build it, you race it, the glory is all yours. The competition will be fierce from physics geeks to designer gurus. This is an event where beer will flow, teams will cheer and tears are not allowed. If this sounds good to you, don’t waste any time getting registered, there are only 48 slots available.
Come shop our native plant sale and learn how best to care for plants in your lawn and garden. Local experts in landscaping, tree care, and gardening lead demonstrations on proper pruning, landscape design, and plant care. By planting native and properly caring for your plants, you can save on the cost of water, fertilizer, and pesticides while providing habitat for butterflies, insects, and other local wildlife. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of all plants benefits educational programs at the Nature Center. Seewww.howardcountymd.gov/RNCplantnative.htmfor details on speakers and other activities. Don’t have a babysitter? For children 4 years and older, we offer a supervised children’s area. Drop off your children while you shop and learn ($5 per child per hour). Children outside of the supervised area must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
The Showtime Singers stage high-quality performances, with a cappella and accompanying singing. Come enjoy Broadway standards, patriotic music, and a splash of rock ‘n roll too. The Showtime Singers hail from all over Central Maryland and the D.C. area. Tickets are free for HCHS members and $10 for HCHS non members. Refreshments provided.

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