Weekends on Wednesdays

This Weekend:

HallowRead Book Festival (Ellicott City)
Third annual HallowRead book festival and mini-con featuring author panels, signings and workshops. Over 30 authors! Steampunk concert too!

Tall Ship Schooner Rendezvous (Cambridge)
Tour or sail on majestic schooners and tall ships. The festival also features local fare and maritime music and merchandise.

2nd Annual Eastern Shore Guitar Festival (Chestertown)
This festival brings professional guitarists together with students of all levels for a weekend filled with workshops, master classes and concerts. In 2014, the festival was headlined by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.

Ghost Walks of Historic Chestertown (Chestertown)
Guides lead ticket holders by lantern light through Chestertown's streets, sharing actual ghost stories and folklore and over 300 years of history of this National Landmark Historic District. Ticket holders MUST have reservations.

Flowers Stink (DC)
In this family-friendly musical, two plants help a girl write a poem. Best for age 7 and older. Closes Saturday

August Wilson's Fences (Baltimore)
Fences is a classic story of father and sons, dreams and disappointments, and challenging the realities of the American Dream.

Fall Fest (Chesapeake City)
Old-Fashioned Fall Festival in the Town of Chesapeake City. Pumpkin Carving. Scarecrows. Hayrides. Games.

Ghost Walk (Chesapeake City)
Murder Mystery play enacted on the porches of Chesapeake City's Historic District. 

Frankenstein (Frederick)
Frankenstein gets reanimated and reimagined in this ensemble devised version of the classic horror story at MET. Preview on October 22.

Ghosts of Sotterley Tours (Hollywood)
A spooky, dramatic production and walking tour around Sotterley. Reservations required. Not suitable for young children. 

MASSONIART- They Live by the Sun/ Marc Castelli (Chestertown)
Annual one-man exhibition of Marc Castelli watercolors. Castelli is considered the finest artist capturing the workboats, watermen and log canoes of the Chesapeake. 

Poe's Last Stanza (Baltimore)
An Interactive Evening with Edgar Allan Poe. Baltimore’s Bard passes the time in a local tavern, matching wits and sharing wisdom with the barmaid. He may even engage in a little verbal sparring with you! 

Fell's Point Fun Festival (Baltimore)
Arts and crafts from more than 100 vendors, music, food, beer and wine gardens. This event benefits the Fells Point Preservation Society.

Quota Club Christmas Gift and Craft Show (Salisbury)
The fair features 170 crafters and local vendors with a variety of items for sale: wooden toys, ceramics, hats, scarves, candles, wreaths, flower arrangements, baskets and jewelry. Santa Claus will make a special appearance on Sat and Sun, 11 am- 2 pm. Children visiting during this time can also take home a free book. 

ZOOBOO! (Baltimore)
Calling all ghosts, goblins, and friendly monsters! Come to the Zoo dressed to impress and enjoy free trick-or-treating, costume contests, fun carnival games, crafts, live entertainment, delicious food and more! Don’t miss out on the most spooktacular festival of the year! 

Kids Euro Festival (D.C.)
 The eighth annual children's performing arts festival returns with more than 150 European-themed cultural events. Events take places throughout the D.C. area at 28 embassies and 20 cultural institutions. Best for ages 2 to 12.


ArBOOretum (Baltimore)
We will celebrate the holiday in the shadow of the 1860?s mansion with night hikes, trick or treat stops and a costume parade! And that is just the beginning! 

Parkway 100 (Baltimore)
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Parkway Theatre’s opening & the launch of public fundraising to redevelop the historic Theatre. 

Washington Samulnori in Concert (North Brentwood)
Exciting and interactive performance of traditional Korean percussion performing live at the Brentwood Arts Exchange Listening Room 


4th Annual Strides for STEM 5k, 1 mile walk and fun run (Aberdeen)
Annual run that raises money for STEM initiatives in Harford County, MD! You can either run a 5K for $30 or walk the 1K ($20) for charity. A Kid's Fun Run is free for children age 5 & under; $10 for ages 6 & up. Hosted by Young AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association) Aberdeen.

Baltimore Craft Beer Festival (Baltimore)
Festival featuring craft beer tastings, live music, food, homebrew competition and much more.

Birds of Prey in the Vineyard (Thurmont)
Experience live Falcons in the Vineyard. Informational session led by Falcon Handler. Live music by Damion Wolfe. Family Friendly. 

Bluegrass for Hospice (Great Mills)
Music festival to support Hospice of St. Mary's. Featuring Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers. Much more.

Door Open Baltimore (Baltimore)
Doors Open Baltimore is part of Free Fall Baltimore. For one day, peek inside the buildings you've always wanted to see!

Great Pumpkin Race (Ocean City)
Build your pumpkin race car to compete. Or come watch this zany side-by-side downhill race. Prizes!

Harbor Halloween (Oxon Hill)
Trick or Treating, Pet Parade, Annual National Harbor Chef Pumpkin Carving Contest 

Lantern Night (Lutherville)
Lanterns are lit on the antique fire engines for this unique Halloween Party. In the warm glow of lantern light, Actors in period attire share their life stories from the past two centuries. Costumes welcome. Kids, dress up in fire gear and climb on a 1938 fire engine. Lots of hands-activities. 

Not So Scary Halloween Party (Monrovia)
Meet and greet dinner with our mascot friends (Spiderman, Batman, Capt. America, Pooh, Tigger, and more). Also includes video games and attractions. 

Spirits at the Furnace (Thurmont)Bring a flashlight and shoes that can handle uneven terrain for a guided night tour of historic Catoctin Iron Furnace & Village. 

LSO Presents: Spooky Sounds, Haunted Melodies (Edgewater)
The Londontowne Symphony Orchestra performs spine-tingling works in this orchestral repertoire. Event includes a Halloween concert contest for all ages! 

Witches and Wizards at the B&O (Baltimore)
For one day only young witches and wizards will discover the world of wizardry & magic. Witches & Wizards Express-11:30 am & 2 pm. Wizards Academy, Potions, More..

Air and Scare (Chantilly)
Costumed kids are welcome to trick-or-treat, participate in science experiments, go through a fire safety escape course and meet Star Wars and Ghostbuster characters. At the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.


9th Annual Mason Dixon Jeep Gathering (Westminster)
See World War II and Korean War era military Jeeps as well as the Civilian Jeeps and Utility vehicles that are the grandfathers of today's Jeeps and SUVs. 

Locust Grove Cider Days (Bethesda)
Learn about cider, apple varieties and apple history. Sample lesser known apple types. Try your hand at pressing cider. 

Maryland Festival (Monkton)
Fall festival featuring all things local from the Chesapeake Bay to the Local Farms. Live Music, food, cocktails, kids activities and more! Presented by Manor Tavern.

Halloween's Creepy Crawly Critters (Baltimore)
Dress up as your favorite element of nature! Explore Halloween’s creepy crawly critters with hands-on displays, interactive games, and crafts. 

Westminster Halloween Celebration (Westminster)
Haunted house at Westminster library, trick or treat at downtown businesses, ghost tours, scarecrow contests, face painting, crafts, games & music. 

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