Baltimore County Restaurant Week
Now-Aug 19: Over 60 participating restaurants with opportunities to sample delicious food at a reduced price. Brunch, lunch and dinner menus available to choose from. YUM!
Beauty and the Beast
Aug 9-11, Columbia: Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts and the Junior Professional Theatre present this family classic for local community theatre at it's best.
Howard County FairNow-Aug 12, West Friendship: Get ready to experience thrilling rides, interactive exhibits, educational demonstrations, incredible food, family magic shows, clowns and balloon artists during the afternoons. Each evening, you'll be treated to some of the area's best music, from rock and country, to bluegrass and oldies!
Maryland State BBQ BashAug 11-12, Bel Air: Harford County MD’s most anticipated event of the year. The Bash is a barbecue themed street festival featuring the Maryland State BBQ Championship, with more than 50 competition teams from the Mid-Atlantic area and beyond competing for $12,500 in cash prizes and the chance to compete in the annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue. In addition, more than 40 amateur teams will compete in the MD State BBQ Bash Tailgate Challenge to see who has the best ribs while competing for cash, prizes, and bragging rights.
Montgomery County Agricultural FairAug 11-19, Gaithersburg: The Montgomery County Agricultural Center has been home to the Montgomery County Fair since its creation. Sitting on 62 acres, the Fair has more than 50 buildings that are filled with more than 5,000 animals every year. The Fair has animals, entertainment, food, commercial, home arts, arts and crafts exhibits, and many other activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Shakespeare in the CityAug 11-19, St. Mary's City: Grab a blanket and picnic, and enjoy one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies on the State House green.
Carroll County Farmer's MarketAug 12, Westminster: Peach Festival, featuring free peach treats, peach ice cream, sundaes, cobblers, pies and cakes for purchase, and The General Store Band!
FestAfrica 2017Aug 12-13, Silver Spring: Cultural Festival featuring music, dance, African cuisine, entertainment, vendors, fashion shows, family fun, a Career Fair and a Health Fair
Littles' Day - Tortoise and the Hare CelebrationAug 12, Baltimore: Join Port Discovery for it's annual Tortoise & Hare celebration! Make and take activities, cooking demos, music, science experiments and more!
The National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race
Aug 12, Frederick: The only high wheeled race of it's kind in America! Racers will be riding antique or modern high wheel bicycles in a criterium (multi-lap) race of along a 0.4 mile route through historic downtown Frederick, MD. A unique event for your Saturday afternoon!
Jazz in the Garden
Aug 11-25, DC: The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden presents live Jazz that you can groove to every Friday night. An eclectic mix of Washington, DC-area jazz musicians lend a soundtrack to one of the most idyllic summer scenes set around the sculpture garden’s central fountain.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemAug 10, DC: Families are invited to take in a flick at sundown at the gorgeous Canal Park in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Guests are invited to arrive as early as 7 p.m. to set up a picnic and prepare to be dazzled. Admission is free!
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Aug 12, Vienna: Renowned and beloved singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter returns to Wolf Trap to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hometown Girl (1987). She is joined by her longtime friend and collaborator, three-time Grammy winner Lucinda Williams, for one exceptional evening of country and folk music.
Summer Movies on the LawnAug 10, DC: The Library of Congress presents Top Gun on the north lawn of the Jefferson Building. It's comfortable space for people to watch the film. Moviegoers are welcome to bring picnics, and a selection of food trucks will be invited to park along East Capitol Street so that attendees can purchase food and beverages.
Aug 11-13, DC: Head to the Convention Center to celebrate Asian pop culture (anime, manga, music, movies, video games, etc) and it's fandom.
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