Annual Events

Howard County Farm-2-Table Restaurant Weeks

Winter and Summer

July 17 – August 5, 2013. Twenty days of Great Food at Great Prices.  Howard County’s top chefs are serving up savings and local dining experiences at fabulous prix fixe chef’s menus from just $10.13 to $40.13. Check back soon for a list of particpatoin restaurants.

Location Info:

Throughout Howard County Ellicott City, MD

Contact Info:

410-313-1900 Visit Website »

Blossoms of Hope Cherrybration Days

April

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April is cherry blossom time in Howard County and Blossoms of Hope’s annual pink season brings a month-long celebration of activities that honor the beauty of the trees and help raise cancer awareness. With more than 1,500 beautiful pink Kwanzan cherry trees blossoming in parks, along roadways and at attractions county-wide, spring in Howard County awakens the human spirit filling it with hope, happiness and health.

During Cherrybration Days you can enjoy:

Haiku for Hope Pink Plate Specials
Pretty in Pink Fashion Show Pink Greens Golf Classic
Hills of Milltown 5k Run …and more!

 

Learn all about the Cherrybration Days and how you can Think Pink in April here.

Location Info:

Throughout Howard County Ellicott City, MD

Contact Info:

Visit Website »

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Always the First Full Weekend in May

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

The largest sheep & wool show in the U.S. Shearing, spinning, weaving, working sheep dogs, gourmet lamb, sheep & goat breed shows & more. Free admission & parking at The Howard County Fairgrounds. The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is sponsored by the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association, Inc. The Festival’s purpose is to educate the public about sheep and wool. The Festival is organized and conducted by volunteers from the sheep breeding and fiber arts communities.

Location Info:

Howard County Fairgrounds West Friendship, MD

Contact Info:

410-531-3647 Email » Visit Website »

Preakness® Celebration Hot Air Balloon Festival at Turf Valley

May

Photo by Ken Losurdo Jr.

Turf Valley in Ellicott City brightens the skies and illuminates the night as the centerpiece venue and host of the long running Preakness® Balloon Festival. This three-day long festival offers spectators the chance to enjoy the wonder of hot air balloons, specialty crafts, entertainment, and good food during this fun, family-friendly event. Admission is free!

Location Info:

Turf Valley Ellicott City, MD

Contact Info:

410-465-1500 Visit Website »

Wine in the Woods

Mid May

Wine in the Woods

One of the premiere events in the region and a source of pride for Howard County for over 20 years. Voted Best Outdoor event by Columbia Magazine in 1997 and 1998 and awarded Best Annual Festival in Howard County by Howard Magazine in 2009. Live Music, food and samples from over 30 Maryland wineries.

Location Info:

Symphony Woods at the Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD

Contact Info:

410-313-4700 Visit Website »

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