It's finally May in Howard County! No more snow and cold weather, only sunshine and maybe some rain!  Howard County has a number of exciting events happening all over, from concerts to festivals and more! 

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Monthly Highlights:

May 3 Historic Savage Mills Girls Night Out

May 4-5 M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion 

May 5-6 2018 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival at the Howard County Fairgrounds

May 11 Preakness Balloon Festival at the Howard County Fairground

May 19-20 Wine in the Woods at Symphony Woods

Special Events:

May 1 Beer Run with Manor Hill Tavern

May 1-6 Blossoms of Hope Annual Theme Exhibition at the Columbia Art Center 

May 1-31 Newsies The Broadway Musical at Toby's Dinner Theater

May 1 Spring Cooking Class Series #4 Marrying Wine to the Sauce at Elkridge Furnace Inn 

May 2 Cooking Class: Inimitable Dishes of Istanbul at Secolari Artisan Oils

May 2 Rethinking Summer Parent Workshop

May 3-31 Kids Yoga Spring Series at Yoga Revelation 

May 4 Ballet Conservatoire XIV at the Howard County Arts Council

May 4 Grandparent & Grandchild Geocaching at Robinson Nature Center 

May 4 May the 4th Be With You in Old Ellicott City

May 5-6 Teddy Bear Farm Visit at Clark's Elioak Farm

May 6 Native Plant Palooza at the Robinson Nature Center 

May 6 Tea with Marie: Teas of the Paris Aristocracy at the Elkridge Furnace Inn 

May 7 Columbia at 50 - A Bridge to the Future and a Look at the Past at the Columbia Art Center

May 8 Ghost Investigation for Beginners at Belmont Manor $ Historic Park

May 8 Howard County Literary Reading Series at the Columbia Art Center 

May 9 Cooking Class: The Secret's in the Sauce at Secolari Artisan Oils

May 11-12 Annual Plant Sale at the First Lutheran Church

May 12-13 Mother's Day Weekend at Clark's Elioak Farm

May 12 Create Your Life Vision Workshop

May 12 Outdoor with Children: Getting Little Feet WET at the Robinson Nature Center

May 12 Shreddables and Edibles at Carrabbas Italian Grill

May 13 Alternative Mother's Day at Sharp Farm

May 13 Hills of Milltown 5k

May 13 Mother's Day Afternoon Tea at Belmont Manor 

May 13 Mother's Day Brunch at Doubletree By Hilton 

May 17 Girls Night Out in Old Ellicott City 

May 18 Schools Out: For the Union at the B&O Ellicott City Station

May 18 Spring is Grown Open House at Sharp Farm

May 19 Facility Tour & Sample Drama Class at the Drama Learning Center 

May 19 Howard County Brewery Tour

May 19 Take Your Child Birding at the Robinson Nature Center 

May 19 The French Connection at the Jim Rouse Theater 

May 20 Strides Against Skin Cancer 5K/10K

May 22 Sushi & Cocktail Tasting at White Oak Tavern 

May 24 A Feast Along Italy's Po River Valley at Elkridge Furnace Inn 

May 24 Wine in the Garden, Beer in the Barn at the Howard County Conservancy 

May 25 Ghostly Guides at the B&O Ellicott City Station 

May 25 Murder Mystery at Baldwin's Station 

May 26 Ellicott City Historic Walking Tours

May 28 Cooking Class: Spring's Special Pleasures at Secolari Artisan Oils

May 28 School's Out: Telegraph's, Codes, Communication at the B&O Ellicott City Station Museum

Art:

May 1-27 The Taj Dynasty, Paintings by Sadaf Mukhtar

May 1-13 True West

May 4-31 Resident Visual Artists Exhibit 2018

May 4-31 Surface & Structure

May 18 Annual Student Faculty Exhibition

Music:

May 3 Seamus Kennedy in Concert

May 6 Howard Community College Singers and HCC-Bain Center Senior Choir Concert

May 11 "Barn Burners" Americana Recital at St. Louis Church

May 18 Dierks Bentley w/ Brothers Osborne, Lanco

May 20 Baltimore Symphony Associates Designer Show House

May 24 Jason Aldean w/ Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, Dee Jay Silver

May 24 Kipyn Martin, Lara Herscovitch & Lea in the Round

May 31 Seth Glier in Concert with Joe Nerney

Ready to make plans? Find your perfect home away from home at a local hotel or B&B here.