As spring unfolds its colors and warmth, Howard County, Maryland, becomes a hub of activity with a diverse range of events throughout May. From celebrating cultural diversity to indulging in culinary delights and artistic endeavors, there's something to captivate every interest. Join us in embracing community, creativity, and celebration as we explore the activities awaiting you in this region.

Exploring Culture and Community

This month, don't miss the highly anticipated 2024 Asian American and Pacific Islander Festival on May 11th at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods. Immerse yourself in a celebration of rich traditions, lively performances, and delicious cuisines from Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. It's a free event promising entertainment and enlightenment for the whole family.

AAPI Festival

AAPI Festival at the Chrysalis, located at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

For the Love of Wool and Wine

Head to the Howard County Fairgrounds on May 4th-5th for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, where you can revel in all things woolly, from fluffy sheep to exquisite handwoven crafts. Then, on May 18th-19th, savor the 30th anniversary of Wine in the Woods at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods. Indulge your palate with fine wines, culinary delights, and live music at the Chrysalis.

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

Artistic Delights

On May 11th, mark your calendars for a day of literary exploration at Color Burst Park with Books in Bloom. This literary extravaganza invites book enthusiasts of all ages to engage in insightful discussions, attend book signings, and revel in literary fun. Meanwhile, art lovers won't want to miss the Pop-Up Korean Art Museum at the Howard County Welcome Center, where captivating pieces offer a window into Korean art and culture.

Korean Pop-Up Museum at the Welcome Center

Korean Pop-Up Museum at the Welcome Center

For those with a passion for geeky pursuits, head to Historic Savage Mill on May 4th-5th for Savage Geek Fest. Hosted by Omnihedral and Historic Savage Mill, this two-day celebration is a haven for all things geeky, featuring board games, STEM innovations, specialty classes, deals at Savage Mill vendors, independent RPGs, and much more. It's a paradise for enthusiasts of geek culture!

Wellness and Creativity

Celebrate Mother's Day with a special treat at Yoga Haven Howard County's Mother's Day Self-Massage & Flower Arranging Workshop on May 12th. Treat your mom to a rejuvenating massage experience and beautiful blooms, a gesture of love and appreciation she'll cherish.

Live Performances

As the concert season commences at Merriweather Post Pavilion, be sure to catch captivating performances that will enchant your senses. Additionally, immerse yourself in the magical world of theater with productions like Disney’s Beauty & the Beast at Toby's Dinner Theatre, promising an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.

Beauty and the Beast at Toby's Dinner Theatre

On May 18th, head to the Jim Rouse Theater for an enchanting musical experience with the Columbia Orchestra: Confessions of the Soul. Delight in a concert featuring three distinct pieces that take listeners on a musical journey, from moments of reflection to a jubilant celebration of life. It's an evening not to be missed for music aficionados.

Embrace Creativity in Nature's Embrace

Engage your artistic flair amidst Howard County's blossoming beauty during the Blossoms of Hope 2024 Plein Air to Prepare event. Let the vibrant cherry, dogwood, and redbud trees inspire your creativity as you create stunning artworks that capture the essence of spring.

A Diverse Range of Events Await

Whether you're drawn to cultural celebrations, artistic endeavors, culinary experiences, or simply indulging in the beauty of nature, May in Howard County offers a wealth of opportunities to explore. Extend your stay, immerse yourself in the festivities, and create unforgettable memories in this dynamic community. Remember, event details may change, so be sure to contact the event host to confirm details before attending. Come join us and make the most of May in Howard County!