Celebrate the last weeks of warm weather and a serious dose of fun this September! This month in Howard County brings Hops & Harvest Festival at Columbia Lakefront, Columbia MD, numerous fun runs, the annual Main Street Music Festival in Old Ellicott City, 40th Annual Korean Festival , Historic Savage Mill 201st Anniversary, 22nd Annual Farm Heritage Days, Dreamgirls the musical at Toby's Dinner Theater and much more! 

Special Events:

September 1- Family Fridays under the dome at Robinson Nature Center

September 1- Friday late night in the naturesphere at Robinson Nature Center

September 1- Savage Mill Marty Schoppert at Howard County Historical Society Museum & Library

September 2- First Saturday stories fall leaves at Robinson Nature Center

September 2-4 Labor Day & Grandparents Weekend at Clark's Elioak Farm 

September 2- Movie Night at The Wine Bin 

September 6- Cooking Class: The Azure Aegean Sea at Secolari Artisan oils & Vinegars

September 9- Building Woodland Fairy Houses at Howard County Conservancy 

September 9- Color Columbia Plein Air paint out at Lake Kittamaqundi

September 9- Movie Night at The Wine Bin 

September 9- Caribbean food & Wine Festival at Howard County Fairgrounds

September 9- Murder Mystery Mayhem at Terrapin Adventures

September 9- Naturesphere Noon at Robinson Nature Center

September 9-10 All Aboard the Enchanted Express at Clark's Elioak Farm 

September 11- Linwoods 36th Annual Golf Tournament at Waverly Woods Golf Club

September 15-17 Road to the arts weekend at Howard County Arts Council 

September 16- 2017 Harriet Tubman Day Celebration at Harriet Tubman High School 

September 16- Hike to the Patapsco River at Howard County Conservancy at Belmont

September 16- Lil Stars/Galaxies at Robinson Nature Center

September 16- Movie Night at The Wine Bin 

September 16-31 Straw Mace at Larriland Farm 

September 17- Robinson Nature Center Anniversary open house at Robinson Nature Center

September 17- Savage 7k Run/1 Mile Historic Walk at Historic Savage Mills 

September 22- School's Out  Living Off the Land Day Camp at Robinson Nature Center

September 23-24 Farm City Celebration Weekend at Clark's Elioak Farm 

September 24- Fall Equinox twilight hike & Campfire at Howard County Conservancy

September 30- Hops & Harvest Festival at Columbia Lakefront

Music & Performing Arts:

September 7- 3 singer/songwriters in the round at Bladwin's Station

September 14- Christine Lavin in Concert at Baldwin's Station 

September 15- Sturgill Simpson w/Fantastic Negrito at Merriweather Post Pavilion 

September 16- Cajun & Zydeco dance evening with Nualusa at Carroll Baldwin Hall 

Art Exhibits:

Parsing At Howard County Arts Council :

Parsing  an exhibit featuring collage work by artists from the Eyesplice Collective, including Ellen Mueller, Megan Hildebrandt, Magnolia Laurie, Cynthia Mason, Sarah Kelly, Sarah Nicole Phillips, and Lauren Howard.A free reception will be held on Friday, September 15 from 6-8pm, in conjunction with the Arts Council's Annual Meeting and Grant Awards Ceremony. the exhibit will run from 

Patapsco: Silent Witnesses to an Enduring Current at Howard County Museum of History:

Patapsco is a body of archival, photographic, and sculptural works anchored by the artist's relationship with the Patapsco River Valley.The series, which was inspired by the 2016 flood, works to illustrate a narrative through recovered objects, places and stories that have endured the passage of time. The exhibit will run  from July 29 through September 30 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) between 1pm to 5pm.

Landscapes & More Water Color Paintings at Artists’ Gallery:

Landscapes & More Watercolor Paintings at Artists’ Gallery on Main Street in Ellicott City, will feature original watercolor paintings by well-known, award-winning local plain air artist, Bonita Glaser.  The show will run from August 29-September 24, 2017, with an opening reception on Saturday, September 9 from 6-8 p.m.  Glaser will also demonstrate how to “Build a Good Landscape Painting” as part of Artists’ Gallery participation in the Howard County Road to the Arts on Saturday, September 16 at a gallery reception from 5-8 p.m. the house company /Howard Hughes Corporation art collection at Howard County Arts Council

The House Company/Howard Hughes Corporation Art Collection at Howard County Arts Council:

The House Company/Howard Hughes Corporation Art Collection at the Howard County Arts Council is an exhibit celebrating the pivotal role the arts have had in advancing Columbia’s ideals and inspiring our community. Select artwork from The Rouse Company /Howard Hughes Corporation art collection – originally on view at the Rouse headquarters building but largely tucked away in storage since the company’s relocation in 2013 – will once again be displayed in a gallery setting for all to enjoy.Receptions: September 6, 6:30-9pm - special opening reception featuring lively discussions about art's role throughout Columbia's history. September 15, 6-8pm,