Cherrybration Days are finally back at Howard County, and we have plenty to do to celebrate the blossoming Cherry Blossoms! Throughout the month people of all ages can enjoy a variety of ways to celebrate the blossoms, from festivals to fashion shows, there's a little bit of everything!
This weekend Enchanted Forest is having their Cherrybration Weekend, and it promises to have lots of pink pizzazz! All children in a family will get a free hay ride if at least one person in the family is dressed as a pink princess. Children may also dress up in princess gowns we have at the farm for a photo opportunity with “Princess Cherrybella”. To round out our weekend of activities, Martha Clark will sign copies of the book, The Enchanted Forest: Memories of Maryland’s Storybook Park on Sat and Sun 10 AM to 2 PM. Think pink!!! Gem mining and geode cracking, too.
The 11th Annual Pretty in Pink Ladies Champagne Luncheon and Fashion Show returns to the Turf Valley Resort on April 13, where you and your friends can drink and laugh the afternoon away with unlimited pink champagne for a good cause! Enjoy retail therapy, hors-d'oeuvres a served luncheon, followed by a runway fashion show.
If you're interested in art, be sure to check out the Blossoms of Hope Annual Theme Exhibition Reception at the Columbia Arts Center on April 13th through May 6th. Proceeds from entry fees and sales go to benefit the Blossoms of Hope, which supports the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Recourse Center and other causes.
The 10th Annual Pink Greens Golf Classic tournament features 18 holes of golf on the beautiful championship course at Turf Valley, where each spring more than 50 Blossoms of Hope cherry trees welcome golf enthusiasts for their first outing of the year. Your entry fee includes breakfast, golf cart, soft drinks & beer on the course, closing reception buffet with soft drinks, beer and a cash cocktail bar, door prizes and more.
Want to visit the trees?
As an extension of the cherry trees blossoming in Washington, D.C., the goal of the Blossoms of Hope campaign is to have cherry trees simultaneously blossoming across Howard County each April to beautify the county and beckon people to visit and experience cherry trees. Over 1,600 beautiful Kwanzan cherry trees have been planted to beautify parks, roadways and attractions.
Ready to make plans? Turn your cherry tree adventure into a getaway! Find your perfect home away from home at a local hotel or B&B here.