Spring is in full swing, and Howard County, Maryland, is buzzing with a plethora of events to make the most of the season. From vibrant arts and cultural performances to lively music gigs and family-friendly festivities, there's something for everyone to enjoy. So, mark your calendars and get ready to dive into the exciting happenings this April!

Community Events

Engage in exciting community events...

SpringFest 2024
Date: Apr 20, 2024
Location: Old Ellicott City
Celebrate the arrival of spring with music, food, and family fun at SpringFest 2024. Enjoy live performances, food trucks, artisan crafts, and more in the charming setting of Old Ellicott City.

2024 Holi Celebration and Color Fun Run/Walk
Date: Apr 21, 2024
Location: Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods
Experience the joy of Holi with a colorful run/walk followed by a dance party. Join the festivities and embrace the spirit of togetherness and fun.

2024 She Got Buckets Chinese Women's Basketball League College Finals 
Date: April 6- April 7, 2024
Location: North Laurel Community Center
Experience the excitement of the 2024 She Got Buckets Chinese Women's Basketball League College Finals, presented by Howard County AAPI. Watch as 14 teams compete in a showcase of skill and determination. Don't miss the charity 3-point Shooting Contest on Saturday from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Let the games begin! She Got Buckets is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting inclusivity and providing opportunities for Asian women in basketball.

She Got Buckets

Craft Beverages

Indulge in delicious craft beverages...

Charmed Farm Festival at Manor Hill
Date: Apr 21, 2024
Location: Manor Hill Brewing
Experience a magical day at the Charmed Farm Festival featuring family-friendly activities and farm-brewed beverages. Dress up, enjoy the festivities, and create unforgettable memories.

Live Music

Experience electrifying live music performances...

Tank and the Bangas and the Howard County Youth Orchestra
Date: Apr 21, 2024
Location: Merriweather Post Pavilion
Immerse yourself in the soulful tunes of Tank and The Bangas accompanied by the Howard County Youth Orchestra. It's a musical extravaganza not to be missed!

Tank and the Bangas and the Howard County Youth Orchestra

Frank Sinatra Redux – Live at the Sands
Date: Apr 19, 2024
Location: The Wilde Lake Interfaith Center
Relive the magic of Frank Sinatra's iconic album as the Columbia Jazz Band of The Columbia Orchestra pays homage to Ol’ Blue Eyes. Get ready for a swingin' evening of timeless classics.

Candlelight Concert Society presents: GENEVA LEWIS, violin with GABRIEL MARTINS, cello & EVREN OZEL, piano
Date: Apr 6, 2024
Location: Horowitz Center, Smith Theatre
Experience the extraordinary musical talent of Geneva Lewis and her stellar colleagues in a mesmerizing performance featuring classic and contemporary violin masterpieces.

Various Live Music Events
Throughout April, enjoy an array of live music performances at venues across Howard County, including BareBones Grill, The White Oak Tavern, and Turf Valley Resort. From acoustic tunes to disco revivals, there's something to suit every musical taste.

Visual & Performing Arts

Explore the vibrant world of visual and performing arts...

Pop-Up Korean Art Museum
Date: Mar 19, 2024 - Feb 28, 2025
Location: Howard County Welcome Center
Embark on a journey through Korean art and culture with over 30 captivating pieces at the Pop-Up Korean Art Museum. From paintings to pottery, this exhibition promises to be a visual delight.

Korean Art Museum at Howard County Welcome Center

Pop-Up Korean Art Museum at Howard County Welcome Center

Toby's Dinner Theatre: Disney’s Beauty & the Beast
Date: March 15 - June 16, 2024
Location: Toby's Dinner Theatre
Experience the enchanting tale of "Beauty & the Beast" brought to life on stage with mesmerizing performances and the iconic Academy Award®-winning score. Be part of Belle and the Beast's journey towards love and redemption.

The Horowitz Center Presents: Mouse on the Move
Date: April 11 - April 14, 2024
Location: The Horowitz Center
Join two adventurous mice on a quest to the moon in "Mouse on the Move." This interactive performance promises a multi-sensory experience for children, making it a perfect family outing.

Blossoms of Hope 2024 Plein Air to Prepare
Date: Apr 12 - May 12, 2024
Location: Various locations across Howard County
Unleash your creativity amidst blooming cherry, dogwood, and redbud trees. Artists of all levels are invited to draw inspiration from Howard County's blossoming beauty and create stunning artworks.

Nishita Jain: A Spring in My Step
Date: Apr 3 - 28, 2024
Location: Artists Gallery
Celebrate the arrival of spring with Nishita Jain's atmospheric florals and landscapes captured in watercolor. Don't miss the reception on April 14th to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.

Try It Out Comedy: April Show
Date: Apr 1, 2024
Location: Busboys and Poets
Laugh your heart out at the monthly clean stand-up comedy event featuring talented comedians. Book your tickets early, as this event sells out fast!

Thursdays Open Mic Night
Date: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 8 - 10 pm
Location: Busboys and Poets
Unleash your inner performer or simply enjoy the talents of local artists at the Open Mic Night every first and third Thursday of the month.

Weavers and Wefters - Bead Soup
Date: April 10, 2024
Location: Bead Soup, Old Weave Building
Explore the art of needle weaving at this open studio event. Whether you're a novice or an expert, there's something new to learn and create.


Nurture your mind, body, and soul with wellness activities...

Earth Day Celebration
Date: Apr 20, 2024
Location: Color Burst Park at Merriweather District
Celebrate Earth Day with music, interactive activities, and giveaways at Color Burst Park. Join the festivities and show your commitment to green living.

Earth Day at Color Burst Park

Earth Day Celebration at Color Burst Park in Merriweather District

Stillpoint: Creating Calm amid Life’s Chaos
Date: April 12 - April 15, 2024
Location: Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center
Escape the chaos of everyday life and find serenity at the Stillpoint retreat. Reconnect with yourself and cultivate lasting peace amidst the beauty of spring.

Maximizing the Magic of Merlin Bird ID App
Date: Apr 6, 2024
Location: The Howard County Conservancy
Learn to identify birds with the Merlin Bird ID app in this hands-on workshop. Explore the wonders of nature and enhance your birdwatching skills.

2024 Daffodil Day Celebration
Date: Apr 6, 2024
Location: Whipps Garden Cemetery
Immerse yourself in the beauty of spring blooms at the Daffodil Day Celebration. Explore the historic cemetery adorned with hundreds of daffodils, enjoy entertainment, and participate in gardening demonstrations.

Hike to Patapsco
Date: Apr 27, 2024
Location: Howard County Conservancy
Embark on a scenic hike through meadows and woodlands to the picturesque Patapsco River. Connect with nature, enjoy the outdoors, and discover the natural beauty of Howard County.

With a diverse range of events spanning arts, culture, music, wellness, and community engagement, April in Howard County offers endless opportunities for exploration, enrichment, and enjoyment. Whether you're seeking inspiration, relaxation, or simply a good time with friends and family, there's something for everyone to experience and cherish in this vibrant community. So, seize the moment, embrace the season, and make the most of all that Howard County has to offer this April!

For those planning to make the most of their visit to Howard County, Maryland, consider extending your stay with overnight accommodations in one of the charming hotels or bed and breakfasts available. Experience the hospitality and comfort offered by local accommodations, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and attractions that Howard County offers.

Please Note: Event details provided in this blog post are subject to change. It is advisable to check with the event organizers directly prior to attending for the most accurate and up-to-date information.