This Father's Day weekend is jam packed with festivals, live music and theatre, and family fun. Columbia Festival of the Arts will be holding its annual three day LakeFest Weekend at the Columbia Lake Front, Laurel Park is holding its first ever Father's Day event, and Terrapin Adventures is celebrating its 10th Anniversary at Savage Mill. Get out this weekend and #explorehoco
June 14 - Folky Fridays : A Work in Progress @ Little Market Cafe
Grab a bag chair or a blanket and see some of this area’s best folk performers at this family friendly outdoor event.
June 15 - Live Jazz @ The Old Mill
Bring the whole fam, come support local artists and enjoy an afternoon listening to live swing, bebop, contemporary, 40's, 50's and today's tunes while you lunch! A free event and open to all ages.
June 15 - Concerts on the Courtyard : Dirty Secret @ Little Market Cafe
Enjoy a free outdoor concert. Great food, coffee drinks and fresh squeezed lemonade available from Little Market Cafe.
June 16 - Backyard Brunch : Frankie & The Mayberries @ Little Market Cafe
Enjoy a fun twist on brunch and spend the afternoon outdoors on the Courtyards of Tongue Row. Special weekly brunch offerings, breakfast sandwiches, salads and more from Little French Market. Pair your brunch with a whole fruit smoothie or frosty frappuccino, available in a variety of flavors.
HoCo Festivals & Events
June 14-16 - Free Lakefest Weekend @ Columbia Lakefront
The FREE LakeFest Weekend includes three days of live music, an invitational arts and crafts shows, strolling performers, festival food, Clyde's of Columbia Beer Garden and an array of activities and entertainment for all ages.
June 14 - Bouquet in a Bottle @ Flower Barn
Make your own custom floral essential oil blend
June 15 - Galactic Con @ Howard County Fairgrounds
Galactic Con features 100s of tables of guests, vendors and artists. Our vendors specialize in comics, anime, toys, books and pop culture. Multiple artists and creators will be present to display their work, offer sketches and take commissions.
June 15 - Juneteeth @ Historic Oakland Manor
Celebrate Juneteenth - "A Day of Remembrance. Come out and enjoy a day of fun for the whole family.
June 16 - Shades of Green Tea @ Elkridge Furnace Inn
This month's themed tea will be featuring green teas and matcha for a fun summer theme. Join us at our Garden House for this relaxing afternoon with our four course tea service.
June 15 - 10 Year Anniversary Event @ Terrapin Adventures
Fill up on thrills, then fill up on delicious bites and sweet treats provided by our friends from Rams Head Tavern, Sweet Cascades and Rustiq Bakery & Cafe! The little ones will enjoy a discount on our Terrapin Explorer kids course.
June 15 - Archaeology Lab Day @ Heritage Program Office
Join members of the Upper Patuxent Archaeology Group to work with collections from different sites in Howard County. Bring your own artifacts in for identification, or come with questions! No experience necessary.
June 15 - Agape 5k @ Columbia Gateway Drive Loop
5k participants enjoy great prizes, chip timing, athletic event t-shirts, swag bags full of goodies, activities for kids, and more! Come out for a morning of fun and fitness for the whole family while supporting local kids and families in need!
June 16 - Cars, Cigars, & Barbecue : Maryland’s Ultimate Father’s Day Event @ Laurel Park
Laurel Park will play host to one of the most unique Father’s Day celebrations in the Mid-Atlantic with Cars, Cigars & Barbecue. The day will offer families live Thoroughbred racing, barbecue specials, cigar rolling, yard games, and a car display featuring the Asphalt Angels and Lost in the 50s car clubs.
Grease @ Toby’s Dinner Theatre
It’s STILL the word! One of the world’s favorite musicals hits the stage in a high-octane production featuring all the hit songs you love.
Macbeth : Moveable Play in the Ruins @ PFI Historic Park
The horror and the poetry of this supernatural tragedy are magnified as the moon rises over Macbeth’s castle – represented by the stone walls of the Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City. You’ll be up close to the action as you travel with the actors through the park.
Wanderlust @ Feldspar Studio & Gallery
Exhibit featuring works by Nicole Deponte, Valerie Bunnell, and Kirsten Bowen
The Camera and the Brush @ Artists’ Gallery
Exhibit featuring paintings by Pauline Rakis and photography by Jerry Weinsien
An Original Devised Play : Theme “Wonder!” @ Howard Community College
Arts Collective mounts its 9th original play, orbiting around the astonishing topic of “Wonder”! Join us for this unique and wonder-full original work created by the talented actors and creatives.