Ready to shake off that Spring fever? Get away for the weekend to Howard County, MD! Whether you're looking for a complete relaxation or full-out adventure, you'll find events and activities to fill your days and send you home feeling rejuvenated. #explorehocomd 

HoCo Family 

March 23 - Family, Friends, Fitness, and Fun Open House @ Columbia Association
Admission is free and open to the public. Some activities may require a fee to participate in.

Bring your friends and family to enjoy fitness classes and challenges, special activities and more! In addition, membership specials and several local vendors will be featured throughout the day.

March 23 - Lil’ Stars @ Robinson Nature Center
Let your little one discover outer space through views of the stars and planets, stories, crafts or song

March 23-24 Star Wars on Ice @ Columbia Ice Rink
Your favorite characters are sure to make an appearance, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Yoda, Han Solo, Finn, Rey and, of course, Darth Vader and many more!  

March 24 - Walk to Support El Hogar @ Sharp’s at Waterford Farm
Walk to support El Hogar, a non-profit in Honduras providing free education, a safe home and outreach to their home communities. Check out El Hogar.org, (a 4 star charity).

March 24 - Columbia Families in Nature : Trash to Treasure Events @ Patapsco Valley State Park
Families will clean up areas of the Patapsco watershed and use the trash and nearby natural materials to create collaborative art pieces that express how the participants feel about why the Patapsco watershed is a treasure that we need to take care of.

March 24-25 - Spring Egg Hunt @ Rockburn Elementary School, Gary J. Arthur Community Center, & North Laurel Community Center
Celebrate spring and quality family time! Bring your basket to collect eggs and enjoy prizes, refreshments, games, and craft time.


HoCo Music 

March 22 - Kat Edmonson @ The Soundry
Critically acclaimed vocalist and songwriter, actor and dancer, Kat Edmonson has played major stages across the United States, Europe and Japan

March 23 - Junkyard Saints @ The Soundry
Baltimore-based Junkyard Saints brew a potent musical stew of New Orleans R&B, roots rock and soul, and have performed with such notables as Buckwheat Zydeco and Chuck Brown, and have appeared at the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center and on National Public Radio.

March 23 - Victoria Requiem @ Christ Episcopal Church
The Washington-area chamber chorus Voices 21 continues its 19th season with a meditative concert as we journey through grief, faith, comfort, love, and peace.

March 24 - Jazz Brunch Every Sunday @ The Walrus Oyster & Ale House
Enjoy live jazz brunch every Sunday

HoCo Art

March 22-24 - ‘Fire and Flood’ Mixed Media Work by Lead Lewman @ Artists’ Gallery
Leah Lewman interprets the constantly changing earth and the toll humans take on our planet in her dynamic show.

March 22-24 - Visionary Woman @ Columbia Art Center
An invitational art exhibit and series of events celebrating the talents and art of women from Howard County and Maryland during National Women’s History Month.

March 22-24 - Shrek the Musical at Centennial High School

March 22-24 The Hunchback of Notre Dame @ Toby’s Dinner Theatre
From the Academy Award-winning team of Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz comes a stunning retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, accep- tance and what it means to be a hero.

March 23 - Art Education Collection Launch Party @ Howard County Library Central Branch
Beginning March 23, borrow framed prints or photos from Howard County Library System’s new Art Education Collection. The collection kicks off with activities for all ages from 10 am to 2 pm at HCLS Central Branch.

March 23 - Celebration of Arts Gala @ Howard County Arts Council
One of Howard County’s premier fundraising events and an important showcase for local performing and visual artists who help enhance our quality of life. Enjoy a fun-filled evening of art and entertainment featuring culinary delights courtesy of local restaurants, a fine art auction of local artwork, and incredible performances by rising and guest stars.

HoCo Events & Festivals

March 22 - Belmont Manor Ghost Tour
Join the Inspired Ghost Tracking team as they guide you on a tour of the Manor, grounds, and cemetery (weather permitting).

March 23 - Afternoon English Tea @ Belmont Manor & Historic Park
Enjoy a traditional English Afternoon Tea in the stately Belmont Manor, built in 1738.