This Memorial Day weekend brings the inaugural Fantasywood Festival to Howard County. A three day long event that will see Symphony Woods at Merriweather Park transformed into a living breathing fantasy world. Scroll down and find out more about the festival and many other events this weekend.


May 24 - Arias & Ales with Baltimore Concert Opera and Jailbreak Brewing @ Merriweather Park
Top-flight professional opera singers will perform operatic highlights paired with beer from local legend Jailbreak Brewing that have been specially planned to go with the music. The events will be casual, relaxed evenings on the beautiful Chrysalis stage.

May 24-26 - 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. Enjoy the award winning Broadway musical with an exceptional buffet-style dinner.

May 26 - Jazz Brunch @ The Walrus Oyster & Ale House
Orange, Guava, Mango, Peach or Watermelon Mimosas and live music.


May 24-26 - Fantasywood Festival @ Merriweather Park
The FantasyWood Festival hosted by ManneqArt and Circus Siren Pod is a magical 3 day experience being held in Columbia, Maryland over Memorial Day Weekend. Come join us for a walk in the woods with surprises around every corner. Meet mermaids, fairies, watch live knights duel and even see a live unicorn!

May 25 - Howard County Brewery Tour
Visit Manor Hill Brewing, Black Flag, Ellicott Mills Brewing and Reckless Ale Works


May 24 - Movie Night : Mission Impossible @ The Wine Bin

May 25 - Movie Night: Mission Impossible Endgame @ The Wine Bin

May 25 - Sound of Music Sing-a-long @ Merriweather Park
The Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission is excited to present the Sing-a-long Sound of Music for the first time at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The film will be screened with subtitles during the songs so the whole audience can sing along together.


Visiting Artists Exhibition - Dan Weldon @ Howard Community College

Multiple Dimensions @ Artists’ Gallery
Ceramic artist Kathy Swan and photographer John Stier combine their 2D and 3D media to present a multidimensional exhibit.

Resident Visual Artists Exhibit @ Howard County Arts Council
In its 35th year at the Arts Council, this exhibit featured recent work created by artists who have studios at the Center for the Arts