This weekend explore Howard County with joy and laughter with family and friends! Discover Family-friendly activities, special events, music, and arts. There is something for everyone to see and do. #explorehocomd #myhoco

HoCo Family

Aug 16 & 17 - History Tours @ Savage Mill
Explore the Mill! Learn about all the nooks and crannies, the interesting history, and an underground tunnel beneath the Mill! The best part? It's FREE!

Aug 17 - 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!

Aug 17 - Back-to-School Bash with Nickelodeon star Riele Downs @ The Mall in Columbia
Kick off the school year with giveaways, an exclusive gift with purchase, back-to-school fashion features, entertainment, and your very own chance to meet a Nickelodeon Star!

Aug 17 - Kids’ Yoga @ Haven on the Lake

Aug 17 - Robotics Fun for All @ USRA STEMaction Center
Gear up for a great time integrating science and technology with fun, competitive play by building LEGO Sumo Wrestling Robots.

Aug 17 - Wine Bin Movies ~ Spiderman : Into the Spider-verse @ The Wine Bin
The Wine Bin offers beer and wine tastings before the movie. There is popcorn available for a donation to Howard County's Voices for Children.  Movies are a free event.

HoCo Festivals and Events

Aug 17 - Ellicott City Old Town Market @ Old Ellicott City
Come soak in the atmosphere at our weekly farmers' market and ease into your weekend with live music, great food, plus local artisans in Ellicott City's Historic District

Aug 18 - Open House @ Belmont Manor & Historic Park
Belmont Manor’s 68-acre natural setting includes an 18th century manor, historic outbuildings, a historic cemetery, aqua garden, carriage house, and original barn. Enjoy a self-guided walk through the manor house and a stroll through the gardens.

HoCo Music

Aug 17 - Live Nation Presents : The Smashing Pumpkins & Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds w/ AFI @ Merriweather Post Pavilion 

Aug 18 - Backyard Brunch : Brothers Keeper @ Little Market Cafe
Enjoy a fun twist on brunch and spend the afternoon outdoors on the Courtyards of Tongue Row.

Aug 18 - The Music of Puerto Rock with Cultura Plenera @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Cultura Plenera is a non-profit organization dedicated to community building in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia areas through the traditional Puerto Rican musical styles of Bomba and Plena.

Aug 18 - Jazz Brunch @ The Walrus Oyster & Ale House

HoCo Arts

Aug 16 - A Night of Comedy Featuring Kyle Grooms and Tony Woods @ The Soundry 

Aug 16 - Merriweather Movie Nights - Woodstock(film)
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with a screening of the original documentary at Merriweather Post Pavilion!

Wanderlust @ Feldspar Studio & Gallery
Nicole Deponte has several new mixed-media works on paper. We will also have sculptural mixed-media pieces by Valerie Bunnell available in the gallery. In addition, Kirsten Bowen’s new works on canvas and paper will round out the exhibition