This weekend, seminal Howard County events such as Wine in the Woods Festival at Merriweather Park and History Alive! at the Patapsco Female Institute return to Howard County, as well as REPartee; which celebrates the Rep Stages 26th year at Howard Community College. Be sure to get out and explore all the festivals, music, arts and culture, and family friendly events this weekend in HoCo.  #explorehocomd #myhoco

HoCo Festival & Events

May 17 - American Craft Beer Week : Battle of the Distributors @ Victoria Gastro Pub
On Friday, May 17th Victoria Gastro Pub will feature beers from Legends, Bond, Katcef, and Chesapeake… first to kick their keg wins! 

May 18 - Eddie Brave Fundraiser @ Manor Hill Farm
Join us on Manor Hill Farm on May 18th to honor and remember our dear friend Eddison Hermond who tragically lost his life during the 2018 flood in Old Ellicott City.
There will be guided brewery tours every hour and you can take part in self-guided farm tours.

May 18 - Ellicott City Soak It Up Community Gathering @ St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Nearly one year after the devastating 2018 Ellicott City flood event, EcoWorks is hosting a Community Gathering aimed at educating and engaging the community in a celebration of the watershed, solutions and innovations that we hope will continue to build a more resilient community. 

May 18 & 19 - Wine in the Woods @ Merriweather Park
Wine in the Woods is one of the premiere events in the region and a source of pride for Howard County. The entire Department of Howard County Recreation and Parks has worked together as a team to produce this event. The festival has been voted Best Outdoor event by Columbia Magazine in 1997 and 1998 and awarded Best Annual Festival in Howard County by Howard Magazine for the past five years.

May 19 - DC101 Kerfuffle @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Come out on Sunday, May 19 to watch performances from Greta Van Fleet, Young The Giant, The Revivalists, Tom Morello, SHAED, and The Blue Stones! 

May 19 - Cats Literary Dinner @ Elkridge Furnace Inn and Garden House
Join us for dinner along with our Reader's Theater adaptation of Old Possom's Book of Practical Cats for a true ailurophile adventure.

HoCo Music

May 18 - Columbia Orchestra : Rite of Spring
Stravinsky's colorful ballet is one of the most influential pieces of all time, and hearing it live is an experience like no other! Chavez's tuneful Sinfonia India is inspired by the melodies of Native American tribes in Northern Mexico, while Revueltas' Sensemayá mines the rhythms of Mexican dance.

May 19 - TMI : Honors Recital @ Howard Community College
One of the joys of music is the thrill of performing! TMI's recital series, held at the end of each academic semester, offers this experience to our students.

May 19 - Jazz Brunch @ The Walrus Oyster & Ale House
Enjoy live jazz brunch every Sunday at The Walrus Oyster & Ale House

May 19 - Free St. Louis Concert f/ USAF Singing Sergeants @ St. Louis Church
A free pops concert by The Singing Sergeants, the official chorus of the United States Air Force will present a free musical salute 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, in St. Louis Church, Clarksville.

May 19 - The Hunchback of Notre Dam @ Toby’s Dinner Theatre
A sweeping score with songs from the Disney animated feature and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. You will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.

HoCo Family

May 18 - First Flush Celebration Event @ Heron’s Meadow Farm
Come Celebrate Spring, Art, and the Flushing of the Tea Plants.

May 18 - Blue Bird Walk @ Howard County Conservancy
If you’ve never seen an Eastern Bluebird, and/or would like to learn about how you can attract bluebirds to your yard and help “boost” their numbers in your neighborhood, please join Sue Probst as she walks along the “bluebird trail” at Belmont.

May 19 - History Alive! With the Friends of PFI @ Patapsco Female Institute
Enjoy a fun afternoon for the whole family and get into the spirit of the Victorian Era at the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park! Bring a picnic, try on costumes, play old time lawn games, and look up your family history to see if you may be a descendant of a former student!

HoCo Arts

ART GALLERY : HCC Senior Portfolio Exhibition

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

May 17 - Rep Stage Presents “The 39 Steps” @ Horowitz Center Studio Theatre
Based on the Hitchcock masterpiece, this fast-paced spoof of the classic 1935 film is a joy for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning comedy is packed with nonstop adventure and a multitude of characters played by a cast of four. 

May 18 - REPartee @ Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center
Rep Stage, the professional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, hosts REPartee, a celebration of its past and present that benefits the future. The evening will feature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres followed by entertainment in Smith Theatre.