HoCo SMS - get texts about fun upcoming events each weekend!

VisitHowardCounty.com makes it easy to be in the know for all things Howard County. Signup below for weekly text messages about the fun activities happening around Howard County!


From live stage productions to gallery exhibits and more, you'll enjoy the latest arts events right here in HoCo. Expect updates several times per month.

Click here to signup or text hocoarts to 555888.


There are many great family activities happening in HoCo every week; we’ll update you a few times every month.

Click here to signup or text hocofamilyfun to 555888.


HoCo has many wonderful festivals and special events throughout the year; we'll keep you informed of the upcoming events a few times each month. This list may include texts about wine and beer festivals; please, adults only.

Click here to signup or text hocofestivals to 555888.


HoCo offers an array of live music venues; we'll keep you informed of upcoming performances with a few text messages every month.

Click here to signup or text hocomusic to 555888.

About the weekly text messages

We'll send you a weekly sms/text listing a few of the fun upcoming weekend events in Howard County, along with a link to get more details (and sometimes a few deals!). We currently offer four texting lists - music, family fun, festivals, and arts.

Agreement to receive text messages 

By providing your mobile number, you agree that Howard County Tourism Council, Inc. may send you text messages (including SMS and MMS). Howard County Tourism Council, Inc. will send you up to five messages per month, per list you subscribe to. Message and data rates may apply. 

You may opt out at any time by texting the word STOP to the phone number 555888. For help, send the word HELP to 555888. If you have difficulty, contact info@howardcountytourism.com and we can remove you from the list manually. 

You agree to notify us of any changes to your mobile number and update your account with us to reflect this change. 

Will I be charged for the text messages I receive? 

Though Howard County Tourism Council, Inc. will never charge you for the text messages you receive, depending on your phone plan, you may see some charges from your mobile provider.