HoCo Summer!

Welcome to summer Howard County! With warmer weather comes outdoor festivals and events, and Howard County is the place to be for events for all ages! So gather your friends and family, and start planning your next adventure right here.

Merriweather Post Pavilion Presents  Merriweather Movie Nights featuring the Movie "This is Spinal Tap" Hosted by the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission. Check out #TapIntoColumbia for a pre-movie pub crawl in Downtown Columbia featuring local beers and finishing at Merriweather in time for the film.

Also, Join Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods Chrysalis Kids "BUGGED", an ensemble of professional dancers as they creep, crawl, weave, fly, spin, sting, and hatch a captivating cast of creatures to life! BUGGED! will transport viewers into the hungry bullfrog’s fly-filled bog, a busy, buzzing beehive, the chrysalis of the contemplative caterpillar, and the web of the bella Tarantella, just to name a few. Gates open at 9 a.m. for playtime in the Park and the performance starts at 10 a.m. This event is free, however, all attendees need a ticket to attend.  Parking will be assigned via email 48 hours before the event.  Food and beverage available for purchase.  Picnics also welcome (no glass or alcohol)

Just twenty minutes between the DC and Baltimore beltways. Learn more at hocofestivals.com or

1-800-288-8747. Maryland, delight your senses.