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Get out and about in the region’s great
fall weather by attending some of these
Howard County events.
Lakefront Summer Festival
Daily through Sept. 24
Lake Kittamaqundi, Columbia
Free entertainment throughout the summer
at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront.
Music, family movies, Dancin’ Under the
People Tree and Teen Open Mic Nights.
Ye Haunted History of Olde Ellicott City
Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 18,
Howard County Historical Society Museum & Library
8328 Court Avenue, Ellicott City
Learn more about Ellicott City’s past
inhabitants who never left, including the
lady in white of Tonge Row, the Civil War
soldier who stalks the lower end of Main
Street and the vigilant firefighter of Station
2. Well-behaved dogs welcome on First
Historic Savage Mill Ghost Tours
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through
Dec. 1, 8 p.m.
8600 Foundry Street, Savage
Discover Historic Savage Mill’s paranormal activity that continues to haunt the
resident artists in present day. The costumed
guide for the hour-long tour will meet
guests in the New Weave Building Eatery
Area ( Say Cheezz Grille).
ManneqART Public Exhibition
Saturdays, Sept. 9–Nov. 24, Noon– 4 p.m.,
Weekdays by appointment
Multiple locations in Howard County
Public display of imaginative sculpture on
the human form (wearable artworks).
26th Annual Howard County Police Pace
5K and Family Fun Run
Saturday, Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m.
Centennial Park, Columbia
Raises money for special needs not met
through the department’s budget process
and to provide scholarships for officers’
continuing education and training.
Fourth Annual Discover Downtown
Columbia 5K and Fun Run
Sunday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m.
AMC Theatre promenade, The Mall in
Travels through Downtown Columbia,
through Symphony Woods and across
the stage of Merriweather Post Pavilion,
finishing at the People Tree. Live band,
complimentary post-race refreshments.
Film Premier of ‘Columbia at 50 – A
Bridge to the Future’
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m.
Smith Theatre, Horowitz Center at Howard
From the Renaissance Festival to
Lights on the Bay, there are lots of things
to do in Anne Arundel County this fall.
Maryland Renaissance Festival
Weekends through Oct. 22, 10 a.m.– 7 p.m.
1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis
Admission prices vary
This 22-acre fictional 16-century English
village boasts more than 200 performers,
10 stages, a 3,000-seat jousting arena, 148
craft shops and 48 food/beverage facilities.
Annual Maryland Seafood Festival
Saturday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m.– 9 p.m.; Sunday,
Sept. 10, 10 a.m.– 7 p.m.
Sandy Point State Park, 1100 East College
Admission: Adults, $15; kids 12 and
under, free. Parking passes, VIP tickets
and crab soup cook-off tickets are also
Highlights include the 27th Annual Crab
Soup Cook-Off featuring Annapolis area
restaurateurs and chefs; cooking classes;
lots of seafood; music; kids’ activities; and
adult competitive beach volleyball.
Anne Arundel County Fair
Wednesday, Sept. 13–Sunday, Sept. 17
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450
Generals Highway, Crownsville
Admission: $7; children 8 and under, free
Contests including hog calling and watermelon eating. Booths feature everything
from homemade wine and home-brewed
beer to furniture and one-of-a-kind
Christmas decorations. Amusement rides,
illusionist show, 4H Club animals and
interactive car racing.
Annual Boatyard Beach Bash
Saturday, Sept. 16, 5–10 p.m.
Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second
General admission, $75: includes dinner
and two beverage vouchers; VIP (Very Important Parrotheads): $125: ticket holders
also can mingle with the band
A star-studded lineup that includes original
members of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefers
band perform on a waterfront stage. Extensive buffet dinner and cocktails. Proceeds
benefit the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s
children’s education efforts.
Greenstreet Gardens Fall Festival
Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 16–Oct. 29
Greenstreet Gardens, 391 West Bay Front
Six weekends bring different themed
events and activities, with a five-acre corn
maze, pumpkin bowling, jumping pillow,
haunted hay ride, cow train, giant teepee,
corn box, straw castle, underground slide
Annual Art in Action Annapolis Design
Saturday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Edgewood Avenue in the Annapolis De-
Admission: Free (donations are greatly
A festival filled with the works of local
artisans, live music, an oyster and beer
garden, a kids’ zone, festival food — and
most likely the unveiling of new street art.
Homestead Gardens Fall Festival
Weekends, Sept. 23–Oct. 29; Saturdays, 9
a.m.– 7 p.m.; Sundays, 9 a.m.– 6 p.m.
Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central
Admission: Free, includes free parking
Featuring 15 rides and attractions, demonstrations, entertainment, food and beverages. New this year is the Midway and the
Midway Bee Stage in the nursery, with
special shows and music geared to families
and the Pumpkin Express’s “cousin,” the
Blazers, Bourbon, Cigars
Thursday, Sept. 28, 6–9 p.m.; VIP early
admission, 5 p.m.
William Paca House and Garden, 186
Prince George Street
Enjoy bourbon tastings, fine cigars, food
and networking with the “Who’s Who” of
Annapolis gentlemen. Featuring more than
a dozen varieties of bourbon. VIPs gain
early admission for a private tasting hosted
by a master Maker’s Mark specialist, John
First Sunday Arts Festival
Sunday, Oct. 1, noon– 5 p.m.
First block of West and Calvert streets,
Live entertainment and the works of 100
local and regional artists line the block,
next to the Whitmore parking garage.
Local restaurants set up outside cafes,
and free parking is available at the state
parking garage on the corner of Calvert
and Bladen streets.
U.S. Sailboat Show
Thursday–Monday, Oct. 5–9
City Dock, Annapolis
Admission: Adult, $18–$48; Child, $5; 6
and under, free
Now in its 48th year, the nation’s largest
in-water sailboat show featuring exclusively new boats attracts more than 50,000
attendees each year. Seminars, boating
attire and accessories, foul weather gear
and boats of all sizes.
U.S. Powerboat Show
Thursday–Sunday, Oct. 12–15
City Dock, Annapolis
Admission: Adult, $18–$48; Child, $5; 6
and under, free
In-water powerboat exhibition featuring
everything from luxurious motor yachts
and trawlers to high-performance boats,
family cruisers and offshore fishing machines. Wide selection of marine equipment, electronics, accessories and gear.
Patuxent Wildlife Festival
Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.– 3 p.m.
Patuxent National Wildlife Visitor Center,
10901 Scarlet Tanager Court, Laurel
Live animals, children’s crafts, tram tours,
scientific demonstrations and behind-the-
This film explores Columbia’s past, its
present and the challenges ahead. It is
intended to serve as a tool for informing
residents and inspiring them to get involved
in Columbia’s future.
Robinson Nature Center 6th Anniversary Open House
Sunday, Sept. 17, Noon– 5 p.m.
6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia
Live animal presentations, guided nature
walks, face-painting, crafts and shows in
the planetarium. Music, activities, food
vendors and the Nature Place, the Discovery Room and an outdoor picnic area.
Jazz at the Lakefront
Sunday, Sept. 17, 3–5 p.m.
Columbia Lakefront Stage, 10275 Winco-pin Circle, Columbia
The Columbia Jazz Band helps celebrate
Columbia’s 50th birthday and the Columbia
Festival of the Arts’ 30th birthday. Hear the
music of Thelonius Monk, Billy Strayhorn,
Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington and more
under the direction of Fred Hughes.
Building a Better City
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 5–8 p.m.
Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College, Columbia
A celebration of the people who built
Rosh Hashanah in the Park
Thursday, Sept. 21, 1–4 p.m.
The Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods, Columbia
Bring a picnic lunch, from 1–2:30 p.m. A
family service, open to all, led by Temple
Isaiah, will begin at 2:30 p.m. Bring a blanket to sit on. 3: 45 p.m., Tashlich service.
Sponsored by Temple Isaiah, 301-317-
11th Annual Autism Walk & 5K Run
Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m.
Event directly funds Howard County Autism
Society’s programs and services for families
living with autism.
The Columbia Orchestra: Sibelius &
Saturday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.
The Jim Rouse Theatre, Wilde Lake High
Smetana’s “The Moldau,” a symphonic
poem; Sibelius’ “Symphony No. 2”; Charlie
Chaplin’s classic film, “The Immigrant,”
complete with a live performance of Andrew Earle Simpson’s new score.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 4–11 p.m.
Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods,
A festival that will blend music, art, food
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