Howard Magazine - Page 30 - 19 Events For 2019

Howard Magazine
- Page 30
19 Events For 2019

Columbia Festival of the Arts


For the past 31 years, this festival has highlighted music, art, food and film for entertaining family-friendly activities spread across two weeks (June 14 through 30 this year). Additional ticketed events at Columbia’s Rouse, Smith, and Monteabaro theaters will be announced soon. 410-715-3044 or


Columbia Lakefest


From June 14 through 16, the Downtown Columbia Lakefront will host more than 50 visual artists from the East Coast. In addition to family movies, dance lessons and food vendors, the event features a beer festival with a Manor Hill summer ale brewed especially for the festival. 410-715-3044 or


Lakefront Summer Festival


This free entertainment series kicks off on June 17 with movies at dusk on Mondays and Fridays through Aug. 26, and then on Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 7 at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. Evening concerts are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 17. Lunchtime concerts are held on Wednesdays from June 26-July 31. Sunday afternoon concerts are held Sept. 8-29. 




Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks


The live band starts at 7 p.m. and continues up until the main event — a 20-minute choreographed fireworks display. 410-313-1668 or


Paint It! Ellicott City


During this outdoor paint-out June 27 through July 1, artists take to the sidewalks of historic Ellicott City. Selected artwork will be displayed at the Howard County Welcome Center, and almost all the art featured during the event will be available for sale.




Howard County Fair


About 100,000 people are expected to attend the county fair, which runs Aug. 3 through 10 and features food, music, rides, animals and other entertainment at the Howard County Fairgrounds (2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship).