Howard Magazine - Page 32 - 19 Events For 2019 (2)

Howard Magazine
- Page 32
19 Events For 2019 (2)

Hootie & The Blowfish


The American rock band will perform, along with Barenaked Ladies, at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Merriweather Post Pavilion (10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia). Tickets ($35- $129.50) online only.




Korean Festival of Maryland


For the past 42 years, the Korean Festival of Maryland has given attendees a glimpse into the culture and contributions of the Korean community. Enjoy authentic food, dancing, entertainment and games on Sept. 21 at Howard County Fairgrounds (2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship). 410- 772-5393 or


Hops and Harvest Festival


Attendees of the festival for all things beer are encouraged to bring picnic blankets, lawn chairs and good vibes. The event boasts more than 30 Maryland breweries, wineries and distilleries on Sept. 28 at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront.


Columbia Bike About


The route for the group bike ride on Sept. 28 has yet to be announced, but the annual event typically attracts about 400 people who gather for some fresh air and exercise on Columbia’s network of pathways. 




Dog Day


Bring your favorite four-legged friend to the Columbia DogPark (5901 Rivendell Lane, Columbia) for a day of treats, contests and other canine-centric activities. The event, this year on Oct. 12, regularly attracts hundreds of participants.




Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival


Sure there are a slew of the four-legged species from South America, but the event on Nov. 9 and 10 is much more than that. Clothing designers and crafters flock to the Howard County Fairgrounds (2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship) to stock up on their winter projects by purchasing yarns and fibers of alpaca, wool, mohair and angora rabbit.


Symphony of Lights


More than 100 stationary and animated holiday light displays in Symphony Woods (10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia) attract more than 130,000 drive-through visitors each year. And funds from the event — which kicks off in mid-November and runs through the holidays (dates to be determined)— go to Howard County General Hospital.