June 28, 2019
Scott L. Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412
Mark S. Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Howard County Arts Council Exhibit Reception: Paint It! Ellicott City 2019 & Persona
Monday, July 1, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Howard County Arts Council, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City
Join the Howard County Arts Council for a free reception for two exhibits: Paint It! Ellicott City 2019 and Persona. Paint It! Ellicott City 2019 features artwork created by juried artists during Paint It!, an annual plein air paint-out in Historic Ellicott City, Maryland. The juror for Paint It! Ellicott City 2019 is award-winning artist Nancy Tankersley. Persona features artworks by Oluwatobi Adewumi, Wynston Edun, Charlotte Mann and Leah Taylor. These four artists create expressive, figurative works which broaden the conversation on how portraiture can evoke persona.
Contact: Coleen West, Executive Director, Howard County Arts Council, 410-313-2722,
July 4th Parades: River Hill, Longfellow, and Allview
Thursday, July 4
Join Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and come celebrate our nation’s independence with a 4th of July parade.
July 4th Fireworks Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 5:00 to 10:00 p.m., fireworks to start after dark; Rain Date for fireworks ONLY is Friday, July 5
Downtown Columbia Lakefront
Join Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and our Department of Recreation & Parks for a fireworks celebration honoring our nation’s independence. In addition to fireworks, the celebration includes food vendors and musical entertainment provided by Columbia Big Band. Fireworks start after dark and sure to impress. For event details and parking information, download the free “HoCo July 4th” app or visit www.howardcountymd.gov/July4th.
Contact: Phil Bryan, Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-1668 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Movie Night at the Wine Bin in July
See below for the July dates
The Wine Bin, 8390 Main Street Ellicott City
What better way to spend a summer night than at an outdoor movie in historic Ellicott City! Saturday nights, May 24th through September 28th, come enjoy a feature flick on the side of the Wine Bin. Beverages will be available for purchase and popcorn, treats and bottled water on hand to benefit Voices for Children of Howard County. Here is the list of movies to be shown in July:
July 6 – Wonder Woman (2017) 2 Hrs., 21 Mins. - PG-13 / 9:00 p.m.
July 13 – The Big Sick (2017) 2 Hrs. - R / 9:00 p.m.
July 20 – A Star Is Born (2018) 2 Hrs., 16 Mins. - R / 9:00 p.m.
July 27 – Beauty And The Beast (2017) 2 Hrs., 9 Mins. - PG / 9:00PM
For a full summer movie list, dates and times, visit https://winebinec.com/event/movie-night-wine-bin/.
Contact: Dave Carney, Owner, The Wine Bin, 410-465-7802, email@example.com
Wednesday evenings through August 7, 7:00 p.m.
Centennial Park South, 10000 Route 108, Ellicott City
On Wednesdays between July 10 and August 7, enjoy this popular summer concert series. The following groups are scheduled to appear in July:
July 10 – Rhythm Method (Funk, R&B, Soul)
July 17 – Jenee and Black Butterfly (R&B)
July 24 – Sonic Daze (Modern Rock)
July 31 – Columbia Big Band (Jazz/Swing)
The series is free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, a picnic supper, rent a canoe or paddleboat and enjoy music in the park. Refreshments will be available for sale during Sunset Serenades, at the Centennial Park Adventure Shack. Also, at all Sunset Serenades concerts, the Community Action Council of Howard County, Inc. will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Howard County Food Bank.
Various dates/locations through August 9
Enjoy these free concerts. The following groups are scheduled to appear in July:
Saturday, July 13, 10:00 a.m. – Barry Louis Polisar (Children’s Music)
The Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia
Friday, July 26, 7:00 p.m. – Panama Rex (Buffet Tribute)
Schooley Mill Park, 12975 Hall Shop Road, Highland
Check out www.howardcountymd.gov/sunsetserenades for the complete summer entertainment series schedule and more details.
Contacts: Karen Bradley Ehler, Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4635, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Danielle Bassett, Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4634, email@example.com
Coffee with a Cop
Thursday, July 11, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle (River Hill Village Center), Clarksville
Come meet face-to-face with HCPD's Community Outreach Officers in an informal and neutral space to discuss issues, ask questions and build relationships one cup of coffee at a time. As always, coffee and conversation are on the house. For more information and/or questions, contact HCPD's Community Outreach Division at 410-313-2207.
Contact: HCPD, Office of Public Affairs, 410-313-2236
African Cultural Experience: A Trip to Africa
Saturday, July 13, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Carroll Baldwin Hall, 9035 Baltimore Street, Savage
African Cultural Experience presents “A Trip to Africa.” This festival celebrates diversity in our community by showing the unique arts, music, fashion, food, games, dance and folktales from various countries. Grab your FREE tickets, bring your appetites and your dancing shoes, and come take part in this cultural experience! For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/african-cultural-experience-festival-tickets-58336144980.
Contact: Bilkis Ogbonna, Event Coordinator, 443-820-3677
Saturday, July 13, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Alpha Ridge Park, 11685 Old Frederick Road/MD 99, Marriottsville
Howard County’s Department of Recreation & Parks has teamed up with the Howard Astronomical League for an evening of science, engineering, arts, crafts, games, demonstrations, astronomy and more. Come enjoy the many vendors providing interactive and dynamic STEAM activities geared towards kids 5 to 11 years old. The cost is $8 until July 5 and $10 after July 5th and pre-registration is required. To register and/or for more information, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/solarfest.
Contact: Danielle Bassett, Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4634, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas in July Maryland
Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (both days)
Howard County Fairgrounds Main Exhibition Hall, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship
Held rain or shine, this annual craft fair showcases a variety of vendors selling unique items for that perfect occasion. There will be raffles and giveaways, as well as a visit from Santa. Cost is $6.00 per day; kids under 10 are free.
Contact: Chris Ignaczak, 410-320-5069, ChristmasinJulyMD@gmail.com
26th Annual Howard County American Indian Pow-Wow
Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, 10:00 a.m.
Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship
Sponsored by American Indian owned and operated company Pow-Wow, the 26th annual Howard County Pow-Wow/American Indian Show and Festival is an opportunity for the public to interact with American Indian dancers, singers, drummers, artists and crafts persons. The event also strives to educate the public about American Indians, past and present, through the arts. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, but the event will officially kick-off with a parade of nations (grand entry) at noon. To learn more, visit www.visithowardcounty.com/event/26th-annual-pow-wow/5662/.
Contact: (252) 532-0821 or email@example.com
Archaeology Lab Day
Saturday, July 20, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Heritage Program Office, 9944 MD 108, Ellicott City
For every hour spent doing fieldwork, archaeologists spend at least two hours in the lab washing, labeling and cataloging artifacts. Join members of the Upper Patuxent Archaeology Group to work with collections from different sites in Howard County. Bring your own artifacts in for identification or come with questions! For information about this FREE event, contact Kelly Palich at 410-313-0423 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Kelly Palich, 410-313-0423, email@example.com
2019 Lakefront Film Fest
Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28
Howard Community College, Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia
The Soundry, 10275 Wincopin Circle, Columbia
The Lakefront Film Fest celebrate multi-cultural independent films in Columbia, Maryland. This event will bring the artistry and excitement that only cinema can bring. With the beautiful area of Downtown Columbia as the backdrop, film enthusiasts will have the opportunity to experience over 40 new independent multicultural narrative features, documentaries, animation, web-series, short films and studio. For the film schedule visit: https://lakefrontfilmfest.com/home/# and click schedule tab.
Contact: Lakefront Film Fest, 1-443-305-9507, firstname.lastname@example.org
Soulful Symphony: Slang
Sunday, July 28, 6:00 p.m.
Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia
Join Soulful Symphony’s for its second performance, “Slang.” Slang is an exploration of modern interpretations of classical music by groundbreaking and visionary composers. The program will include the world premiere of “Slang,” a new work by composer Darin Atwater, excerpts from Atwater’s “South Side,” “Symphonic Dances,” along with iconic works by George Gershwin and Andre Previn and more. Prior to the evening program, there will be a family-friendly Soulful Sound Park, welcoming kids and adults alike to hear stories with orchestra as Soulful transports eyes and ears to a magical submersion of costumes, song and dance.
Contact: Ian Kennedy, Executive Director, Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission, 443-741-1974, email@example.com
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