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Diversity Day

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Meadowbrook Athletic Complex (MAC)
5001 Meadowbrook Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Howard County Government strives to foster an environment that welcomes and values diversity within the County. Diversity Day allows us to come together and encourage respect, harmony and tolerance, increase understanding of contributions made by persons from a variety of ethnic and cultural groups, and enhance and strengthen communication among County employees. To celebrate that diversity, Howard County Government is sponsoring a Diversity Day for its employees.

Come enjoy an array of ethnic food, entertainment and homemade arts, crafts and goods! Please be sure to obtain permission from your supervisor to attend and ensure that coverage for your office is maintained throughout the duration of the event.   Everyone is encouraged to attend!

Click HERE to register.

Food, Entertainment and Vendors

The 2017 Diversity Day celebration will feature the various food trucks offering a wide array of ethic cuisine. Each County employee will receive six $1.00 tickets to spend at the food trucks. There will also be additional food items available for purchase at one's own expense. Dessert will be provided FREE of charge. 

  • 2 Bold Chefs (Mediterranean cuisine)
  • Jolly Pig
  • T&J Waffles
  • Green Bowl
  • Anegada Delights
  • Wilde Thyme

In addition to ethnic food, Diversity Day will also feature professional entertainment and vendors with ethnic art, crafts or goods for sale.

Entertainment at the 2017 Diversity Day celebration will be brought to us by:

    10:00 am – 10:15 am -  National Anthem/America the Beautiful/Opening Remarks/Color Guard (Stage A)
    10:15 am – 11:15am – Bittersweet Girls (Stage A)
    11:15 am – 11:45 am – Veronica Landis - Belly Dancing(Stage B)
    11:45 am – 12:30 pm – Nikki Lerner & Band (Stage A)
    12:30 pm – 1:00 pm –  NIA Performer (Stage B)
    1:00 pm – 1:30 pm - Tai Chi Performers (Stage B)
    1:00 pm – 1:30 pm - Taiko The Art of Japanese Drumming (Stage A)
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Progressive Hip Hop Artist (Stage B)
    1:30 pm – 2:00 pm - Patsy's Honky Tonk Torch & Twang Country Music Band (Stage A)
This year's Diversity Day will feature a number of vendors and informational booths, including:
  • Spices Make Nice
  • African Creations
  • African Art
  • Henna Tattoos and Indian Costume Jewelry 
  • Inspire to Be Me 
  • Rivka Leah Art & Music
  • Jewelry by Robin
  • PS101 Soy Candles LLC
  • Bee Havin’ 
  • Art with a Purpose
  • Neat Nick Preserves
  • Wooden Inspirational Plaques (tenative)


  • ARC of Howard County 
  • FIRN 
  • Harriet Tubman Foundation 
  • Jewish Federation of Howard County
  • Indian Origin Network of Howard County
  • #OneHoward
  • Howard County Library System Choose Civility campaign
  • Howard County Health Department – Narcan demo
  • Bike Share
  • Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services Hands-Only CPR and Bleeding Control demo and training


Parking is available in the front, side and rear of the building. Additional free parking is also available in the Meadowbrook Park and Long Gate Park & Ride parking lots. A short quarter mile walk along the park’s pathway system, located west of the tennis courts, will take visitors to the MAC. If possible, we encourage attendees to carpool. 


Shuttle Schedule

Shuttle A (2 HCDFRS Sprinter Vans) 

Rec & Parks  Gateway Bldg.
Ascend One Bldg.
Athletic Complex
Ascend One Bldg.
Gateway Bldg.
Rec & Parks 
 9:30 am  9:45 am  9:55 am  10:10 am  10:45 am  11:05 am  11:15 am
 10:30 am  10:45 am  10:55 am  11:10 am  11:45 am  12:05 pm  12:15 pm
 11:30 am  11:45 am  11:55 am  12:10 pm  12:45 pm  1:05 pm  1:15 pm
 12:30 pm  12:45 pm  12:55 pm  1:10 pm  1:45 pm  2:05 pm  2:15 pm


Shuttle B (2 RTA Buses)

Howard Bldg.
Dorsey Bldg.
stop #1
Dorsey Bldg.
Stop #2
Athhletic Complex
Dorsey Bldg.
Stop #1
Dorsey Bldg.
Stop #2 
Howard Bldg.
 9:30 am  9:50 am  10:00 am  10:15 am  10:50 am  11:00 am  11:15 am
 10:30 am  10:50 am  11:00 am  11:15 am  11:50 am  12:00 pm  12:15 pm
 11:30 am  11:50 am  12:00 pm  12:15 pm 12:50 pm   1:00 pm  1:15 pm
 12:30 pm  12:50 pm  1:00 pm  1:15 pm  1:50 pm  2:00 pm  2:15 pm


Print out the shuttle schedule.


Stay tuned to www.howardcountymd.gov/diversityday for more information.