Memorial Day Weekend Round Up: Family Fun Events in Howard County This Weekend

Here are some fun things to do around town with the family this weekend.


Where/When: Howard County Fair Grounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, MD 21794, Sunday, May 27, 2012, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Why to go:  Amateur Radio Flea Market and Maryland Western Association horse show.

Pricing: Donation: $6.00, children under 12 are FREE


Where/When: , 6540 Washington Blvd, Elkridge, MD, 2:00 p.m.

Why to go:  No registration is required, and this event is for the whole family. Learn how to make crafts from different countries and regions.

Allow about 30 minutes to complete the craft.

Price: FREE


Where/When: Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Rd, Columbia, MD, Friday, May 25, 10:00 a.m, Saturday, May 26, 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.

Why to go:  An original musical adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s immortal classic of one of the most beloved rabbits of all times. Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten and Elementary School children.

Pricing: $10.00, Groups of 20 or more are $20.00 per ticket.


Where/When: , 8267 Main St, Ellicott City, MD, Friday, May 25, 2012, 8:30 p.m.

Why to go:  Check out the seventh season of the Haunted History of Ellicott City Ghost Tours, to hear new stories, now including the most recent eye-witness accounts of paranormal activity.

Pricing: $13.00, Children: $11.00, Active Military & Family: $11.00, Senior (62+): $11.00


Where/When:  Maryland Science Center, St. John Properties IMAX Theater,  601 Light St, Baltimore, MD,  Friday, May 25, 2012, 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.  (Additional show times.)

Why to go:  Get chummy with massive underwater predators of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods in Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World, now playing in the St. John Properties IMAX Theater.

Pricing: $8.00 (Tickets to Sea Rex 3D are also available as part of admission to the Maryland Science Center).



Where/When: SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier Truffle Factory, 360 Main St, Gaithersburg, MD, 2:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m.

Why to go:  Come visit The Truffle Factory and take a FREE factory tour and learn about the origin of cacao trees, how they are harvested, fermented, dried and then subsequently turned into premium single-estate chocolate.  

Price: FREE


Where/When: , 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD, Friday, May 25, 2012, 6:00 p.m.

Why to go:  1 hour long concert performed by Heart of Maryland Chorus, entertainment for all ages.

Pricing: FREE


Where/When: Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main Street, Laurel, MD, Friday, May 25, 2012, 8:00 p.m.

Why to go:  Watch as three families learn to live in America in the early 20th Century.

These families face their own challenges through prejudice, poverty, riches and depression.

Filled with inspirational music, the whole family will be engaged until the last act!

Pricing: $18.00, Students, Military and Seniors: $15.00


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