Hot Air Balloons and More in Ellicott City this Weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some suggestions from in and around Ellicott City.

Where: , 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City

When: Fri., May 11 and Sat., May 12 @ 8 p.m.

411The Rude MechanicalsMaryland's pioneering Shakespeare troupe, for the first time in their history tackle William Shakespeare's most violent play: Titus Andronicus, a roller coaster of carnage, mayhem, betrayal and dark comedy, exploring the startling parallels between civilization and barbarism. May not be suitable for kids.

Price: $15 buy tickets online 

Where: , 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City

When: Sat., May 12 @ 6 a.m.

411: The annual Hot Air Balloon Festival includes crafts, retail and food venders, live entertainment and, of course, hot air balloons.

Take a ride on a tethered balloon, walk-through an inflated balloon, see a launch and stay late for the Balloon Glow, at dusk. 

Price: The Preakness® Celebration Hot Air Balloon Festival is free and open to the public. Balloon rides and flights are fee-based.

Where: , 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City

When: Sat., May 12 @ 1 p.m.

411: Welcome in the spring at the Enchanted Garden. There will be story-telling, a scavenger hunt, and free seed packets for the first 500 guests. The ribbon cutting is at 1 p.m., activities will last all afternoon. 

Price: Free

Where: , 130 Mellor Ave., Catonsville

When: Sat. and Sun., May 12 and 13 @ 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

411: Come for authentic Lithuanian clothing, music, jewelry, arts and crafts as well as a presentation of Lithuanian Militaria. Of course, there will be plenty of Lithuanian food, from desra (Lithuanian sausage), kaldunai, chilled beet soup, kopustai (sauerkraut), and pastries. Enjoy several imported Lithuanian beers, soft drinks and our popular drink Viryta (Lithuanian honey liqueur). 

Price: $4 for adults, free for kids 12 and younger 

Where: Robinson Nature Center

When: Sat., May 12 @ 1 p.m.

411: See the "night sky" from the Robinson Nature Center’s NatureSphere, a digital planetarium and dome-style movie theater. This program is for adults and children over the age of 5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Price: Tickets are $3 per person with daily admission to the nature center or with a nature center annual pass. For more information or to pre-register and secure your seat, call 410-313-0400.


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