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Upcoming Events and everything Ellicott City, MD. We post & Twitter any function or event you may have to help you get more exposure, a free service offered to the local community. Future events are posted to the Calendar of Events. Last time this page was updated August 8, 2018 10:04 AM


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Main Street Oriental Rugs Sponsor

8290 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Tel: 410.313.9090
Fax: 410.313.9940
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Professional Repair & Cleaning for New & Antique Oriental Rugs

Main Street Oriental Rugs
Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun closed

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The Wayside Inn Bed and Breakfast Sponsor

4344 Columbia Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042 
Tel: 410.461.4636 
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Howard County Farm Heritage Museum
Ellicott Sponsor

P.O. Box 335
West Friendship, MD, 21794
Tel: 410.489.2345 
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Howard County Farm Heritage Museum
Howard County is a 253 square mile community located in Central Maryland. We have a population of approximately 250,000. We are in a geographical setting that ranges from urban neighborhoods to rolling hills and rural farmland. Located between the cities of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Howard County is subject to the demands posed by rapid growth and development. The mission of the Howard County Farm Machinery Club is to preserve our agricultural way of life through programs that offer presentations and displays designed so those participating can experience the way of life in historical Howard County. Our programs are both educational and informative that combines learning with a wholesome family environment. We partner with numerous organizations, many of which can be reached through links from our web site. Please click on an image below for a larger view.

Ellicott Mills Brewery

8308 Main Street 
Ellicott City, MD 21043 
Tel: 410.313.8141 
Fax: 410.313.9987 
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Ellicott Mills Brewery

Here at the Mills we have a very simple, yet demanding approach to producing Alpenhof beer. We use the very best ingredients available. We are efficient and precise in production method, yet we allow the product to age to its full maturity. Balance is the key to our beer. Alpenhof beer is not created to challenge the senses. It is not created to be a complex beer. Well balanced for Alpenhof means smooth and easy-drinking. The way a beer should taste.

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The Wine Bin
The Wine Bin 
| 410.465.7802 
Open Monday–Thursday 10am–8pm, Friday–Saturday 10am–9pm, Sunday 11am–5pm

The Wine Bin 8390 Main St Ellicott City, MD 21043-4865

Yappy Hour

Friday, August 10, 6–9pm 

Due to rain last weekend, we've rescheduled Yappy Hour. Enjoy wines, craft beer, delicious food from River House Pizza, and live music.

Wear your Wine Bin t-shirt and get 10% off your purchase!

Donations and a portion of sales for the evening go to an animal charity.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 08:00 pm to Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 08:30 pm  

PFI Historic Park at 3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City, MD, 21043 - Chesapeake Shakespeare Theater 410-244-8750

Event Contact Email:

Event Contact Phone: 410-244-8570


Ticket Calendar:

Directions to the PFI:


Adults $33 - $45

Seniors $29 - $38

Students (ages 19 – 26) $19

18 years and under have free admission with the purchase of an adult ticket (two free kids’ tickets per paid adult ticket, by reservation)


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Gerrad Alex Taylor

June 22 – July 29, 2018

The course of true love never did run smooth.

On the eve of a royal wedding, a quartet of lovers and a motley group of amateur actors visit a fairy-filled forest. When the worlds of mortals and fairies cross paths, mischief and mayhem follow – along with maybe the funniest scene Shakespeare ever wrote. Bring a picnic and a bottle of wine and share an enchanting night of romantic comedy under the stars in the PFI Historic Park, Ellicott City, our festival-style summer theatre home. 

Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 6pm. Sundays are Family Fun Days, with kid-friendly activities including face-painting and costume dress-up before the show.

The ticket tent and gates open 90 minutes before the performance for picnics, festival-style-fun for all ages, and preshow events.

DAYS and HOURS:  For performances on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, gates will open at 6:30pm and the show will begin at 8pm. For performances on Sundays, gates will open at 4:30pm and the show will begin at 6pm.

PICNICS:  Picnics are welcome. Wine and beer are allowed in the park. Open seating under the stars: Use our folding chairs or your blanket, space permitting. No pets or grills, please. For park details and weather policy, visit:

SPECIAL EVENTS: For a list of pre-show events and activities, visit

TO BUY TICKETS: Purchase tickets online at or call the Box Office in Baltimore, Tuesdays through Fridays, 11am – 3pm, at 410-244-8570.  We strongly recommend advance purchases. The ticket tent at the park gate is open only on the dates of performances, 90 minutes before the show.  For group ticketing or Blue Star military discount, call the Box Office. All seating is general admission. Picnic tables and café tables are available for rent.

ADDRESS AND PARKING: Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park. For GPS users, the best address is 3691 Sarah’s Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21043. There’s free parking and a shuttle to the park at the Howard County Courthouse lot.

Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, Ellicott City, Md. On a hilltop overlooking the Patapsco River Valley, the Patapsco Female Institute was founded in 1837 as an elegant finishing school for young women and was noted for its Greek Revival architecture. The school’s stabilized ruins today serve as the open-air stage for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. Howard County Recreation and Parks operates and maintains the park.


all ages, family friendly

 Full listing of performances:

Thu, Jun 21, 2018 @ 8pm Preview Performance, tickets for this preview performance are only $16 each

Fri, Jun 22, 2018 @ 8pm Opening Night!

Fri, Jul 20, 2018 @ 8pm

Sat, Jul 21, 2018 @ 8pm

Sun, Jul 22, 2018 @ 6pm

Thu, Jul 26, 2018 @ 7pm

Fri, Jul 27, 2018 @ 8pm

Sat, Jul 28, 2018 @ 8pm

Sun, Jul 29, 2018 @ 6pm

Paint It! Ellicott City 2018 Juried Exhibition
Monday, July 9, 2018 to Friday, August 17, 2018 - all day 

    Howard County Arts Council at 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, Maryland, 21043 / Howard County Arts Council 410-313-2787

    An exhibit featuring artwork created by juried artists during Paint It!, an annual plein air paint-out in Ellicott City, Maryland.

    Due to the recent tragic flooding in Historic Ellicott City, the boundaries for Paint It! Ellicott City 2018 were extended to include all public locations within the Ellicott City zip codes, 21042 & 21043.

    One wall in the gallery will be reserved to include work for a benefit exhibit to benefit the Re-CREATE: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund. The benefit show will feature a collection of work donated by artists who have participated in Paint It! during previous years, or who have painted Ellicott City on their own. This year’s juried artists will also have an opportunity to participate in the benefit show.

    Members of the public may mingle with the artists at the opening reception on July 9. Artwork created by community artists during the Open Paint-Out will also be on display in the Center lobby during the reception.

    The juror for Paint It! Ellicott City 2018 is Bennett Vadnais, a Baltimore-based painter who specializes in the urban landscape.

    Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm. Closed most Federal holidays.

Ellicott City MarketPlace
Saturday, August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 1, 8, 18, 25 2018 from 09:00 am to 01:00 pm 

Support Main St merchants who lost their businesses in the May 27, 2018 flood! The EC MarketPlace at Mt Ida every Saturday from 9:00am-1:00pm during the summer.

This outdoor market hosts some of your favorite shops in partnership with our weekly farmers market (formerly held at the Wine Bin). Locally grown fruits and veggies, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, homemade bread & pastries, pickles, plants and more. Live music too!

Held every Saturday rain or shine, 9:00am-1:00pm

Find these Old EC businesses at the MarketPlace:

A La Mode Boutique
Ballet Conservatoire XIV 
EC Pops
Little Market Café
Made on Main EC
Matcha Time Cafe
Park Ridge Trading Co.
Primitive Beginnings
Shoemaker Country
Southwest Connection Native American Jewelry/ Gifts & Homemade Fudge Shop
Wind River Clothing & Gifts


Federal Brass to Perform at Glen Mar
Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Glen Mar Church at 4701 New Cut Road, Ellicott City, Maryland, 21043 / Glen Mar Church 410-465-4995

The Federal Brass of the U.S. Army Field Band will perform at Glen Mar Church, 4701 New Cut Road in Ellicott City. This event is free.

The Federal Brass brings a unique and innovative approach to chamber music. Its signature style comes from its focus on new and original music and its members’ virtuosity and collective experience in big bands, jazz combos, rock bands, and orchestras – both symphony and studio.

Refreshments will be served and child care for preschool-age children and younger will be provided.

For more information, visit call 410-465-4995 ext. 209.

 The ALWAY FREE 'Boot Camp in The Park'
Saturday, September 8, 15, 22, 29 October 6, 13, 20 November 3, 10, 17 2018 from 08:00 am to 09:00 pm  

Centennial Park East Pavilion H at 10000 Route 108, 108 South Entrance, Ellicott City, MD, 21042 / Brian Jolles 410-715-1611

Join us on Saturday mornings for the always FREE 'Boot Camp in the Park'.  This is the same group that set the Guiness World Record for The Largest Outdoor Circuit Training in June 2011 in Centennial Park.  Perfect for all fitness levels and ages. Over 1600 individuals have participated over the past 8 years! Bring family, friends, neighbors and co-workers and join us on Saturday mornings in Centennial Park (Corporate Pavilion H) from 8-9am.  Arrive 10 minutes early to register.

27th Annual Howard County Police Pace
Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 08:30 am to 11:30 am

Centennial Park at 10000 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland, 21042 / Howard County Police Foundation

COST / $40

The Howard County Police Foundation will hold its 27th annual Howard County Police Pace 5K race and 1-mile walk and run on Sunday, Sept. 9, at Centennial Park in Ellicott City. Police Pace begins at 8:30 a.m. and is followed by an awards ceremony.

 Proceeds from Police Pace will support families of Howard County officers killed or injured in the line of duty as well as provide scholarships and support the department with funding for special needs not met through the annual budget.

 The event will offer 50 performance awards, children’s activities and a chance to win prizes. In addition, the Howard County Police will display police cars, motorcycles, the horse-mounted unit and helicopter as well as equipment from specialty units.

Race registration for individuals costs $40 through Sept. 1 with discounted family packages available. Registration includes entry in the race, an Under Armour event T-shirt, Outback Restaurant bagged lunch and a chance to win awards and prizes. Visit to register.

Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis
Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods at 10431 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland, 21044 / Inner Arbor Trust, Inc. 443-832-3221

This is a free event!

Join Julia McCready, preschool music educator extraordinaire, for a dance party on the Chrysalis stage! Gates open at 9:00 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground, and the tot-sized dance party gets started at 10:00 a.m. Snacks will be available for sale, but feel free to bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol).

Thanks to Village Green / Town2 blog for sponsoring this event.

This event is part of Chrysalis Kids, our spring, summer, and fall series of outdoor, free performances and other arts events.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking will be assigned a few days beforehand via Eventbrite. Please email if you need assistance or require on-site ADA parking access.

What can I bring?

You may bring blankets or lawn chairs, and non-alcoholic beverages (no glass) and food if you like.

Can I buy food and drink at the Chrysalis?

Sixth Annual Wilde Lake Old-Fashioned Family Picnic
Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 11:00 am to 03:00 pm

Rachael Strube 4107303987

Wilde Lake Community Association will hold the Sixth Annual Wilde Lake Old-Fashioned Picnic on Saturday, September 15, 2018, 11:00am - 3:00pm at Wilde Lake Park (near the boathouse). Meet your neighbors, friends and family for a day of FREE entertainment and activities, including moonbounce, face painting, children's crafts and watermelon eating contest. Entertainment includes Magic by Drew Blue Shoes, Wilde Lake Marching and Guitar Bands and Unity Reggae Band. Bring a blanket with a picnic lunch or buy lunch from 2 Bold Chefs & a Mediterranean Truck and 2 Bold Chefs & a Burger plus Turck and Mike's Gelato Artisan Ice Cream. This event is open to the public. For more information, call 410-730-3987 or or This event is c0-sponsored by Wilde Lake Community Association and Columbia Association.

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Landscape Supply
Reyes Jewelry
Cash 4 Gold
Law Office of
Walter D. TY, LLC
Lower Main
Main Street
Oriental Rugs
Italian Restaurant
HoCo Farm
Heritage Museum
Joan Eve
Wayside Inn Bed and Breakfast
Maryland Landscape Supply (Platinum Sponsor)
Reyes Jewelry Exchange, Cash for Gold (Platinum Sponsor)
Law Office of Walter D. TY, LLC
Main Street Oriental Rugs, SAles and Repair - (Sponsor)
Portalli's Italian Restaurant (Platinum Sponsor)
Howard County Farm Heritage Museum
Joan Eve
The Wayside Inn Bed and Breakfast
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