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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 July 6, 2018 8:58 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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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.

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 08:00 pm 

Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum at 12985 Maryland 144, West Friendship, Maryland, 21794 / CONTACT - Intrinsic Events and Giggy's BBQ 301.356.3823

One day family friendly event with bands. Breweries and other Maryland vendors plus more.... 

Proceeds from this event benefit the EC PARTNERSHIP for flood relief efforts.

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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

We are so happy to be back open, and have some fun plans around the corner!

Stock Up for July 4th
Open 10am–2pm

Drop by The Bin and pick up everything you need for your Independence Day parties!

Yappy Hour & Grand Re-Opening Party
Friday, July 6, 6–9pm

Yappy Hour is coming back! Bring your furry friend (or just yourself) and celebrate our reopening with us. Wear your Wine Bin t-shirt, and get 10% off your purchase during Yappy Hour!

We'll enjoy wine tastings, craft beer, food from Harbor Que BBQ and River House Pizza, and live music!

Plus, Clipper's Canine Cafe will be joining us and selling dog treats and toys. 

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Howard County Summer Theatre

Howard County Summer Theatre proudly announces performances of its 43rd annual summer musical, “Annie”. “Annie” is a 1977 musical based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” by Harold Gray.

“Annie,” opened in 1977 at the Alvin Theatre on Broadway with Andrea McArdle in the title role, and ran for 6 years. “Annie” received eleven Tony nominations and won seven awards. In addition to numerous Broadway revivals and touring companies and several movie adaptations, Annie is a popular production with high schools and community theatres. HCST is proud to share this crowd-pleasing family friendly stage production with our community.

“White Christmas” is the story of eleven year-old Annie who lives at the Municipal Girls Orphanage in New Yours City run by the oppressive Ms. Hannigan. Annie escapes the orphanage for a short time and gets a taste of life in the big city. After being returned to Ms. Hannigan, Annie’s big break comes when she is chosen to spend a few days with billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Through songs such as “Hard Knock Life”,  “NYC”, “Easy Street”, “Maybe” and the iconic “Tomorrow” we follow Annie on her journey to try to leave the orphanage and find her parents.

HCST is pleased to have Camden Lippert and Brooke Webster sharing the title role of Annie. HCST veteran Marloe Lippert plays Grace Ferrell with Robyn Bloom in the role of Ms. Hannigan. HCST newcomer Ben Bransford plays Oliver Warbucks. The show is directed by Tom Sankey and choreographed by Amanda Tschirgi, with Chris Hettenbach doing the vocal musical direction.

The show will be presented at River Hill High School located at 12101 Route 108, Clarksville, MD 21029. Show dates are June 28-30 and July 5-7 at 7:00 p.m. and July 1 and 7 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20, with a discounted price of $17 for seniors (60+) and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at, at Music and Arts in Chatham Station in Ellicott City, or from a cast member. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Our tradition includes sharing a portion of our proceeds with local charities. In addition to Prepare for Success and BearTrax, proceeds from this year’s show will also benefit the relief efforts for the victims of the 2018 Ellicott City flood.

For additional information contact Chuck Bagley at 410-740-6877 or via e-mail at
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!

Sat, Jun 23, 2018 @ 8pm

Fri, Jun 29, 2018 @ 8pm

Sat, Jun 30, 2018 @ 8pm

Sun, Jul 1, 2018 @ 6pm

Fri, Jul 6, 2018 @ 8pm

Sat, Jul 7, 2018 @ 8pm

Sun, Jul 8, 2018 @ 6pm

Thu, Jul 12, 2018 @ 7pm

Fri, Jul 13, 2018 @ 8pm

Sat, Jul 14, 2018 @ 8pm

Sun, Jul 15, 2018 @ 6pm

Thu, Jul 19, 2018 @ 7pm

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

Three's a Crowd Performs on the Plaza
From Friday, June 22, 2018 at 07:15 pm to Friday, July 6, 2018 at 09:00 pm 

Clarksville Commons Plaza at 12230 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, Maryland, 21029 / Clarksville Commons 301-854-9020

Join us on the plaza for a free evening of live music from Three’s A Crowd!
Three's A Crowd is a versatile, dynamic vocal duo of established musicians Vicki Scarinzi (vocals/percussion), and Maryland Entertainment Hall of Fame inductee Richard Walton (vocals/acoustic guitar/harmonica/loops). They perform old favorites and new hits – you’ll be sure to find yourself singing along!

Paint It! Ellicott City 2018
Friday, July 6, 2018 to Sunday, July 8, 2018 - all day 

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

    Artists from around the region will gather in Ellicott City July 6-8 to participate in Paint It! Ellicott City, an annual plein air painting event culminating in an exhibit of 27 juried artists at the Howard County Center for the Arts. 

    In light of the recent tragic flooding in Historic Ellicott City, this year’s paint-out boundaries have been expanded to include the entirety of both Ellicott City zip codes, 21042 & 21043. Following an Artist & VIP Welcome Reception at the Howard County Center for the Arts on Thursday, July 5, artists will set up their easels and paint throughout Ellicott City July 6-8, choosing from such locations as Centennial Park, Clark’s Elioak Farm, Hebron House, the Shrine of St. Anthony, and more. Members of the public are encouraged to visit and explore these scenic gems while looking for the artists at work. Artists and art students from the community can also join the fun as Open Paint-Out participants. 

    Artists and the public are invited to attend a free opening reception at the Howard County Center for the Arts on Monday, July 9 from 6-8pm. During the reception, awards will be presented to the artists, including the Gino Awards, two $1,000 awards named in honor of Ellicott City artist Gino Manelli (1915–2010). The exhibited artwork will be available for purchase.  

    One wall in the gallery will be reserved for a benefit exhibit in support of HCAC’s Re-CREATE: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund, established to support artists who suffered financial losses due to the flooding. 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 the opportunity to participate. A minimum of 50% of all sales from the benefit exhibit will be donated to the Re-CREATE fund.

    During the reception, HCAC will also offer sales space in the Center lobby to local artists and arts businesses, including those directly impacted by flooding, with portions of the proceeds going to the Re-CREATE: Fund. 

    The juried artists will be featured in HCAC’s Gallery I through August 17; Open Paint-Out artists’ work will be displayed in the Center lobby on the night of the reception. 

    Registration is required for those wishing to be included in the one-night Open Paint-Out exhibit. Visit details.
    Ellicott City MarketPlace
    Saturday, July 7, 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


    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.

    Vacation Bible School
    From Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 09:00 am to Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 09:00 am

    Bethany United Methodist Church @ 2875 Bethany Lane, Outside at Parking Lot, Ellicott City, Maryland, 21042 / Cathy Vitek 410-465-2919

    Bethany United Methodist Church is excited to offer Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School (VBS) during the week of July 9-13 from 9:00am-12:00pm daily.

    Our VBS is open to all children in our community ages 3 through completing 5th grade (note: children MUST be toilet trained to participate). And, we’re pleased to offer an aftercare program run through ClubSciKidz!

    Each day, kids will attend a high-energy opening assembly and will participate in a variety of activities, which will include learning stories from the Bible, making craft projects, singing new music, participating in recreational activities, exploring science activities, and enjoying tasty snacks.

    For additional information, go to

    Vacation Bible School will take place at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City, MD.

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