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Baltimore County's Sounds of Summer

Photo of people enjoying a summer music concert at Boordy Vineyards.

Thinking about going somewhere for live music this summer? No need to fly to Nashville for country or to Cleveland to check out some classic rock. Try Parkville, Catonsville, Towson or Hydes for some folk, jazz, ethnic, military, classical and children’s music.

Concerts are held at various community venues throughout the summer months. All you need for a season of music is right here in Baltimore County, and the Office of Tourism and Promotion has compiled a complete list of upcoming events.

Maryland's Best Trail: Patapsco

Photo of a mountain biker on a trail at Patapsco Valley State Park.

Singletracks’ 200,000-plus members named Patapsco as Maryland’s most popular trail for 2015. Singletracks.com is the number one mountain bike blog and the largest online catalog of GPS mountain bike trail maps. Of note, Singletracks.com has 750,000 unique monthly visitors, 2.5 million page views per month, 5,000 mobile app downloads per month and 67,000 Facebook followers.

The Patapsco Valley State Park extends along 32 miles of the Patapsco River encompassing 16,043 acres and is nationally known for its 170 miles of trails. Baltimore County shares this recognition with its neighbors in Howard County, as the park resides in both jurisdictions. Other popular Baltimore County bike trails include the NCR Trail, Loch Raven Reservoir and Robert E. Lee Park.

Farmers Markets

Farmers sell fresh produce at a local farmers market.

With the official start of summer kicking off this past Memorial Day weekend, area farmers markets have begun to pop up around the County. In the last decade, farmers markets have become a favorite marketing technique for farmers and a weekly ritual for many shoppers.

Not only will you find delicious corn, spinach and other healthy greens, but the freshest of strawberries, peaches and tomatoes are available too. Many markets sell crafts, wine, candies, flowers and cheeses. Shopping at a farmers market is a great way to meet local farmers and get fresh, flavorful produce and more. Find a farmers market near you!

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz with a tractor on a local farm.

Upcoming Events

Jun

26

Abbott Miller: Design and Content

The work of Abbott Miller merges graphic design and typography with spatial design, interactive media, and curatorial projects.

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Jun

29

Modern Dance Classes with Nicole Martinell

Taught by Artistic Director Nicole A. Martinell and invited guests, DVDC teaches the Monday night Adult Intermediate Level Modern Dance.

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Jul

1

Black Box: Sharon Hayes

Through her performances, films, and installations, Baltimore-born artist Sharon Hayes examines the intersection of history, politics, and speech, with a particular focus on the language of 20th-century protest groups.

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Jul

1

Front Room: Sara VanDerBeek

This exhibition features the art of a Baltimore-born artist who has photographed the streets of Baltimore and Detroit and transformed artifacts reclaimed from urban environments into sculptural subjects in her photography studio.

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Jul

1

Wine Up Wednesday: JOEL McGUIRE

Looking for a mid-week break? Relax in a serene environment, amid a summer breeze, while sipping tasty wine.

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