It’s the Season to Go Outside and Play!

Memorial Day is behind us and thank goodness it’s ok to start wearing white! It’s also the season to go outside and play. Get out there and enjoy your local farmers’ markets, the waterfront and Baltimore’s many neighborhood festivals. Visit Baltimore even has a helicopter tour of Monument City on its website. Over the Fourth of July weekend, catch GBCA member the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Oregon Ridge.

Of course we are all looking forward to the summer’s biggest arts festival, Artscape. GBCA and its members will be there promoting the area’s amazing arts and culture scene AND the relaunch of the new and improved cultural calendar.

Even after summer ends, Maryland will celebrate a Star Spangled Spectacular including a weekend of events at Fort McHenry and the Inner Harbor complete with fireworks. The line up starts on September 10th and runs through the 16th.

Speaking of outside, last week Howard County government and The Howard Hughes Corp.  announced an agreement that will result in the $19 million renovation of Columbia’s Merriweather Post Pavillion. According to Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, the outdoor concert venue leverages more than $30 million in arts and culture funding. Once the renovation is complete in 2019, Merriweather will be turned over to the nonprofit Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission.

Looking forward to seeing you in the great outdoors,

Jeannie

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