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Fireworks, festivals, farmers markets and more make their return in Baltimore County this summer

As the COVID-19 pandemic surged across Maryland more than a year ago, many popular events were canceled in Baltimore County. As summer approaches, many of those events are scheduled to return.

Here is a list of events that are coming back, canceled or still up in the air in Towson, Catonsville and Arbutus.

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Jada Orendorff, of Towson, right, and her sister Kelsey, hold their dolls as they all wear patriotic attire during Towson's Independence Day Parade in this file photo. The Towson Fourth of July parade is returning this year on July 3.
Jada Orendorff, of Towson, right, and her sister Kelsey, hold their dolls as they all wear patriotic attire during Towson's Independence Day Parade in this file photo. The Towson Fourth of July parade is returning this year on July 3. (Brian Krista / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Towson

Feet on the Street

“Feet on the Street,” the block parties in Towson traditional held every Friday during the summer, returned on May 14. The Towson Chamber of Commerce invites residents to come out and enjoy music, beverages, and food trucks, under COVID-19 restrictions. Upcoming bands for the block parties include Jury on June 4. The weekly concerts conclude on Aug. 27, according to the chamber’s website. To learn more about this event or to purchase tickets visit http://www.towsonchamber.com/feet-on-the-street/.

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Towson’s Farmers Market

The Towson Chamber of Commerce will open the farmers market every Thursday, starting this week on June 3, according to the chamber’s website. It will offer organic food, locally grown foods and hand crafted products, located on Allegheny and Washington avenues from 10:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

57th Annual Golf Tournament

The Towson Chamber of Commerce will host the 57th Annual Golf Tournament on June 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. including a light breakfast at 9 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10 a.m. To learn more about this event or to register, visit https://www.towsonchamber.com/events/golf-tournament/.

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Fourth of July Celebration

The Towson Fourth of July celebration is returning this year on July 3, featuring a race and a parade according to Nancy Hafford, executive director of Towson Chamber of Commerce. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at Bosley and Burke Avenues and will go on rain or shine. For more information about this event, visit https://www.towsonchamber.com/events/4th-of-july-parade-2/.

The classic rock cover band Revolver plays in August 2019 as part of the Frederick Road Fridays summer concert series in Catonsville. The concerns are scheduled to return this year beginning July 9.
The classic rock cover band Revolver plays in August 2019 as part of the Frederick Road Fridays summer concert series in Catonsville. The concerns are scheduled to return this year beginning July 9. (Staff photo by Brian Krista)

Catonsville

The Sunday Farmers Market

The Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce will host a Farmers Market every Sunday during the summer, which began over the Memorial Day weekend. It will offer various baked goods, specialty items, and adult beverages, according to the chamber’s website. The event will be located at 15 Mellor Ave. from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday.

“Original” Catonsville Farmers Market

Located at the Christian Temple on 5820 Edmonson Ave., the “original” Catonsville Farmers Market has been around since 2002, serving “producer only” products such as meats, eggs, fruits, and vegetables, breads, honey, flowers, wine, spices, cakes, and cookies. The market was formerly a part of the chamber’s market. Market manager Cindy Yingling said the “original” market has always be held on Wednesdays. Hours for the Wednesday market are from 9 a.m. to noon. To learn more about the market visit https://www.catonsvillefarmersmarket.com/.

Makers Market every third Saturday

Every third Saturday starting June 19 at the Catonsville Clubhouse at 10 St. Timothy’s Lane, shop 30 different vendors, support local artists, and listen to live music.

Fourth of July Celebration

The Catonsville 4th of July Committee has tentatively scheduled the 75th Anniversary of the Catonsville Parade and Fireworks, under COVID-19 safety requirements. The parade will be held rain or shine, starting from Frederick Road and Montrose Avenue. The parade and fireworks are planned for July 3. A final decision on the annual celebration is contingent on state and local regulations, according to the committee’s website.

Frederick Road Friday’s Summer Concerts

The Catonsville Chamber of Commerce will host a concert series each Friday throughout the summer, starting on July 9. The series offers free outdoor musical performances located on the Shops on Meller parking lot, according to the chamber’s website. For more information about the concerts, visit https://members.catonsville.org/events

V.J. Madison, 5, paints a ceramic cat with some help from his mother, Michelle Madison, and grandmother Marilyn Maitland at the 31st annual Arbutus Arts Festival in this file photo. The festival, which had been scheduled for May 16 this year, was canceled for the second straight year because of COVID-19.
V.J. Madison, 5, paints a ceramic cat with some help from his mother, Michelle Madison, and grandmother Marilyn Maitland at the 31st annual Arbutus Arts Festival in this file photo. The festival, which had been scheduled for May 16 this year, was canceled for the second straight year because of COVID-19. (Sun photo by Elizabeth Malby)

Arbutus

Fourth of July Celebration

Arbutus is expecting to have their Fourth of July Celebration on July 3, according to Bettina Tebo, president of the Arbutus Business and Professional Association. It will feature a 10k race at 8 a.m., a soap box derby at 9 a.m., and a flag raising ceremony before the scheduled parade at 12:30 p.m. Later on, a community gathering is scheduled at 2 p.m. For more information about this event, visit https://arbutus.org/4th-of-july/.

Arts Festival (CANCELED)

The Arbutus Arts Festival was canceled for the second straight year due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions, Tebo. It was initially scheduled to take place on May 16. Next year’s Arts Festival has been scheduled for May 15, according to the Arbutus Arts Festival’s website.

Editor’s note: The name of the market manager for the original Catonsville farmer’s market was incorrect in an earlier version of this article. It has been corrected.

Fireworks light up the sky during the annual show at Catonsville High School on July 4 in this file photo. BALTIMORE SUN MEDIA FILE PHOTO
Fireworks light up the sky during the annual show at Catonsville High School on July 4 in this file photo. BALTIMORE SUN MEDIA FILE PHOTO (Rachel Woolf, Baltimore Sun)

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