Summer festivals, fairs and other events in Harford County and around the state
By Allana Haynes
May 24, 2018 | 11:00 AM
Suds and Grapes Beer, Wine and Food Festival
Enjoy a two-day event featuring chef-inspired restaurant food tastings, imported and domestic craft beer and wine tastings, gourmet food tastings and live music. 6:30 p.m. The Armory, 37 N. Main St., Bel Air. $30. 561-929-2489 or theyearroundhomeshow.com.
Family Fly Fishing
Learn from some of the region’s most-talented fly-fishing, fly-tying and casting instructors. This program is designed to teach anglers of all levels the essentials of fly fishing, while encouraging angling as a family activity. 9 a.m. Izaak Walton League Sportsman Chapter, 5018 Onion Road, Pylesville. $25-$40. 410-836-1602.
Havre de Grace Maritime Museum Shrimp and Barbecue Festival
Take in the waterfront views while feasting on artisan chef Nic Galloro’s barbecue chicken, pork ribs or steamed shrimp, while sipping a glass of wine or a beer. The festival also features a silent auction, bingo and a raffle. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Frank J. Hutchins Memorial Park, 121 St. John St., Havre de Grace. $40. 410-939-4800 or hdgmaritimemuseum.org.
Mark Salkowski Memorial 5K and 1K Fun Run
Join a 5K or 1K in honor of Mark Salkowski, a father, husband and friend who died in 2015 of glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. All proceeds from the event will be donated in Salkowski’s name to the Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research and Information. 9 a.m. Ma and Pa Heritage Trail, Williams Street, Bel Air. $20. 410-458-6754 or wizathon.com.
Bel Air Town Run
Renaissance All Sports Athletic Club conducts a community 5K run and one-mile walk to promote fitness, health and running. The event is a part of the Maryland RRCA Championship Series. 8 a.m. Downtown Bel Air and Shamrock Park, Bel Air. $25-$35. 410-652-5850 or belairtownrun.com.
To celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 92nd birthday, this “all things British” event features activities, beer, cars, crafts, food and sports from England. As a part of the event, the Maryland Polo Club will feature an international polo exhibition between the United States and the United Kingdom. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the St. George’s Society and go directly to their support of the Invictus Games. 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Maryland Polo Club, 3633 Fallston Road, Jarrettsville. $20. 443-212-5762 or britfest2018.com.
Harford County Heritage and Music Festival
Join the event celebrating Harford’s heritage, featuring exhibits, food, music and the chance to share stories with an oral historian. 12 p.m.-11:30 p.m. The Highlands School, 2409 Creswell Road, Bel Air. $10. 410-838-7691 or harfordhistory.org.
Bring a picnic dinner, chair or blanket and enjoy an outdoor concert featuring local musicians. 7 p.m. Humbert Amphitheater, 127 Lee Way, Bel Air. Free. 410-638-4550 or baltimoresymphonicband.org.
Bel Air Greek Festival
The 12th annual event, sponsored by Sts. Magdalene and Markella Greek Orthodox Church, features Greek food, beer, wine and spirits, live Greek folk dancing, and a silent auction. Various times. The John Carroll School, 703 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. Free. 410-457-0303 or stsmm.org.
Fourth of July Celebration in the Town of Bel Air
Join a daylong, old-fashioned celebration featuring patriotic events, including a flag-raising ceremony, parade and fireworks display. 6:45 a.m. Various locations. Free. 410-879-4245 or belairjuly4.org.
Harford County Farm Fair
This old-fashioned county fair features rides, exhibits, livestock and more. Harford County Equestrian Center, 608 N. Tollgate Road, Bel Air. 410-838-8663 or farmfair.org.
Roll Out the Barrel
Join an exclusive tasting event featuring a selection of bourbons from more than a dozen distillers and a catered dinner by One Eleven Main. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Patio of the courthouse, 2 S. Bond St., Bel Air. $75. 443-823-1797 or downtownbelair.com.
This event features barbecue, live music, sponsor displays, crafters, merchant vendors, children’s entertainment as well as Harford County’s biggest beer and wine garden. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Aug 10; noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 11. Downtown Bel Air. Bond and Thomas streets. Free. 443-823-1797 or downtownbelair.com.
Beyond Harford County
BSO Presents An Evening with John Williams
Music director Marin Alsop and world-renowned, Academy Award-winning composer John Williams lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in acclaimed film scores including “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter,” “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and more. 8 p.m. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. $250-$350. 410-783-8000 or bsomusic.org.
Four-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Sam Smith performs in Washington, D.C., for his “The Thrill Of It All” tour. 8 p.m. Capital One Arena, 601 F St., N.W. $60-$450. 202-628-3200 or capitalonearena.monumentalsportsnetwork.com.
Mason Dixon Fair
Six-day event where neighbors show off their produce and farm animals, while a youth program teaches children about food. Fair also features rides as well as a parade and fireworks the last day. Various times. 688 Delta Road, Delta, Pa. $2-$8. 717-676-6446 or masondixonfair.com.
July 11-Aug. 19
The Pirates of Penzance
The Hypocrites, a Chicago theater company, returns with an encore presentation of their critically acclaimed, immersive and family-friendly version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance.” The company will also be introducing “H.M.S. Pinafore” to the Olney Theatre. 1:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road. $59-$74. 301-924-3400 or olneytheatre.org.
Bring your family to the park for live music, activities, chalk drawing, face painting, local art for sale, community vendors and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Hammonds Lane Theatre, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-636-6597 or chesapeakearts.showare.com.
The 137th annual fair is a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages. Activities include livestock and horse exhibits, rides, games, concerts and live entertainment, thoroughbred horse racing, fair treats and farm fresh foods. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road. 410-252-0200 or marylandstatefair.com.