Day Trip: Festivals and fireworks

New Market

Wild West Rodeo Days at Adventure Park USA


Adventure Park USA in Frederick County will host a two-day rodeo event this Saturday and Sunday. The event features bull riding, a "little wranglers" rodeo, rodeo clowns, trick roping, barrel racing, line dancing and cowboy shoot-outs. A cowboy breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday for $5 with admission.

All Wild West events are included with park admission. Tickets are $30 for ages 8 and up and $18 for kids 7 and younger. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Go to for more information.


Ocean City

'Surf's Up! Riding the Waves of Change'


Life-Saving Station Museum is opening a new exhibit chronicling the history of surfing in

. The exhibit will feature surfboards, bathing fashions, T-shirts, surfing memorabilia and a special Will Lucas video.

Museum admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors (62 and older) and active military personnel, $1 for children (Ages 6-17). Children age 6 and younger are free. The museum is on the southern end of the Boardwalk, at 813 S. Atlantic Ave., Ocean City. Go to or call 410-289-4991.

National Harbor

The Great American Festival


Get an early start on

with a music festival this coming Saturday at the National Harbor featuring 12 bands and DJs on three waterfront stages, food and a fireworks display overlooking the Potomac. Shows are 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a lineup that includes Ozomatli, The Dance Party, See-I, Lost in Paris, Skratch & Sniff, DJ Pat Premier, Neekola, Chris Styles, DJ Beach and others.

Main event tickets are $39.99 and VIP tickets are $69.99. Drink tickets are $20 for five, purchased in advance. National Harbor is in Prince George's County. Go to for more details.

Seven Springs, Pa.

Laurel Ridgeline Canopy Tours

Experience Mother Nature in a new way at Laurel Ridgeline Canopy Tours, a zip line adventure that gets you as close as you can come to flying without having wings. Bring the whole family to Seven Springs Mountain Resort to explore the forest canopy as you soar from tree to tree on a three-hour tour.


The zip line tour is $95 per person. Tours available on the hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting. Tours are limited to groups of eight. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are accepted. Go to or call call 800-452-2223, ext. 7905.

Williamsburg, Va.

IllumiNights at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens wants to light up your summer with the return of IllumiNights: A Busch Gardens Encore. For 50 nights beginning this coming Sunday, the park will be filled with live performances followed by a nightly fireworks display. Travel to different country settings in the park for performances. End each day with a spectacular fireworks display that can be seen throughout the park.

Single-day passes are $66.99 for adults and $56.99 for children (ages 3-9.) Children under 3 are free. Performances begin each night at 5:30 p.m followed by the fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Visit for more details.