Baltimore County News
Baltimore County Office of Tourism & Promotion
As families around Baltimore gather for the day of feasting and revelry, many will also be heading to join the red or blue cheering sections assembled for the big game. Around here watching the annual Turkey Bowl is as much a part of Thanksgiving as pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, and shaking-your-head when your uncle says something cringe-worthy at the dinner table.
With the Ravens playing the Steelers Thanksgiving night, the 2013 Turkey Bowl will be played at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium between Loyola Blakefield and Calvert Hall. The intimate atmosphere and convenience for many fans in Baltimore County should make for a great game and great event regardless of your rooting interests.
Just for some context, the formation of the League of Nations, the beginning of prohibition, and the Red Sox trading Babe Ruth to the Yankees - all of these events occurred the same year as the playing of the first Turkey Bowl in Baltimore. Now entering its 94th year, a new chapter is about to be written in the rivalry between the Loyola Dons and the Calvert Hall Cardinals.
If you have never attended this great Baltimore tradition, make sure to experience the energy and fun, or at the very least, watch the 10 a.m. game on ABC. Tickets can be obtained at the Towson University Union Ticket Office and from Calvert Hall and Loyola Blakefield.
Jordan Fish, Baltimore County Office of Tourism and Promotion
With cooling temperatures and dramatic color-changing foliage, fall is a beautiful time to be in Baltimore County. Whether you're in search of the perfect pumpkin, freshly pressed apple cider, corn mazes, or spooky haunted attractions, there is something for everyone this season.
Autumn in Baltimore County is also home to many great local events, with everything from orchestra concerts to wine tastings available right in your backyard.
Intern, Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences
Summer is here, and here with it are beach vacations, sleep-away camps, and Fourth of July picnics. The season is busy, but somehow an abundance of free time always wedges its way in between the events marked on the calendar. Students with eight weeks off from school sometimes find themselves glued to the television with nothing else to do all day. The warm weather and longer days make it so even adults who are still occupied from nine to five find some extra time on their hands. If you are trying to find a way to wile away your spare summer hours, look no further. There are tons of art, music and theatre performances here in Baltimore County all summer long.
Arts and sciences organizations in Baltimore County offer a diverse group of programs that will help make the most of your child’s summer. Summertime Crickets, a program by the Children’s Chorus of Maryland, introduces children ages four and five to the world of music. Kaleidoscope! Arts Camp in Catonsville channels another area of creativity, focusing on visual arts. This two-week day camp offers programs for elementary, middle, and high school-aged students looking to be creative and have fun!
Another great family outing is a night at the theatre with Cockpit in Court’s summer season, presented at CCBC Essex. The company will celebrate forty years of theatre with five diverse shows: Gypsy, A Murder is Announced, Me and My Girl, Social Security, and Seussical Jr. Whether you’re looking to see a musical or a play or whether you are bringing the kids or having a grown-up night, Cockpit in Court is a summer treat for any occasion.
If you are looking for more theatre, the annual Summer Playwright’s Festival presented by Open Space Arts is a Baltimore County tradition that you will not want to miss. Open Space Arts is stationed in Reisterstown and holds their big summer show the first two weekends in August. The festival features several short plays written by inspired members of the community. Local actors bring these original pieces to life on Open Space Arts’ charming outdoor stage. The Summer Playwright’s Festival is an entertaining and unique theatre experience that the whole family can enjoy.
The Lurman Woodland Theatre in Catonsville hosts a free concert series with performances every Saturday and Sunday from June 1-August 25. This is a great way to spend a summer evening with the family and experience all different kinds of music. Spread out your blanket and enjoy concerts from a variety of bands, ranging from the Catonsville High School Steel Band to 1940s swing by the Bayside Big Band to old school blues. Download the concert schedule at http://www.lurman.com and you will be sure to find a concert that suits your style.
These are just a few of the many arts events happening in our area this summer season. For a complete list of summer events and attractions in Baltimore County, please visit www.enjoybaltimorecounty.com.
Revised April 6, 2016