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Restaurant Week logoBaltimore County Restaurant Week Extended

The recent blizzard didn’t just bring three feet of snow our way, it also brought a whole extra week to enjoy the “meals and deals” of Baltimore County Winter Restaurant Week! Shake off that case of cabin fever by getting out of the house to enjoy a fantastic meal that someone else has to prepare and clean up.

A majority of participating restaurants have chosen to extend their special fixed priced menus through February 6th, giving you extra time to explore and enjoy what Baltimore County’s wonderful restaurants have to offer. Diners can discover new restaurants and enjoy old favorites at a discounted price, with one to three course lunch and dinner specials ranging from $15 to $35. With over thirty-five restaurants extending their deals, there is sure to be something for every taste and occasion.

Please visit baltimorecountyrestaurantweek.com to view a list of participating restaurants, peruse menus, and make reservations. Try that fancy place you’ve heard such great things about, or frequent your favorite local hotspot. Either way it’s a delicious time to dine in Baltimore County!


One of Maryland's 18 Scenic Byways

The State Designated Horses and Hounds Scenic Byway in Baltimore County recently received new, larger signs along the roadway indicating the 70-mile route through northern Baltimore and Harford Counties.

Since Colonial times, foxhunters have swept across these rolling, grassy fields in a colorful pageant of horses, hounds, and “hill toppers,” who prefer to watch and ride at a slower pace.

Agricultural Bounty

This rural driving route showcases much of Baltimore County’s agricultural bounty, including wineries, microbreweries, farms (some with stands offering seasonal fresh produce), historic sites, State Parks, and scenic views of historic farms, including Sagamore Farm. Horses and Hounds begins in Cockeysville to Shawan Road, through Tufton Avenue along Worthington Road towards Reisterstown and then winds east through the scenic and historic landscapes of My Lady’s Manor, Long Green Valley, Cromwell Valley, and ends at the Hampton National Historic Site.

View the full map and history of the Horses and Hounds Scenic Byway.

Horses and Hounds is one of Maryland’s 18 scenic byways that embraces the State’s diverse landscapes filled with beauty, history, and culture. Maryland Scenic Byways are carefully mapped driving routes and themed tours that take visitors through mountain passes, interesting neighborhoods, peaceful shores, country roads, and more. The byways encourage endless activities - from fishing, hiking, boating and biking to antiquing, shopping, dining, touring a winery or seeing a show.


Boordy Good Life Thursdays photoJulian Baker
  Intern, Baltimore County Office of Communications

Thinking about going somewhere for live music this summer? No need to fly to Nashville for country or bluegrass. The Good Life Festival at Boordy Vineyards provides good food, great music and an excellent atmosphere for just $10. Feel free to bring the kids as all guests under 16 have free admission. Come back to the Vineyards all summer, as the Summer Evening Concerts rock every Friday night from May to August.

Booking a trip to Cleveland to check out some classic rock? First, head on over to Parkville any Friday in the summer to see the PCBA Spring Concert Series. The event is free in the backyard of Racer’s Cafe, one of the best craft beer bars in town.     

Shakespeare isn’t only performed in the Globe Theatre. Join Stephanie and Saar at the Gordon Center for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, where the work of famed composer Felix Mendelssohn will be paired with selections from Shakespeare’s beloved comedy performed by actor Stanley Morstein. Tickets for the June 14th event are free, but must be reserved.

Towson Feet on the Street photoIf the fun atmosphere of New Orleans is your thing, swing by Feet on the Street Block Party on Friday nights to experience Towson’s local music scene. There will be beer, wine and cocktails for the adults, and moon bounces and face painting for the kids. It might even start to look like Mardi Gras. Admission is free, and it goes from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every night through September 25th.

Even the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is coming up to the County on July 3 and 4 for their Star-Spangled Spectacular at Oregon Ridge. Tickets at the gate will be $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under, or you can buy your tickets in advance. Guests get to see the BSO perform classic American music with a spectacular fireworks show after the performance.

The Lurman Summer Concert Series, free every Saturday and Sunday from May to August, has all of the above; blues, funk, country, R&B, and classic jazz are on tap all summer long. The Lurman Woodland Theatre in Catonsville is your one stop shop for all things music this summer.

Baltimore County’s more than 80 summer concerts have everything you’re looking for; from Reggae in White Marsh to Folk in Catonsville, all you need for a summer of music is right here in the County.  

Review a complete list of concerts and events this summer.


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