This list is just a taste of all the things available to do in Howard County. Hopefully one or two of them will be new to you!
Things to do in Howard County this Summer
1. Go to the Farmers Market
Wednesdays Farmers Market is in Ellicott City (9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD) starting May 4 through November 14th in 2016. The Market is open from 2pm – 6pm, in November the hours change to 2pm – 5pm.
Fridays Farmers market is in Columbia at Howard County General Hospital, 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD. The Farmers Market is seasonal from May 6 through October 28,2016. The Market is open from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Sundays Farmers Market is in Fulton and Sundays Market is in Columbia for addresses and information about these markets to Howard County Farmers Market website.
2. Free Outdoor Movies
The Wine Bin Sponsors Free outdoor movies from Memorial Day weekend through September. The movies are played in The Wine Bin parking lot. Movies Start at 9pm. Movies include Skyfall, Pitch Perfect, Star Wars, and many more. Click here for the Full List.
3. Walk Around Lake Elkhorn in Columbia
4. Pick your own Fruits and Vegetables
5. Explore Patapsco Valley State Park
Patapsco Valley State Park has 170 miles of trails with hiking, fishing, mountain biking trails and more.
6. Visit the B&O Railroad Museum
7. Go to a Thrift Store
8. Play at the Park
9. Go Swimming
There are a lot of swimming pools scattered throughout Howard County. The Columbia Association has 23 outdoor pools and you can get a season pass to the pools. It can be expensive but depending on how much pool time you want, it’s something to consider.