Circumstances may cause events to be changed. Please confirm with the contacts listed.
Please advise of any upcoming events that we have not included.
Mail us or call (301) 387-5898.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

Garrett County Fair -- July 29 - August 5, 2017
Autumn Glory Festival -- October 11-15, 2017
Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival -- Sept. 8-10, 2017
Savageman Triathlon -- September 16 & 17, 2017

 

See also State Parks and Entertainment Guide, for more events

Every Saturday

A Touch of Class Wine & Beer Tasting Tours
Departs and returns to Deep Creek Beverage, 12-4
$49 includes tastings and transportation
Includes Visiting and Tasting at the following venues: Mountain State Brewing Company, Fireside Wine & Deli, Black Bear Wine and Words, Deep Creek Beverage.  Transportation is provided in 14 passenger Vans & limousines Minimum booking must be met, Personal pick ups may be available for an additional fee.  Call 301-501-5466 (LIMO) for a reservation.

Free Wine Tasting
McHenry Beverage Shoppe, 1-5 p.m.
Join us for our weekly wine tasting free of charge. Each week will be a new experience hosted by professionals in the wine industry.

Every Wednesday

Wet & Wild Wednesdays
$7/swimmer, $25/family of 4
When the tubes go in the FUN begins!  Wild and Wet Wednesdays are held every week.  It's a lazy river without the river.  Come enjoy floating away while listening to summer jams in our pool.  Rain or shine it's always sunny and 70 at the CARC. 

Thursday June 22

Pocket Park Movie -- Monster Trucks
Mountain Fresh Pavilion, movies begin at dusk
Free
Sponsored by Patriot Dodge and Jeep
Pocket Park movies are fun nights for the entire family! Bring your chairs or blanket and come out and join us under the Mountain Fresh Pavilion on Thursday evenings. Movies begin at dusk. Make sure you thank the sponsors!!! Because of them, we can show these movies for free.

Thursday June 22 - Saturday June 24

WGW Community Youth Cup
Weekend golf tournament and other events to benefit local charities.  Celebrating 6 years and over $325,000 raised.

Friday June 23 - Sunday June 25

40th Annual Grantsville Days
Town of Grantsville
Weekend of events and food.  Coordinated by the Grantsville Lions Club.  Opening parade held Friday at 6:45.  Fireworks both Friday and Saturday nights. 

Saturday June 24

Secret County Gardens Tour
Countywide, 10-4
$10 per person
Sponsored by the Mountain Laurel Garden Club.  The tour will feature five gardens in Garrett County, MD: Irma and Sherman Hull, Country Cottage Garden; Denise and Wayne Kramer, Woodland Shade Garden; Camille and Ed Spurr, Fourth Street Garden; The James Drane Heirloom Garden at the Drane House; and The Meadow Garden, a MLGC Conservation Committee award-winning project. Tickets, which include a short description of each garden and written directions beginning at the Oakland Gazebo, may be purchased in advance at the following locations: Gregg’s Pharmacy, Oakland; Green Acres Garden Center, Oakland; Arrowhead Market, RT. 219 Deep Creek Lake; Firefly Farms Market and Creamery, Accident; and The Medicine Shoppe, Grantsville. On the day of the tour at the Gazebo in Oakland, members of the Garrett County Historical Society will sell tickets.

Garrett County Gran Fondo
County wide, staggered departure time between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Registration price varies by course
Garrett County and the Deep Creek Lake area boast some of the finest and most challenging cycling in North America, and the Garrett County Gran Fondo has established itself as a premier North American Gran Fondo unsurpassed in challenge, scenery, and riding quality. With seven Timed KOM Climbs covering 16.2 miles and 5700' of elevation gain, the Garrett County Gran Fondo is the King of all Climbing Gran Fondos.

Sunday June 25

Frack-Free Celebration and Annual Picnic
Oakland Mountain Fresh Pavilion, 11:30 - 2:30
Free
Sponsored by Engage Mountain Maryland. Come prepared for a wonderful celebration and picnic. We will begin by updating you on new initiatives Engage Mountain Maryland has planned. There will be food, drink, live music, special guests and a colorful appearance by Emma the 45 dragon. Register now or visit our event page where you'll see the day's schedule, and learn about becoming an event sponsor. The celebration is free and open to the public. Tax deductible donations welcome!

Thursday June 29

Pocket Park Movie -- BFG (Big Friendly Giant)
Mountain Fresh Pavilion, movies begin at dusk
Free
Sponsored by Winners Circle
Pocket Park movies are fun nights for the entire family! Bring your chairs or blanket and come out and join us under the Mountain Fresh Pavilion on Thursday evenings. Movies begin at dusk. Make sure you thank the sponsors!!! Because of them, we can show these movies for free.

Friday June 30 & Saturday July 1

22nd Annual Dave Martin's Bullride Mania
Garrett County Fairgrounds, 7:30
Advance tickets at Southern States, $10
At the gate: $15 for adults, $5 for kids

Saturday July 1

Fast and Furriest 5K/1 mile walk
Lion's Club Dog Park, registration begins at 7:30, race starts at 8:30.  Event reception from 9-11.
5K -- $30 before 6/24, $35 after; 1 mile -- $20 before 6/24, $25 after
Sponsored by Taylor-Made Vacations with proceeds benefitting HART for Animals.  Dogs are welcome on a leash.

Monday July 3

Fireworks at Broadford Park
Broadford Park
$3/person, 8 and under $1
The Garrett Community Concert Band and The Garrett Choral Society are honored to present a musical celebration of our Nations Birthday of July Fourth at the Broadford Park July Third Firework Festivities. The band and chorus will present several patriotic selections together including Carmen Dragons rendition of America The Beautiful plus a salute to our Armed Forces both present active and retired personnel. The chorus will present several Americana selections and the band will do likewise. The Celebration will being at 7:30 pm at Pavilion #1 where there will be plenty of room for picnics and enjoyment of the beautiful surroundings. Bring chairs and/or blankets for seating. The fireworks will begin at the conclusion of the Stars and Stripes Forever which will be at approximately 9:30 pm.

Tuesday July 4

Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display
Viewable in the McHenry Area, dusk
Free
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display. Join the celebration! Fireworks will light up the sky above Marsh Mountain at Wisp Resort overlooking Deep Creek Lake on July 4th. The display is set to begin around 9:30pm and is set off from the Bear Claw Tubing Park.  Rain date is July 5.

Free Fishing Day
Throughout Maryland
The unique opportunity to fish the state’s waters without obtaining a fishing license, stamp or registration.

Dog-gone Fundraiser
Garrett College, 11 - 2:30
Free
Benefits the Garrett County Humane Society. Dog demos, Meet the Breed area and parade, Costume Contest, Cash and Carry table, large Silent Auction, Cash Raffle tickets

Deep Creek Lions Club Boat Parade
Deep Creek Lake, 7 p.m.
Decorate your boat and join our Boat Parade on Deep Creek Lake. The Parade will pass a number of judging stations where spectators will vote for their favorites – the winner of the best decorated boat will win the coveted Deep Creek Pennant!

Wednesday July 5 - Friday July 7

Chautauqua
Garrett College Auditorium, 7:30
Free
July 5 – General John Pershing, portrayed by Doug Mishler
July 6 – WEB DuBois, portrayed by Bill Grimmette
July 7 – Woodrow Wilson, portrayed by Judd Bankert
“The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.” With these words, President Woodrow Wilson asked the United States Congress to declare war on Germany. For nearly three years, war raged in Europe after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria sparked a diplomatic crisis. Despite attempts to remain neutral, because of various acts of aggression by Germany, including the death of 128 Americans in the German attack on the British passenger liner RMS Lusitania, the United States officially entered World War I in April 1917. For our 23rd season, we are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the United States’ entry into the Great War as three World War I-era figures come to life on the Chautauqua stage.

Thursday July 6

Pocket Park Movie -- Lego Batman Movie
Mountain Fresh Pavilion, movies begin at dusk
Free
Sponsored by Germain Heating and Cooling
Pocket Park movies are fun nights for the entire family! Bring your chairs or blanket and come out and join us under the Mountain Fresh Pavilion on Thursday evenings. Movies begin at dusk. Make sure you thank the sponsors!!! Because of them, we can show these movies for free.

Friday July 7

Old-Time Jam
New Germany State Park Lake House, 6:30-9
Free
New Germany State Park is proud to announce the return of good old-fashioned toe-tappin’ fun, with the eighth season of Old Time Jams. The jams will be acoustic-only this year (no amplifiers).These informal gatherings provide an opportunity for musicians and listeners of all ages to share and enjoy traditional “old-timey” Appalachian music. The jams will take place at the Lake House, 403 McAndrews Hill Road, Grantsville. There is no charge for admission. Snacks and gifts will be available for purchase. For more information, please call 301-895-5453.

Downtown Jubilee
Town of Oakland, 1-7 p.m.
Free
Join us at Oakland’s Downtown Jubilee presented by Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty! We’re taking over the streets of Oakland, Maryland in music-festival style on Friday, July 7 from 1-7pm. We will have kids activities, music every hour, history presentations, food trucks, raffles and an opportunity for you to shop local! Event admission is FREE with donations collected by vendors and visitors to benefit local charity, Landon’s Library. We hope to see you celebrating Oakland's small town charm on July 7 from 1-7pm at the Downtown Jubilee presented by Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty. Special thanks to Landon's Library, Curb Appeal Marketing, the Town of Oakland, and the Greater Oakland Business Association

Saturday July 8

Basic Boating Course
Garrett College, 8:30 - 5 p.m.
$29 GC residents, $34 other MD residents, $39 out of state, $10 MD Sr. Citizens
Course id open to those 12 years of age or over.  Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  Call 301-387-3069.  . Individuals born after June 1, 1972 are required to have an approved Boater’s Safety card in their possession when operating a power boat in Maryland. Successful completion of this course will provide that card.

Lions Club Grillin & Chillin
Garrett County Fairgrounds, noon - 8
$10 for 16 and over, $5 kids, infants free
This year the Oakland Mountain Lake Park Lions Club is holding a new event; the Lions Chillin & Grillin for Vision: BBQ Fest. This is a Family Friendly event to be held July 8th at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. There will be live music all day and 50/50 drawing. Grillers from around the area will compete for trophies and bragging rights. Guest will be able to purchase meats from the grillers and then purchase all the fixins (bun, baked beans, cole slaw, plate, utensils and drinks) from the Lions. Guest can vote for their favorite Griller (People’s Choice Award) and have a chance to win in the 50/50 drawing (tickets $1.00 each).  Kids activities through the day.

Thursday July 13

Pocket Park Movie -- Trolls
Mountain Fresh Pavilion, movies begin at dusk
Free
Sponsored by GCC Technologies
Pocket Park movies are fun nights for the entire family! Bring your chairs or blanket and come out and join us under the Mountain Fresh Pavilion on Thursday evenings. Movies begin at dusk. Make sure you thank the sponsors!!! Because of them, we can show these movies for free.

Friday July 14 & Saturday July 15

Theatre on the Lake Presents: James and the Giant Peach
Ridgeview Valley Barn, 7:30
$10

Tri State Relief Sale
Garrett County Fairgrounds, 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Free
The TriState Benefit Auction & Cruise-In is a great two-day family event held at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. Celebrate the spirit of helping others in the U.S. and worldwide. On Friday evening, a giant Silent Auction will be held as well as a Market Place with unique items, books, plants and baked goods. Food, available both days, includes a pancake & sausage breakfast Saturday and BBQ chicken, pulled pork and more. Kid’s activities will be held on Saturday. Barrel train rides and a horse drawn carriage are available both days. A Classic Car Cruise-in will be held Saturday as well as a giant Auction including quilts, artwork, handcrafted furniture, vacations, collectibles, and much more. This benefit is sponsored by the local Mennonite churches to support Mennonite Central Committee in their work in the U.S. and around the world to help victims of natural disasters, war and poverty. For further information or to obtain a schedule of the Saturday auction, call (814) 322-8660 or go to www.tristatesale.org for a preview of sale items which will be continually updated.

Saturday July 15

52nd Annual Fiddle & Banjo Contest
Friendsville Community Park, Preshow entertainment at 5, Contest begins at 6
Sponsored by the Friendsville Fire & Rescue Department

Thursday July 20

Pocket Park Movie -- Zootopia
Mountain Fresh Pavilion, movies begin at dusk
Free
Sponsored by First People's Credit Union
Pocket Park movies are fun nights for the entire family! Bring your chairs or blanket and come out and join us under the Mountain Fresh Pavilion on Thursday evenings. Movies begin at dusk. Make sure you thank the sponsors!!! Because of them, we can show these movies for free.

Friday July 21 & Saturday July 22

Theatre on the Lake Presents: James and the Giant Peach
Ridgeview Valley Barn, 7:30
$10

37th Annual Friendsville Days
Town of Friendsville
Friday evening will be a free community picnic beginning at 5:30 p.m. Crowning of the Friendsville Day Queen will be at 6:00 p.m. with numerous other vendors for everyone to enjoy. Saturday at 12 noon will be the parade down Maple Street, it wind its way to the Community Park. Opening ceremonies will begin at 1:30 p.m. with numerous activities throughout the day. Everything from a car show, Christian puppet show, horseshoe tournament, volleyball tournaments, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, bingo, dime pitch, numerous door prizes, Chinese auction items, cash drawings, break opens, games for kids of all ages. Numerous entertainment and food vendors all day long concluding with an awesome fireworks display to close out the day.

Friday July 21

Old-Time Jam
New Germany State Park Lake House, 6:30-9
Free
New Germany State Park is proud to announce the return of good old-fashioned toe-tappin’ fun, with the eighth season of Old Time Jams. The jams will be acoustic-only this year (no amplifiers).These informal gatherings provide an opportunity for musicians and listeners of all ages to share and enjoy traditional “old-timey” Appalachian music. The jams will take place at the Lake House, 403 McAndrews Hill Road, Grantsville. There is no charge for admission. Snacks and gifts will be available for purchase. For more information, please call 301-895-5453.

Thursday July 27 - Saturday July 29

Theatre on the Lake Presents: Antigone
Ridgeview Valley Barn, 7:30
$10

Thursday July 27

Pocket Park Movie -- Finding Dory
Mountain Fresh Pavilion, movies begin at dusk
Free
Sponsored by Clear Mountain Bank
Pocket Park movies are fun nights for the entire family! Bring your chairs or blanket and come out and join us under the Mountain Fresh Pavilion on Thursday evenings. Movies begin at dusk. Make sure you thank the sponsors!!! Because of them, we can show these movies for free.

Friday August 4

Old-Time Jam
New Germany State Park Lake House, 6:30-9
Free
New Germany State Park is proud to announce the return of good old-fashioned toe-tappin’ fun, with the eighth season of Old Time Jams. The jams will be acoustic-only this year (no amplifiers).These informal gatherings provide an opportunity for musicians and listeners of all ages to share and enjoy traditional “old-timey” Appalachian music. The jams will take place at the Lake House, 403 McAndrews Hill Road, Grantsville. There is no charge for admission. Snacks and gifts will be available for purchase. For more information, please call 301-895-5453.

Thursday August 3

Pocket Park Movie -- Moana
Mountain Fresh Pavilion, movies begin at dusk
Free
Sponsored by Dr. Steven Bayuk, DO
Pocket Park movies are fun nights for the entire family! Bring your chairs or blanket and come out and join us under the Mountain Fresh Pavilion on Thursday evenings. Movies begin at dusk. Make sure you thank the sponsors!!! Because of them, we can show these movies for free.

Thursday August 3 & Saturday August 5

Theatre on the Lake Presents: The Misanthrope
Ridgeview Valley Barn, 7:30
$10

Thursday August 3 - Sunday August 6

96th Annual Western Maryland Tennis Championships
Mountain Lake Park Tennis Club
Played on the historic red clay courts in Mountain Lake Park.  Register online at www.mlptc.org or call 301-334-3249 for more information.

Saturday August 5

Basic Boating Course
Garrett College, 8:30 - 5 p.m.
$29 GC residents, $34 other MD residents, $39 out of state, $10 MD Sr. Citizens
Course id open to those 12 years of age or over.  Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  Call 301-387-3069.  . Individuals born after June 1, 1972 are required to have an approved Boater’s Safety card in their possession when operating a power boat in Maryland. Successful completion of this course will provide that card.

Thursday August 10

Pocket Park Movie -- Secret Life of Pets
Mountain Fresh Pavilion, movies begin at dusk
Free
Sponsored by Coldwell Banker
Pocket Park movies are fun nights for the entire family! Bring your chairs or blanket and come out and join us under the Mountain Fresh Pavilion on Thursday evenings. Movies begin at dusk. Make sure you thank the sponsors!!! Because of them, we can show these movies for free.

Saturday August 12

Garrett County Annual Wings and Wheels Fly In
Garrett County Airport, 9-4
Free admission
Come enjoy the static displays of Airplanes, Classic Cars and RC Aircraft Demonstrations at the Garrett County Airport at 771 Airport Road, Accident, Maryland.

Thursday August 17

Pocket Park Movie -- Pete's Dragon
Mountain Fresh Pavilion, movies begin at dusk
Free
Sponsored by Rob Michael
Pocket Park movies are fun nights for the entire family! Bring your chairs or blanket and come out and join us under the Mountain Fresh Pavilion on Thursday evenings. Movies begin at dusk. Make sure you thank the sponsors!!! Because of them, we can show these movies for free.

Friday August 18

Old-Time Jam
New Germany State Park Lake House, 6:30-9
Free
New Germany State Park is proud to announce the return of good old-fashioned toe-tappin’ fun, with the eighth season of Old Time Jams. The jams will be acoustic-only this year (no amplifiers).These informal gatherings provide an opportunity for musicians and listeners of all ages to share and enjoy traditional “old-timey” Appalachian music. The jams will take place at the Lake House, 403 McAndrews Hill Road, Grantsville. There is no charge for admission. Snacks and gifts will be available for purchase. For more information, please call 301-895-5453.

Friday September 1

Old-Time Jam
New Germany State Park Lake House, 6:30-9
Free
New Germany State Park is proud to announce the return of good old-fashioned toe-tappin’ fun, with the eighth season of Old Time Jams. The jams will be acoustic-only this year (no amplifiers).These informal gatherings provide an opportunity for musicians and listeners of all ages to share and enjoy traditional “old-timey” Appalachian music. The jams will take place at the Lake House, 403 McAndrews Hill Road, Grantsville. There is no charge for admission. Snacks and gifts will be available for purchase. For more information, please call 301-895-5453.