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. 

Friday May 19

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.

Saturday May 20

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.

Lion's Club Boat Auction
Lions Club Park, Bumblebee Road
Auction begins at 1 p.m.
Get out on the water for cheap. The Deep Creek Lake Lion's Club is auctioning off over twenty boats and trailers, most with No RESERVE. Auction is open to all and will begin at 1pm Saturday May 20th. Funds raised benefit the Blind Skier and Camper Programs. Full details and photos of boats to be auctioned will be provided on Lions Club Facebook site (www.facebook.com/deepcreeklions) in late April. There's still time to donate your old boats, ATVs, snowmachines or anything else that would get you a nice tax deduction next year. Contact Chris at 301 616 7881 to donate your boat or other recreational equipment today!

Youth Fishing Rodeo
New Germany State Park, 8 a.m. to noon
Free
Children ages 15 and under are invited to participate in this free event. Registration will be available at the Lake House 7-9 a.m. on the day of the event. Fishing will be open to youth participants only, with limited adult assistance. All fishing must take place from the shoreline; no boating or wading will be permitted. To encourage beginners, a limited supply of fishing equipment will be available for loan. Registered anglers will be eligible for prizes throughout the day. Must be present to win. Snacks and gifts will be available for purchase at the snack bar and gift shop. In preparation for the event, New Germany Lake will be closed to fishing on May 19. The lake will reopen at 11 a.m. May 20. For more information, please call 301-895-5453.

Deep Creek Lake Loop 10K/5K/1 mile walk
Deep Creek Lake State Park, registration 7 a.m., races start at 8:30 and 9
$50 for 10K, $25 for 5K/1 mile
Proceeds benefit Cindy's Fund.

Monday May 22

Gardening Class - Organic Gardening Practices
Ruth Enlow Library Accident Branch, 2 p.m.
Free
Presented by the Garrett County Master Gardeners from University of Maryland Extension. Participants are asked to register. contact the library at 301-746-8792 or connie@relib.net .

Thursday May 25

HART for Animals Celebrity Bartending Challenge
Harbor Bar at Dutch's,  6-9
Hosted by Railey Mountain Lake Vacations.  Come out for a night of fun and support the animals.  Dog-Friendly event.

Saturday May 27

Kendall Trail 5K Run 3K Walk
Friendsville,  Registration 8 a.m. Runners begin at 9, Walkers at 9:15
$20 registration fee
Enjoy a scenic run or walk along the Youghiogheny River along the Kendall Trail.  Proceeds benefit the Friendsville Town Library. 

Wednesday May 31

HART for Animals Celebrity Bartending Challenge
Mountain State Brewing, 6-9
Hosted by Coldwell Banker.  Come out for a night of fun and support the animals. Dog friendly outdoor patio.

Friday June 2

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.

Saturday June 3

Garrett County Celtic Festival
Friendsville Community Park, 11 - 8
$15 for adults, $5 students, 4 and under free
The annual Garrett County Celtic Festival celebrates the heritage, art, and culture of Appalachian immigrants from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and Brittany. The day-long festival along the bonnie banks of the Youghiogheny River in the village of Friendsville is a fun event for the whole family!

Saturday June 10

Deep Creek's Got Talent Karaoke Style
Honi-Honi, 5 p.m.
Proceeds benefit HART for Animals and Deep Creek Lions Club.

Thursday June 15

Pocket Park Movie -- Zootopia
Mountain Fresh Pavilion, movies begin at dusk
Free
Sponsored by First People's Federal 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 June 16

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.

Saturday June 17

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.

Sunday June 18

Race Up the Face
Wisp Resort, 5 p.m.
$20 pre-registered/$25 after June 16 and up to day of event
Join runners and walkers of all ages as they challenge the steepest 400 m foot-race in America. Competitors work their way to the top of Wisp Resort's 600' vertical ski run "The Face" for local bragging rights of the fastest, youngest and oldest in their categories. This event sponsored by Queen City Striders, Garrett Trails and Wisp Resort Ski Patrol helps support Garrett Trails trail projects and promotes healthy lifestyles. Winners are recognized as part of the Taste of Garrett activities held later that afternoon.

Taste of Garrett County
Wisp Resort, 5-8 p.m.
$30 per person
Enjoy a variety of unique and diverse food samplings from local restaurants, caterers and suppliers.  Proceeds benefit Garrett Trails. 

Thursday June 22

Pocket Park Movie -- The Lego Batman Movie
Mountain Fresh Pavilion, movies begin at dusk
Free
Sponsored by Germain Heating and Air Conditioning
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 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
Deep Creek Lake State Park, 11:30 - 1:30
Free
Sponsored by Engage Mountain Maryland. Come prepared for a wonderful celebration and picnic at Deep Creek Lake State Park. 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 -- 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.

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.

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.

Thursday July 6

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.

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.

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.

Thursday July 20

Pocket Park Movie -- Storcks
Mountain Fresh Pavilion, movies begin at dusk
Free
Sponsored by Cornish Cafe
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

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

Pocket Park Movie -- BFG (Big, Friendly Giant)
Mountain Fresh Pavilion, movies begin at dusk
Free
Sponsored by Winner's 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 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.

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.

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.