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Discover exciting activities and attractions in the Deep Creek Lake area! From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, there is something for everyone. Explore stunning hiking trails, visit local museums, indulge in delicious cuisine, or simply relax and take in the beautiful scenery.

Garrett County Junior Golf Tour

For ages 8 to 18, this first-ever junior golf tour promises to be a great learning experience and connection to the game of golf!

Sign up by June 6th!

 

 

47th Annual All Family Boat Show at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Garrett County Fair

Jul 28 – Aug 3, 2024

DCL Art, Wine & Beer Festival

Sep 6 & 7, 2024

Autumn Glory Festival

Oct 9 – 13, 2024

Festival of Trees

Nov 29 & 30, 2024

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Garrett Gran Fondo: Garrett’s Greatest 25

687 Mosser Road, McHenry, MD 21541 Mosser Road, McHenry, MD, United States

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. The GCGF has a ride for everyone from recreational cyclists to seasoned professionals with five supported ride options. With the exception of the “Garrett’s Greatest 25”, all GCGF routes are extremely challenging, very steep climbing affairs and riders should plan accordingly. Some hills peak out at over 20% pitch and have extended stretches well into the teens. It is highly recommended that you gear your bike appropriately for severe climbing. ​ All proceeds from the GCGF go to the Garrett Trails Nonprofit located in Garrett County, Maryland, to benefit trails throughout the area.​ REGISTER HERE

POA General Membership Meeting

Garrett 8 Cinemas 19741 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD, United States

POA General Membership Meeting will be held at Garrett Cinema at 8:30 AM on Saturday, June 22, 2024. Breakfast snacks are served at 8:00 AM. The agenda will include comments from various county and state officials along with updates on many items concerning the lake and surrounding area. As always, member input and questions are welcomed.

Summer Solstice Market

Shabby Patina 6936 Sang Run Road, McHenry, MD, United States

Join Shabby Patina as we kick off summer!

Event Series Summer Market

Summer Market

Mountain Fresh Pavilion 2nd Street, Downtown Oakland, MD, United States

Calling all food lovers and craft connoisseurs! 🌟🥕 Step into a world where veggies dance off the stands and crafts come alive at the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market! Imagine a kaleidoscope of fresh produce, a symphony of artisanal creations, and a parade of pies that twirl right into your heart. 🎈 Join the fiesta every Wednesday and Saturday, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the Mountain Fresh Pavilion in downtown Oakland. It's not just a market; it's a celebration of community and creativity!

Victorian Garden Tour

On June 22, the Mountain Laurel Garden Club Victorian Garden Club Tours will showcase cottage gardens along G Street. This will be the first time the club has selected a single neighborhood for its tours. Traditionally, garden tours are scattered throughout the county with a variety of styles and ages of homes with accompanying gardens. With guests being invited to one location, the tours will focus on a particular residential garden era. The tours will include historical information about horticulture, varieties of plants, and general information about home gardens. The Ticket Office Museum will be open during the tours, and food trucks will offer lunch items.

Butterfly Hike and Craft

Sang Run State Park 3735 Sang Run Road, McHenry, MD, United States

Tag along with a Ranger to identify butterflies in the area and make a fun butterfly craft in the Friends store!

Dungeons & Dragons

Oakland Ruth Enlow Library 6 N 2nd St, Oakland, MD, United States

Join the adventure as we embark on a Dungeons & Dragons quest at the Main Library in Oakland on Saturday, June 22nd at 12-noon! New players are always wanted, so bring friends and family. Don't miss this fun session! Disclaimers: Programs, events, and classes may be photographed or videotaped for library promotional purposes. Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer your photo not to be taken.

Reptile Encounter

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

All are invited to the Discovery Center to learn about some of the fascinating and gentle reptile ambassadors. Great for all ages!

Event Series Make a Coil Pot

Make a Coil Pot

Deep Creek Pottery 1550 Deep Creek Drive (back side of The Fort), McHenry, MD, United States

Join Deep Creek Pottery for a fun coil pot class on Saturdays this summer! This is a great class for all ages. you create your one-of-a-kind coil pot and choose your glaze before you leave! Ready in less than 2 weeks! Call, message here, or email deepcreekpottery@gmail.com to register! $30.00

Park PROs – Pups in Parks

New Germany Nature Center 403 McAndrews Hill Rd, Grantsville, MD, United States

Join Ranger Julia for this Park PROs program and learn how to safely and responsibly enjoy State Parks with your four-legged best friend. Discussion will include where to find the best pet-friendly amenities, how to keep your pet safe in the outdoors, and tips to maximize fun for everyone! Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to attend this outdoor program, which will conclude with an optional easy pack walk along the Turnpike Trail to enjoy the seasonal sights (and smells!) of New Germany. Please ensure that all participating pups have their rabies vaccination information readily available.

Jumpin’ Jack Flash at Honi-Honi Bar

Honi-Honi Bar 19745 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, Maryland, United States

It’s a gas! Gas! Gas! Celebrating the world’s greatest rock n’ roll band is Pittsburgh’s top Rolling Stones tribute, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”! They recreate the “Stones experience” with attention to detail that is second best to the real deal! See for yourself, they’ll be “pleased to meet you”!

Turtle Week Hike and Craft

New Germany Lake House 403 McAndrews Hill Road, Grantsville, MD, United States

Celebrate turtle week by joining volunteer naturalists Deb and Peggy for this kid-friendly craft and learn about some of the unique characteristics of turtles. This activity will also include a short hike.

While You Were Sleeping

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Did you hear that!? Come out to the campfire and learn about what goes bump in the night with some trail camera footage.

Pirate Party with Rushmore at Honi-Honi Bar

Honi-Honi Bar 19745 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, Maryland, United States

Argh! It's time to party! Come dressed as a pirate and have a blast with us and Rushmore, a band playing all your favorite rock from the 90's. Dance more... sing more... Rushmore!

Late Night Crayfish Crawl

New Germany Lake House 403 McAndrews Hill Road, Grantsville, MD, United States

Bring your sense of adventure on this nighttime expedition with Ranger Noah and see how many different crayfish and other nocturnal creatures you can find and identify. Please bring a flashlight and wear shoes that can get wet.

Yoga on the Beach

New Germany State Park 349 Headquarters Ln, Grantsville, MD, United States

Relax and unwind during this casual morning yoga session with Ranger Hannah. Please bring your own towel, blanket, or mat. All skill levels are welcome.

Event Series Garden Tour

Garden Tour

Sang Run State Park 3735 Sang Run Road, McHenry, MD, United States

Come along on a guided tour through the demo urban gardening area and the 2,500-square-foot vegetable and herb garden!

Team Bingo Sunday

Mountain State Brewing Co. (Deep Creek Lake) 6690 Sang Run Rd, McHenry, MD, United States

Get ready for a thrilling Team Bingo Sunday at Mountain State Brewing, starting at 1:00 PM!

Event Series Aviary Tour

Aviary Tour

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Meet the birds of prey for lunch at the Aviary. The Naturalists will discuss the enthralling natural history of these powerful animals as well as some peeks at how they are trained!

Boathouse at Honi-Honi Bar

Honi-Honi Bar 19745 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, Maryland, United States

A wild three-piece powerhouse with influences from all genres of music. Boathouse is one of the most original, exciting, high-energy bands that create a unique experience every time! Dock your boat and rock with Boathouse!

Event Series Bird Walk

Bird Walk

Sang Run State Park 3735 Sang Run Road, McHenry, MD, United States

You'll learn how to identify birds by sight and sound as you listen for distinctive songs on a stroll through the park. Binoculars are provided. Meet at the Friends Store.

Event Series Make a Mug Monday

Make a Mug Monday

Deep Creek Pottery 1550 Deep Creek Drive (back side of The Fort), McHenry, MD, United States

Join Deep Creek Pottery in making a super cool mug from a slab of clay! We will texture the mug and you will choose a glaze when finished. Tickets available. Call 301-501-1619, email deepcreekpottery@gmail.com, or message here to register! EVERY MONDAY through summer! $35.00 each

Event Series Free Expungement Clinic

Free Expungement Clinic

Oakland Ruth Enlow Library 6 N 2nd St, Oakland, MD, United States

Free Expungement Clinic - brought to you by Maryland Legal Aid. Attendees can receive free assistance from Maryland Legal Aid attorneys to expunge their criminal records. To register, contact Michael Stevens at mstevens@mdlab.org or 240-979-0640. Registration is not mandatory.

Lego Club

Ruth Enlow Library - Grantsville 102 Parkside Drive, Grantsville, Maryland

Come to the library for an hour of free building based on a new theme each month. Completed builds may be displayed in the library for others to enjoy. This program is designed for ages 4 and up. Registration is not required. Disclaimers: Programs, events, and classes may be photographed or videotaped for library promotional purposes. Your participation in programs signifies your permission for us to use any photos that we take of you. Please speak to a librarian at the event if you would prefer your photo not to be taken.

Board of County Commissioners Public Meeting: June 24, 2024

Kitzmiller Town Hall West Center Street, Kitzmiller, MD, United States

Board of County Commissioners Public Meeting will be held on June 24, 2024, at Kitzmiller Town Hall. The meeting will also be Live Streamed at https://www.facebook.com/garrettcountygovernment/. *To comment on agenda items – please send them to comments@garrettcounty.org PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA 6:30 PM: Call to Order of Public Session, Invocation, and Pledge of Allegiance | County Administrator – Additions/Deletions to Public Meeting Agenda | Approval of Public, Administrative, and Executive Meeting Minutes 6:33 PM: BOARD APPOINTMENTS: Garrett County Commission for Women – Three (3) Year Terms Appointments: Elizabeth Ware | Anna Fratz–Orr Garrett County Health Planning Council – Three (3) Year Term Shanna Humphrey – Term Ending Law Enforcement Officers Pension System Board of Directors – Three (3) Year Term Mark Pfaff – Term Ending June 30, 2027 Garrett County Social Services Advisory Board – Two (2) Year Terms Appointments: Mary VanSickle | Reanna Miller | Samuel Grant – Fulfilling the unexpired term of John Frank 6:40 PM: Public Commentary ADJOURNMENT Public issues or concerns that are to be presented to the Board of Garrett County Commissioners during any Public Meeting should be scheduled with Carol A. Riley–Alexander, Executive Assistant to the Board of County Commissioners/County Administrator. The Board of Garrett County Commissioners […]

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