local events – 08, 09 & 10 …

Each quarter, I compile a list of local events in the MD/DC/NoVA area for our company newsletter. Here’s a sample of what’s going on in the tri-state area in August, September & October:


  • 8/7-16, Baltimore Restaurant Week, baltimorerestaurantweek.com, Various Baltimore locations
  • 8/8-15, Howard County Fair, howardcountyfair.com, Howard County Fairgrounds
  • 8/14, Friday Night Jazz featuring David Bach Consorts, nationalharbor.com, National Harbor
  • 8/14-15, 2009 MD State BBQ Bash, mdbbq.com, Bel Air, MD
  • 8/14-8/22, Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, mcagfair.com, Montgomery County Fairgrounds
  • 8/15, Brooks & Dunn with Pat Green, ticketmaster.com, Aberdeen Proving Ground
  • 8/15, Bowie Baysox vs. Portland Sea Dogs, baysox.com, Prince George’s Stadium
  • 8/16, Canoeing 101, potomac.org, Lockhouse 8 in Cabin John, MD
  • 8/18, Keith Urban, ticketmaster.com, Giant Center
  • 8/20, Keith Urban with Sugarland, ticketmaster.com, Verizon Center
  • 8/21, Friday Night Jazz featuring Be’La Dona, nationalharbor.com, National Harbor
  • 8/22, Movie in the Park: Bolt, brusnwickmd.gov, Square Corner Park in Brunswick, MD
  • 8/22, Bowie Baysox vs. Altoona Curve, baysox.com, Prince George’s Stadium
  • 8/22, Judas Priest with Whitesnake & Pop Evil, merriweathermusic.com, Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • 8/24-30, DC Summer Restaurant Week, washington.org/restaurantwk, Various DC Locations
  • 8/27, Phil Vassar, birchmere.com, Birchmere
  • 8/28, Friday Night Jazz featuring Eric Marner, nationalharbor.com, National Harbor
  • 8/28, The Flaming Lips with Explosions in the Sky & Stardeath and White Dwarfs, merriweathermusic.com, Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • 8/28-9/7, Maryland State Fair, marylandstatefair.com, Maryland State Fairgrounds
  • 8/29-30, Swingin’ Blues Wine & Music Festival, linganorewines.com, Linganore Winecellars
  • 8/30, Virgin Mobile FreeFest featuring Blink-182, merriweathermusic.com, Merriweather Post Pavilion


  • 9/2, Peter Frampton, birchmere.com, Birchmere
  • 9/3, Pet Shop Boys, ticketmaster.com, DAR Constitution Hall
  • 9/3-6, Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, baltimoresummerantiques.com, Baltimore Convention Center
  • 9/4, Friday Night Jazz featuring Tamika Law, nationalharbor.com, National Harbor
  • 9/5, Counting Crows with Michael Franti and Spearhead & Augustana, merriweathermusic.com, Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • 9/5, Bowie Baysox vs. Harrisburg Senators, baysox.com, Prince George’s Stadium
  • 9/6, Voices of the River: The Irish Inn Mates, potomac.org, Lockhouse 8 in Cabin John, MD
  • 9/9, Journey, ticketmaster.com, 1st Mariner Arena
  • 9/10-13, Sesame Street Live, ticketmaster.com, 1st Mariner Arena
  • 9/11, Friday Night Jazz featuring Marcus Johnson, nationalharbor.com, National Harbor
  • 9/12-13, Kids Fest, borail.org, B&O Railroad Museum
  • 9/13, The Proclaimers, birchmere.com, Birchmere
  • 9/16-20, Anne Arundel County Fair, aacountyfair.org, Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
  • 9/18, Friday Night Jazz featuring Art Sherrod Jr., nationalharbor.com, National Harbor
  • 9/18, Anita Baker, ticketmaster.com, DAR Constitution Hall
  • 9/18-26, The Great Frederick Fair, thegreatfrederickfair.com, Frederick Fairgrounds
  • 9/19, Alan Jackson with Kellie Pickler, merriweathermusic.com, Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • 9/25, Friday Night Jazz featuring Earl Carter, nationalharbor.com, National Harbor
  • 9/25, Snow Patrol, ticketmaster.com, DAR Constitution Hall
  • 9/26, Walk Like MADD, support.madd.org, Potomac Nationals Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, VA
  • 9/27, WPOC Sunday in the Country, merriweathermusic.com, Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • 9/30, Regina Spektor, ticketmaster.com, DAR Constitution Hall


  • 10/3, In the Street, celebratefrederick.com, Downtown Frederick
  • 10/3-4, Fall Craft Festival, aacountyfair.org, Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
  • 10/3-4, Frederick’s Oktoberfest, frederickoktoberfest.com, Frederick Fairgrounds
  • 10/3-4, Mount Airy Fall Festival, mtairyfallfestivals.com, Downtown Mount Airy
  • 10/5-6, Los Lonely Boys & Alejandro Escovedo with Hacienda (Brotherhood Acoustic Tour), birchmere.com, Birchmere
  • 10/6, The Allman Brothers Band & Widespread Panic, merriweathermusic.com, Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • 10/10, Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Oktoberfest, potomaccleanup.org, Hard Bargain Farm in Accokeek, MD
  • 10/10, Fast Cars & Freedom Charity Car Show, fastcarsandfreedom.info, McLean, VA
  • 10/10-12, Catoctin Colorfest, colorfest.org, Thurmont Community Park
  • 10/15-18, DC Antiques and Art Fair, dmgantiqueshows.com, DC Convention Center
  • 10/17-18, Railfest Steam Days, borail.org, B&O Railroad Museum
  • 10/17-18, Vintage Jazz Wine & Music Festival, linganorewines.com, Linganore Winecellars
  • 10/17-18, Myersville Trolley Festival, myersvillelionsclub.org/trolley/, Myersville Trolley
  • 10/24, Battlefield Hikes, nps.gov/mono, Monocacy National Battlefield
  • 10/25, Jeff Dunham Spark of Insanity Tour, ticketmaster.com, 1st Mariner Arena
  • 10/31, Halloween Bash, borail.org, B&O Railroad Museum

(Sorry the links won’t be live, but I’m just not that dedicated! I really do love you, though! Promise!)

P.S. – If you attend any of these events and love them/hate them, let me know!


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