Towson Events All Year Long
There’s always something happening in downtown Towson – and Hampton Plaza is right in the thick of things. Here’s a look at some of the hottest local events happening all year long:
Baltimore County Restaurant Week starts in mid- to late-January and – despite its moniker – lasts for about two weeks. Local restaurants offer great deals on prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus. It’s an ideal time to get out of the kitchen and get to know the area’s restaurants.
Towson University hosts the Bridges to the World International Film Festival in February, featuring films from all over the world. Discussions will follow the screenings of each film.
Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with an Irish folk dancing demonstration at the Towson library. Dancers from O’Connor School of Irish Dance will perform on March 3, starting at 2 p.m.
Also on March 3, Towson University will host a Family Arts Day, during which families can visit campus and take part on a variety of workshops and interactive activities.
Several local organizations will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday this month. At Towson Town Center will honor the author with guest readers, activities for kids and a visit from the Cat in the Hat.
And on March 10, have lunch with the Cat in the Hat at Charles Village Pub, which is partnering with the library for a lunch complete with story time and photos with the character.
On April 21, 2018, the third annual GBMC Walk A Mile In Her Shoes walk will take place on the campus of GBMC. The walk, which begins at 9:30 a.m., is designed to help eliminate the stigmas of sexual violence and domestic abuse.
April 28, 2018, Towson University lacrosse will host its last home game of the year, competing against Fairfield University. The game is at 11 a.m. at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
The fourth annual Taste of the Town, benefitting Baltimore County Public Library, will take place in Towson on April 28, 2018. This year’s theme is “Masquerade Speakeasy.”
On May 3, get up close and personal with the Towson Courthouse Gardens during Towson Gardens Day.
The Towsontown Spring Festival, which takes places May 5-6,2018, might be the town’s biggest event of het year. The free festival features great food, tons of fun vendors, live music and a party atmosphere that’s not to be missed.
May 11-12, head to Towson University for the school’s 45th annual Spring Pottery Fair, featuring ceramics, jewelry, glass and more, all for sale and all created by TU ceramics students and faculty.
Towson’s weekly Friday night “Feet on the Street” parties start for the season on May 18 (they last through early September). Every Friday night, a different band will take over Allegheny Avenue. Bring chairs and a picnic and enjoy the tunes. The party also includes a moon bounce for kids and a bar serving beer, wine and cocktails for adults.
June, July & August
Towson quiets down a bit in the summer, when the students leave for break and locals often head to the beach. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t events to enjoy, including weekly Feet on the Street concerts all summer long.
The Towson Farmer’s Market starts in mid-June and is held every Thursday through mid-November. The market is on Allegheny Avenue and features a variety of goods from local farms and other vendors.
Towson celebrates the USA’s independence on the 4th of July, with a festive and fun parade that weaves through the heart of Towson. With everything from a kids’ bike parade to marching bands, it’s a true celebration of Americana.
Restaurant Week returns in July and August, bringing with it great deals and a reason to make some reservations.
Get to know the local restaurants while giving back to the community at the Taste of Towson, an event sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and held at Towson University’s SECU Arena on Thursday, September 20,2018.
Mid-autumn is a festive time in Towson, with a midmonth FallFest planned for the Courthouse Gardens and Halloween activities all over town.
The Orakawa Y in Towson, located on West Chesapeake Avenue, hosts an annual Turkey Trot the morning of Thanksgiving. The race is open to Y members and non-members alike. The course, which starts and ends at the Y, waves through West Towson and Southland Hills.
Though the 2018 dates have not yet been announced, Towson’s annual Winterfest is a popular way to celebrate the season downtown.
Winterfest includes a tree lighting ceremony, breakfasts with Santa and “Ho Ho Happy Hours” for adults.