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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.