Summer is the perfect time to make memories and fill your schedule with local events and festivals! Lucky for you, the Aspen North at Lake Linganore community is right in the middle of the town of New Market, MD and is even surrounded by cities that offer just that and more. With so many fun and exciting things to do, you’re going to wish you had more weekends to fit them all in. Spend more time having fun and less time planning by adding some of the area’s coolest events to your schedule:
I Only Have a Few Hours
If you’re looking for an event to attend but only have a few hours to spare, there are plenty near Aspen North! Lake Linganore Farmers and Artisans Market is open every Thursday from 4pm to 7pm and features various vendors including Bohemian Hues, Busdogs, Kitsch Witch Studio, Zest, and Stone Hearth Bakery. In addition to great food, drinks, and other products, activities are offered for children including pony rides from Cowboy Barry and Face Painting by Vicki. Treat yourself and your family weekly or monthly starting on June 6!
If you like live music, stick around until after the Farmers and Artisans Market for the Thursday night Summer Concert Series. Miller & Smith, among many others, sponsor this event and, we gotta say, it’s pretty awesome. This year marks the third summer that the Lake Linganore Association (LLA) has welcomed artists to perform during the series. Headlining performances include Vinyl Rhino (June 20), Groovalicious (July 11), Super Bueno (August 1) and, to wrap up the concert series, The Reagan Years (August 15). For each show, the opening act will begin at 6:15pm with the headliner starting at 7pm. Don’t forget your lawn chair and a beverage (this is a BYOB&W event)!
How About a Half Day Affair
For the days you don’t have plans and could use an outing, we suggest adding an event like the Frederick Wine Festival to your schedule. This wine lovers event will take place on August 3 (11am-5pm) in Historic Frederick’s Carroll Creek Linear Park. Celebrate Maryland based wineries and learn all about food and wine pairings from the most innovative experts. Tickets cost $35 when purchased in advance and will be available for purchase on the day of the event for $45.
Sometimes some good old fashioned fun in the sun is what the doctor ordered (and some good food, too). On June 29, from 1pm to 7pm, the first annual Frederick Food Truck Festival will be cooking up! Food vendors and breweries will be coming together to create a great experience for all, no matter the food preferences. Will there be live music? Yes. How about activities for kids? Of course! All you have to do is show up with family and friends and be prepared to have a great time. Tickets can be purchased online for $15 and will be available at the door for $20.
I’ve Got All Day – Bring It On
Sometimes events look too good to pass up! The famous Maryland Lavender Festival, for instance, catches eyes through the scenery itself. On June 15, from 9am to 4pm, visit the Springfield Manor Winery, Distillery, & Brewery for a day full of beautiful views, relaxing lavender scents, food and drink, and more. Educational seminars and demonstrations will be available as well as shopping local artisan vendor inventories. Ticket prices range from $15-$25.
When it’s time for summer to come to a close, say farewell with The Great Frederick Fair! From September 13-21, enjoy exciting carnival rides, delicious food, and top-notch entertainment. Agricultural exhibits will also be featured to continue the Fair’s tradition and main purpose of educating our youth on the area’s agricultural industry. Can you believe this will be the Fair’s 157th year? Come be a part of it! Tickets are on sale now.
We told you New Market, Maryland is a great town for summer fun! And this list of events is just the tip of the iceberg. Just think – if you lived at our Aspen North at Lake Linganore community, you would never have to miss out on summer fun festivals and events again.