Community Events, 2023

  Feb 7 Blind Skier 50th Anniversary Gala @ Wisp Resort: celebrating 50 years of teaching visually impaired youth to downhill ski

    Feb 25Deep Creek Dunk @ Deep Creek Lake: “freezin’ for a reason”, benefits the Special Olympics of Maryland

    April 8th —Easter Egg Hunt @ Broadford Lake Park: thousands of easter eggs with prizes hidden by the Oakland Mountain Lake Park Lions Club.

     May 131st Annual “Walk for Recovery” @ Deep Creek Lake State Park: two mile walk to benefit Reflection House

     May 17-20Grantsville National Road Festival @ Grantsville: wagon train, live music, food specials, town-wide yard sale and more

      Jun 3Garrett County Celtic Festival @ Friendsville: celebration of the culture, food and music of the highlands

      Jun 24-25Grantsville Days: celebration of the town of Grantsville: food, music and fun!

      Jul 1Boat Parade on Deep Creek Lake: a procession of decorated boats on Deep Creek Lake

      Jul 4 Accident Homecoming: parade through town with food, vendors and fun

        Jul 4 Fire on the Mountain @ Deep Creek Lake: a grand fireworks display over McHenry Cove in Deep Creek Lake

        Jul 8-9 Victorian Chautauqua @Mtn Lake Park: performances, lectures, live music, and activities relive a bygone era

       Jul 22Kitzmiller Homecoming*: activities, a Cruise-in and more!

        July 29-Aug 5Garrett County Agricultural Fair @ McHenry: farm animals, demo derbies and fair food!

        Aug 12Big Funky Blues Fest @ Fairgrounds: Music festival benefitting Camp Caring, Inc., a local non-profit that runs a summer day camp for special needs children in Garrett County !

       Aug 18-20Friendsville Days: Parade, Bands, Craft and Food Vendors, and more!

         Aug 26Mountain MD Dragon Boat Festival @ Broadford Park: dragon boat races benefitting the Dove Center

         Sept 9Art and Wine Festival @ Fairgrounds: lots of wine and some art, benefits HART for Animals and GLAF

         Oct 11-15Autumn Glory Festival @ County-wide: grand parade, craft shows, beautiful fall foliage and more

        Nov 24-25Festival of Trees @ Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall: cheerful, affordable family event kicks off the Christmas season. Benefiting the Dove Center, Garrett County’s domestic violence and sexual assault services program

       Dec 7-8 —Christmas in the Village* @ Grantsville: magical atmosphere with artists in residence, music and tree lighting

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*Unconfirmed. Based on previous year’s event timing