Hello June! There’s lots to do in Maryland this month.

Besides the cool events at Burnam Woods, Chatham Gardens and Old Orchard Apartments, there are some great events throughout Maryland this June.

This weekend, June 3-5, at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia ( just a few miles from Chatham Gardens Apartments in Howard County) is the nationally recognized 24th annual Capital Jazz Fest. This year’s lineup includes Toni Braxton, New Edition, En Vogue, Al B. Shore and many, many others. For details, please click here.

Next weekend on June 11-12 is the Colonial Market Fair at Benjamin Banneker Museum and Historical Park in Oella, just a few miles away from Old Orchard Apartments in Catonsville. For details to this 18th century crafts and music fair, please click here. If Pirates are more your thing and you live at Burnam Woods Apartments, then check out the Havre de Grace Pirate Fest at the Susquehanna Museum the same weekend (June 11-12). For details, please click here. Also on June 11 and 12 is Bawlmer’s 23rd annual HONfest in Hamden, a cherished Maryland tradition for everyone. For details, please click here.

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If you’re not totally exhausted by the end of the month, then make plans to attend the Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival on June 25 at the Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore. For details and tickets, please click here. To see all the events happening in Maryland this month, please click here. Have a safe and happy June!

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This Weekend in Maryland

After Tropical Storm Andrea blows through tonight, the weather should be nice this weekend for some great events across Maryland. In Columbia, Capital Jazz Fest is this weekend June 7-9. This year’s lineup includes Chaka Khan, Babyface, Eric Banet, Will Downing, and many more. Tickets range from $42-$175 per day. In their 36th season, the Salem Players are performing Annie Get Your Gun at Salem Lutheran Church in Catonsville this weekend June 7th and 8th at 8pm. If a free concert is more your scene, then go to the Avenue at White Marsh for their Party on the Plaza Concert Series. Music starts every Friday and Saturday night at 7:00. This weekend funk group Speakers of the House play Friday June 7th and rock group Late Ancients play Saturday June 8th. For a great Maryland tradition, get down to Hamden Hon! This weekend is the 19th Annual Bawlmer HonFest June 8-9. For information on this fun street festival, please click here.

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Holiday Lights

This is the time of year when it is normal to decorate your house in lights. Blue lights, white lights, blinking lights. People even drive around just to look at all the lights. And sometimes, people even pay to see them. Where can you go to see the Holiday Lights this year? Two of the most famous and spectacular lights display that are closest to our apartments at Burnam Woods, Chatham Gardens and Old Orchard are Miracle on 34th Street in Baltimore City and Symphony of Lights in Columbia.

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Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street
Through January 1, 2013
One block in Hampden puts on a Christmas light display that is surely visible from space. Neighbors in this block of rowhouses string Christmas lights across 34th Street. Inflatable snowglobes, musical trains and blinking angels adorn homes. A few even allow visitors to peek inside. The lights are on every night from Thanksgiving weekend to January 1st, including all night on Christmas Eve. FREE.
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Symphony of Lights in Columbia Symphony Woods
Through January 2, 2012
6-10 p.m.
Symphony of Lights is a spectacular drive-through display of more than 75 animated and stationary holiday lights. All proceeds from the Symphony of Lights benefit the services of Howard County General Hospital
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For more information on all the Holiday Lights display throughout Maryland, please go to Visit Maryland.