Spring festivals are busting out all over

May 05, 1995|By Lisa Wiseman

It seems that everyone has Spring Fever this weekend. We know of at least a half dozen festivals happening all over Maryland, celebrating spring and life outdoors. Here's a roundup of what's going on.

* It's the Annapolis Waterfront Arts Festival, today through Sunday, in the historic Annapolis district. Highlights include live music, artist exhibits, contemporary and traditional crafts, wildlife and marine art and antique boats. Admission is $6, $3 for ages 12 and under. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call (410) 268-8828.

* Ocean City welcomes visitors to the popular vacation spot this weekend with Springfest '95. Downtown in the inlet parking lot, enjoy plenty of food, arts and crafts exhibits and free music all weekend. The highlight will be a performance by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, at 8 p.m. Saturday. Call (800) OC-OCEAN.

* Ellicott City holds its annual May Arts Festival in the historic downtown on Saturday. The event showcases juried work by area artists and is presented by the Ellicott City Business Association and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Call (410) 750-0799.

* Towson's annual Spring Festival takes place Saturday (from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sunday (from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.) in the streets surrounding the courthouse in downtown Towson. Included in this year's festivities are a flea market, an antique car show, miniature golf and live music. Among the many bands taking the stage will be Three Dog Night, performing Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Call (410) 825-1144.

* Get to know some of your neighbors, or someone else's neighbors, at the Neighbor to Neighbor Festival, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Baltimore City College, 33rd Street and The Alameda. Come on down and talk to more than 35 neighborhood associations and 50 neighborhood resource groups. There also will be children's crafts and live performances by the Rhumba Club, Nguzo Saba Dancers and others. Call (410) 539-1369.

* Celebrate Cinco De Mayo this weekend with a home-grown fiesta Sunday (yes, on the 7th) at the 1100 block of Hollins Street. Highlights include music by 16 local bands -- including Pornflakes, Frankentractor, the Graverobbers and, naturally, Los Compadres -- a puppet show, crafts, lots of Mexican food, and a contest for the best sombrero.

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