June 14-30, 2018

JUST ADDED: Special Free post Festival performance
Country Roads, of the US Army Band, July 15, 2018

KidzArt – FREE Arts and Crafts

Presented in Partnership with KidzArt
Made possible through he Simon Decker Fund

Time: Saturday, June 16, 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  |  Sunday, June 17, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Children are invited to explore the visual arts with “artrageously” fun projects led by KidzArt, Howard County’s celebrated advocates of child creativity. Each session will last approximately 45 minutes, and parents must remain with children. Permanent, non-washable materials may be used. Crayons and paper will be available for younger children.

Presented in Partnership with KidzArt Howard County. On-site registration is required as space is limited. Don’t miss our special Father’s Day project for dad and child at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday!

Discover Your Family’s Rhythm with OSM: Interactive Music Event for the WHOLE Family

Time: Friday, June 15, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  |  Saturday, June 16, Noon – 6:00 p.m.  |  Sunday, June 17, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Everyone has the potential to be musical! Come join Olenka School of Music and discover the joy of making Music Together® with your family and friends. We can help your child grow into a confident music-maker while tapping into all the developmental benefits of music. You’ll have so much fun singing, dancing, shaking, drumming, wiggling and giggling, you won’t even realize how much learning is taking place!

Presented in Partnership with Olenka School of Music: The Home of Music Immersion for Infants to Adults. Celebrating 25 years in Howard County with locations in Columbia & Ellicott City. Visit us for prizes and discounts on music classes and lessons.

Vertical Dance Workshop with eVenti Verticali

Time: Saturday, June 16, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This vertical dance workshop aims to help you face and overcome your fear of heights, and also helps you become familiar with the materials and techniques involved in operating at heights, with particular attention to rescue operations. Andrea and Luca Piallini of eVenti Verticali will accompany you step-by-step to knowledge of the equipment and methods (knots, harnesses, ascent devices and rope descent) and to the awareness of the body in suspension.

Art Projects with the Columbia Arts Center

Plastic Fields

Using plastic bags to make expressive artwork as a community
Time: Friday, June 15, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  |  Saturday, June 16, Noon – 5:00 p.m.  |  Sunday, June 17, Noon – 5:00 p.m.

This activity takes one of our biggest environmental polluters, and turns it into an art medium. Festival guests will fuse plastic bags together to create a variety of colors. These colors will be cut into a collage with a landscape theme. The finished product will be a low relief image that incorporates the work of many people. These creations will be displayed on a 3 dimensional framework creating a collaborative masterpiece for the festival goers to observe and enjoy!

Freestyle Painting Techniques

Time: Friday, June 15, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  |  Saturday, June 16, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  |  Sunday, June 17, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Stop by the Columbia Arts Center booth to participate in and learn more about experimental painting processes on alternative surfaces!

The Writers’ Perch

Time: Saturday, June 16, Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Birds of a feather … write together. Join HoCoPoLitSo and other local literary organizations for an afternoon of playing with words at LakeFest. Visit the HoCoPoLitSo booth for writing activities, chatting with local authors, learning about local writing resources and browsing literary journals and books. Activities for kids, teens, families and adults. Sponsored by HoCoPoLitSo (the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society), Wilde Readings and the Little Patuxent Review.

Explore the Wonder of ManneqART

Throughout the weekend, meet unique characters wearing ManneqART costumes and learn more about the Sixth Annual ManneqART Sculptural Artworks Competition, which is underway. The Competition features exciting and unique artworks received from artists of all ages and skill levels from around the country. $10,000 in prizes awarded each year. 2018 themes are Love/Fantasy/Metro/Mechanics. A Bra Art Competition is also part of this year’s competition. More information and an application are available at www.manneqart.org.

Create Your Own Reusable Napkin

Time: Saturday, June 16, 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  |  Sunday, June 17, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Do you want to add some color to your lunchbox? Give cloth napkins a try! Come create useful art that the whole family can enjoy! Come tie dye a cloth napkin for free. Local tie-dye company Roll Up N Dye wants to encourage you to cut down on your family’s use of paper products. Onsite registration is required. Napkins are provided but limited in number. Each session will last approximately 25 minutes. Sign-up begins at 12:30pm each day. First group tie dyes at 1pm.

You are invited to the table! We provide the dinner; you provide the conversation.

Time: Saturday, June 16, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy the second annual Longest Table. Share a meal and conversation with someone you don’t know, exchange stories about life in Howard County, and discover both common ground and new ideas. The dialogue starts when you come to the table. Those who attend can also take the free shuttle from Howard Community College to LakeFest. Tickets available at https://the-longest-table-2018.eventbrite.com.

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