Things to do this weekend around Bel Air


Welcome to the third installment of “Things to do this weekend around Bel Air.”

Outdoor Movies
Up first is the free outdoor movie at Shamrock Park tomorrow (Friday, July 9). The Bel Air Downtown Alliance is sponsoring the showing of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs at dusk. Click here for more info.

Gilmor’s Raid
On Saturday, (July 10) the historic village of Jerusalem Mills is going to be raided by Confederate Major Harry W. Gilmor’s troops. It happens every year. But it always seems to taken the denziens of the village by surprise. They even have a raid schedule, (click here to see it) which is certain to tip off the Union forces. The event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jerusalem Mill Village in Gunpowder State Park. It will feature a Civil War encampment, military drills, crafts, demonstrations and music. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for kids ages 10-15 and $3 for children under 10, seniors and members of the military.

Pirate Days Festival
If you’d prefer a pirate encampment, there’s one of those scheduled Saturday and Sunday at the Susquehanna Lock House Museum in Havre de Grace. Visit the pirate camps, watch the attacks on the town, and cheer on your favorites. The pirate encampment is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (July 10) and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday (July 11). For more information, visit

Free concert featuring Jericho Bridge
The local bluegrass band Jericho Bridge is performing a free concert Saturday (July 10) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Little Falls Friends Meeting House, 719 Old Fallston Road. Ice cream will be served and picnics are encouraged.

Critter Dinner Time
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center is offering a free event at 1:30 p.m. Saturday (July 10). Come see turtles, fish and snakes eat as you learn more about these fascinating creatures.

Summer concert at Ladew 
On Sunday, Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton is hosting a summer concert featuring Higher Hands. Concert is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and students and $3 for children. Bring picnics, blankets and chairs. 

If you’d like to add something I’ve missed, please leave a comment below.

And, let me know if you’re planning a yard sale this weekend and I’ll post it here. I usually get a few each weekend, but I haven’t seen one yet. I’m sure there’s one somewhere.