Things to do around Bel Air this weekend


Outdoor Movies

The Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s free outdoor movie event continues Friday, Aug. 6 with a showing of “Journey to the Center of the Earth in 3D” in Shamrock Park. The movie will be shown at dusk, but entertainment begins at 7 p.m. My Facebook friends tell me that Jump On It will have a moon bounce at the park before the movie to entertain the kids.

The Edgewood Boys & Girls Club, 2002 Cedar Dr. Edgewood, will also be showing a free movie Friday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. in their gym. The Edgewood Alliance is sponsoring a showing of the movie “Shorts.” Bring blankets and chairs. Snacks will be available.

First Fridays

Friday, Aug. 6 is a First Fridays night in downtown Bel Air. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.,  enjoy live music from the band Route 66, food from  Main Street Tower & WT Dogs and $3 beer and wine at the corner of Office and Main streets.

Bel Air Farmer’s Market

The Bel Air Farmer’s Market is open 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 at 2 South Bond Street. New this year, the market has a wireless terminal that accepts credit and debit cards. For more information, visit the Bel Air Farmer’s Market website at

Peach Festival

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Abingdon (map) is holding its 6th annual Peach Festival from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7. The event will feature fresh peaches along with peach cobblers, cakes, pies. When you’ve had your fill of peaches, you can try the pit beef, hot dogs and ice cream. There will be entertainment for kids and vendors who plan to sell jewelry, Pampered Chef products, and more. Over on Bel Air News & View’s Facebook page, a reader (thank you) shared the following recipe for fried peaches: “Fried Peaches (for the NOT faint of heart!!)… Reserve bacon grease–if you save it from a time you make “the big breakfast” you’ll have it on hand for peaches whenever— Melt bacon grease in the pan. Halve the peach, then pit and peel. Fry in bacon grease on med-high for about 7-10 min, until browned. I like to cover them, too. Then flip over, drop heaping spoonful of brown sugar into pit hole. (Re-cover) fry until sugar is melted. Mmmm MM!! An old west-Baltimore thing, or so I’ve heard.”

Annual Harford Country Country Music Festival

The Annual Harford Country Country Music Festival is on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 1pm to 6pm at Rockfield Manor, 501 Churchville Road. It will feature live music by the bank “Walk Ins Welcome,” along with a beer & wine garden, food, craft vendors and a Kid Adventure Zone. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Click here to see the program flyer. Visit for more information.

Yard Sale

YARD SALE – COLONIAL ACRES BEL AIR – 1317 Saratoga Dr. – Saturday Aug 7 and Sat Aug 14 – 8am-12pm – Kids toys, clothing, games, DVDs, Electronics, Furniture and much more! Rain Date Sun Aug 8 and Sun Aug 15.

5th Annual Rally for RAACE

The RAACE Foundation (Race Against Abuse of Children Everywhere) is hosting a Charity Motorcycle Ride & Family Fun Day Event Sunday, Aug. 8. The event starts at 9 a.m. at Jones Junction in Bel Air where they’ll have Music & Entertainment, Raffles, Food & Drinks, Bike Blessing & more until 11 a.m. Then the riders head to Chesapeake Harley-Davidson  in Darlington for gaming with the gigantic “Time to Talk” Wheel, 50/50 People’s Choice Bike Show, Music, Raffles, Food, Drinks, Moon Bounce, Games, Kid & Biker Friendly activities, Vendors offering a wide variety of products and more. The event at Harley-Davidson will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fee is $30 per bike. Click here for online registration or to donate to the cause. For more information, visit:

Second Sundays

The Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Second Sundays event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Bel Air. The event will feature live music on Main Street, a community flea market and stores and restaurants open extra hours.