A year-long celebration of Harford County’s 250th anniversary is about to commence. We want you to join us. The opening gala event will be held at the APGFCU Arena at Harford Community College on Friday March 31, 2023 from 6 – 9 PM. The program will feature Emcee Kristy Breslin, Honorary Chair and celebrated jazz musician, Kim Waters and Harford County Executive, Bob Cassilly. The evening will include:
- More than 50 displays by area arts, history, cultural and service groups
- A night of Jazz featuring the C. Milton Wright Jazz Band, Kim Waters’ alma mater
- Art competitions with professional and amateur artists from throughout the region
- A photography exhibit and contest
- Exhibit of local artist, Joan Hodous’s award-winning Harford County Barn paintings
- Oral histories – allowing you to become part of Harford’s history
- Wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres
And while you are there, become part of Harford’s history by recording a 5-minute story describing why Harford County is special to you. All of the recorded memoirs will be retained by the Historical Society of Harford County and also edited into a program that will air on Harford TV. Sign up for your story slot at www.harford250.org. Reservations are required to participate and are filling quickly.
Tickets are $75 and may be purchased at www.harford250.org. Join us for a night to remember.
The fun will continue on Saturday, April 1st (10 AM – 4 PM) with a less formal, family-friendly atmosphere including continuous entertainment from two indoor stages featuring performances by area bands, choruses, singers, musicians and dancers along with outdoor displays of historic fire trucks, the Ma & Pa trolley, and Wildlife Adventures. Bring the entire family to experience all that Harford has to offer and learn about the parks, historic sites, museums, and the people, places and stories that make the county unique and inviting. Everyone is invited to join in the fun. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children 17 & under and for HCC students. Purchase tickets on the Harford 250 website, www.harford250.org and at the Arena on the day of the event.
And be sure to visit our website at www.harford250.org to learn about all the events and happenings in store for the celebratory year and to vote for your favorite Harford 250 public artwork. The Harford 250 celebration’s finale will be held on March 23, 2024 and will include the unveiling of a piece of art to be installed at Bynum Pond in Bel Air. Now is your opportunity to vote for the proposed sculpture or mosaic that will grace the park. Cast your vote now, join in the fun and be a part of the adventure.