Updated 12/8/2018 Deep Creek Lake holiday events keep things festive in the mountain of Western Maryland throughout late November and early December. If you love unique, local art or are looking for fun kids’ activities, you won’t be disappointed.
It is easy to catch the spirit of the season when you experience fun activities with friends and family. The best way to start is to choose your perfect mountain home – maybe one with a cozy fireplace or bubbling outdoor hot tub – and then plan your trip around one of these favorite Deep Creek Lake holiday events.
FESTIVAL OF TREES GARRETT COUNTY November 23-24 at the Garrett County Fairgrounds, 10AM-6PM
Benefitting the Dove Center, there are lots of family activities to enjoy. Breakfast with Santa, crafts, face painting, and more will keep the kids entertained. Plus, you can shop for holiday gifts from local artisans and vendors. Beautifully decorated trees are found throughout the exhibit hall, and they are auctioned off at 6PM on Saturday as the grand finale. MORE INFOContinue reading Upcoming Deep Creek Lake Holiday Events
The Festival of Trees Garrett County is held every Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. For 2019 the festival dates are November 29th and 30th. Friday hours are 9-5 and Saturday hours are 9-4 with the live auction of trees starting at 6PM. Tickets are available at the door for $5 and proceeds benefit the Dove Center.
Fun for all ages, you can see beautiful trees decorated with unique themes by local businesses and organizations. Each day, the fun kicks off with breakfast with Santa. The cost is $10 per person with seatings at 9 and 10AM. You will get a full breakfast plus priority in line for a professional photo with Santa in his sleigh. Continue reading Festival of Trees Garrett County
To mark the 51st anniversary of this favorite festival, we are sharing some of our favorite Autumn Glory photos from past years. If you love the Deep Creek Lake area or if you are a fan of beautiful foliage, it is an absolute must.
The five day festival includes concerts, band competitions, antique and craft shows, two parades and a lot more!
The historic Friends Store, election house, farm and waterfront area known as the greens was donated to the state of Maryland almost ten years ago. The staff of Deep Creek Lake State Park have been taking care of it ever since. The land was originally settled by John Friend in 1769 and was the center of activity for the Sang Run community for more than 100 years. The store sold food items and also bought and sold ginseng – which is a root that is prized as an herbal remedy. A shortened version of the word ginseng (Sang) also gives this area it’s unique name. Continue reading New at Deep Creek: Sang Run State Park
In its 13th year, the 2019 SavageMan Triathlon Festival is September 13-15. It’s a race that’s known for its beautiful scenery and intense challenges. Competitors swim, bike, and run to prove they have what it takes to tackle the most “savage” triathlon in the world!
Everyone’s favorite late summer event, the Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival, is September 7, 2019! In its 15th year, this weekend-long celebration brings hundreds of visitors to the area. Benefitting HART for Animals and the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival, it is a great time that supports great causes.
Here’s a quick guide to what you need to know to make the most of your getaway during Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival weekend:
–Buy your tickets in advance, and you’ll save $5! Adult tickets are $30.50 in advance and $37 at the gate. That gets you entrance to the festival, a commemorative wine glass, and wine tastings.
From fireworks over the water to small town parades loaded with charm, the Deep Creek Lake area is a favorite place to celebrate Independence Day! I put together a guide to some “can’t miss” events that you have to check out if you are here for the holiday. They include some tips to finding the best spot to watch Deep Creek Lake fireworks.Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Fireworks & More July 4th Fun
Deep Creek events are popping up everywhere this month! You can shop for farm fresh produce, test your endurance with a long distance bike ride, taste delicious treats from Deep Creek Lake restaurants and much more!
Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center
Activities Daily throughout the Month
From guided hikes and aviary tours to butterfly walks and crafts for kids, the Discovery Center can help you explore the outdoors.
Oakland Winter Fest is held the Saturday and Sunday of President’s Day weekend each year. It is a great way to celebrate the season with friends and family. You can stroll through the historic downtown as you enjoy delicious food and fun activities.
Watch Master Ice Carver Bill Sandusky create beautiful sculptures.
Each year, Bill travels from Erie, PA to create more than 30 unique ice carvings that decorate the sidewalks. You can watch his demonstrations or check out one of the interactive sculptures like the ice fort sponsored by Taylor-Made! Continue reading 5 Favorite Oakland Winter Fest Activities
The Deep Creek Dunk is a favorite winter event that draws big crowds to that area each year. When is the Deep Creek Dunk? The 2020 Deep Creek dunk is February 22 at Uno Chicago Grill/the Honi-Honi bar. Taylor-Made is a proud sponsor of the festivities that benefit Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD).
If you’re not familiar, the Deep Creek Dunk was started in 1998 with the support of the Maryland State Police and Natural Resources Police. Individuals and teams commit to “dunking” in the icy lake water and raise funds for SOMD during the months prior. The day of the event takes on a festive atmosphere with music and a costume contest keeping everyone entertained.
Here’s the complete schedule for Deep Creek Dunk weekend: