The Reisterstown Festival is one of many all-volunteer programs of the Reisterstown Recreation Council (RRC). The RRC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, which, in coordination with the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks, offers a wide range of popular recreation and entertainment programs in the area such as youth and adult sports leagues, day camps, a dog park at Hannah More Park, community events, and much more. RRC programs enrich the lives of area residents in many ways: by helping to foster physical wellness and connections, offering fun healthy exercise, promoting competition, athelticism, and teamwork through sports leagues (which, by the way, is a program that has played a key role in the development of many talented athletes including some who later compete and or even become stars at the high school, college, and professional levels of their sport; The RRC also assists parents and families in educating their children and helps to relieve parental time pressures by keeping children occupied in healthy and robust extracurricular and summer camps and other fun programs… and these are just some of the biggest RRC roles. In many ways, the RRC is a vital part of Reisterstown, Owings Mills, Glyndon area. It succeeds because of generous donations of time and effort by the volunteers who lead and staff its programs, as well as all kinds of support from area business and government partners, and area residents.
The RRC is actually involved in two of the area’s annual festivals:
- The Reisterstown Bloomin’ ArtFest – a one day spring festival (usually a weekend or two before Mother’s Day) which is run in conjunction with the Reisterstown Improvement Association at Franklin Middle School, and….
- Of course… 😉 Our two-day Festival and Parade is held in late summer and the Festival Grounds are along Reisterstown Road (MD-140) behind Hannah More School and the Senior Center (If not familiar, this is next door to Reisterstown Shopping Center (Big Lots, Chick-Fil-A, etc)- the shopping center being one of our 2019 Sponsors, by the way.) and the Northwest Corridor’s much-loved Festival Parade kicks off this annual weekend of fun!
These RRC festivals complement one another with their different focuses and timing, but both provide unique, fun, and affordable experiences for locals to meet new friends, hear live music, learn about the community, shop for or buy something artistic and interesting, try some new tasty foods and beverages…a diverse range of content everyone from toddlers to grandparents can find things to enjoy. In addition to being established community events for the Northwest Corridor, attendees for both come from all over Central Maryland, Southern PA, and beyond (!). Both offer once-a-year good times and, for many, memories that will last a lifetime- all right here in our northern Baltimore County “back yard”!
Tip: Our friends at the Northwest Chamber of Commerce and the Reisterstown Improvement Association held the first “Reisterstown Beer & Wine Festival” in April, 2019 and it’s now an annual event. Stay tuned to their website.. or or maybe follow one of us 😉 (You’ll probably find many of us there!!)