Mark Your Calendars for Riverfest on Sept. 30

The end of summer doesn't automatically signal that it's time to hibernate. Riverfest celebrates the arrival of autumn in the fresh air at Riverfront Park each year. It's coming up soon on Sunday, September 30th, when it kicks off at noon. For five hours, Riverfront Park transforms into a makeshift fairground with lots of fun […]

Primp and Pamper at The Pearl Spa

When you deserve a bit of self-care, treat yourself to a mani-pedi at The Pearl Spa. The lavish day spa dedicates an entire spacious nail room exclusively to its nail technicians, and it's more elegant than your average nail salon. Chic partitions section off each pedicure chair, so you feel like you're tucked away in […]

Scale the Walls at ClimbZone

You could call ClimbZone an interactive art gallery—with an emphasis on the interactive part. In place of traditional rock-climbing walls, ClimbZone is filled with colorful, creative works of art. It just so happens that they're all flecked with foot- and hand-holds, so they double as climbing walls. You don't have to be a kid to […]

Enroll Your Pup in the Laurel Annual Dog Show, Taking Place Sept. 16

If you’re like most pet parents, you probably think your pooch is the most adorable one out there. So why can’t she participate in a dog show? Former Laurel City Councilwoman Gayle Snyder had the same question. As an animal lover, she felt that all critters deserved to be celebrated—so she championed a dog show […]

Returning to Laurel in September: Old Town X-tras

When September rolls around and you still haven't soaked up enough of the summertime fresh air, head outdoors for the Old Town X-tras events. On September 9th and September 14th, the City of Laurel Parks and Rec department is hosting an outdoor concert and movie screening, respectively, at the Alice B. McCullough Field and Sturgis-Moore […]

Unwind and Unplug at the Robinson Nature Center

The Robinson Nature Center is tucked away in the middle of an 18-acre oasis of almost untouched land in Howard County. Given that its chief goal is to teach the public about Mother Nature, it makes sense that the building blends in perfectly with its surroundings. Large wooden beams and natural stone converge in a […]

Have Pancakes for Dinner at the Double T Diner

From the cozy booths to the paper placemats, every touch at Double T Diner evokes the era when soda fountains were on every corner. Its vintage vibes make the newly opened diner a popular spot to grab breakfast any time of the day, even late night. The breakfast menu includes all the quintessential eats you’d […]

Sip Craft Brews at Jailbreak Brewing Company

When Jailbreak Brewing Company officially debuted in 2014, it brought a new lineup of craft brews to beer lovers in the area. It boasts five year-round brews, a handful of seasonally changing pours, and signature limited-release suds. So while you can always expect classics like the Big Punisher Double IPA and the Czech the Technique […]

Don’t Skip the Chef’s Specials at Amber Spice

Layers of flatbread stuffed with spiced lamb. Veggies seared in savory yogurt sauce. Mixed lentils, chicken, and pounded wheat stirred into a hearty stew. These are a handful of the chef's specials at Amber Spice, a new local eatery that just debuted in June. The chef's specials highlight the authentic Indian cuisine that fills the […]

Sweet Meets Savory at Laurel Tavern Donuts

The average doughnut shop doesn't earn rave reviews for its burgers, but Laurel Tavern Donuts isn't really your average doughnut shop. This local, independent bakery specializes in both sweet and savory bites. Patrons say their confections and sandwiches are far superior to the grub you'll find at a big-box store, so make Laurel Tavern Donuts […]