Nearby Events at Deep Creek

Looking for something fun to do? There are dozens of fun annual events well worth the visit to Deep Creek! We listed our favorite events in calendar order below – look for notes on those you can walk to from Cove Creek Lodge!

Deep Creek Dunk

Deep Creek Dunk – Third Weekend in February – Walking distance!!


One of the most fun events all year! Plunge into the freezing waters of Deep Creek Lake to benefit the Maryland Special Olympics. The event offers a Friday night special wine tasting and then the main Dunk on Saturday! Easy walking distance from Cove Creek Lodge!

Deep Creek Fireworks

Fire on the Mountain – Fourth of July


Celebrate the 4th of July at Deep Creek! There are two fireworks shows, one in Oakland and one in McHenry. You’ll need to travel a few miles from the Cove to get there, but it’s worth it for the show!

Art in the Park

Art in the Park – Mid-July


Art in the Park is a two-day event that offers vendors, demonstrations from the Discovery Center Staff, and of course – art activities for kids! Located at Deep Creek Lake State Park, it’s just a few miles from Cove Creek Lodge!

Victorian Chautauqua

Victorian Chautauqua – Second Weekend in July


This two-day event is located is nearby historic Mountain Lake Park. Step back in time and enjoy the golden era of this beautiful community!

Garrett County Fair

Garrett County Agricultural Fair – End of July-Beginning of August


Seven days of fun! Located at the Garrett County Fairgrounds, the fair offers amusement rides, games, amazing local food vendors, and tons of adorable animals! Stroll through the fairgrounds and enjoy the nostalgia!

Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival

Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival – Second Weekend in September


Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting and fun at the annual Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival. Located at the Garrett County Fairgrounds, there’s a special VIP tasting on Friday and then the all-day festival on Saturday!

Autumn Glory Parade

Autumn Glory Festival – Second Weekend in October


A local ‘must-do’! The Autumn Glory Festival is a 5-day event that offers two parades, craft and vendor shows, and dozens of specials and activities around the area. Set at the perfect time for peak fall foliage!

Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees – Thanksgiving Weekend


Get in the Christmas Spirit with this fun annual event! Walk-through dozens of specially decorated trees, enjoy tons of kids activities, browse dozens of local vendors, visit Santa, and so much more!

Small Town Christmas

Small Town Christmas – First or Second Weekend in December


Head on down to downtown Oakland and enjoy a Small Town Christmas! Watch the tree-lighting ceremony, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, special discounts at local stores, and more!

Christmas in the Village

Christmas in the Village – First Weekend in December


Located in Grantsville's Spruce Forest Artisan Village, beside the historic Casselman River Bridge and State Park, get in the holiday spirit while getting your Christmas shopping done! Browse dozens of local artisans - many of which have a residency in the village! Walk across the light-adorned historic bridge, grab some cider, and enjoy the experience!

Oakland Winterfest

Oakland Winterfest – Presidents’ Day Weekend


Usually occurring over Presidents’ Day Weekend, Oakland’s Winterfest includes ice sculptures, a wine walk, live music, and other activities in downtown Oakland. Downtown Oakland features dozens of shops, restaurants, and museums – all in easy walking distance! Located about 15 minutes from Cove Creek Lodge.