Summer is officially here! Well, not officially, but Memorial Day does generally serve as our summer season kick-off here at Deep Creek Lake. The weather has been very warm for this time of year, making it perfect for jumping in the still slightly chilly lake water. June weather is typically more humid, with passing showers and lots of sunshine. There are a lot of fun annual events in June! Below are some of our favorite things to do this month to help you get started!
Garrett County Celtic Festival - Head down to Friendsville June 1 for the annual Garrett County Celtic Festival! The event runs 10:30 am – 6 pm rain or shine! Enjoy live music, highland athletic games, sheepherding demonstrations, dancing, and lots of kids’ activities. The festival is celebrating their 31st Anniversary this year. With 5 stages and 3 fields full of things to do, it’s a fantastic way to spend an afternoon!
Garrett County Gran Fondo – The toughest bike race of the year is back! Labeled as one of the most difficult gran fondo races due to the insane climbs, it’s definitely not for the faint of heart. Despite the difficulty, though, this race sells out almost every year! There are several racing options, videos of routes, and more course information available on the GC Gran Fondo website. As always, if you’re not up for competing, you can certainly cheer on the riders as they tackle the course!
Grantsville Days - The small town of Grantsville hosts their annual celebration every June! This year, Grantsville Days welcomes The Clarks as guest performers! Enjoy a parade, BBQ, music, crafts, vendors, food, a tractor pull, and so much more. This year promises to be the best one yet! Follow the Grantsville Lions Club on Facebook to see the full schedule of events and special announcements.
JUMP IN – The water is getting warmer every day! You’ve waited all year to jump in the lake – and June is the perfect time to get your feet wet, literally. The humid air and ample sunshine make the water a little extra refreshing. Lake traffic is also a little lower during June than in July and August, so it’s a good time to hit the water on a kayak or paddleboard. Reserve your paddleboard or kayak at High Mountain Sports and have them delivered right to your home or vacation rental!
These are just some of our favorite things to do - you can browse dozens of county-wide events on the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Events Calender. The summer season is in full swing, so go get that ice cream at your favorite stand, catch some rays on the water, enjoy your dinner on a deck – do it all! We only get a few months of this beautiful season, you can believe we’re spending every second we can soaking it up!