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Deep Creek Lake July Events

Deep Creek Lake July events include a variety of ways to enjoy the outdoors with your family. Plus, many of these activities are FREE!

Little Yough Summer Music Festival
June 28-August 20, 7PM, Fridays Throughout Summer

Stage Wisp Free Summer Concert Series
July 3-August 28, 6:30PM, Wednesdays Throughout Summer

Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display
July 4 at about 9:30
Fireworks are launched over McHenry Cove from Bear Claw Snow Tubing Park. The rain date is July 5.

Victorian Chatauqua
July 6 and 7
Celebrate the history of Mountain Lake Park. This is a free, family-friendly event with historical performances, live music, vendors and artisans, food, trolley bus tours, and more.

Art in the Park
July 13-14, 10AM-5PM and July 9, 10AM-4PM
Browse artwork from more than 50 vendors at Deep Creek Lake State Park.

Deep Creek Lake Art in the Park
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Top Tips to Prepare Your Home for Spring

Spring is a great time of year to sell your Deep Creek Lake home. The weather is mild, the flowers are in bloom, and buyers are on the hunt for their dream home. But before you put your home on the market, there are a few things you need to do to ensure it is in top shape.

Here are some top tips to prepare your home for spring:

Check your smoke alarms. First and foremost, make sure your smoke alarms are in working order. This is a crucial safety feature that should not be overlooked. Test each smoke alarm in your home and replace the batteries if needed.

Clean out your dryer vent. Over time, dryer vents can become clogged with lint, which can pose a fire hazard. Make sure to clean out your dryer vent before putting your home on the market. You can do this yourself or hire a professional.

Replace filters. Replace the air filters in your home, including those for your furnace and air conditioning unit. This will help improve the air quality in your home and ensure your HVAC system is running efficiently.

Check pipes for leaks. Inspect all of the pipes in your home for leaks. If you find any leaks, be sure to fix them before showing your home to potential buyers. A leaky pipe can turn off buyers and make them wonder what other hidden problems your home may have.

Wash interior and exterior windows. Clean windows can make a big difference in the overall appearance of your home. Take the time to wash both the interior and exterior of your windows to give your home a fresh and bright look.

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Deep Creek Lake Easter Events & Activities

Deep Creek Lake Easter events and activities offer something for every member of the family. For those celebrating the holiday, there is no shortage of fun! Keep in mind that all of the info below is for 2024.

Saturday, March 30

Easter Egg Hunt – Broadford Park
Registration begins at 11AM and the hunt starts at noon.
More Info

Eggstreme Easter Egg Hunt – New Germany State Park
8:30AM-2PM
More Info

Easter Egg Hunt – Grantsville Park
3:30PM
More Info

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Deep Creek Spring Activities

Deep Creek spring activities offer something for every interest. There are lots of indoor and outdoor options for visitors and residents too.

Deep Creek Spring Activities

It is an in-between season when the weather can be a bit unpredictable. You might not always be able to do every item on this list, but you can try! Also, be sure to check days/hours of operation – especially mid-week.

Deep Creek Spring Activities

Deep Creek Fun Zone – You can choose your own adventure and get something great to eat. They have an arcade and lazer tag. When the weather warms up in late spring, they usually open outdoor activities that include mini golf, go carts, and bumper boats. More info.

Fishing – Garrett County’s lakes and rivers offer tons of fishing opportunities. Get your Maryland fishing license and head out to one of our lakes or rivers. Deep Creek Lake State Park and Herrington Manor State Park are kid friendly spots. The Casselman and Savage Rivers are popular for fly fishing. Check out our fishing guide for more details.

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Deep Creek Lake Market Update

Here’s a brief overview of the Deep Creek Lake real estate market as of January 25, 2024.

  • Average sold price lake area residential over the past 30 days: $991,000
  • Number of sales pending for Garrett County: 75
  • Number of homes for sale in Garrett County: 114
  • Number of homes sold in Garrett County in the past 30 days: 30

Deep Creek Dunk Quick Guide

Deep Creek Dunk weekend is fast approaching! I’ll give you all the info you need to thoroughly enjoy this favorite winter event. The 2024 date for the dunk is Saturday, February 24. This year, we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Deep Creek Dunk!

For the first time, a “community dunk” is being held. It is Thursday, February 22 at 4PM. It gives local dunkers a chance to take the plunge for Special Olympics Maryland.

deep creek dunk

About the Deep Creek Dunk

The MSP/NRP Deep Creek Dunk started in 1998. Dunkers plunge into Deep Creek Lake’s frigid water to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD). Individuals and teams raise money to benefit this worthy cause. Prizes are awarded for the most money raised as well as for the wild costumes that help to make the event so much fun!

Goosebumps, Grapes & Growlers

The 2024 Deep Creek Dunk festivities kick-off Friday, February 23 at the Honi-Honi Bar. This wine tasting is held in the heated tent on the deck. A $20 donation benefits Maryland Special Olympics. Continue reading Deep Creek Dunk Quick Guide

Deep Creek Lake Market Update

Here’s a brief overview of the Deep Creek Lake real estate market as of November 17, 2023.

  • Average sold price lake area residential over the past 30 days: $1,048,065
  • Number of sales pending for Garrett County: 52
  • Number of homes for sale in Garrett County: 150
  • Number of homes sold in Garrett County: in the past 30 days: 45

Deep Creek Holiday Happenings

Deep Creek holiday events offer something for everyone. There is a little bit of magic in our mountains during this festive time of year. It’s easy to catch the spirit of the season whether you’re taking the kids to see Santa or shopping locally for last minute gifts.

Deep Creek Holiday Events

Christmas in the Village
December 1st and 2nd
Held at Spruce Forest Artisan Village in Grantsville, this is a favorite area tradition. Enjoy strolling and live music in the Village Church, activities in the Village buildings, and luminaries throughout the Village and on the Casselman Bridge.
More info.

A Great Small Town Christmas
December 1st-3rd
A Great Small Town Christmas includes a tree lighting, sleigh rides, carols, store specials, and visits with Santa! More info.

Joy of Christ Celebration
November 24th-January 1st, 5-10pm nightly
Holiday light show synced to music. More info.

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Festival of Trees Garrett County Event Guide

festival of trees

A popular Garrett County event is the Festival of Trees Garrett County.  It is held every year on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving at the Fairground Exhibit Hall in McHenry, MD. If you’ve never been to it make this the year you treat yourself!

All proceeds benefit the Dove Center – a local facility that offers services for victims of domestic violence.

The event is held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes a vast array of activities for the whole family. On Saturday, the kids activities end at 4 p.m. to prepare for the live auction that starts at 5p.m.

Festival of Trees Garrett County

Designer decorated trees, wreaths, and centerpieces are on exhibit, and will be auctioned off Saturday. Beginning at 5 p.m., registered bidders can enjoy refreshments and a cash bar provided by Dutch’s at Silver Tree. At 6 p.m., the auction begins.

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Deep Creek Lake Market Update

Here’s a brief overview of the Deep Creek Lake real estate market as of September 26, 2023.

  • Average sold price lake area residential over the past 30 days: $1,120,078.26
  • Number of sales pending for Garrett County: 36
  • Number of homes for sale in Garrett County: 160
  • Number of homes sold in Garrett County: in the past 30 days: 39