Where Arts, Culture, and Community Come Together

Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods is a 51-acre arts and culture park located in the heart of Downtown Columbia in Howard County, Maryland.  Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods features the Chrysalis, a high performance stage, park pavilion, and sculpture.  The Chrysalis presents performances, including commercial ticketed, non-commercial ticketed, and free and open to the public events.  The Park is also home to forest, meadows, turf areas, and streams available for public enjoyment and which may, from time to time, be licensed for specific events.


Bash the Trash!

For children, teens, and adults.

Celebrate the last days of summer with music and a movie! Kick off the evening at the Chrysalis with a performance and activities by Bash the Trash, a group that builds and performs with musical instruments made from recycled materials. Then parade over to Merriweather Movie Nights to sing along with a screening of The Greatest Showman at 7:00 p.m.

Chrysalis gates open at 4 p.m. Merriweather Movie Nights ticketing is separate.

Food and beverage available for purchase.  Picnics welcome (no glass or alcohol, though adult beverages available for purchase).

This event is presented in partnership with the Howard County Library System and is sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS.