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Town of Bel Air A&E District

Bel Air's historic downtown boasts a vibrant collection of public art. Its beautiful parks and historic Armory create a thriving stage for concerts, dance performances, theater, festivals, and memorable holiday events.

About this A&E District

Centrally located in the middle of Harford County and just minutes from Interstate 95 and Route 1; Bel Air is easily accessible to visitors from other regions of Maryland, as well as Pennsylvania, Delaware, and beyond. But it’s not just our central location that gives us our nickname. We are the “Heart of Harford” for so many reasons. People come to Bel Air to work, play, and celebrate. Our historic downtown corridor is lined with unique stores and plentiful dining options. Many stores carry local artists work and Harford Artists Gallery, which hosts six exhibits throughout the year, is filled with one-of-a-kind pieces created by Harford County artists. Bel Air is brought to life with its vibrant collection of public art. Our walkable, green downtown boasts a two-mile self-guided art walk where you can take in over twenty murals and sculptures that are part of our growing collection. When it is time to play, you'll find our residents in our community and neighborhood parks. Rockfield Park, located on Route 22, is Bel Air’s 51-acre community park which is home to trails, the community-built Creative Playground, Chesapeake Sensory Plaza, ball fields, and pavilions. Our robust calendar of events keeps our visitors coming back and creates a wonderful place for our residents to call home. There is always something fun to do in Bel Air! Some of our signature events include: the Bel Air Festival for the Arts, the Kite Festival, outdoor summer movies and concerts, the Maryland State BBQ Bash (we think it is an art!), Authors and Artists, Winter Wonderland and our old-fashioned fourth of July celebrations. Bel Air has long been a place where residents and visitors gather for concerts, theater, parades, and seasonal celebrations.