BCPSfest 2023

BCPSfest 2023 – A Fun Kickoff to the New School Year

Saturday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
938 York Road, Towson 21204

Join Baltimore County Public Schools for BCPSfest! – a free outdoor festival to kick off the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.

  • Enjoy live entertainment and fun hands-on activities.
  • Take a break in our Story Time Tent with special guest readers.
  • Try Double-Dutch jump roping.
  • Walk through a story book.
  • Be entertained by talented BCPS students and staff.
  • Step onto the new ESOL welcome bus.
  • Learn more about BCPS programs, services, and employment opportunities.
  • Visit the BCPS Parentmobile for ideas about ways to support student success.
  • And more surprises to come!

This year’s vendors include:

AFSCME + Area Educational Advisory Councils + Career and Technical Education + College and Career Readiness + Communications and Community Outreach + Community Schools/Community Resources + The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc. + ESPBC + English for Speakers of Other Languages + English Language Arts + Facilities Support Services – Energy and Sustainability Team + Family and Community Engagement (Parent University bus) + Food and Nutrition Services + Health and Physical Education + Human Resources – Office of Staffing + Kelly Education Services + Library Media Programs and Educational Technology + Magnet Programs + Mathematics + PTA Council of Baltimore County + Performing Arts + Resource Centers for Families + Science + Social Emotional Support + Social Studies + Special Education + TABCO + Title I, Homeless Programs and Community Schools + Transportation + Visual Arts

From the community
Abilities Network + Affordable Connectivity Program + Baltimore County Board of Elections + Baltimore County Fire Department (fire engine) + Baltimore County Office of Community Engagement + Baltimore County Public Library (Bookmobile) + Boy Scouts of America + CASA + CCBC + Chispa – Maryland League of Conservation Voters + Craving Potato Factory + Families4Families + Fire Museum of Maryland + First Financial Federal Credit Union + HealthCare Access Maryland + Holt Park and Center for the Arts + Irvine Nature Center + Just Uniting More People, Inc. (Double-Dutch culture group) + Kona Ice + Maryland Center for School Safety + Maryland Insurance Administration + Maryland State Department of Education + National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Metropolitan Baltimore + Patient First + Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Baltimore County + Sam’s Club + Sno Blast DM


Chatsworth School, Champ the Champion Horse
Franklin Elementary, Franklin the lion
Riverview Elementary Dolphin
Towson General, Towson High School

This year’s entertainers are:

  • Randallstown Golden Ram Marching Band
  • Deer Park Middle School Step Team
  • Ms. Blue and Golden Man (Grace White, Colgate Elementary)
  • DJ G-MONEY/Three J's Entertainment
BCPS Fest Kids


Festival visitors are encouraged to park (free) at BCPS headquarters/Greenwood, 6901 N. Charles Street, Towson 21204. Park on the lot in front of Building E. BCPS will provide free shuttle buses to and from Carver Center every 15 minutes from 10:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Limited free parking will also be available on the Carver Center parking lot accessible from Kenilworth Drive and on Kenilworth Drive.

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