We’re celebrating our 15th Season
of performing in the
PFI Historic Park.  

Plan an enchanting evening with friends and family:  Choose a night that includes festival-style fun or a Community Conversation under the tent before the performance. Your admission tickets to the play include the pre-show events in the park.




A Taste  of EC, 4:30pm  

The first 50 patrons to enter the park will enjoy free Picnic Pops gourmet popsicles, while supplies last.  

Make sure to leave lots of room for delicious treats from area merchants when you plan your picnic for the July 23 performance of The Tempest. 

To celebrate the progress made in Ellicott City since the devastating July 2016 flood, we are presenting A Taste of EC, featuring artisanal foods from local merchants.  There will be yummy snacks to sample from area shops and merchants including  Little Market Cafe lemonade and pastries, Neat Nick Preserves, and EC Pops caramel popcorn, while supplies last!

Also with us in the park will be our wonderful vendor Freakin’ Sweet Jars specialty desserts, and they’ll also be grilling hot dogs.

Our intermission drawings will feature a lovely wine donated by The Wine Bin,  a CSC T-shirt for kids, and a gift basket filled with goodies from local shops. 

If you feel moved to help us support the Historic Main Street recovery by making a donation to the EC Partnership, we would gratefully accept your contribution at the Taste of EC display table.

Look for the up-to-date map of Historic Main Street ‘s recovered and new businesses inside The Tempest show program.

Come back to Ellicott City and shop, dine, or stroll on Main Street.




Taste of EC is taking place on a  Sunday, and you know what that means!

Gates open at 4:30pm for pre-show picnics and activities for kids. 

The Tempest begins at 6pm.

It’s our mission to introduce young people to Shakespeare in a setting that is fun, casual and friendly.  Kids are welcome (and get in free) to all of our summer performances, but we really roll out the red carpet for them on Sunday afternoons.

Sundays are Family Fun Days, welcoming  everyone from babes in arms to grandparents. 

Child-friendly activities are provided before the play including costume dress-up, storytelling, games and more.  Bring a picnic and come make memories. 

Our Family Fun Day media partners include Baltimore’s Child magazine. Don’t forget to look in the show program for the kids’ pages and puzzles, sponsored by media partner The Baltimore Sun Media Group.

(Hot weather reminder:  Bring sunscreen, and wear a hat!)

 Get tickets here.

IMAGE:  Nathan Thomas as Prospero and Michaela Farrell as his daughter, Miranda. Photo by Robert Neal Marshall