Howard County, Maryland, flings spring into high gear this weekend with four special events for adult and family fun.

Check out these four activities happening in Howard County this weekend!

Saturday, April 27

Earth Day Bird Walk

Rise and shine for bird watching while you walk.

Rise and shine for bird watching while you walk. (Photo Courtesy: Howard County Conservancy)

The Earth Day Bird Walk will take place from 8 to 10 a.m., at the Howard County Conservancy, 10526 Old Frederick Road, in Woodstock, Maryland. This is a FREE event,   so rise and shine, and get there early! Learn more here.

SpringFest

This map shows all of the activities going on during Spring Fest. (Photo Courtesy: visitoldellicottcity.com)

With three outdoor stages featuring classic rock and acoustic/folk from more than 20 bands, SpringFest is a FREE, family-friendly event. From noon to 8 p.m., enjoy crafts, vendors, and local food and craft beer, as well as sidewalk sales, outdoor dining, and free museum admission from local establishments. Find SpringFest at 8267 Main St., Ellicott City, MD 21043. For more details, visit the SpringFest website

Create a Dish and Make a Wish | Kids' Cooking Class

The little chefs will learn how to make this delicious dessert.

The children will learn how to make tiramisu dessert. (Photo courtesy: Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant.)

From 8 to 9:30 a.m., kiddos can work with Maggiano's Chef Bruce to learn how to make tiramisu! They'll even get their own chef hat to keep and a small buffet to enjoy afterwards! The event benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation in celebration of World Wish Day. Tickets are $10-$30. Learn more here!

Sunday, April 28

Keeping Jazz Alive

The African Art Museum of MD is hosting Keeping Jazz Alive from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Check out the exhibit "On the Wall of Fame 'Memories of Legendary JAZZ greats,'" as well as vendors and refreshments. The event is alcohol-free, and seating is limited. The venue is located at 11711 E. Market Place, Fulton, MD 20759. Get your tickets here