Events & Activities in Halfway

Up to 55% Off Ghost Hunt or Magic Show

Harpers Ferry

$40 $20

Said to be haunted, the vacation home of John Wilkes Booth hosts everything from overnight ghost hunts to paranormal magic shows

50% Off The Siege Race on June 14

Crumland Farms

$80 $40

Five-mile obstacle course designed by elite law enforcement to help athletes feel more courageous and confident in their abilities

Up to 51% Off Entry to BattleFrog Race Series

Frederick

$99 $49

Race designed by Navy SEALs tests your strength and endurance on obstacles; real SEALs demonstrate action sequences inspired by their work

Up to 55% Off Frederick Keys Baseball Game for Two

Harry Grove Stadium

$44 $20

The Frederick Keys chase their fifth Carolina League title as fans cheer from 100-level seating and depart with a Keys' hat

Up to 67% Off Personal Training or Yoga

Frederick

$55 $19

In personalized sessions, trainers design a custom exercise regimen, paying close attention to clients' form and fitness level

45% Off Eight-Week Swing-Dance Course 

Multiple Locations

$110 $60.50

Swing-dance champions Tom Koerner & Debra Sternberg & staff teach jitterbug, lindy hop & charleston steps during eight-week program

55% Off Services

Frederick

$100 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 64% Off Yoga or Pilates Classes 

Frederick

$220 $79

Pilates mat sessions and hot, gentle, and lunch-hour express yoga classes in studio with hardwood floors flooded with natural light

Up to 51% Off NRA Basic Pistol-Shooting Course

Multiple Locations

$320 $159

NRA-certified instructors teach proper stance and grip and safety rules; live-fire range time for practicing with revolvers and pistols

Up to 81% Off Martial Arts for Adults or Kids

Frederick/Gas House Pike

$99 $19

Instructors build confidence and leadership in muay thai kickboxing and Brazilian jiujitsu; kids and adults programs available

Up to 48% Off Aerial Park or Tubing Passes

Blue Ridge

$98 $59

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Two-hour adventure park visits or season passes; twosomes and foursomes enjoy tubing all season

Up to 43% Off at Adventure Park USA

Frederick

$29.95 $17

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All-day pass grants access to go-karts, mini golf, a roller coaster, all-new laser tag, rock wall, kiddie rides, & other fun attractions

Up to 77% Off Yoga Classes

Urbana

$120 $35

Certified instructors teach small groups how to strengthen and relax the body; classes take place Fridays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Up to 83% Off Lessons at Dance King Studios

Leesburg

$220 $49

Students learn salsa, Argentine tango, or swing during private and group lessons, then unleash their skills at practice sessions

50% Off Personal Training Sessions

Leesburg

$360 $180

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

69% Off at Catoctin CrossFit

Purcellville

$324 $99

Exercisers gain strength in high-intensity in CrossFit workouts which incorporate functional-fitness moves and are different each day

Up to 72% Off Classes at ATA Elite Martial Arts

Leesburg

$52 $19

Choose from three martial arts–based disciplines, each of which aims to improve self-confidence and overall physical fitness

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 91% Off Paintball for 4, 6, or 12

Multiple Locations

$200 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

45% Off Horse Back Riding

Finksburg

$180 $99

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 59% Off a Supercar Driving or Ride-Along Experience

Summit Point Motorsports Park

$239 $99

Test drive exotic cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, Audi, and more at high speeds on a professional racetrack

Up to 53% Off Kart Racing

Summit Point

$75 $35

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Beginner and experienced drivers zoom around half-mile track with 22 turns in high-performance Sodi karts

50% Off

Stephens City

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 47% Off a Trail Ride on Horseback

Berryville

$110 $59

Horseback riders traverse scenic trails; optional river boat trip and trail ride

Up to 88% Off Boot Camp from The Sergeant's Program

Multiple Locations

$234 $29

One-hour, military-inspired workouts push members with running, calisthenics, aerobics, and weight training, held five to six days a week

Up to 59% Off Yoga Classes

Damascus

$80 $35

Instructors lead students through Vinyasa flow sequences, hot yoga sessions, or classic Hatha poses inside 1,500 sq. ft. studio

53% Off from Valley Mill Kayak School

Darnestown

$100 $49

Certified guides lead kayakers down the Potomac River and paddleboarders around Valley Mill Camp Lake in recreational tours or group lessons

Up to 70% Off Taekwondo or Boot Camp Classes

Germantown

$125 $39

Traditional taekwondo classes instill discipline and promote skill development for students of all levels

Up to 54% Off Wine Tasting

8, Hampstead

$40 $19

Family-run winery creates varietals such as Vidal Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon on-site, pairing them with cheese and bread during tastings

Up to 75% Off at Center Street Yoga

Westminster

$99 $29

Daily yoga classes include some of the area's only hot yoga sessions, which facilitate deep stretching in a room heated up to 95 degrees

Up to 56% Off Horseback Trail Rides

Hampstead

$50 $25

Trail rides begin with a horsemanship lesson before riders and steeds gallop across a humble Hampstead farm

Up to 65% Off Fitness Classes

7, Westminster

$55 $19

More than 15 classes such as barre, Zumba, TRX, and spinning incorporate fun and fitness with a focus on overall health

Up to 69% Off at Ashburn Martial Arts Center

Ashburn

$150 $49

Adults and kids aged 8 or older master the principles of ancient martial arts such as jujitsu, karate, and muay thai kickboxing

44% Off Services

Beaumeade

$72 $40

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87% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Martial Arts World

Multiple Locations

$225 $30

Instructors teach self-defense during karate and tae kwon do classes for ages 5 or older

77% Off Six Weeks of Classes at Enshin Karate

Multiple Locations

$170 $39

Instructors teach Enshin-style karate, an art that focuses on practical self-defense moves such as take-downs, strikes, and finishers

85% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$230 $35

Martial-arts programs for everyone from toddlers to adults at a school led by Master Adam Sterner, a fifth-degree black belt in tae kwon do

Up to 81% Off Classes at Lee's Dynamic TaeKwonDo

Beaumeade

$180 $49

Master Won Keun Lee teaches self-discipline and confidence through traditional Korean self-defense techniques

Half Off at CrossFit Impavidus

Ashburn Technology Park

$200 $100

After an introductory class to familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of CrossFit, challenge yourself with the Workout of the Day

Up to 75% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Ashburn/Leesburg

$59 $19

Classes for all ages help impart self-defense skills while also teaching focus, concentration, determination, and respect

Up to 62% Off Private Golf Lessons in Ashburn

Brambleton Golf Course

$50 $19

PGA professional employs careful swing analysis and provides personalized practice strategies

77% Off at Kaizen Mixed Martial Art

Multiple Locations

$170 $39

Students get fit and learn self-defense skills from a staff of instructors that includes MMA fighters and Olympic wrestlers

Up to 91% Off Membership to Gracie Combat Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Beaumeade

$255 $24

Students get fit while mastering MMA jiu-jitsu techniques; membership includes access to all classes and a private lesson with a black belt

Up to 56% Off Children's Dance or Yoga Classes

University Center

$100 $49

Classes combine yoga, dance, music and play to strengthen growing muscles, balance, focus, and self-awareness

Up to 61% Off Fitness Classes at Kore Krav Maga

Ashburn Technology Park

$90 $39.99

School focused on effective krav maga self-defense techniques teaches clients to defend themselves while they get into shape

Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes from TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Half Off Capoeira

Ashburn

$160 $80

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 79% Off Group Paintball Packages

Clarksburg

$320 $79

Armed with rental markers and anti-fog goggles, paintball players battle all day, stopping only for a lunch of deli sandwiches and chips

Up to 46% Off Segway Ride Through Gettysburg

Gettysburg

$45 $27

Guests step on Segways and glide through historic Gettysburg escorted by a staff member

44% Off Photography Classes

Gettysburg

$200 $112

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

44% Off Services

Hanover

$9 $5

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 58% Off Miniature Golf at Glowgolf

North Hanover Mall

$18 $9

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illume players negotiating a tricky, glow-themed course

49% Off Martial Arts

Gettysburg

$99 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 50% Off a BYOB Painting Class

New Freedom

$70 $35

Artists at a BYOB painting class spend two hours following an instructor through the creation of a masterpiece

Up to 75% Off Classes at CrossFit Duration

Penn

$100 $29.99

Certified CrossFit trainers lead groups through intense daily workouts

50% Off Phenomacon

Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center

$50 $25

Activities for paranormal enthusiasts include ghost hunts, lectures, and costume party stationed in reportedly haunted Eisenhower Hotel

50% Off Martial Arts

Brambleton Landbay

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 75% Off at Club Golf

Rio Center

$189 $49

Gain unlimited access to indoor golf-training center's facilities, equipment, and classes; includes 30-minute swing analysis

Up to 53% Off Paddle Boating

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.50

After choosing a ride, paddlers embark on leisurely trips out into the tree-lined waters of Columbia or Gaithersburg

40% Off Youth Baseball Skills Camp at Round Trip Sports

Gaithersburg

$250 $149

Kids polish skills in hitting, pitching, fielding, and running bases through drills and fun competitions

50% Off Services

Gaithersburg

$90 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 65% Off Kung Fu Classes

Gaithersburg

$95 $36

Highly effective self-defense system develops proper body structure and reflexes while minimizing the importance of physical strength

62% Off Xtreme Kickboxing Fitness Classes

1

$129 $49

Kickboxing classes whip students into shape with intensive, twice-weekly workouts

76% Off Boxing and Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$185 $45

At six locations, intensive boxing and martial-arts classes teach valuable self-defense and fitness skills

Up to 90% Off Boot Camp

Gaithersburg

$125 $15

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Workout inspired by mixed martial arts fuses traditional cardio and strength-training regimes with kicking and punching drills

55% Off Personal Training

Eldersburg

$40 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 87% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$300 $39

One-hour indoor boot-camp sessions reinforce camaraderie with partner & team-based drills while body-weight exercises condition physiques

46% Off BYOB Canvas Painting Class

Eldersburg

$90 $49

Learn to create your very own masterpieces while sipping on brought-from-home beverages in a fun, relaxed atmosphere

Up to 55% Off at Sterling Golf and Swim Club

Sterling

$50 $24

Golfers tackle an 18-hole, par 54 course where tree-lined fairways sprawl more than 2,610 yards

Up to 46% Off Scuba Lessons

Sterling

$69 $39

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Students learn the basics of breathing underwater in a two-hour class led by PADI professionals

Up to 53% Off Guitar Lessons

Countryside

$100 $49

Learn how to play the acoustic guitar—or refine skills you already have—at your own pace with instruction from an experienced guitar player

Up to 72% Off Fitness Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$140 $39

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Boot-camp classes reshape figures with cardio and strength-training drills that draw from several fitness schools and shift daily

51% Off Five-Week Women's Self-Defense Course

Multiple Locations

$119.95 $59

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Expert mixed martial artist equips women with the defensive moves necessary to stop a larger, more aggressive attacker.

83% Off Martial Arts Classes

Dulles Town Center

$175 $29

Martial arts classes include Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, judo, and women's self-defense; MMA classes are invite-only

76% Off One Month of Unlimited Classes at Raj Yoga

Sterling

$125 $30

Kundalini yoga emphasizes sensory awareness and intuition during meditative sessions that include poses and chanting

Up to 66% Off Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Get fit while building your self-defense skills during high-energy kickboxing classes

Up to 75% Off Martial Arts Classes

Sterling Park/Ashburn

$150 $39

Expert instructors lead classes that teach discipline and self-confidence while keeping students fit

Up to 94% Off Martial-Arts Classes 

Sugarland Run Shopping

$500 $29

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Eighth-degree black belt Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Pedro Sauer and his instructors teach striking, grappling, and self-defense

Up to 68% Off Boxing-Gym Membership

Rockville/Derwood

$145 $47

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Boxing-fitness, fundamentals-training, and open-sparring classes for adults; gym helmed by three experienced trainers

Select Local Merchants

Heather O'Neill is a renaissance woman. She started her career as a mathematician, and then developed a strong interest in fitness after becoming a mother. She made a complete career change, racking up certifications and innumerable hours of exercise experience, before becoming the owner of South Pointe Fitness Club. Today, Heather oversees a variety of fitness services ranging from personal training to group fitness classes such as yoga, kickboxing, cycling, Pilates, and just lying on your back and staring at the ceiling fan sessions.

120 E Oak Ridge Dr
Hagerstown,
MD
US

The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine, running 2,180 miles over mountains, rocky slopes, and deep valleys. Since it was established in 1925, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has cared for the trail, maintaining 250,000 acres of public land. The organization educates hikers on Leave No Trace camping and why it's not a good idea to challenge a bear to a hugging contest.

Volunteers and trail crews build and repair shelters along the footpath and engage youth and community members in outdoor activities. In addition to these human-oriented services, the ATC works to protect endangered species living along the trail and to preserve the land's watershed streams and migratory corridor.

799 W Washington St
Harpers Ferry,
WV
US

Ron Layman's decorative indoor-painting instruction harks back to thousands of years of artisans' decorative and faux-finishing techniques. Drawing from the colorful traditions of neoclassical plaster finishes and trompe l’oeil techniques, his methods build on the past while incorporating modern styles of glazing and color washing. His commissioned work can be seen in private homes and commercial locales, and when he's not imbuing work and living spaces with his talents, Ron teaches multiple-day workshops in The Faux School studio nestled in Frederick's historical district.

Drawing on 20 years of experience as a master painter with the North American Decorative Artist Association and boasting the ability to spell Michelangelo, Ron guides artists of all levels through basic and advanced home-design techniques, incorporating paint, textured finishes, and lime-based Venetian plasters, which add depth to plain walls and floors. Ron also helps his students to explore new approaches to home decoration, with lessons that help students to take control of their environments or take steps toward forming their own home-decorating businesses, regardless of prior artistic experience.

35 South Carroll Street
Frederick,
MD
US

CEO Peter Harvey believes that a quality gym staff must demonstrate more than technical expertise. "Service doesn't only mean showing someone how to do an arm curl," he says. Certified personal trainers develop workouts that zero in on each person’s specific goals, giving clients the skills to pole-vault over impassable plateaus. By steadfastly refusing to hand out fish in favor of putting on master classes in fishing, they help clients become self-sufficient, educating them on fundamentals.

During these one-on-one sessions, and in solo workouts, guests set calories ablaze atop rows of continually updated equipment. Treadmills, recumbent bikes, and strength-training tools line the walls.

Members can also drop in for as many group classes as they can muster. Inside a separate studio, stationary cycles whir in time with galvanizing music, kickboxing strikes arc through the air, and barbells rise with each BodyPump rep. For more meditative practices, Pilates sessions and several types of yoga enhance flexibility and focus.

5245 Westview Dr
Frederick,
MD
US

Pump It Up's indoor inflatable arena rockets socked striplings high above a pair of inflatable party arenas chock-full of kid-friendly bounce pads. For a quintet of fun-filled visits, young whippersnappers can skip down air-filled slides and defy gravity in gargantuan bounce houses with five pop-in play passes. Enjoying free entry, parents can observe their young's playtime—taking thorough notes on techniques that can use improvement—or opt for a Parents Night Out evening, relinquishing children 5 and older to Pump It Up’s dedicated supervision 6 p.m.–9 p.m. on select evenings.

8420 Gas House Pike
Frederick,
MD
US

Liberty Road Golf Center's multifaceted facilities help golfers fine-tune swings with every club in their bag. Piercing drives, pinpoint approaches, and remote-controlled flop shots take flight from the Center's 20-stall driving range before touching down in a field peppered with yardage-marked flags and realistic faux bunkers to simulate on-course targets. A stint at the short-game practice area preps clubbers for a round at the nine-hole, par 3 course, where players launch tee shots onto slick, artificial greens and punish egotistical drivers by making them sit out for the round. While practice areas sharpen swings, master club tinkerer Mark J. Diley re-grips, re-shafts, and repairs clubs, and the center offers rental drivers and 6-irons for those without their own set. The Center also encompasses outdoor batting cages, where mechanical hurlers sling softballs and baseballs at eight different speed settings.

10810 Liberty Rd
Frederick,
MD
US