For more than 130 years, downtown Bel Air has remained the “Heart of Harford,” where people shop, eat, live and work. Bel Air is continuing to evolve as a shopping destination, blending the tastes of a new generation with the heritage of the past.
Visitors will find tree-lined sidewalks and a seamless patchwork quilt of old and new architecture. Small, independently owned shops and restaurants combined with year round family events create an authentic hometown experience.
Popular annual events include the Chocolate Festival, the Farm Fair, and the Maryland State BBQ Bash which attracts nearly 30,000 visitors from across the country.
Bel Air offers its visitors big-city convenience in a small town package.
Bel Air is both a designated Main Street Maryland community as well as Arts & Entertainment district.