Centrally located in the middle of Harford County and just minutes from Interstate 95 and Route 1,  Bel Air is easily accessible to visitors from other regions of Maryland, as well as Pennsylvania, Delaware and beyond. But it’s not just our central location that gives us our nickname. We are the “Heart of Harford” for so many reasons.

People come to Bel Air to work, play and celebrate.

As the county seat, Bel Air is the home to government employees, professional offices and retail merchants. We try to lighten their days with lunchtime concert series, storefront galleries and a walkable, green downtown.

When it is time to play, Bel Air has five neighborhood parks and one community park.  The Town’s neighborhood parks include the Alice Anne Park, Homestead Park, Plumtree Park, Major’s Choice Park and Shamrock Park.  Rockfield Park, located on Route 22, is Bel Air’s 51-acre community park.  Additionally, Town citizens are served by several parks shared with area schools; the Heavenly Waters Regional Park and the Ma & Pa Heritage Trail, a greenway trail system.

Some annual events are legendary: the Bel Air Festival for the Arts, the Maryland State BBQ Bash (we think it is an art!), the Town of Bel Air Film Festival, Christmas parades and old-fashioned fourth of July celebrations.

Bel Air has long been a place where residents and visitors gathered for concerts, theater, parades and seasonal celebrations. Our designation as one of Maryland’s 24 A & E Districts helps us to make it official. Visit often and become a part of our momentum.



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Town of Bel Air Public Art

The Town of Bel Air is proud to offer a variety of public murals and sculptures. Here is a list of the names and locations of our current art amenities.

  • Historic Downtown Bel Air Mural, Downtown Parking Lot
  • Arts and Entertainment District Mural, Armory Marketplace
  • Mural, Two Sisters Gallery
  • Life Cycle, Tollgate Marketplace
  • The Door, Kenmore Avenue
  • Day Break, Ma and Pa Trail at Route 24
  • Patrick Walker Memorial, Shamrock Park Memorial Grove
  • Maxey and Me, Bel Air Public Library
  • Bobcat, Bel Air High School
  • Butterfly Bench, Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden, Rockfield
  • Sun Totem, Rockfield

“The Door”,
Kenmore Avenue





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