A small city in southern
Harford County, Maryland
. This town was began in 1892, and officially changed its status to a city in 1992. The current mayor is Michael
, and he has been in office since 2007. Some attractions are the MiLB Orioles-affiliated Aberdeen Ironbirds, who play a short season every year at Ripken Stadium. This team was begun by Cal Ripken, jr. in 2002, and recently won the McNamara division in September
2013. Ripken Stadium is also home to the Cal Ripken Little League World Series each August.
Other attractions are Aberdeen Proving Ground, the HEAT center, and numerous shopping plazas throughout town. Some lesser-known attractions are the Harford Lanes Bowling
, Aberdeen Family Swim Center, Festival Park, and many restaurants, including Panera Bread, Golden Corral, Bob Evan's, Applebee's, and the Greene Turtle. Some hotels in the town
are the Holiday Inn and Hilton Garden Inn. The town
has a Rotary Club, as well as several town events hosted throughout the year at Festival Park, including an Earth Day celebration, the Christmas
Street Parade, and music performances each Tuesday throughout the summer.