Thursday, June 19, 2014

Weekend Roundup (June 21st-22nd)

The weather is cooling down a bit just in time for the weekend!
  • Crab and Beer Festival - West Shore Park will smell fantastic on Saturday as the festival cooks up MD's signature summertime meal.  Make sure to get tickets ahead of time, as none will be available for walk-up.
  • Health & Fitness Expo - The streets of Harbor East will be shut down Saturday morning to get you into shape.  
  • Baltimore Skateboarding Day - Come to Roosevelt Park (in Hampden) to skate, plant a tree, and get ice cream.
  • Tipsy Tours - The Water Taxi is kicking off their new tour series this Sunday, which focuses on alcohol.  Oh and it starts at the Tiki Barge fr drinks before you board a boat for the tour.
  • 34th Annual LatinoFest - One of Patterson Park's biggest festivals is all weekend long.  The Food and music speaks for itself... you have to go.
  • African American Heritage Festival - Come down to the Camden Yards sports complex for 2 days of music and family-friendly events.  

And a few things that go on every weekend that you should take part in:
As always, keep an eye on the events calendar (and the free concerts calendar) on the right-hand side of the site, and get out to support some of these amazing local events!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fells Point Crab Feast

Get your tickets HERE for all you can eat crabs, draft beer, pit beef, and more for this Thursday, June 19th.  Nothing quite beats picking crabs on the Baltimore waterfront, except not worrying about how much the bill will be afterward.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Free Concerts Calendar

We're now keeping a calendar of all free concerts around town (there are THAT many).  Take a look just below the Events Calendar on the right-hand side of the site and find some close to you.  The weather is too good not to go!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Weekend Roundup (June 13th-15th)

Lots going on this weekend, so choose wisely.

  • Pints in the Park - 3 free beers or glasses of wine paired with music in Center Plaza on Friday.  Need I say more?
  • Summer Social at West Shore Park - Mix and mingle in the Inner Harbor on Friday afternoon with Strykers Posse playing a free set.  
  • Black Fridays at Union Craft - Hogs and Hops (and music) right next to the Woodberry Light Rail stop make for a great time.
  • Baltimore Pride - Activities all weekend long around town, including a high-heeled race (ouch).  Read our write-up here for more info and tips.
  • Honfest - Beehive hairdos take over Hampden all weekend long.  You must do this event at least once in your life.
  • Let's Eat Charles Street - Forget about the kids activities and music, the heart of this event on Saturday is all about the food.  Follow the link for an Uber code to get you there.
  • Free Yoga - Join others on Saturday morning for Yoga on top of the Natty Boh Tower.  Keep in mind that there's also free Yoga at the Inner Harbor each Saturday as well.
  • Folklife Festival - A celebration of music is happening at the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown.  Follow the link for an example of the awesome sounds to come!

And a few things that go on every weekend that you should take part in:
As always, keep an eye on the events calendar on the right-hand side of the site, and get out to some of these amazing local events!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Baltimore Pride 2014

Baltimore Pride is a time for Charm City’s LGBTQ individuals and allies to get together and celebrate diversity, community and equality. Dating back to 1975, Baltimore Pride has continuously grown in attendance every year. After hosting approximately 30,000 Pride-goers in recent years, the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore (GLCCB) has made the decision to move the main Pride events to larger areas this year. “I am excited about the upcoming festivities,” Kelly Neel, interim Executive Director of the GLCCB states, “and while there are changes that are taking place, I believe they will be positive ones that will align more with our mission to serve our community.”

Below is a quick guide to each event, including dates, locations, synopses, and tips to have your best Pride weekend yet. Happy Pride!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Baltimore Farmers Markets 2014

Here's your rundown of all the farmers markets around town:

  • Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar (Sundays 7AM-Noon until December 21st) - Farmers, craftsmen, and cooks come from all over the state to give you one of the top markets in the nation (and the biggest by far in Baltimore).
  • 32nd Street Farmers Market (Saturdays 7AM-Noon year-round)  The second largest market in town is also one of the few that you can go to in the dead of winter, but don't wait until then to check it out.
  • Fells Point Farmers Market (Saturdays 7:30AM-12:30PM) - More than 40 vendors setup shop among the cobblestones for a picturesque setting.
  • BMI Farmers Market (Saturdays 9AM-1PM) - You'll find this market in the beautiful setting of the Baltimore Museum of Industry's outdoor pavilion.  You'll also find plenty of free parking for this one.
  • Druid Hill Park Farmers Market (Wednesdays 3:30-7PM) -  Located in front of the gardened grounds of the Conservatory, this market pairs the experience with live music each week.
  • Pratt Street Farmers Market (Thursdays 11AM-2PM until October 30th) - The perfect market for downtown workers is available during lunch hours.
  • Highlandtown Farmers Market (Thursdays 4-8PM until October 30th)  
  • Canton Farmers Market (Saturdays 8AM-12PM until the end of August) 
  • Union Graze (Fridays 5-8PM) - Located near Woodberry, this little market is put on by the Woodberry Kitchen group.
  • Hampden Farmers Market (Saturdays 9AM-1PM until November 22nd) - You'll find stands setup right over-top of the sidewalk along the avenue.
  • Keswick Farmers Market  (Tuesdays 11AM-2PM until October 28th) - Right next to the Rotunda, in the Hopkins building lot.
  • Laurelville Farmers Market (Tuesdays 4-8PM)
  • Govanstowne Farmers Market (Wednesdays 3-7PM)
  • Howard Park Community Farmers Market (Saturdays 7AM-1PM until November 29th) - 3400 block of Woodbine Ave.
  • Hopkins Hospital Farmers Market (Thursdays 10AM-2PM until November20th) 
  • Park Heights Community Farmers Market (Wednesdays 9AM-2:30PM until November 26th) 
  • Remington Farmers Market (Thursdays 3-7PM until October 30th)
  • State Center Farmers Market (Wednesdays 10AM-2PM until November 12th)
  • University Farmers Market (Tuesdays 10AM-2PM until November 25th)
  • Cross Keys Farmers Market (Tuesdays 10AM-2PM until October 28th)

Weekend Roundup (June 6th-8th)

The weather is shaping up to make this the weekend to get out of the house, so here's what you need to check out:

And a few things that go on every weekend that you should take part in:
As always, keep an eye on the events calendar on the right-hand side of the site, and get out to some of these amazing local events!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pratt Library Summer Book Sale 2014

The Pratt Library (central branch) is hosting their summer book sale tomorrow, June 5th between 10AM and 5PM.  Come get used books, children's books, and books on tape for just $1 each or less!  It's the perfect time to pick up some books for the beach.

Here's the official website for more details.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

B&O Railroad Museum Admission Half-off Today

Since it's the first Tuesday of the month today, the B&O railroad museum is cutting admission prices in half.  It's that simple.   Here's the official website.