For the first time this year, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts joined Light City and the Baltimore Book Festival, creating a new event, Brilliant Baltimore. The new festival last weekend, bringing crowds down for author talks and light displays, and continues this week.
The Charm City Night Market returned in its second year even bigger and better than before, stretching from its inaugural location at W. Lexington Street and Park Avenue all the way to Center Plaza.
Organized by the Chinatown Collective, the market celebrates the area’s Asian heritage near the site of Baltimore’s old Chinatown. Thousands came out on Saturday to sample a variety of Asian food, watch performances and shop at vendor stands.
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Another year, another great Hampdenfest in the books. Thousands came to The Avenue for food and art vendors, live music from Raindeer, Outer Spaces, Holy Fingers, Baby Shakes and many others. And, of course, there were the toilet races on Chestnut Avenue.
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Thousands packed into the parking lot outside of Union Craft Brewing on Saturday for the triumphant return of Future Islands. The local synth-pop band played a free show to road test some new material and shared the stage with Smoke Bellow, Joy Postell and DJs Jason Willett and Jay Buim.
Check out our photos from the show.
In spite of the scorching temperatures, thousands showed up to Artscape over the weekend for music, food, dancing in the street, movies, installations and more. Check out these photos from our time there as we wandered from the free weekend-long outdoor festival to the indie music festival Ratscape, to new bars Rituals and the North Avenue Market, and to rapper Eze Jackson’s album release show at the Metro Gallery.
The local tradition continues on, hon. Thousands descended on The Avenue in Hampden this weekend for two days of music, food, vendors and beehive hairdos at HonFest, the annual celebration of Baltimore’s working women.
Attendees also enjoyed a contest to crown the Best Hon, an oyster shucking contest and (mostly) great weather.
Check out our photos from 2019’s HonFest.
The rainy weather did not dampen spirits in Baltimore during Artscape weekend. Thousands turned out to check out interactive art displays and exhibits, peruse vendor booths, enjoy food and drinks, and hear music from TLC, ZZ Ward and many other local bands. Here’s our photos from the soggy-but-still-fun festival.