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Memorial Day Weekend Events Calendar: SoWeBo Arts and Music Festival, Brew at the Zoo, John Waters

The Sowebo Arts and Music Festival. Photo by Ed Linton.

Summer is upon us once again with the arrival of Memorial Day weekend. There are plenty of local events that don’t involve the beach, like one of the city’s most-loved neighborhood festivals in Hollins Market, a chance to imbibe among the animals and an event to buy herbs in the park.

Weekend Events Calendar: Preakness, MICA Art Walk, Maryland Craft Beer Fest and more

Pimlico Race Course on Preakness day. Photo by World Red Eye.

This weekend, Preakness brings plenty of events to town with fireworks on Friday right and the race itself on Saturday. Elsewhere, imbibe craft beer and mac ‘n cheese, or take a look at the work of MICA students before they graduate.

Weekend Events Calendar: Maryland Film Festival, Fells Point Jazz and Art Festival, Mother’s Day and more

The Parkway Theatre hosts the Maryland Film Festival. Image via Facebook.

There’s plenty of spring shopping on the agenda this weekend, whether it’s with Charm City Craft Mafia at UNION Craft Brewing or the flora at Cylburn Arboretum. Maryland Film Festival has plenty of new flicks, while Fells Point and Remington each celebrate neighborhood creativity. Enjoy:

Weekend Events Calendar: Kinetic Sculpture Race, Flower Mart, Baltimore Mixtape and more

The American Visionary Art Museum’s Kinetic Sculpture Race returns this weekend. Photo via AVAM/Facebook.

This is one of those weekends loaded with great opportunities to get out and enjoy the city. Take in moving art racing through South Baltimore, flowers and lemon sticks in Mount Vernon, local music in Station North and two ways to sample local wine on Sunday. Here’s the schedule:

Weekend Events Calendar: Charm City Bluegrass Festival, Fells Point Maritime Festival, CityLit Festival and more

Image via the Charm City Bluegrass Festival’s Facebook page.

This weekend, festival season is in full swing, offering bluegrass, literature and a little maritime history. Elsewhere, have a ball to raise money for your neighborhood animal shelter or art space, and see Harbor East become a catwalk. Details:

Weekend Events Calendar: Easter Celebrations, Earth Day, Smoke Fest and more

Mary Sue Candies’ Bunny BonanZOO. Photo via Maryland Zoo in Baltimore/Facebook

Spring is in full bloom, so get out to enjoy Easter, Earth Day a special green date. Festivals abound, from Patterson Park to Station North to Herring Run Nursery. Check out the lineup:

Weekend Events Calendar: Trevor Noah, Maryland Food Truck Week, Hampden Sidewalk Sale and more

Image via Live Nation.

This is a good weekend to meet local businesses, whether it’s on the sidewalk in Hampden or at food truck gathering. Plus, be the first to get on the trails for spring, or check out stand-up comedy or some live music.

Weekend Events Calendar: Farmers’ Market Returns, Funny as Ish Comedy Tour and more

Image via Facebook.

With April’s arrival, the spring events calendar is in full bloom. The outdoor events are back, like the family-friendly gatherings populate parks, parking lots and Power Plant Live! Check out the agenda:

Weekend Events Calendar: GhostFace Killah and Raekwon, Asia North Festival, BIG Baltimore Kite Festival and more

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

This weekend, welcome spring with some new events to celebrate the city’s diversity. The Asia North Festival descends on Station North, while the BIG Baltimore Kite Festival is on Pagoda Hill. Plus, celebrate international folk dance, Greek independence and more. Get out there:

Weekend Events Calendar: Gogol Bordello, Old Time Music Festival, Baltimore Wing Festival and more

Gogol Bordello plays in Belgium for Festival Dranouter in 2018. Photo by Luk Dombrecht, via Flickr.

This weekend, do something new. Check out a new brewery, an inaugural old-time festival or a new album from a local band. Here’s the lineup: