Dancers perform at a previous Baltimore Ukrainian Festival. Photo courtesy of Baltimore Ukrainian Festival.

This weekend brings a mix of events to Baltimore: large and small, longtime traditions and new additions.

Maryland Fleet Week & Flyover Baltimore, Hampdenfest, and the Ukrainian Festival all welcome back visitors for a good time. The Baltimore Ravens will also see a familiar face in former Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco as the Ravens play their first regular season game against Flacco’s current team, the New York Jets, on Sunday.

On Saturday, individuals will climb the steps of at M&T Bank Stadium — equaling the 110 flights of stairs of the World Trade Center Towers — to honor the firefighters who lost their lives in the 9-11 attacks.

See what’s going on in Baltimore with our weekend events lineup:

Maryland Fleet Week & Flyover Baltimore, Wednesday, Sept. 7 through Tuesday, Sept. 13. Maryland Fleet Week & Flyover Baltimore kicked off Wednesday and will run through next Tuesday. This weekend, tour ships, watch flyovers, listen to live musical performances, and more.

Apocalyptica, Friday, Sept. 9, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m., Baltimore Soundstage. The Finnish electric quartet Apocalyptica are bringing their cello-fueled musical magic to Baltimore Soundstage. In 2020, the band released their 9th studio album, “Cell-0.”

Hampdenfest, Saturday, Sept. 10, 36th Street in Hampden. Make your way down to Hampden for the neighborhood’s annual festival. Enjoy pie and wing eating contests, saltbox cornhole, artists, vendors, live music and more.

Ukrainian Festival, Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11, Patterson Park. Baltimore’s 45th Annual Ukrainian Festival will celebrate Ukrainian culture with traditional food, such as pyrohy and pysanky Ukrainian eggs; a Ukrainian beer garden; live music; the Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble; vendors; and more.

9-11 Memorial Stair Climb, Saturday, Sept. 10, check-in 8 a.m., climb at 9:40 a.m., M&T Bank Stadium. Participants will honor fallen firefighters who sacrificed their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Wearing turnout gear, station gear or workout gear, and carrying the photograph of a firefighter who died on 9-11, they will climb steps at M&T Bank Stadium equaling the 110 flights of stairs of the World Trade Center Towers. Registration and check-in begins at 8 a.m., and the climb will start at 9:40 a.m. Afterwards, participants and supporters can enjoy free Mission BBQ, raffle, discounted drinks, and music at GameDay Firehouse.

Domino Day, Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Maryland Science Center. The Maryland Science Center will fill its lobby floor with a gigantic domino set-up. Presented by Domino Sugar, Domino Day this year will explore the theme “Wonders of the World.” Attendees can make and test their own domino designs, learn domino tricks, and watch the big domino display be toppled at noon.

Sketching Meet-Up, Saturday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Baltimore Museum of Industry. Meet up with fellow artists to sketch and enjoy Baltimore’s waterfront.

Vegan Block Party, Saturday, Sept. 10, 3-8 p.m., Center Plaza, 120 W. Fayette St. Bring your appetite for The Veggie Table’s first-ever Vegan Block Party. The event will feature local vegan food vendors, live music, and a pop up market.

Night Market Untapped, Saturday, Sept. 10, 5-10 p.m., Peabody Heights Brewery. In response to the challenges of the Asia Collective Night Market in Howard County last month, Peabody Heights Brewery is kicking off their own night market series this weekend. Featuring some of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) vendors from the Asia Collective Night Market, Peabody Heights Brewery’s Night Market Untapped series will showcase artists, food and drink vendors, and retail vendors. Read more about the night market series in this Baltimore Fishbowl article.

Grease Sing-Along, Sunday, Sept. 11, 10-11:50 a.m., Senator Theatre. With less than one month left of summer nights, the Senator Theatre is showing the 1978 classic Grease. After the passing of the film’s star, Olivia Newton-John, last month, the theater will pay homage to her most iconic role. For diehard fans who are hopelessly devoted to Grease, this film screening is surely the way that you want to spend your Sunday. There will also be a showing on Monday.

Countdown to Kickoff Concert, Sunday, Sept. 11, Power Plant Live! Platinum-selling country music star Chris Janson and country singer Shane Profitt will perform in a free concert. A game day watch party will follow the concert, as the Baltimore Ravens take on the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in the Ravens’ first game of the regular season. Read more about it in this Baltimore Fishbowl article.

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Marcus Dieterle

Marcus Dieterle is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He returned to Baltimore in 2020 after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Md. He can be reached at