Events

Artscape returning in 2023 as a five-day event Sept. 13-17

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Donna Drew Sawyer, CEO of the Baltimore Office for Promotion & the Arts, speaks at the Walters Art Museum in summer 2022. Photo by Ed Gunts.

After a three-year absence, Baltimore’s Artscape festival will return next year as a five-day event in September, not in mid-July as it has always been in the past.

The 56th Fells Point Fun Fest will return with a 3-day event of local shopping, live music, and free family fun

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The view from the main stage of the 2021 Fells Point Fun Fest. Photo courtesy of Fells Point Fun Fest.

Editor’s note: The festival has been postponed due to storms forecasted for this weekend. Organizers now plan to hold the festival on Oct. 28-30, pending city approval.

One of Baltimore’s largest community events is back again bringing cheer and charm to the cobblestone. 

The 56th annual Fells Point Fun Festival will be held Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 on Thames Street along the waterfront in historic Fells Point.

The free entry event will offer live music performances; hundreds of food, drink, retail vendors; and a load of fun for the entire family.

Baltimore Weekend Events: Deviled Egg Pageant, Comedians Michael Blackson and Jess Hilarious, Trash Wheel Fan Fest, and more.

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The Best in Show winner of the 2019 Baltimore Deviled Egg Pageant. The pageant returns this Sunday at Dutch Courage. Photo courtesy of Baltimore Deviled Egg Pageant.

Goodbye, summer; hello, fall! The time of comfy sweaters, colorful leaves, and autumnal spices is upon us. Baltimore has plenty in store this weekend to help you fall in love with the season all over again.

From a devilishly delicious egg-themed competition to a magical visit from Hogwarts, check out everything happening this weekend in our events lineup:

Paw-ty with four-legged friends at the 18th annual BARCStoberfest

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Photo courtesy of Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS.)

Grab your furry friends and get ready to embrace your inner “paw-ty” animal because BARCStoberfest is back for its 18th year. 

Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter’s (BARCS) festival and fundraiser for lifesaving programs and animal care will take place Oct. 29 at Patterson Park.

Enjoy trash wheel-inspired art, craft beers, and more at ‘Trash Wheel Fan Fest’ Saturday

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Mr. Trash Wheel collects trash and debris from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Photo by Chesapeake Bay Program, via Flickr

Mr. Trash Wheel and his family — Professor Trash Wheel, Captain Trash Wheel, and Gwynnda the Good Wheel of the West — work hard to remove floating debris and keep the Inner Harbor clean from tons of waste.

Now, Baltimore’s favorite trash collecting water creatures invite residents to a night of celebration and appreciation at the Trash Wheel Fan Fest.

The National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre Presents “Edgar Allan Poe’s Blood, Sweat and Fears,” Opening October 14

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Baltimore’s Brand-New Way to Celebrate Halloween: Live Theatre in Dundalk

Haunted houses, scary movies, and trick-or-treating are always fun – but starting October 14 this year, Baltimore’s own National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre has a brand-new way to celebrate Halloween that the city has never had before: A LIVE stage show celebrating the works of Edgar Allan Poe, with magic, music and some of the local area’s best actors.

Don’t Miss Trifecta Food Truck & Music Festival – This Saturday! 

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Trifecta Food Truck & Music Festival returns Saturday, September 24 to the State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Now in its sixth year, Maryland’s largest food truck festival will feature more than 35 food trucks, 12 bands, 50+ local vendors, and local craft beers and cocktails.

Cool off in our large dining and shade tents, and join us for axe throwing, free mechanical bull rides, and a visit with the O’s Bird. Parking is free, and so is admission for kids 12 and under.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

New exhibit to explore role of B&O Railroad in enslaved people’s journey to freedom

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B&O Railroad Museum opens a new exhibit on the Underground Railroad network this weekend. Image courtesy of B&O Railroad Museum.

The B&O Railroad Museum will unveil a new permanent exhibition, “The Underground Railroad: Freedom Seekers,” this weekend.

Keeping It Weird: Hampdenfest, ever-enchanting in an ever-changing world

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Performers on stage look out over a crowd at Hampdenfest 2022. Photo by Benn Ray.

The weather is suspiciously lovely on this late summer day in Hampden when an imposing sandy-blonde haired woman who looks like she could give Dog The Bounty Hunter a wedgie and get away with it gruffly asks “Do you make shirts”? My reply is scattered and incoherent. She cuts to the nitty gritty: “Do you make dinosaur shirts?” I see a guy standing behind her with a collared short sleeve dress shirt covered in ’80s dino prints and I say “Why don’t you ask him?” She turns around, taking note of the man’s dinosaur shirt, and gives a deep grin and laughs.

It’s Hampdenfest and even with all its forest-to-table eateries and countless “cafés,” Hampden still retains its old gumption. You can find it at Frazier’s with its deep battered fish and cozy booths; or Phillie’s Best where diehards know you can still get a chicken tikka pizza if you ask nice; or the antique shops who always seem to be selling the same assortment of attic-bound odds and ends from the late ’70s, like sun-damaged records and pale yellow plate sets with a few minor chips.

BmoreArt’s Picks: September 20-26

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BmoreArt’s Picks: September 20-26

This Week: Kevin Tervala lectures on Abstraction and African Art for the Art Seminar GroupBmoreArt’s Jeffrey Kent and Cara Ober in conversation with Devin Allen and Bill Gaskins in a Connect+Collect Virtual Talk, Jo Smail opening reception at Goya Contemporary, Plein Air Painting at Evergreen, John Waters at Maryland Center for History and Culture, Oletha DeVane opening reception at UMBC, September Bromo Art Walk, and Corita Kent and J.M. Giordano opening receptions at Goucher–PLUS Center for Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship and more featured opportunities.

Crab (and Seafood) Enthusiasts Unite at the 2nd Annual Susquehanna Wine & Seafood Festival – Saturday, September 24

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Use promo code FISHBOWL5 for $5 off each ticket

(excludes tickets with crabs, only valid online)

B Scene Events & Promotions, LLC. is excited for the 2nd Annual Susquehanna Wine & Seafood Festival. This is a family-friendly event showcasing the best of Maryland seafood restaurants and food trucks.  The one-day waterfront festival will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the Concord Point Lighthouse in downtown Havre de Grace.

This Baltimore pickle party is kind of a ‘Big Dill’ — and it features Maryland’s own Original Pickle Shot.

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Photo courtesy of The Original Pickle Shot.

If you’re in a pickle about what to do next week, The Big Dill World’s Largest Pickle Party is coming to Baltimore with a special homecoming for a Maryland-grown company.

Founded and created at Pickles Pub in Ocean City, Maryland, The Original Pickle Shot has expanded distribution across 22 states. Now, it’s making its way back to Maryland as a major sponsor for the nation’s biggest pickle party on Sept. 24 and 25 at Power Plant Live!

Black Entrepreneurs in Tech and Media will lead ABC’s Next Speaker Series Session

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For those concerned about the inequitable distribution of wealth in the venture capital community – and the Maryland economy at large – Associated Black Charities’ newest speaker series installment will be a not-to-miss session. With an online airing featuring an updated name and format, The Diane Bell-McKoy Speaker Series on September 29th will host Baltimore-based tech leader Luke Cooper and Baltimore-born media entrepreneur Crystal Berger.

Baltimore Weekend Events: RuPaul’s Drag Race Queens Trixie and Katya, Pokémon Championship, Oktoberfest, and more.

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Former “RuPaul’s Drag Race” competitors Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova will have a live show in Baltimore on Sunday at the Lyric.

It’s the last weekend of summer, and Baltimore is making sure to enjoy every last second with tons of fun events, from outdoor music festivals to opera at the roller rink.

This weekend is also a great time for drag performances in Baltimore, with a boy band/girl group-themed drag battle and a visit from RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni Trixie and Katya.

Take a look at everything that’s going on in our weekend events roundup:

TOUCH-A-TRUCK at Boys’ Latin this Saturday

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TOUCH-A-TRUCK

Saturday, September 17, 2022 | 10:00-11:30 AM

It’s not too late to sign up for Boys’ Latin’s TOUCH-A-TRUCK event. Bring your little ones and join us on Saturday, September 17, from 10 AM – 11:30 AM. Families will have the opportunity to experience up-close encounters with a wide variety of things that go.

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