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Weekend Events Calendar: Summer Solstice, Bikes and Beers, Hampden Sidewalk Sale

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Photo via Baltimore Bike Party

Summer is officially here, with the solstice arriving on June 21. Luckily there are plenty of outdoor events this weekend to properly welcome the season, from a bike ride with promise of beer at the end to picnics and festivals. Take it in:

With ceremonial ‘ship christening,’ Port Discovery unveils two new exhibits

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Photo via Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Baltimore’s Port Discovery children’s museum finally has a port–and a ship to sail in it.

Weekend Events Calendar: Baltimore Pride festivities, Father’s Day, Baltimore Wine Festival

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The Pride Parade makes its way through Mount Vernon. Photo by Ted Eytan, via Flickr.

Pride Weekend has arrived, kicking off three days of celebrating the LGBTQ+ community from Druid Hill Park to Station North. In Southeast Baltimore, it’s World Refugee Day, the Baltimore Wine Festival and a pair of pool parties. Check out the summer fun:

Fit+ Festival – Harbor East’s Outdoor Fitness Festival – June 22

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Harbor East Fit+ Festival

The 7th Annual Fit+ Outdoor Fitness Festival takes your workout to the streets of Harbor East on Saturday, June 22! Enjoy FREE fitness classes hosted by The MAC, Under Armour Brand House, lululemon, and Charm City Run! From yoga to boot camp and beyond – these perfectly timed sessions allow you to sample multiple classes throughout the morning. Beyond sweat, FIT+ brings your workout to the next level with a live DJ, Go-Pro Video Booth, Kala Mobile Meditation Studio, nourishing food and drink offerings, giveaways, raffle prizes & more. RSVP today.

RESCHEDULED: Jon Wood Band – Free Concert at Quarry Lake at Greenspring on June 20!

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Jon Wood Band

Due to predicted bad weather with rain and thunderstorms, the concert has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 20th from 6-9 pm. We look forward to seeing you with better weather! Jon Wood Band Live at Quarry Lake at Greenspring!

Enjoy a night of music, waterfront views and great food and drinks at the Quarry on June 20th from 6-9 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets or just stand and jam. Come hungry! Stop by Citron for drinks and appetizers off of their happy hour menu and enjoy complimentary snacks and an infused water station from La Food Marketa during the show! No ticket needed – family friendly. Look for event signs directing to the concert and parking! A great way to kick off summer.

Rosé in the Garden – A Summer Soiree – June 23

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Rose in the GardenNothing tastes better than rosé in the summer. Fill your glass up and toast to the start of an unforgettable season. Sunday, June 23, Downtown Baltimore will be hosting a summer soiree like no other at Preston Gardens – Rosé in the Garden. Grab a couple of friends and dress in your best garden party attire. Spend the day sipping on rosé, munching on bites from some excellent Downtown restaurants and swaying to DJ Cory Banks. Age is 21+ and tickets can be purchased here. Cheers!

First Maryland Foodie Fest Features Cooking Competitions, Maryland Restaurant Food Sampling

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Maryland Foodie Fest

The Restaurant Association of Maryland will present the first Maryland Foodie Fest, a family-friendly food festival at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Maryland Foodie Fest will feature cooking competitions, food pairings and samples from restaurants throughout Maryland, craft beer and wine, vendors and live music.

The festival will host two cooking competitions—burgers and seafood—the only cooking competitions in Maryland sanctioned by the World Food Championships. Open to both home and professional chefs, the competitions will give participants the chance to win prize money and compete in the World Food Championships, the largest competition in food sport.

Weekend Events Calendar: HonFest, Tour Dem Parks, St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival and more

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HonFest. Photo via Facebook.

It’s the weekend of back-to-back events celebrating Baltimore neighborhoods, hon. HonFest is in Hampden and Boltonstock is in Bolton Hill, while Tour Dem Parks, Hon heads out on a bicycle tour of the city. Plus, outdoor concerts are back in full swing at Riverside Park, Patterson Park and Harbor Point, to name a few.

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