Weekend Events

Celebrate the Festival of Delights with The Ivy Bookshop


On Sunday, October 10, join the Ivy Bookshop and a host of local partners for The Festival of Delights. The second of two events celebrating Ross Gay’s The Book of Delights, this family-friendly celebration will also celebrate the Ivy’s 20 year-birthday, and 1-year anniversary at its new location!

12 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Charles Street Promenade; Leon Bridges High Zero Festival;

The Charles St. Promenade, October 2020. Photo by Ed Gunts.

Fall is here, which typically brings a buzzing festival calendar in Baltimore. In the case of a a fall during a pandemic, regular traditions like the Pigtown Festival are still on hold. But pandemic-spawned events are showing staying power. On Saturday, The Charles Street Promenade will once again close of the city’s prime thoroughfare to cars. Elsewhere, there’s plenty of music to check out, from the soul of Leon Bridges to improvisation at High Zero Festival. Check out the lineup:

10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Ravens Home Opener; Baltimore Rhythm Festival; Betty Cooke at The Walters

The Baltimore Rhythm Festival keeps the beat in Greenmount West on Saturday, Sept. 18. (via Facebook)

Don’t look now, but it feels like some of the local events calendar is returning for fall. This weekend brings the annual commemoration of Defenders Day, a trio of outdoor festivals and a big comedy show at Royal Farms Arena. Even the Ravens are letting fans in again. Be safe, but have fun. There are plenty of chances:

Chesapeake Film Festival 2021 – 10/1-10/10


Baltimore Fishbowl is a media partner for the 2021 Chesapeake Film Festival, a hybrid event featuring 55 films with appearances from filmmakers, live and virtually. Running October 1st through the 10th, register today. Learn more at Chesapeakefilmfestival.com

10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: 2 Lyric Shows; Latin American Market; Billie Holiday Concert; Mencken Day



Billie Holiday (Image via the Library of Congress.)

The schedule feels a bit more bustling this week. That must mean fall is upon us. There are more chances to support local organizations this week, with creative benefits from drag shows to makers markets. Check out a diverse array of music, from a pop star to family tunes to a celebration of Billie Holiday and the Jewish high holidays. Or, explore the South Baltimore waterfront and Southeast Baltimore’s Latin American community. There are plenty of options. Here’s the menu:

10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Inner Harbor Fireworks; Baltimore Comedy Festival; Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest

Fireworks over Inner Harbor. Photo by Jim Schuyler, via the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.

Labor Day Weekend is upon us. It’s a chance to head out for the last bit of summer fun, and fortunately, there’s plenty to do in Baltimore. Check out new comedy and film at a pair of festivals, or head to an outdoor venue to participate in the latest play by Single Carrot Theatre. On Sunday, close out the weekend with fireworks at Inner Harbor.

Join the Ivy Bookshop for the Launch of Brigid Kemmerer’s New Book on 9/19


The Ivy Bookshop is thrilled to host the launch of Brigid Kemmerer’s new book, Defy the Night on Sunday, September 19 at 2pm. Enjoy an afternoon on The Ivy’s back patio as Brigid’s new book takes you on a blockbuster fantasy. To register for the event, click here.

To purchase the book, click here.

Inner Harbor fireworks event on Sept. 5 to provide vaccinations, face masks, hand sanitizer

Ports America Chesapeake 4th of July Celebration. Photo by Jim Schuyler, via the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.

As Baltimore residents and visitors enjoy the Inner Harbor fireworks display and other festivities this Labor Day weekend, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) will also be encouraging people to “fall back safely” by offering free vaccinations, face masks and hand sanitizer to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Maryland State Fair; Mac & Cheese Festival; Podcast Farewell

The Maryland State Fair returns this year, running from Aug. 26-Sept. 6 in Timonium. Photo via Maryland State Fair/Facebook.

It’s the last weekend before most students head back to school — whether virtually or in person — so it’s time to make the most of those waning hours of summer break. With the Maryland State Fair returning, festivals beckoning and a farewell celebration for WYPR’s Out of the Blocks podcast, there are plenty of activities to enjoy.

Star Bright Farm Concert Series – The Honey Dewdrops Saturday, August 28


Join Star Bright Farm on Saturday, August 28th as we settle into a beautiful twilight evening set to the tunes of Americana favorite The Honey Dewdrops. Check them out Here. A Saturday night at at the farm, sitting amongst the rows of lavender, enjoying good tunes – a perfect way to socially distance and unwind with the sweet smells of lavender.