Weekend Events

10 Things to do in Baltimore This Weekend: Baltimore Pride, Street Food Festival and more

Comedian Ian Lara has two sets at The Grand Ballroom this weekend. (Photo via ianlaralive.com)

The loud chirp and constant hum of cicadas seems to be more of a feature of Baltimore these days than a bug. But the city’s events roll on, continuing their own re-emergence. Baltimore Pride’s mix of in-person and virtual events get underway this weekend, bringing back the city’s signature festival celebrating the LGBTQ community. Plus, events like the Baltimore Street Food Festival and two sets from comedian Ian Lara bring live gatherings back to the calendar. Here’s the full rundown:

Celebrate Lavender Festival at Star Bright Farm on June 19 + June 20


Join Star Bright Farm for their favorite event of the year – the 2021 Lavender Festival! Grab family and friends for this two-day ticketed event at the Farm, Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20. With room to roam amid beautiful scenery, it is the perfect way to celebrate the father figure in your lives.

Plan to stay all day! Each day is packed with live music, great food, wagon rides for the kids and opportunities to tour the farm with Peter Elmore. Fresh and dried bunches of lavender will be available. Stop in the Barn Market for some great shopping including artisan made body products from certified organic herbs and lavender, as well as items for the home and garden! Plus, make sure to take some time to enjoy a picnic in the rows of brilliant purple lavender. Pre order the Star Bright Farm picnic essentials.



Associated Black Charities to Hold Virtual Gala and Live Auction



Associated Black Charities (ABC) is pleased to announce their annual fundraising gala
will take place online on Saturday, June 12th, from 7PM to 8:30PM. This year’s virtual festivities will highlight their 2021 theme “Campaign for Equity” and feature special speakers who represent ABC’s impact on the community and advocacy on behalf of the Black Maryland workforce. As a new component to ABC’s annual festivities, funds will be raised through a silent auction leading up to the gala evening and a live auction the night-of. Tickets may be purchased at abc-md.org/2021-gala.

10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Pride at Oregon Ridge, Stoop Storytelling, First Friday

Pride is here. (Photo by Flicker user liltito1)

A Stoop Storytelling event. A show at the Ottobar. First Friday. The Baltimore events calendar is starting to populate again. While plenty of pandemic precautions are being taken, it’s good to see the old gatherings start to get back up and running. With the arrival of June, we also welcome Pride month. Plus, there’s a few outdoor activities on the docket for summer. Here’s the agenda this week:

Animationland Now Open at Port Discovery Children’s Museum!


Animationland locally sponsored by M&T Bank
opened at Port Discovery Children’s Museum on Saturday, May 22nd!

Experience a fantastically immersive journey through Animationland, opening at Port Discovery on Saturday, May 22 2021!

Observe as your little learner dives into a world of storytelling and animation using science and their imagination!

Explore interactive areas throughout Animationland like the sketching studio, the sound effects booth, and star in your very own stop motion video! Animationland locally sponsored by M&T Bank empowers visitors of all ages to experiment, learn and tell their own stories through animation.

10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Maryland Film Festival, Charles Street Promenade, Brigance Brigade Race

al fresco on Charles Street.

It’s a big spring weekend in Baltimore, with the Maryland Film Festival continuing for a full week of programming, the Charles Street Promenade offering space to get out and see the city, and Brigance Brigade holding its annual race. The mix of virtual and in-person events remain. So stay safe, but have fun:

10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Preakness Stakes; Out of Order; Celebration of Spring

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

We may still be distanced, but there are plenty of chances to put money down alongside your fellow Baltimorean this weekend. There’s the ponies of Preakness to bet on, and the contemporary art of Out of Order to bid on. Elswhere, there are events in Federal Hill or Whitehall Market to attend in person, or check out a virtual celebration of Baltimore’s own streaming hit.

10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Station North Art Walk Launches; Single Carrot’s Truth or Dare; Maryland Makers Market and more

The Pride of Baltmore II heads to the open water. (Image via Facebook)

The first Friday of the month, and it’s May. It’s a chance to get out and take a gallery walk, and see the opening of new exhibits and productions for spring. Plus, meet local makers at a pair of pop-up events and tune in for an evening of laughs with Single Carrot. But above all else, call your mother. Here’s a look at the weekend events calendar:

The Choral Arts Gala 2021 – A Three Day Event!


The Choral Arts Gala is an annual fundraiser to benefit Baltimore Choral Arts’ education and outreach programs. From the comfort of your own home, join this year’s Choral Arts Virtual Gala, a three-day celebration featuring alluring auction items and a special performance by Tony-nominated Broadway star Euan Morton. The auction will begin on Friday, April 30 at 9 am EDT and end on Sunday, May 2 at 9 pm, with the special virtual performance on Sunday, May 2 at 5:30 pm. Click here to purchase tickets.