Weekend Events

Weekend Events Calendar: AFRAM Festival, Muslim Food Fest, Black Label Expo

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Local group Dru Hill is just one of the headliners at this year’s AFRAM Festival. Image via Facebook.

There are slight signs of fall as preseason football gets underway, but we’ve got plenty of ways to ignore back-to-school. This weekend’s festival lineup has plenty of cultural celebrations, from AFRAM in Druid Hill Park to the Muslim Food Fest. Meanwhile, in the streets, Dooby’s celebrates its fifth anniversary in Mount Vernon. And there’s a couple rum options, from a roof to a distillery. Check out what’s going on:

Weekend Events Calendar: National Oyster Day, DDm’s Shopping Mall Ball, Fort McHenry Crab Feast and more

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National Oyster Day in Baltimore
Celebrate National Oyster Day at the Mt. Washington Tavern on Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

This weekend offers plenty of chances to have some fun and raise money for a worthy cause–often at the same time. There’s some signs of back to school, but equally plenty of chances to pick crabs, enjoy some ice cream and hang out with dogs. Soak it in:

Weekend Events Calendar: David Byrne, Baltimore Restaurant Week, Baltimore’s Birthday Bash and more

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David Byrne. Image via Facebook.

This weekend is for the locals. Celebrate the city’s birthday with a big bash, or check out some lower-priced cuisine during Restaurant Week. There’s plenty of the homegrown creativity on display as well, from Fluid Movement’s Hitchcock-influenced show to BitGen Gamer Fest. Welcome, weekend:

Weekend Events Calendar: Artscape, after-hours events for Artscape, Ratscape and more

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Artscape 2017. Photo via Facebook.

Welcome to the middle of the summer, Baltimore. Of course, that means Artscape has arrived. Get the lowdown on what’s happening inside and around the Station North festival. Plus, a few foodie events and chances to combine fitness and awareness. Get out there:

Weekend Events Calendar: Caribbean Carnival at Clifton Park, the 2018 debut of Flicks from the Hill, Federal Hill Jazz and Blues Festival and Hopped Homebrew Competition

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The Baltimore/ D.C. One Caribbean Carnival. Photo via dccarnival.org.

No signs of a summer slowdown yet, Baltimore. This weekend, Clifton Park hosts a colorful Caribbean Carnival, and the Federal Hill Jazz and Blues Festival goes off after getting rescheduled. Elsewhere, check out your local rock opera society’s yard sale, dunk a local celebrity at R. House or dance under the stars after eating crab at the sculpture garden. Even emo kids will be happy. Drink it in:

Weekend Events Calendar: Live music for First Thursday, art for First Friday, Vegan Marketplace on Saturday, Bubble Parade on Sunday

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The Sun Ra Arkestra. Courtesy of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The Fourth of July is in the books, but the party isn’t over yet. Celebrations continue across the city this weekend with outdoor concerts, art openings, dance parties and even a parade. Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend Events Calendar: Dundalk Heritage Fair, Checker Spot Brewing Co.’s opening, multiple plays and more

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra July 3rd Performance
Celebrate the red, white and blue with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Oregon Ridge Park on July 3.

Before the Fourth of July, there’s a full weekend to explore. It’s a good time to take in what Baltimore offers. Check out summer theatre openings, take a long bike ride around the city or see some new takes on art in the form of sound exhibits and The Bra Show. As for special events, there are play dates, a fashion show, a choral performance and more. Let’s get to it:

Weekend Events Calendar: Chesapeake Crab and Beer Fest, LatinoFest at Patterson Park, record release shows, food truck gatherings, Bikes and Beers

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Baltimore Crab Run on 6/23
Charm City Crab Run 5k is on 6/23 starting at 9:30 a.m. at Rash Field

Welcome, summer. The Solstice means plenty of daylight to get out and soak in the happenings around town. This weekend features some unique local music experiences, with BSO’s New Music Festival heading to various venues among the highlights. The festival schedule remains strong with celebrations of Latino culture, getting fit, Chesapeake crabs (and eating them) and World Refugee Day, among others. Enjoy.

Weekend Events Calendar: Pride Weekend, Baltimore Wine Fest, Healthy Baltimore, Block Parties Abound

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It’s Pride Weekend in Baltimore. Get ready for three days of celebrating the city’s LGBTQ+ community in the streets, parks and terraces. Elsewhere, drink some wine by the river or tour some of Reservoir Hill’s best houses. And of course, don’t forget about dad on Sunday. Here’s the schedule.

Weekend Events Calendar: HonFest, Tour dem Parks, Hon, Greek Folk Festival, Feastival, Outdoor Concerts Open

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HonFest. Photo via Facebook.

Let’s hope the weather holds, as Baltimore-area residents have lots of reasons to get outside this weekend. There are chances to see the city by bike, boat and beehive. Big festivals are gathering people in neighborhoods like Hampden, Greektown and Northwest. Plus, it’s as good a chance as any to check out some of the area’s choirs. Enjoy:

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