This weekend brings an international flavor to the festival circuit, with the Caribbean Carnival, Latin American Folklore Fest and Maryland German Festival offering worldly ways to celebrate outside. Elsewhere, check out jazz in the BMA’s sculpture garden or celebrate 20 years of the Baltimore Tattoo Museum.
Fourth of July has come and gone, but there’s still plenty of summer fun this weekend. There are plenty of reasons to get out and about in the city, including plays, markets, concerts and a free screening of the USWNT’s attempt for World Cup glory. Here’s the weekend lineup:
While “Hamilton” stands alone at the Hippodrome, events elsewhere in town come in pairs this weekend. There are two food truck events Friday night. Divas including Diana Ross and Jill Scott have separate nights at the Modell Lyric. And with Baltimore bands, Outer Spaces celebrates a new record, while Natural Velvet returns home.
The 2019 Soulful Symphony season commences this month on Saturday, June 29th with #SoulfulSetList. Exploring the diversity of American Roots Music, Soulful Symphony captures the magic and wonder of the stage with a mash-up of American Anthems covering every conceivable genre. For June’s set, #SoulfulSetList, fans were able to vote on several of the songs included in the program (polls have since closed). It will be an unforgettable night of music with a little something for everyone. To buy your tickets, click here.
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:
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:
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.
Nothing 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!
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.