Weekend Events

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:

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.

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.

Weekend Events Calendar: Italian Festival, Blockenstein, Taste of 3 Cities and more

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Taste of 3 Cities food truck festival. Image via Facebook.

Summer is here, so check out plenty of chances for outdoor festivals, running through the city or relaxing by the water. Plus, a massive yard sale in Highlandtown and the last Dr. Sketchy’s at Windup Space. Here’s a look:

Memorial Day Weekend Events Calendar: SoWeBo Arts and Music Festival, Brew at the Zoo, John Waters

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The Sowebo Arts and Music Festival. Photo by Ed Linton.

Summer is upon us once again with the arrival of Memorial Day weekend. There are plenty of local events that don’t involve the beach, like one of the city’s most-loved neighborhood festivals in Hollins Market, a chance to imbibe among the animals and an event to buy herbs in the park.

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