Mr. Trash Wheel collects trash and debris from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Photo by Chesapeake Bay Program, via Flickr

Mr. Trash Wheel and his family — Professor Trash Wheel, Captain Trash Wheel, and Gwynnda the Good Wheel of the West — work hard to remove floating debris and keep the Inner Harbor clean from tons of waste.

Now, Baltimore’s favorite trash collecting water creatures invite residents to a night of celebration and appreciation at the Trash Wheel Fan Fest.

After several years of virtual events due to the pandemic, the fan fest is finally back in person for trash wheel enthusiasts. 

Peabody Heights Brewery will host the celebration Sept. 24 from 7-10 p.m. for residents age 21 and older, offering all-you-can-drink, trash wheel-themed craft beers and access to local food trucks. 

Trash Wheel Fan Fest will be held Sept. 24 at Peabody Heights Brewery. Photo courtesy of Waterfront Partnerships of Baltimore.

Trash wheel-inspired art from over 30 local artists will also be on display and will be showcased in three art categories: “Art for your Eyes,” which includes (but is not limited to) drawings, paintings, and sculptures; “Art for your Body,” including costumes, hats, fashion; and “Art for your Tummy,” featuring cakes, pies and other edible art. 

Each category will have three winners who will be awarded cash prizes. 

“We have missed Trash Wheel Fan Fest,” said Adam Lindquist, President Of Programs & Environmental Initiatives at Waterfront Partnership, in a statement. “It’s a wonderful gathering of trash wheel fanatics who come together to make art, sing songs, and even dress up in honor of the Baltimore Harbor’s most beloved garbage gobbler. We will have a group sing-along of the Mr. Trash Wheel song and a ton of one-of-a-kind trash wheel merchandise for sale.”

Mr. Trash Wheel is a part of the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore’s “Healthy Harbor Plan” initiative to make the water fishable and swimmable.

Although the Trash Wheel family has removed 2,004.47 tons of trash and debris from Baltimore’s waters, there is still work to be done. This event honors the effort that’s put into creating a clean, safe, and healthy harbor, including educating the public about how to prevent trash from ending up in waterways to begin with.

Click here for more information about the event or to purchase tickets.

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Latrice Hill

Latrice Hill is a Baltimore native and Morgan State University graduate who loves all the great things this city has to offer. She worked with WMAR 2-News as an Assignment Desk Editor before she joined...