Flower arrangement by Homeland Garden Club. Photo courtesy of Mount Vernon Place Conservancy.

Baltimore’s most colorful festival will return in-person Friday and Saturday with performances by local musicians, Lemon Sticks, workshops, and food and drinks from eateries and producers like Ekiben and The Brewer’s Art.

The festival, which was canceled in 2020 and went virtual in 2021, will feature 20 musical performances by Baltimore-based musicians and groups such as the Maryland Opera on two stages. 

Local florists and greenhouses like Two Boots Farm and Shelly’s Blossom Shop will accompany vendors selling green-themed pottery, jewelry, and artwork. 

This year’s workshops, held by groups such as the National Aquarium, Baltimore Tree Trust, and UME Master Gardeners, will cover topics like beekeeping, flower arranging, and urban gardening. 

Flower Mart was founded by the Women’s Civic League – a group dedicated to improving living conditions in Baltimore – over 110 years ago.

The Mount Vernon Place Conservancy took over management of Flower Mart in 2019, seven years after the nonprofit entered into a public-private partnership with the city to maintain and manage the Washington Monument and the four park squares of Mount Vernon Place. 

“After two years of isolation, we think people are itching to get outside and enjoy events like this, and we look forward to welcoming Baltimoreans to Mount Vernon Place,” said Lance Humphries, executive director of Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, in a statement. 

The festival will take place on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. A complete schedule and list of vendors can be found here