Locust Point

Baltimore is defined by neighborhoods on many levels, including fun. There are a couple of chances to head out to a corner of town this weekend, specifically in the South and Southeast direction. It still feels like summer, so it’s also a good excuse to head outside. 

Patterson Park will be the place for pierogi as it hosts the annual Baltimore Ukranian Festival near Linwood and Eastern Aves. on Sept. 10 and 11. As the large Ukranian church on Eastern Ave. indicates, the surrounding neighborhood’s heritage has deep ties to Eastern Europe. The festival is a chance to connect with the culture in the form of music, folk art and goods. And did we mention food? The pierogi eating contest is on Saturday at 4 p.m.

On the other side of the harbor, the Locust Point Festival is set for a day of hyperlocal celebration. The Saturday event takes place from 11 a.m.- at Latrobe Park, showing off what’s happening right in the neighborhood. Diamondback Beer, which is building out a new brewery near McHenry Row, will provide the beverages including a new Bohemian Pilsner. Food spots like LP Steamers, Our House and Locust Point Hot Dog Stand and others let you sample the area eateries. Kruschiki Cookies and the Bells of Good Counsel will have the sweets. Plus there’s live music and space for kids.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.