Weekends are a great time to spend with the family. Here are some upcoming opportunities you don’t want to miss!
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Calling all families! This Saturday, October 29th there will be a good ol’ country farm fair right in the heart of downtown Baltimore!
Don’t get excited. It’s still way too early in the season for a bike ride that covers the city and all of our amazing parks. But it’s not too early to register and to start preparing for one of the loveliest ways to spend a June day. Tour Dem Parks, Hon is offering an early bird registration special between now and March 31st. That means adults who register now can ride for only $35 (saving $15) and youth can ride for $20.
Summer is often full of family vacation days. But day trip after day trip can add up with the costs of gas, admission fees, parking, and the requisite chicken fingers and sodas and deep fried Oreos for everyone. Looking for a great day out for the whole family that won’t break the bank? Look no further than Druid Hill Park and the Maryland Zoo’s “$40 Period” Days. This special promotion runs all month and means that any Monday or Tuesday in August, a family of four (two adults and two kids) gets into the zoo for only $40 (a $64 value). It’s a deal (and an activity) that should have the whole gang roaring with excitement.
Well, it is officially, absolutely, undeniably beach season. That is to say, it’s swimsuit season. And sure, maybe you’ve been dutifully toning and sculpting since your New Year’s resolution six months ago (um, can we borrow your self-discipline, please?) but then again, maybe not. Of course, the good news is that it’s never too late to get in shape and prioritize your health, and a little really can go a long way toward making you not just look good, but also feel good. And we all know that feeling better makes us look better, too. It’s a chicken and egg thing. And besides, a healthy body isn’t just for the summer—it’s important all year round. That’s why we’re marking our calendars for Harbor East’s FIT+ Festival on Saturday, June 21st. It’s a celebration of all things health. And it is fun (and healthy) for the whole family.
What better way to take in Baltimore’s sprawling, beautiful parks than on a bicycle? And what better time than early summer, when the flowers are in full bloom, and the city hasn’t yet begun to boil over with July and August heat? And what better way than as a volunteer for the Tour dem Parks, Hon bicycle race? Of course, volunteering is optional, but it is a great way to get involved, help make it all happen, and ride along for free.
Isn’t every mother’s dream to wake up on Mother’s Day morning with a perfectly lovely evening of jousting to look forward to? Sure, Mother’s Day usually calls to mind saccharine greeting cards and modest floral bouquets, but what do you get for the mom who’s had enough of all that? For the mom who dreams of chain mail, bloody battles, and flagons full of grog? Why, a Mother’s Day package at Medieval Times, of course. And unlike the usual Mother’s Day fare, this gift is fun for the whole family—knights, maidens, squires, and all.
Has anyone petitioned the city to have our new tagline be “Baltimore: the city of awesome outdoor public festivals”? Maybe it doesn’t quite have a ring to it, but it’s certainly accurate, and describes one of our favorite features of this town. Not only is there always something to do—it often involves being outside, with great music, local food and artists, and our fellow Baltimoreans out to enjoy all that’s going on. One fabulous upcoming example: Art Outside, a juried arts event that will be held on Sunday, May 19th, around the Druid Hill Reservoir (aka our absolute favorite spot for a jog, a picnic, or just an incredible view of the city). If you’re newer to town, and ArtScape is your only reference point for outdoor art festivals in Baltimore, take note: from 1953 to 1968, Druid Hill Park was the site of an annual art festival inspired by the outdoor art sales that were being held in New York’s Washington Square. These festivals gave local artists the opportunity to exhibit their work to the public at a time when alternative and small galleries and exhibition spaces weren’t the norm that they are today. With fond memories of those festivals, Barbara Shapiro set out to bring that spirit– or more accurately, the whole thing– back for today’s Baltimore. And how perfect that it coincides with the reservoir’s 150th anniversary?