Culture - No matter what time of year you
visit Baltimore, you will be able to find a variety
of cultural events. During the summer the city hosts
Artscape in the Mount Royal cultural area which features
live music, dramatic and poetic performances, arts
and crafts exhibitors, and beginner workshops ranging
from song and poetry writing to clowning.
During an evening stroll along the bay in the
Inner Harbor which sparkles under the city
lights, the air is filled with the sound of live music
from a variety of bands and performers during the
The dropping temperatures of the fall bring the Baltimore
Book Festival at Mount Vernon Place which
offers a library walking tour, live music, exhibitors,
and book sellers. The Fell’s Point Festival
is another popular fall event featuring live music,
lots of great food, tons of merchants selling arts,
crafts, and other fine goods.
If you’re looking for some fresh Maryland produce,
travel no further than the Baltimore Farmer’s
Market at Holliday and Saratoga Streets underneath
the Jones Fall Expressway. The local farmers and merchants
gather here to sell their freshest produce, flowers,
herbs, bread, cheeses, pastries, and gourmet treats.
In town for the holidays? Expect parades for various
celebratory days and fireworks over the Inner Harbor
on Independence Day and New Year’s Eve.
In the spring, the city hosts the Maryland
Film Festival on East Reed Street which offers
a weekend of movies, free panel discussions, and various
events in the festival tent.
Along with these events, Baltimore plays host to
many other cultural experiences including ethnic festivals.
The Polish Festival, St. Nicholas
Greek Folk Festival, African American Heritage, LatinoFest,
Caribbean Carnival, German, Jewish-American, Ukrainian,
Irish, Korean, and Russian Orthodox festivals are
among the many cultural celebrations that can be found.
Check with your travel agent or the Baltimore
Visitor’s Center to see what will be
going on when you’re in town.