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 summer months.

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 Holiday 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.