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Spring has sprung, and so has event season!

April 18, 2024

As temperatures rise and flowers bloom, there’s a palpable sense of excitement in Baltimore.

It’s not just the change in weather; it’s the return of events season, a time when the city truly comes alive. Baltimoreans eagerly anticipate the bustling markets, vibrant festivals, and lively gatherings that mark the arrival of spring. From the aroma of freshly prepared foods at local markets to the sounds of live music and laughter at festivals, there’s something particularly enchanting about this time of year in Charm City. It’s a season of celebration, community, and the perfect opportunity to explore all that the city has to offer.

As you embrace the joys of the season, be sure to mark your calendar for these upcoming events that promise to make this season in Downtown Baltimore truly unforgettable.

The Baltimore Farmers’ Market

Every Sunday, April 7- December 22 | @ 400 E Saratoga | Learn More

Experience the vibrant heart of Baltimore’s culture at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market, Maryland’s premier producer-only market, managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA). Located at the intersection of Jones Falls Expressway (JFX) and Holliday and Saratoga Streets, this market is a bustling gathering place where Baltimoreans can shop for fresh produce, artisanal meats, dairy, and seafood. Explore a diverse range of handcrafted goods, from clothing to home furnishings, all while supporting local businesses, organizations, and performers. Every Sunday, April through December, rain or shine, from 7AM-12PM. (Photo via farmersmarketbaltimore.org)

Mr. Trash Wheel’s 10th Anniversary:A Night at the Trashseum

Saturday, April 20, 6-9PM | @ The Public Works Experience | Learn More

Celebrate a decade of environmental stewardship with Mr. Trash Wheel at a unique event hosted by Waterfront Partnership! The evening will be filled with art, artifacts, and trashion, perfect for the whole family. Explore the Trashseum, witness a living litter sculpture garden by Fluid Movement, and get crafty at the DIY “trashion” station. Don’t miss this Earth Day celebration and Mr. Trash Wheel’s birthday bash! (Photo via @mrtrashwheel)

Pratt Street Market

Every Thursday, 11AM-2PM, May through September  | @ Pratt & Light Plaza | Learn More

Pratt Street Market Presented by PNC Bank is back to shake up your lunch break and bring you outside! Returning to the corner of Pratt & Light Streets every Thursday, May-September, 2024. Enjoy vendors and food trucks offering delicious bites, unique gifts from local artisans, and more! Join for opening day on May 2, 2024, from 11am-2pm, and celebrate the start of a new season downtown.

Flower Mart

Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4  | @ Mount Vernon Place | Learn More

Baltimore’s oldest free public festival. Founded in 1911 by the Women’s Civic League, Flower Mart encourages gardening and green spaces in Baltimore. Managed by the Women’s Civic League for nearly ninety years, Flower Mart is known for its signature treat, the Lemon Stick—a refreshing combination of a peppermint stick and a halved lemon. (Photo via @flowermartbmore)

Kinetic Sculpture Race

Saturday, May 4  | @ AVAM | Learn More

Experience the thrill of the Kinetic Sculpture Race, where human-powered, all-terrain art pieces traverse land, water, sand, and mud. Join in on May 4, 2024, at the American Visionary Art Museum to witness these kinetic masterpieces launch and follow their journey through the city. Participate, volunteer, witness, or sponsor this Baltimore tradition at the ‘Learn More’ link above. (Photo via kineticbaltimore.com)

Baltimore Wine Village

May 9 – May 27, 2024  | @ West Shore Park, Inner Harbor | Learn More

Experience the second annual Wine Village in Baltimore, running from May 9 to May 27 at West Shore Park in the Inner Harbor. This free event offers a taste of traditional and casual wine events from Germany, featuring a wine and food market with local and international wines, European delicacies, summer appetizers, and desserts. Enjoy arts and crafts vendors, live performances, movie nights, and family-friendly attractions like balloon twisters and face painters. (Photo via @bmore-wine)

Bromo Art Walk

Thursday, May 16, 5-9PM  | @ Bromo Arts District | Learn More

Experience the magic of Downtown’s own Arts and Entertainment District — the Bromo Arts District — during a self guided evening of artistic performances, exhibits, and open studios at over 30 arts organizations in the district.

Bromo Art Walk

Preakness

Friday, May 17 & Saturday, May 18 | @ Pimlico Race Course | Learn More

Preakness returns to Pimlico this May and will feature the 100th running of the Black-Eyed Susan Day on May 17, showcasing six stakes races and $1 million in purses, leading up to the 149th Preakness Stakes on May 18, the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. Preakness LIVE! offers a new era of live music and entertainment on Preakness day, with Jack Harlow headlining a lineup of performers and pop-ups by local restaurants in the Pimlico infield, highlighting Baltimore’s culinary and cultural scene. Click here to get 15% off your Preakness LIVE! tickets. (Photo via preakness.com)

Baltimore x Baltimore

Saturday, June 1, July 6, August 10, September 7, & October 7, 2024 | @ Inner Harbor Amphitheater | Learn More

Experience Baltimore x Baltimore, a series of six all-day festivals at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater on June 1, July 6, August 10, September 7, and October 7. This event showcases Baltimore’s creative communities, featuring artists, makers, and creatives from the city. Join us in celebrating the diverse and vibrant culture of Baltimore! (Photo via @baltimorebybaltimore)

Charles Street Promenade

Saturday, June 8, 2024 | @ Historic Charles Street | Learn More

Experience the popular Charles Street Promenade Pedestrian Takeover on June 8, 2024. This event transforms the Historic Charles Street thoroughfare into a pedestrian-friendly zone, featuring street-front activations, musical performances, and more. Shop, stroll, and dine along Charles Street, which will be closed to vehicular traffic from Saratoga Street to North Avenue. Bring your bike, your baby, your dog—whatever you like!

Baltimore Pride

June 10 – 16, 2024 | Events Throughout Baltimore | Learn More

Join the city in celebrating Baltimore Pride from June 10-16, 2024 and embrace the theme “Power Of The Past, Force of The Future.” This annual event, hosted by the Pride Center of Maryland, is a tribute to the invaluable contributions of sexual and gender minorities to our society. It’s a time for celebration, acknowledgment, and most importantly, fun. Don’t miss out on this vibrant and inclusive celebration of love, diversity, and progress! (Photo via baltimorepride.org)

Maryland Fleet Week and Flyover Baltimore

June 12-18, 2024 | @ Inner Harbor, Fells Point, & Martin State Airport | Learn More

Maryland Fleet Week & Flyover Baltimore, presented by Northrop Grumman, returns to Baltimore from June 12-18, 2024. The event features ship tours, flyovers of modern and historic aircraft, and three festival activations at locations including Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Fells Point, and Martin State Airport. Experience the excitement as naval ships, U.S. Coast Guard vessels, and other working vessels dock in various locations around the city, and enjoy the thrill of flyovers while exploring the festivals and taking in live musical performances. (Photo via visitmaryland.org)