What’s on in Baltimore

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Artscape

21 August 2022

Mount Royal Cultural Area

Maryland's major celebration of the visual, literary, and performing arts has been making headlines for nearly a quarter of a century. Artscape in Baltimore involves local, regiona…

Artscape

21 August 2022

Mount Royal Cultural Area

Maryland's major celebration of the visual, literary, and performing arts has been making headlines for nearly a quarter of a century. Artscape in Baltimore involves local, regional, and national acts in a first-class schedule of dance, theatre, opera, street performers and family fun, most of which is free of charge. In addition, a huge array of visual arts is on offer from more than 200 artisans, craftspeople and cultural exhibitors. The range covers everything from sculpture to 'art cars' and books to ballet.

Website www.artscape.org

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Preakness Stakes

21 May 2022

Pimlico Race Course

The United States horseracing circuit features three main events, known collectively as the Triple Crown. Baltimore's Preakness Stakes is one of these, and the others are the Kentu…

Preakness Stakes

21 May 2022

Pimlico Race Course

The United States horseracing circuit features three main events, known collectively as the Triple Crown. Baltimore's Preakness Stakes is one of these, and the others are the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. So important is this race on the city's annual calendar that the event has now become the culmination of a week or more of festivities which make up Preakness Celebration in May each year. Events include hot air ascensions, block parties, parades, fun runs, and a sailpast of tall ships. The actual race is the grand finale, when top three-year-old thoroughbreds compete for a million-dollar prize.

Website www.preakness.com

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Baltimore Book Festival

3 — 8 Nov 2022

Mount Vernon Place

Cultural Mount Vernon Place, the heart of Baltimore, becomes a bibliophile's paradise each September with the staging of the Baltimore Book Festival, a celebration of the literary …

Baltimore Book Festival

3 — 8 Nov 2022

Mount Vernon Place

Cultural Mount Vernon Place, the heart of Baltimore, becomes a bibliophile's paradise each September with the staging of the Baltimore Book Festival, a celebration of the literary arts. Famous authors are on hand for book signings and there are poetry readings, cookbook and home and garden demonstrations, live music, and bookstalls of more than 125 exhibitors. Other fun family attractions include storytellers, street theatre, live music and hands-on projects for children.

Website www.baltimorebookfestival.com

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Baltimore Running Festival

15 Oct 2022

Baltimore's renowned Marathon is a qualifying race for the famous Boston Marathon, but the field is limited to 4,000 strongly competitive runners. The marathon is run each year as …

Baltimore Running Festival

15 Oct 2022

Baltimore's renowned Marathon is a qualifying race for the famous Boston Marathon, but the field is limited to 4,000 strongly competitive runners. The marathon is run each year as part of a one-day running festival, including the marathon itself, a half-marathon, relay race, and kid's fun run. Part of the reason for the Baltimore marathon's popularity is probably the fact that the contestants run through the scenic part of this pretty city, along the inner harbour waterfront area, through charming Fells Point and historic Federal Hill.

Website www.thebaltimoremarathon.com

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Sowebo Arts and Music Festival

28 May 2022

For more than 20 years, the Sowebo Arts and Music Festival has been held every Sunday of the Memorial Day weekend. Coined a 'topsy turvy excursion into art and music', the festival…

Sowebo Arts and Music Festival

28 May 2022

For more than 20 years, the Sowebo Arts and Music Festival has been held every Sunday of the Memorial Day weekend. Coined a 'topsy turvy excursion into art and music', the festival presents Baltimore's largest music venue (over 40 bands), a sizeable non-juried art exhibit, puppet shows, glass-blowing demos, outdoor sculpture, kid's art, and fun. The aim is to 'foster community development through the promotion of art and music' by showcasing the talents of neighborhood artists, musicians, and working professionals. The festival has grown to incorporate various arts events throughout the year, with concerts and exhibitions held at galleries and other venues around Baltimore. However, the flagship Sowebo Arts and Music Festival is still held in May.

Website www.soweboarts.org