Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Lantern Parade 2012 Pics and Video

Just a few pictures and video to put you in the Halloween Spirit.  I apologize for the quality, but it's hard to get night shots when everyone is dancing around and having a good time.

Jewelry Fair INSIDE the Walters Art Gallery

From Friday November 2nd to Sunday November 4th, 17 jewelers will be showing off their wares and knowledge at the Walters Art Gallery.  Check out the official website for more information, including the times for some very interesting presentations.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Tall Ships Toast

This Friday night, Sail Baltimore is putting on a party at Phillips to celebrate all the success by Sail Baltimore in bringing in countless ships for Sailabration and individually throughout the year.  Tickets for food and drinks are only $35, so it's a great deal.  Here's the website.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Lantern Parade

Come down to Patterson Park this Saturday (October 27th) at 7:30PM to check out the 2012 Halloween Lantern Parade with the family (or just some friends looking to see something really cool).  You want to be a part of it you say?  No problem.  Events start as early as Friday night to prepare your lantern.  After you've got your lantern and showed it off in the parade, there's even a Halloween ball afterward!  There's an absolute ton of information at the Creative Alliance website, so go check it out now.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mt Washington Tavern Reopening Next Week

After a horrible fire destroying the intricate teak bar and gorgeous interior, the Mt Washington Tavern is set to reopen next week on November 1st.  Make sure to stop by and check out the new building.  It was always an amazing space (with great food), so it should be very interesting to see what they've done with the place.  Here's their website.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Chilibrew VI

On Friday Oct 26th, head to the 2640 Space on Saint Paul st for the 6th semiannual Chilibrew.  A charity event that focuses on home made chili and beer...with you as the judge!  How can this be more awesome?  Oh yeah, the Baltimore Rock Opera Society will be there too!  Check it out.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

NE Brasil visiting Inner Harbor

The NE Brasil will be docking today along the west wall of the Inner Harbor.  The 427' Brazilian training ship will be open for FREE tours this weekend from 2-5PM both Saturday and Sunday.  Welcome to Baltimore!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Harbor Harvest Festival

The 5th Annual Harbor Harvest Festival looks to be another great family event.  This Saturday October 20th from 10AM to 2PM on West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor, you'll find the IKEA urban pumpkin patch, a hay maze, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, pumpkin decorating, live music, food, and drinks.  Best's completely FREE.  Here's the website where you can RSVP.

Rock the Boat, Tonight!

How did this slip under the radar for so long?  A party aboard the USS Constellation tonight from 5-8PM!  For a $10 donation (benefiting the Chesapeake Bay Initiative), you get to board the ship to tour it, listen to live music, and eat sustainable foods.  Beer, wine, and soda are available for purchase aboard as well.  How can you pass up a chance to have a drink aboard the last sailing vessel without an engine built by the US Navy?  Here's the official website for the event.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Preakness 2013 Tickets Now on Sale!

Starting today, you can purchase your tickets for the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes on May 18th, 2013.  You can purchase online HERE.  And HERE is the main website with more information about the event.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fall Fling - Wristband

The Waterfront Partnership is throwing the Fall Fling on Saturday, October 20th in West Shore Park.  Live music (including Kelly Bell Band), Food Trucks, a kids play area, and a great deal on living social to go along with it.  For $15, you get an all-you-can-drink wristband good for the 3 hour event.  Not too shabby.  Here's the link.  Don't forget that the rest of the event is free though, so you don't need a wristband to attend.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

OktoBEARfest at the Zoo

Come out for the first ever OktoBEARfest on Saturday, October 20th.  There's live music, unlimited beer sampling, and free admission to the zoo for everyone who attends.  These events help support the Zoo, and at only $40 ($30 for zoo members, $20 for non-drinkers) it's a great deal.  Here's the official website for the event.

Baltimore Running Festival

The 12th annual Baltimore Running Festival is taking over downtown this Saturday, and you need to be prepared.  If you're one of the 27,000 people from all 50 states and 24 countries running in one of the 5 races (Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay, 5K, or Kids Fun Run) you'll need to get plenty of sleep and a few good meals leading up to Saturday.  If you're spectating, make sure to pick a good spot along the race route.  If you're not taking part, you may want to keep an eye on that race route anyway just to avoid it.  This event does impact traffic severely, so plan accordingly.  Good luck runners!  For more information on the race, visit the official website.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Free Petting Zoo on Wednesday

Bring the kids down to Center Plaza on Wednesday between 11AM and 1PM to meet and greet animals!  The petting zoo is completely free and will also feature snacks, hula hoops, and a cowboy.  Here's the link (which also includes lots of other cool family events coming up).

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Baltimore Running Festival

5 distinct races on the same day.  1 finish line.  A lot of fun.  If you've got your eye set on the Baltimore marathon (or any of the races for that matter), then you have until Sunday October, 7th at 11:59PM to register to race.  Races will be run on Sunday, October 13th.  The official website is absolutely loaded with information, so make sure to check it out.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

Almost 40 schooners race from Baltimore to Portsmouth this weekend to support the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.  Keep an eye out for the boats around the harbor prior to the race start on October 11th.  They should be docked at BMC Lighthouse Point by noon on Wednesday.  You can find more information on the official site here, along with ways you can participate.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Fells Point BrewFest and Fun Festival

The 46th annual Fells Point Fun Festival is next weekend, Saturday October 6th and Sunday October 7th.  The festival started as a way to bring attention to Fells Point when it was in danger of having a highway run through it (can you even imagine Baltimore without Fells?).  The event has grown and become a fantastic must-do event.

Congrats Orioles!

Congrats to the Baltimore Orioles for clinching their first playoff berth (and first winning season) since 1997! Works not done yet though...Let's win the division!!!  If you're in search for tickets to attend the postseason games in Camden Yards, go to StubHub's page here.