- Baltimore Pride Celebration - In its 40th year, Pride continues to be a mainstay in Baltimore's fabric. This completely inclusive event has some hilarious events (like the high heeled race), great music, huge dance parties, and so much more. You'll have to spend some time going through the website and figuring out what to do all around Mount Vernon, Midtown, and beyond.
- Baltimore Restaurant Week starts this weekend!
- Otakon (The largest Japanese animation festival in the US) is this weekend at the Convention Center. This is the last year in Baltimore, so enjoy the affordable food and lodging (next year to pricey DC). If you don't have tickets to the festival, but still want to check out some of the insanely creative costumes, take a walk down to the harbor around lunch and/or dinner time.
- On Friday night, there will be another Summer Social at West Shore Park featuring the Kelly Bell Band.
- The Gathering (of food trucks) will be at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on Friday Night. This is probably the best site for the event and allows you to grab food and sit out overlooking the harbor.
- The second annual Charm City Ukulele Festival is on Saturday at the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown. The name alone should be the driver to get you there. Where else is there a Ukulele festival around?
- The Pride of Baltimore II will be docked at Pier 1 (next to the Constellation) all weekend long and will allow you to climb aboard at no cost. You can also go out for a day-sail. Check out the official website for more information and day-sail tickets.
- Fluid Movement Water Ballet is this Saturday and Sunday in the Patterson Park pool!
- The Washington Monument has reopened! You can stop by to see the ground floor gallery Thursdays from 4-9PM and Friday-Sundays from Noon to 5PM. If you have a desire to climb the 227 steps to the top, you may need to reserve a time-slot ahead of time (only 5 people are allowed on the stairs at any one time). Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time. It's free to climb until the end of July, at which time it will switch to $5 per person.
And a few things that go on every weekend that you should take part in:
- The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is free to go in on Saturday, with $5 clock tours.
- The Baltimore Farmers Market is in full swing on Sunday, and the Waverly Market is on Saturday.
- Both the Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art are always FREE.
- The Book Thing is a free book store, and is open weekends.
- WaterFront Wellness has FREE classes ranging from Yoga to Parkour every week!
As always, keep an eye on the events calendar (and the free concerts calendar) on the right-hand side of the site, and get out to support some of these amazing local events!