Baltimore Events

Baltimore EventsChildren’s Fireworks takes place on the evening of January 1st at Inner Harbor in Baltimore. A special fireworks display is presented for children and families.

Baltimore Boat Show, hosted by the Baltimore Convention Center, takes place mid to late January. This event features hundreds of sail and power boats, fun activities for families and lots of interactive exhibits.

Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the largest in Maryland and the oldest parade in this history of Baltimore. It starts in historic Mount Vernon at Charles Street and Franklin Street. Over 2,000 spectators participate in the exciting parade which is loaded with marching bands, step dancers, local politicians, Irish dancers, and lots of green as far as the eye can see. The parade continued south on Charles Street then advances along Pratt Street, near Baltimore’s beautiful Inner Harbor.

Summer Concert Series is hosted at The Harborplace Amphitheatre during June, July and August. A different live band performs every Friday night. The event is catered by Planet Hollywood.

Artscape, located on Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street, is an annual arts festival that takes place in July. This fun-filled event is one of the largest, free arts festivals in the United States. It features outstanding musical performances by a variety of regional, local, and national talent performed on several outdoor stages. There are both outdoor and indoor visual arts exhibitions. Vendors display and sale fine arts/crafts, as well as food. This is a great event for children and families.

Fells Point Fun Festival takes place the first weekend in October in the Fells Point National Historic District in Baltimore, MD. This is an outdoor street festival where live bands perform jazz, rock & roll, blues, folk, country, and more on five different stages. There are food vendors, arts & crafts vendors and retailers for worldwide. Carnival rides are available for the thrill seekers and young-at-heart. This event also features the docking of the Tall Ships and the Carnival of Wonders.

Monument Lighting Family Festival takes place annually in December at the Walters Art Museum and is free to the public. Families can enjoy the festive holiday season by watching the lighting of the Washington Monument. Music, film, and performances are added to the celebration, making it a fun event for all.

There are many sporting events such as major league baseball and soccer during April; The Preakness, an annual horse race hosted by the Pimlico track, during May; The National Football League and college football during September; as well as many more taking place throughout the year.