It’s Preakness Week

It’s here, Baltimore, one of the most exciting weeks of the year. Let’s hope this weather improves, and the forecast says it will. I visited Pimlico on Saturday for a few races, and excitement was already in the air and tents were already set up for this weekend. I hope to see you around town this week…perhaps at Black-Eyed Susan Day Friday. Make it a special week!

People’s Pink Party
Friday, May 18

The day before Preakness is the 3rd Annual Legends for the Cure Race and Female Jockey Championship. Also it’s the Black-Eyed Susan Race and a full day of fun to benefit the local Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Preakness Stakes & Infieldfest
Saturday, May 19

The people’s race…the people’s party. It’s an exciting day in Baltimore!

Wine in the Woods
May 19 & 20 Symphony Woods Columbia

A celebration of Maryland wine
Live music…Plenty of food…Arts vendors & so much more.

Brew at the Zoo
May 26-27

Sample 50+ brews, enjoy live music, plenty of food and there’s even a kid zone if you want to bring the kiddies.
Full details and tickets

Great Grapes! Wine Fest
June 2 & 3 Noon-6 p.m. Oregon Ridge Hunt Valley

Sample Maryland wines* Enjoy demos*Live music* Arts vendors* Food *Specialty pavilions
Visit for tickets and schedule of events

Lardarius Webb Charity Softball Game
Ripken Stadium June 3

Here’s your chance to play ball with some of your favorite Ravens!
Open to all ages!
Fun benefit for The Lardarius Webb Foundation.
Visit  for info on attending, playing or sponsoring.

Maryland Wine Week
June 8-17

Maryland area restaurants, bars & wineries participate in a wide variety of wine-related events.
Visit for full schedule of events.

Rappel For Kidney Health
Down the Marriott Waterfront Saturday, June 9

Do you want to make an impact on kidney disease in an extraordinary way? Join the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland for their 3rd annual RAPPEL for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rappel down the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Visit to register or for further info.

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Save Date!

July 20-22

America’s largest free arts festival is here in Baltimore! With more than 150+ fine artists, visual art exhibits, live concerts on the outdoor stages, performing arts, family events, street theater, delectable food and beverages + SO much more. Visit for entire schedule of events and full details.

Downtown Diane is a Baltimore area food, travel & entertainment reporter, appearing Fridays on 105.7 The Fan Norris & Davis Show with her entertainment report. Follow her for Daily Dish on Twitter @DowntownDiane & check out upcoming events at


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