It’s that time of the year – festival season. People flock to them to experience the great music and food. There is something for everyone. Check out some of the best in Baltimore.
Baltimore Ukrainian Festival
Patterson Park
400 S. Linwood & Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 967-0501

Date: September 10 & 11; noon – 6 p.m.

What a great way to share in the customs and traditions of the Ukrainian people! According to the website, there will be the opportunity to learn the heritage and culture through live entertainment, folk art, and of course, traditional foods, breads and beverages. Attendees can also learn about the history of Ukraine.

The Avenue
36th St., Hampden
Baltimore, MD 21211

Date: September 17; 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Come out and celebrate Hampden, hon! There will be music, lots of local food and drink as well as exhibitors and vendors. This is the “neighborhood arts festival that draws visitors, as well as local residents, to enjoy the community of merchants on and around West 36th Street.” There is something for everyone, including the kids, at this one-of-a-kind festival.

M and T Bank Stadium Parking Lots
Baltimore, MD 21201

Date: October 8; noon – 6 p.m.

Be ready to sample the craft beers at this celebration of German culture. Enjoy the live entertainment of the oompah and polka bands as you chow down on the various sausages that will be on hand. Enter the contests and get ready to do the Chicken Dance! You are sure to have a great time!

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Baltimore Book Festival
Inner Harbor
201 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 752-8632

Date: September 23-25; 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

This is a unique type of festival and occurs annually in the Baltimore area. According to the website, “The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by top chefs, poetry readings, workshops, panel discussions, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, live music and a thoughtfully curated food, craft beer, and wine program.”

Art All Night Baltimore
Second Chance, Inc
1700 Ridgely St.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Date: October 22 & 23

This 24-hour event will be held in close proximity to Ravens Stadium and best of all, it is free! So come on out and get your creativity in gear as you create artwork, to be auctioned off to benefit workforce development. You can also submit artwork for the cause. Check the website for additional information.

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