Memorial Day weekend is a time that many look forward to. The weather is at its best, and flowers are always in full bloom. For many Americans, the central events of Memorial Day include attending parades in large and small cities all over the country. Whether you choose to celebrate the real reason, which is honoring those who served our country, attend an outdoor festival or traditional parade, hang out at a ballgame, take a dip in the pool or enjoy a good old fashioned backyard barbecue, the possibilities seem endless. So, if you just happen to be in Charm City and are still up in the air as to what your plans should be, check out these fun-filled ideas below. You surely won’t be disappointed with all the options that Baltimore offers for Memorial Day!

2016 Sowebo Arts And Music Festival
1100 Block of Hollins St.
Baltimore, MD 21223
(443) 838-1131

Held during Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 29, 2016, surrounding Baltimore’s Historic Hollins Market, this unique arts and music festival remains a local favorite. With its extensive array of live music, visual arts and crafts and food, this festival is not to be missed. The event is free and fun for the whole family. Celebrating its 32nd anniversary, the 2016 Sowebo Arts And Music Festival has free admission, and its hours are from noon to 8 pm. Check the website for additional details.

The National Memorial Day Parade
Constitution Ave. N.W. and 7th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(703) 302-1012

Launched in 2005, The National Memorial Day Parade has been televised and broadcasted live since 2008. The largest Memorial Day event in the nation, this parade remains a devout testament in remembrance of our fallen soldiers. This fun, yet educational parade features elaborate floats, local and national celebrities, high school marching bands, veterans and more.

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Seadog Speedboat Cruise
561 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

Hop aboard the Seadog for 50 minutes of fun and excitement. This unique experience gives passengers the perfect opportunity to relish the opportunity to take in the picturesque city views and historic sights. The best part is that there’s no age limit! Check the website for prices.

Baltimore Orioles Vs. Boston Red Sox
333 W. Camden St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 685-9800

Baseball season is in full swing! Memorial Day is the perfect time to don your best Baltimore Orioles gear. Even if you’re not a baseball fan, a day at Oriole Park has never been a disappointment. On Monday, May 30, 2016 at 1:35 pm, swing by and watch the Orioles take on the Boston Red Sox. Whether the O’s win or lose, a day at the game has always been the ideal place to eat drink, cheer and be merry.

21st Annual 5K/10K Walk /Run War
Memorial Plaza
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 576-9626

There’s nothing better than staying in shape while supporting a good cause. With this being said, put on your running shoes and head to the 21st Annual 5K/10K Walk /Run. This event takes place on Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Inspiring hope and prosperity for homeless veterans and their families, all proceeds for this wonderful event benefit the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, Inc.

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