Fall in Baltimore also means festivals galore, so you can expect to…
Kicking off with the Baltimore Seafood Festival on September 17, you can most definitely get your fix of Maryland crabs at this waterfront festival. Enjoy signature seafood dishes from local eateries, live music, cooking demonstrations, a family zone and shopping while benefitting local nonprofits.
Next in the lineup is the Baltimore Book Festival, coming to the Inner Harbor from September 23 to 25. Expect 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, hands-on projects for kids, live music, and a thoughtfully curated food, craft beer and wine program.
Commemorate one of Baltimore’s most historic and beloved neighborhoods at the Fell’s Point Fun Fest, taking place on September 30 to October 2. For the past 50 years, this free neighborhood street festival has brought live music and local vendors together to support The Preservation Society and Fell’s Point Main Street.
On October 8, the 15th Annual Pigtown Festival returns to Washington Boulevard with live music, local artisans, delicious food and craft beer. Live pig races known as “The Squeekness” have become a much-anticipated tradition, paying tribute to Pigtown’s history when in the 1800s, pigs arriving on the B&O Railroad were herded through the neighborhood.
Madonnari Arts Festival will transform the streets of Little Italy into an elaborate chalk creation during September 30 to October 2. In celebration of the contemporary renaissance of Baltimore’s historic Italian neighborhood, this cultural event will showcase chalk paintings – inspired by the 16th century tradition of street painting – alongside Italian food, wine, music, theater and dance.