Summer in the City

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Photo credit Diane Macklin
By 105.7 The Fan

By: Downtown Diane

As expected it's hot and humid already this summer so grab a snowball, cool off, and enjoy the events below this season!

 

*** Fun on the Fourth of July ***

 

AVAM's July 4th Visionary Pets On Parade!

Time: 9a.m.

Where: American Visionary Arts Museum

Enjoy this annual pet parade is an American Visionary Arts Museum tradition! It’s free to participate and watch. Prizes awarded in a variety of categories!

For more information click here.

 

Catonsville

Time: All day festivities start at 8:30a.m.

Where: Various locations

Catonsville has a full day of activities with a parade and fireworks.

For more information click here.

 

Dundalk's 85th Independence Day Parade

Time: 8:15a.m.

Where: Starts at Logan Village Shopping Center

This year’s theme is: Dundalk - Built on Steel; Called to Serve

For more information click here

 

Towson Fourth of July Parade

Time: 10:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.

Where: Starts at Bosley and Burke Avenues

For more information click here.

 

Inner Harbor Festivities

Time: 7 – 10p.m.

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Inner Harbor with live music by U.S. Navy Band Cruisers and choreographed music during fireworks.

 

*** Events you can’t miss ***

 

Cirque du Soleil

When: July 3-7

Where: Royal Farms Arena

Cirque du Soleil's mesmerizing show Corteo entertains Baltimore for seven performances.

For more information click here.

 

Summer Sounds at the Square

When: Every Friday at 6-9p.m. (until September 6th)

Where: Belvedere Square

Enjoy live music and a variety of food and drink at these outdoor Summer concerts.

For more information click here.

 

Pratt Street Market

When: Every Thursday at 11a.m. to 2p.m. 

Where:  Pratt & Light Plaza (located outside the Transamerica building)

Get some fresh air and enjoy lunch outdoors throughout the summer at the corner of Pratt and Light Streets.

For more information click here.

 

Canton Water Lantern Festival

When: July 6 at 5:30-10p.m.

Where: Canton Waterfront Park

Design your own lantern and enjoy the lantern launch, food trucks, and music.

For more information click here.

 

Artscape

When: July 19-21

Where: Mount Royal Avenue and Charles Street, in the Midtown and Station North Arts & Entertainment District neighborhoods

America's largest free arts festival takes place in Charm City. View the schedule of events from concerts to literary arts to tours, culinary arts and so much more here.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hamilton runs through July 21 at the Hippodrome Theatre. Pictured w/ Jessica Roffe 

Hamilton!

Where: The Hippodrome Theatre

This very popular musical tells the story of Alexander Hamilton through a variety of rap, blues, jazz, hip hop, R & B; debuting in Charm City the production runs through July 21.For more information click here.

 

Baltimore City Restaurant Week

When: August 2-11

Special, discounted two and three-course meals on prix-fixe menus at participating city restaurants.

For more information click here. http://www.baltimorerestaurantweek.com/

 

Baltimore County Restaurant Week

When: August 2-17

Special, discounted two and three-course meals on prix-fixe menus at participating city restaurants.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ft. McHenry Crab Feast

When: August 3 at 4-8p.m.

Enjoy music, BBQ, and plenty of Maryland crabs and brew. This event benefits Friends of Ft. McHenry.

For more information click here.

 

Dog Days of Summer at Birroteca

When: August 4 at 12-5p.m.

Where: Birroteca Baltimore

At Dogs Day of Summer you and your four-legged friend can enjoy music, drinks, food, a dog costume contest, doggie pools, raffles, and giveaways. A portion of the proceeds benefits The Buddy Foundation & The Baltimore Humane Society. For more information click here.

 

Ravens Pre-Season Home Games

When: August 8 at 7:30p.m. and August 15 at 7:30p.m.

Where: M&T Stadium

Root for the Ravens at two home pre-season games.

For more information click here.

 

Baltimore Magazine's Best of Baltimore Party

When: August 8 at 6:30-10:30p.m.

Where: The Assembly Room

Celebrate “Summer in Baltimore” with Baltimore’s best cocktails, wine and beer, and food samples from a wide variety of area restaurants, music and much more!

For more information click here.

 

Baltimore’s AFRAM African American Festival

When: August 10-11

Where: Druid Hill Park

A two-day celebration of African American heritage and culture with live entertainment, plenty of eats, art vendors and so much more.

For more information click here.

 

*** Ocean City Hot Spots ***
Escaping to Ocean City This Summer? A few of my favorites for dinner and sunset...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fager's Island Ocean City - 201 60th St, Ocean City, MD 21842

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ropewalk Ocean City - 8203 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842 
Abbey Burger, Ocean City - 12601 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842
Abbey Burger in Ocean City has been recently renovated, expanded and is the perfect spot for watching Sunday night fireworks at the park or dining before on their outdoor patio.