Conventions + Festivals
September 8 – 10 | Renaissance Baltimore Harbor Place Draw a lightning bolt on your forehead and bring your wand down to the Inner Harbor to mingle with other Harry Potter fans and characters.
September 8 – 10 | Little Italy
Celebrate the art of street painting still commonly practiced on the streets of Italy for two days on the one-ways of Baltimore’s Little Italy.
September 8–10 | Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Celebrate Maryland’s “Defenders’ Day” and remember the centennial of the U.S. entering World War I with fireworks and living history programs.
September 9 | 11 a.m. | “The Avenue” in Hampden
Cheer on toilet bowl racers and pick up “Hon” art at the annual neighborhood festival.
Take advantage of resources for all of your get-together needs at the Reunion Expo, which also includes activities like Paint N Sip, casino games, children’s activities, karaoke and more.
September 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Rams Head Live
Party at the annual Best of Baltimore celebration hosted by the city’s 40-year-old alternative newsweekly. This marks the final party, as City Paper closes its doors this fall.
September 22 – 24 | Inner Harbor
The Inner Harbor transforms into a bibliophile’s wonderland during the annual book festival, which features book sales, author signings, poetry readings and panel discussions.
September 22 – 24 | Baltimore Convention Center
Fans of all things super will get a chance to compete in a costume contest, pick up comics, and meet famous superheroes like Wonder Woman Lynda Carter at the 18th Annual convention.
Drinking + Dining
September 3 | 9 a.m. | Mother’s Federal Hill Grille
Get ready to close out the summer in your PJ's! Wear your pajamas and get half off your check, including adult beverages. No sweats, scrubs or athletic wear.
September 16 | 11 a.m. | Harbor Point
Dig in to an all-you-can-taste brunch samples from more than 15 of Baltimore’s top brunch spots and all-you-can-drink beer, wine and cocktails, as well as three specialty bars: Bloody Mary, mimosa, rose.
September 16 | 12 p.m. | Canton Waterfront Park
Join fellow seafood-lovers at the Baltimore Seafood Fest, a waterfront event in Canton that features a wealth of seafood, cooking demos and children’s activities
September 21 | 6 p.m. | Baltimore Museum of Industry
This Chesapeake Bay fundraising event includes all-you-can eat oysters, fresh seafood dishes from iconic and up-and-coming restaurants, and live entertainment and giveaways.
Concerts + Shows
September 8 | 8 p.m. | Power Plant Live!
Rock out to alternative rock band Taking Back Sunday at Power Plant’s open-air concert venue tucked between oodles of downtown going-out options.
September 8 | 8 p.m. | The Modell Lyric
The Grammy Award-winning country musician (and sometime movie star) will perform his Americana hits, as well as his latest songs from his 2016 bluegrass album, “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars …”
September 10 | 8 p.m. | Pier Six Pavilion
The legendary ’60s and ’70s crooner is sure to sing hits like “It’s Not Unusual to Be Loved By You” as well as newer bluesy music from his latest albums at the picturesque Pier Six Pavilion overlooking the water.
September 14 | 8 p.m. | Rams Head Live
The soulful DC-native alternative rock musician will perform his mix of hip-hop, soul, folk and blues to the downtown venue.
September 20 – 24 | Creative Alliance
The Amazing Acro-cats features a troupe of actual performing house cats that ride skateboards, jump through hoops and play rock music. The troupe has been featured on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and the 2017 Puppy Bowl.
September 22 | 7 p.m. | Royal Farms Arena
TV personalities Bill O'Reilly and Dennis Miller bring their political comedy show to the downtown venue.
Classes + Tours
September 2 – 3 |American Visionary Art Museum
Give P.Nosa a scenario in five words (or less) and he will sew it for you on the spot with his bike-powered sewing machine. Help power the sewing machine and create the energy for your very own sewn drawing. Donations accepted.
September 4 | Spirit of Baltimore
Take in the sites and enjoy an animated narration of Baltimore’s rich history during a 60-minute sightseeing cruise of the Inner Harbor. Multiple times available.
September 9 | 10 a.m. | American Visionary Art Museum
Learn a variety of techniques of the ancient art of mosaics and walk away with your own finished piece of art.
September 9 | Mount Vernon Place
Do downward dog on the beautiful and historic lawn next to the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon.
September 10 | 3 p.m. | Baltimore Museum of Art
Join textile artist and sculptor Annet Couwenberg for an in-depth talk about her work in the museum’s exhibition of her work, which is on display through February 18, 2018.
September 13 | 7:30 p.m. | Verde
Enjoy a three-course meal as you learn how to make five different cocktails during this class led by Baltimore Whiskey Company.
September 24 | 4 p.m. | Hooper Mill Studios
Take yourself on a self-guided tour through the studios of six local artists, featuring sculpture, painting, drawing and photography. Beer, wine, and light fare will be served.
September 29 | 8:30 a.m. | Baltimore Museum of Industry
Attendees set the agenda for this annual unconference for people who care about public history and historic preservation in and around Baltimore.
Kids + Families
September 9 | 10 a.m. | Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Enjoy special activities designed for children ages 5 and younger.
September 30 | 10 a.m. | B&O Railroad Museum
This special 30-minute private event with princesses include a ride in the First Class Royal Blue Observation Rail Car, craft activities, a tote bag, light refreshments and a royal escort during the train ride.
September 16 | 5:30 p.m. | Patterson Park
Gather your family for a community camp out in southeast Baltimore’s beautiful Patterson Park.