25+ Things to Do This September

Conventions + Festivals

PotterVerse: Baltimore’s Harry Potter Convention

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.

Little Italy Madonnari Arts Festival

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.

Defenders’ Day

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.

Hampdenfest 2017

September 9 | 11 a.m. | “The Avenue” in Hampden
Cheer on toilet bowl racers and pick up “Hon” art at the annual neighborhood festival.

Baltimore Reunion Expo

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.

City Paper’s Best of Baltimore

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.

Baltimore Book Festival 2017

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.

Baltimore Comic-Con 2017

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

Labor Day Pajama Brunch

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.

Baltimore Brunch Fest

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.

4th Annual Baltimore Seafood Fest

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

Mermaids’s Kiss Oyster Fest

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

Taking Back Sunday

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.

Dwight Yoakam

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 …”

Tom Jones

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.

Citizen Cope

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.

The Amazing Acro-Cats Bounce into Baltimore

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.

The Spin Stops Here Tour with Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller

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

Sew-an-Idea with P.Nosa

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.

Labor Day Inner Harbor Sightseeing Tour

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.

Mosaics Workshop

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.

Free Yoga Saturdays

September 9 | Mount Vernon Place
Do downward dog on the beautiful and historic lawn next to the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon.

Annet Couwenberg Artist Talk: From Digital to Damask

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.

Night School with Baltimore Whiskey Company

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.

Fall for Art Tour

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.

Bmore Historic 2017 Unconference

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

Littles’ Days

September 9 | 10 a.m. | Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Enjoy special activities designed for children ages 5 and younger.

Royal Adventure Days – A Princess Train Ride

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.

Park After Dark Community Camp Out

September 16 | 5:30 p.m. | Patterson Park
Gather your family for a community camp out in southeast Baltimore’s beautiful Patterson Park.