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50+ July Events in Baltimore

July events you don’t want to miss when you visit Baltimore.

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Family Fun Fridays @ Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
Every Friday | All Day | Inner Harbor
Who doesn’t love a fun Friday? Come for entertainment, food and discounts at the attractions!
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Let’s Science Summer
June 30 – September 3 | Maryland Science Center
Let’s Science Summer! Each week, celebrate the summer with a different theme and help us heat things, freeze things, build things, take things apart, and even blow things up.
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Plants and People Program Series
Every Sunday | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Rawlings Conservatory
Learn about plants, Baltimore gardening and the conservatory environment!
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Salute the Troops Program
July 1 – 4 | All Day | Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Active duty, veterans and retired military receive free admission!
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Fourth of July Weeklong Celebration
July 1 - 9 | All Day | Port Discovery Children’s Museum
A day to celebrate our independence is simply just not enough! So, lets celebrate for a week! There will be stories, songs and art projects.
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AVAM’s July 4th Visionary Pets on Parade
Jul. 4 | 10 a.m. | American Visionary Art Museum
Come bring your pets dressed up to celebrate Independence Day! There will be a parade, prizes, talent show and musical chairs!
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AVAM’s Flicks from the Hill
Every Thursday | 9 p.m. | American Visionary Art Museum
The AVAM exhibition inspired the film you should come to watch!
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Summer Socials at West Shore Park
Jul. 13 | 5 p.m. | West Shore Park – Inner Harbor
Enjoy live music by “What’s Next,” participate in activities, eat at the food trucks, drink at the bar service and go to the Walter Sondheim Interactive Fountain!
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Littles’ Day
July 14 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Come to dance and sing as well as to create projects and partake in other activities!
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Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along
July 21 | 11 – 11:30 a.m. | Maryland Science Center
Stimulate those young minds and help develop early skills by enjoying music, rhymes, finger plays and more!
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Dinomite Dinosaur Day & Powerplant Live! And Port Discovery Fun Day
July 21 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Come for a dino-themed story time, sensory activities, interactive play, game show and art projects.
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Movies at the Market featuring Coco
Jul. 25 | 8 – 11 p.m. | Druid Hill Farmers Market
Explore one of Baltimore’s parks and stay to watch an evening film.
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Exhibits & Art

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice Exhibit
Jul. 1 – Oct. 15 | All Day | Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Here is your chance to see unfamiliar landscapes and dinosaurs that you can touch! You will be able to look at clues about what the dinosaurs left behind. You will partake in lots of fun activities!
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Independence Day Celebration
Jul. 4 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Baltimore Museum of Industry
Come and celebrate Independence Day for a great view of fireworks!
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Year of the Market: A Tale of Two Markets
Jul 14 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | The Walters Art Museum
Come for a tour of America’s oldest public market, Lexington Market, and explore Mount Vernon Marketplace.
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Houdini Unbound
Jul. 15 | 1 – 2 p.m. | Jewish Museum of Maryland
Join us for an exploration of the early life of Ehrich Weiss, who escaped childhood poverty to become Harry Houdini, the most famous performer in the world. Based on original pioneering research into Houdini’s family saga, his early days, his coming-of-age, and his transformation into one of the world’s most remarkable and memorable human beings. This program is presented in relation to the Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini exhibit, on display June 24, 2018 – January 21, 2019.
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Maren Hassinger: The Spirit of Things
Jul. 18 – Nov. 25 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Baltimore Museum of Art
For more than four decades, New York-based artist Maren Hassinger has explored relationships between the industrial and natural worlds in a practice that is both meditative and critical. This exhibition represents a broad range of her work with abstract compositions, videos, and documentary photographs.
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Shiny Happy Things Workshop (and Neckties!) with Bob Benson
Jul. 21 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | American Visionary Art Museum
Create your own “flashies!” Don’t know what that is? It is a sparkly decoration! You will also get to make a necktie with a flashie and a mirror necktie!
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Animal Craft Safari
Jul. 29 | 11 – 11:45 a.m. | The Maryland Zoo
Come for a craft safari! You have the chance to meet an animal, listen to a story, make a craft and learn some things about wild animals!
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Food & Drinks

Yappy Hours 2018
July 6 | 6 – 9 p.m. | Harbor Point Central Plaza
Don’t leave your dog at home! Bring your dog for a fun evening of activities, drinks, music and a food truck!
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Pints in the Park
July 13 | 5 – 8 p.m. | Center Plaza
Who doesn’t love a good happy hour on a Friday? Come for live music and games!
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Breakfast with the Giraffes
July 15 | 8:30 - 10 a.m. | The Maryland Zoo
Come for a brunch with a view of the giraffes! There will also be a giraffe and okapi keeper talk where you will get to feed the giraffes.
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Where the Wild Things Art
July 18 | 5:30 - 8 p.m. | The Maryland Zoo
Join the Zoo for a wildly entertaining night of painting and sipping with your favorite animal ambassador friends.
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Brews & Views
July 19 | 6 – 9 p.m. | Central Plaza
There will be live music, food trucks, bar service, giveaways, vendors and more!
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Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week
Jul. 27 – Aug. 5 | Various hours and location
Baltimore is a delicious city. Try somewhere new, go out to lunch, have a date night (or two). Two-course brunch and lunch menus range from $12-20, and three-course dinner menus range from $20-$35.
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Festivals

WTMD First Thursdays
Jul. 5 | 5:30 – 11 p.m. | Canton Waterfront Park
Join WTMD for another first Thursday series. Enjoy, live music, local foods and Baltimore waterfront view.
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17th Annual Federal Hill Jazz & Blues Festival
Jul. 14 | 12 – 7 p.m. | Federal Hill Main Street
Enjoy a day in beautiful Federal Hill, checking out awesome vendors, eating delicious food, and listening to the hottest jazz & blues bands in Baltimore!
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Baltimore Caribbean Carnival
Jul. 14 – 15 | 12 – 10 p.m. | Clifton Park
The Baltimore Washington One Carnival is an annual event in July that celebrates local Caribbean communities and their culture. Highlights of the Carnival weekend include a Caribbean-style street parade and a 2-day outdoor festival.
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Baltimore Water Lantern Festival
Jul. 14 | 4:30 – 10 p.m. | Canton Waterfront Park
Water Lantern Festival is an amazing experience where you'll witness the magic of lanterns as they light up the water.
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Artscape
Jul. 20 – 22 | 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. | Mount Royal Ave.
Artscape features over 150 fine artists, craftspeople and fashion designers, and showcases works in a variety of media, including sculpture and photography. But the festival is not only a feast for the eyes—festival-goers will get their fill of a mouthwatering selection of foods prepared by top Baltimore food vendors and food trucks on Charles Street.
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BronyCon
Jul. 27-29 | 9 – 5 p.m. | Baltimore Convention Center
BronyCon is the world’s largest convention for and by fans of the animated TV series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic." Starting out as a one-day event in New York City with just 100 attendees, BronyCon has grown over the years to a weekend-long extravaganza drawing over 10,000 fans from every corner of the globe. Featuring show guests, an incredible panel lineup, BronyPalooza, a fully-stocked vendor hall, screenings, contests and so much more, BronyCon has something in store for everyone.
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Wellness

Morning Inner Harbor Kayak Tour
Every Sunday | 9 a.m. & 1 p.m. | Science Center Water Taxi Landing
Tour the harbor on a kayak!
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Pagoda Yoga with Root to Rise
Jul. 2 | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Patterson Park
Who doesn’t love the word free? Come for free yoga on Pagoda Hill!
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Healthy First Saturday
Jul. 7 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Port Discovery Children’s Museum
A day full of fun activities and ways to stay active!
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Yoga at the Zoo
Jul. 7 - 8 | 8 - 10 a.m. | The Maryland Zoo
It’s exactly what the title says! Come do yoga in front of the penguins!
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Guided Bike Rides at Druid Hill Park
Jul. 11, 18 & 25 | 5:15 – 7:15 p.m. | Druid Hill
Come for a three-mile bike ride through Druid Hill Park! You don’t even need to bring a bike! Bikes are provided!
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Waterfront Wellness
May 26 – September 16 | Varies | West Shore Park – Inner Harbor
Attend free fitness classes to get in a healthier lifestyle!
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Concert and Shows

Cirque Du Soleil Crystal
Jul. 5 - 8 | various hours | Royal Farms Arena
Crystal is not just an ice show, it’s the very first experience on ice from Cirque du Soleil. Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics.
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Free Rein Summer Tour 2018: Rebelution + Special Guests
Jul. 5 | 6 p.m. | MECU Pavilion
Come see the Free Rein Summer Tour 2018: Rebelution + Special Guests!
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Loudwire’s Gen X Summer feat. Buckcherry & P.O.D. Tour
Jul. 7 | 7 p.m. | MECU Pavilion
Come see Loudwire’s Gen X Summer feat. Buckcherry & P.O.D. Tour!
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Barenaked Ladies: Last Summer on Earth Tour
Jul. 9 | 7 p.m. | MECU Pavilion
Come see Barenaked Ladies: Last Summer on Earth Tour!
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert
Jul. 12 - 14 | 7:30 p.m. Thu. and Fri., Sat. 3 p.m. | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Come to the live symphony orchestra to hear the music along with the visual screening of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!
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Jill Scott
Jul. 12 | 7:30 p.m. | The Lyric
Come see Jill Scott on her “Live In The Moment Tour!”
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Broadway Favorites: A Summer Cabaret
Jul. 13 - 22 | 2 p.m. | Everyman Theatre
Come see the show with Mamma Mia! Broadyway’s, Judy McLane, and Les Miserables’, Philip Hernandez in Broadway Favorites: A Summer Cabaret!
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Bring It Live!
Jul. 13 | 8 p.m. | The Lyric
Come to watch the hip-hop majorette competition!
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Lil Boosie
Jul. 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Royal Farms Arena
Come see Lil Boosie along with other special guests for The Boopac and Friends Tour
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Coheed and Cambria & Taking Back Sunday
Jul. 15 | 6:30 p.m. | MECU Pavilion
Come see Coheed and Cambria & Taking Back Sunday!
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OWX album release, ft. Goodbye July, Normandy Wood, Jimmy Warner
Jul. 21 | 7 – 11:30 p.m. | Rams Head Live
Transcendent Events presents The Out of Water Experience at Rams Head Live, Anartkey Music album release with a Mad Max costumed themed show. You know we've got the Hiphop, the Rock, the Poetry, and a wild ass stage show to go along with it. I'm asking all those who are fans of our music, make this the night you all come out in hordes, dressed ready to rock like its the end of the world.
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Panic! At The Disco
Jul. 21 | 7 p.m. | Royal Farms Arena
Panic! At The Disco is coming to the Royal Farms Arena! Come see this Grammy-nominated rock band perform for their newest album, Pray for the Wicked Tour.
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Charlie Wilson
Jul. 25 | 7:30 p.m. | MECU Pavilion
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Slightly Stoopid: Schools Out For Summer 2018 Tour
Jul. 26 | 6 p.m. | MECU Pavilion
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Smashing Pumpkins
Jul. 27 | 7 p.m. | Royal Farms Arena
Missed seeing The Smashing Pumpkins? Well, they’re back for their Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour! This Grammy Award-winning alternative rock group is performing their first tour in about 20 years!
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John Cleese Live On Stage
Jul. 28 | 7:30 p.m. | The Lyric
Watch the full screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and then get ready to laugh because John Cleese will be hosting a Q&A along with discussions about his life and career!
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Glassjaw & Quicksand
Jul. 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Rams Head Live!
Come see Glassjaw and Quicksand for a fun night!
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Beres Hammond
Jul. 30 | 8 p.m. | Rams Head Live!
One of Jamaica’s best singer and songwriter, Beres Hammond, is coming to Ram's Head Live.
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Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Jul. 31 | 8 p.m. | Rams Head Live!
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