You never need a special reason for a Baltimore getaway, but there are plenty of festivals to prompt you to pack your overnight bag. Here’s a sampling of LGBT community and welcoming events to begin your trip planning.
Fabergé and the Russian Crafts
Through March 27
Walters Art Museum
Fabergé eggs, some of the most exquisite and innovative objects ever created, continue to fascinate with their beauty and complexity. These royal treasures were designed by Peter Carl Fabergé, jeweler and goldsmith to the Russian imperial court, and made by his team of skilled craftsmen. This dazzling exhibition features 70 works including the Walters’ two famed Fabergé Easter eggs, alongside a stunning array of gold and silver vessels, intricate enamels, luxurious jewelry, carved stones, and icons that illuminate the beauty, technical sophistication, and artistry of Russian crafts.
Light City is the first large-scale, international light festival in the United States. In 2016, Light City welcomed more than 400,000 people from across the globe over seven nights. This free festival transforms Baltimore with large-scale light installations, performances, music, and innovation. Central to Light City is the BGE Light Art Walk along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, featuring more than 50 attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a children’s area.
Belvedere in Bloom
Belvedere Square, 529 E. Belvedere Avenue
Belvedere Square’s First Annual “Belvedere in Bloom” Spring Showcase offers a fun-filled spring celebration for the whole family. Enjoy beautiful new blooms from Dutch Floral Garden, new spring menu items from your favorite restaurants, crafts from Baltimore’s top crafters, fresh produce from local farms, live music, and more! Event takes place from 12pm-3pm. The event is open to the public.
Station North and Druid Hill Park
Pride is back for Baltimore’s annual weekend celebration! The parade and street festival will take place in the Station North neighborhood on Saturday, followed by Pride in the Park celebrating families and children with a kid-friendly environment at Druid Hill Park on Sunday.
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