LGBTQ Calendar of Events

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.

Miss Gay Maryland America Pageant

Horseshoe Casino
April 13
The state pageant for Miss Gay America welcomes the finest female impersonators to the stage to vie for the annual title.
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Charm City Bluegrass Festival

Druid Hill Park
April 26-27
Enjoy craft beers and banjo stylings at this outdoor bluegrass extravaganza, featuring more than a dozen musical acts.
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Maryland Film Festival

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway Theatre
May 8-12
This five-day event brings feature films and shorts from across the globe to the Station North Arts & Entertainment District.
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Kinetic Sculpture Race

American Visionary Art Museum/citywide
May 4
Cheer on teams of “kinetinauts” as they power moving art sculptures across a 14-mile course, including a dip in the Chesapeake Bay!
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June 8-9
Celebrate all things “Bawlmer” at this festival featuring women, men, children and pets in outrageous outfits inspired by the city’s bold working women.
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Baltimore Pride Weekend

June 15-16
Each year in June, PCOM kicks off Pride Month in celebration of Baltimore’s vibrant Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) community that culminates into Pride Weekend. Baltimore Pride Weekend 2019 consists of a three-day celebration, that kicks off with Twilight on the Terrace on Friday June 14 followed with the block party and legendary parade on Saturday and Sunday’s festival at Druid Hill Park. Baltimore Pride is now in its 44th year! Last year this celebration was attended by over 30,000 individuals.
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Mount Vernon/Station North
July 19-21
Explore art exhibits, outdoor sculpture, live concerts, film, performing arts and family events at the largest free arts festival in the country.
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Madonnari Arts Festival

Little Italy
Sep. 6-8
Be a part of the creative process as 75 visual artists and 100 performing artists give vision and voice to this year’s theme, Respect.
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Baltimore Book Festival

Baltimore Inner Harbor
November 1-10
Baltimore Book Festival and Light City unite to create a one-of-a-kind international event, Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 10, 2019
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Baltimore Black Pride

October 25 –27
Save the date for a weekend of Black Pride celebrations and community gatherings in Charm City.
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Baltimore Book Festival and Light City

Inner Harbor
November 1-10
Illuminating art installations and literary showcases – including author appearances – come together at this blockbuster cultural celebration around the Inner Harbor.
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