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Things To Do this Month in Baltimore

Enjoy over 30 events for all ages this August in Baltimore. Whether you’re looking for food, drink, music, culture or family-friendly, we have it all in Charm City!

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Fluid Movement: The Water Ballet
Patterson Park Public Pool
Aug. 3, 7 p.m.
Ever wonder what happens when synchronized swimming and water ballet merge with passionate community performers? Find out with this summer’s variety show and celebrate our 20th anniversary. Be dazzled by the drama, comedy, choreography, and costumes that give rise to joyous spectacles in our city’s public pools! Not to be missed for long-time fans and newcomers alike. The finale features a retrospective of previous shows.

Backyard Science Days
Maryland Science Center
Aug. 10 – 11, 12 p.m.
Science happens all around us and lots of it happens right outside your door. At MSC’s annual Backyard Science Day meet some familiar backyard animals, help build a giant playhouse outside The Shed, get up close and personal with animal scat and more. Plus, see the new IMAX film Backyard Wilderness.

Flicks from the Hill
American Visionary Art Museum
Take a stroll through our current exhibition: PARENTING: An Art without a Manual, as the museum is OPEN & FREE from 5pm to 9pm on Flicks nights. Then, grab a blanket and relax under the stars while you enjoy a free outdoor movie on Federal Hill Park, part of AVAM's critically-acclaimed, free outdoor film series

Zoo Bop
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Aug. 31, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Get your dancing shoes on and singing voice ready because Zoo Bop children’s music festival is back! Families will enjoy live performances from kid-approved rock stars – Baltimore’s own Baby Beats (featuring Max and Root) and Imagination Movers as seen on Disney! Plus, bop around to kids vendors, bounce houses, food trucks, and fun activity tables. You won’t want to forget to explore the Zoo, including the totally new lion, giraffe and elephant habitats, too!

Food and Drinks

Corks and Cocktails
Pigtown Main Street
Aug. 9, 6 – 9 p.m.
Join Pigtown Main Street for a cocktail party and get a sneak preview of the future home of SCRAP B-More. Mingle with neighbors as you savor heavy hors d'oeuvres from Pigtown eateries and enjoy specialty cocktails, fine wine and craft beer.

Baltimore Restaurant Week
Baltimore City Restaurants
Aug. 2 – 11
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. Share your Baltimore Restaurant Week experiences with us on social media with the hashtag #BaltRW!

Pints in the Park
Center Plaza
Aug. 9, 5 – 8 p.m.
This popular outdoor happy hour features live music, corn hole, ping pong, and local vendors on the second Friday of the month.

Vegan Restaurant Week
Maryland Restaurants
Aug 16 – 30
Join MD Vegan Eats in celebrating the fifth and summer edition of Vegan Restaurant Week: Let’s Make That One Dish (or Dessert)! Restaurants will be challenged to demonstrate their love and compassion for promoting healthier diets, reducing animal cruelty and saving the environment, by offering tasty and creative vegan options on their menus and you get to cast your vote! Enjoy a variety of plant-based menu items. We welcome all diners, not just vegans!

Margarita Crawl Baltimore
Power Plant Live!
Aug. 17, 2 – 8 p.m.

Drag Brunch in the Harbor Room
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
Aug. 25, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Drag and brunch is the perfect duo! Enjoy a buffet with all of your favorite brunch items while being entertained by a lively show in our Harbor Room with performances.

Festivals

Wicked rad: 80’s vs 90’s Adventure
Power Plant Live!
Aug. 3, 3 – 9 p.m.
Gather your crew, put on your 80’s + 90’s gear and celebrate the two most bangin’ decades of all time at the Wicked rad: 80’s vs 90’s Adventure! A righteously old school day filled with killer activities, super tight drinks, and fly friends. Get ready to throw down!

AFRAM: African American Festival
Druid Hill Park
Aug. 10 –11
One of the largest African American festivals on the East Coast! Hosted in Baltimore City’s Druid Hill Park, this 745-acre urban oasis draws crowds of over 100,000 each year! For two days, people from all walks of life come together to enjoy national entertainment, local eats and much more.

Vegan SoulFest
Clifton Park
Aug. 3, 12 – 6 p.m.
Vegans and food lovers alike are invited to join in Baltimore’s largest vegan festival, which celebrates the many local vendors this city has to offer. This event brings together a variety of delicious foods, live music, guest speakers and informative exhibits designed to celebrate the benefits of a vegan existence.

Baltimore Water Lantern Festival
Canton Waterfront Park
Aug. 31, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Experience the beauty as thousands of lights illuminate the water at the 1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival in Baltimore at Canton Waterfront Park! Enjoy local food, music, and entertainment prior to the lantern launch at sunset.

Concert and shows

KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019
MECU Pavilion
Aug. 3, 6 p.m.
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Rebelution: Good Vibes Summer Tour 2019
MECU Pavilion
Aug. 8, 7 p.m.
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Jon Bellion: The Glory Sound Prep Tour
MECU Pavilion
Aug. 11, 7 p.m.
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Music Under the Dome: Woodstock
Maryland Science Center
Aug. 16, 7 – 9 p.m.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the famous Woodstock Music & Art Fair with songs from the original performing artists that made the festival the legend it is today. Relax and take in Arlo Guthrie, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, and more as you drift through the universe in beat to the tracks. Soak in your favorite songs while they mix with 360-degree psychedelic graphics in a completely immersive music show. It's a worthy tribute to the original festival you can't get anywhere else—this is Music Under the Dome.

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals/ Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
MECU Pavilion
Aug. 20, 7 p.m.
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Flogging Molly & Social Distortion: Summer Tour 2019
MECU Pavilion
Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m.
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In the Stacks
George Peabody Library
Aug. 21, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Consistently ranked one of the most beautiful Libraries in the world, the George Peabody Library has been called a “Cathedral of Books.” This performance will celebrate not only the collections of the Library, but the breathtaking building itself. Using architecture as inspiration, Baltimore’s Ann Street Trio will explore the connections between architecture, music, and visual art.

WPOC Presents: Lee Brice
MECU Pavilion
Aug. 22, 8 p.m.
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Mary J. Blige & Nas
Royal Farms Arena
Aug. 29, 8 p.m.
Jam with two of hip-hop and R&B’s most Legendary artists.
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The Wiggles
Hippodrome Theatre
Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m.
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Museums and Exhibitions

Art/Sound/Now
The Walters Art Museum
Aug. 22, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Experience the museum’s collections in new ways as musicians provide intriguing soundscapes in the galleries during this summer series.

Classic Car Show
Baltimore Museum of Industry
Aug. 25, 10 – 11 a.m.
See a showcase of collector vehicles from the Chesapeake Region Antique Automobile Club of American and then step inside the museum to explore the interactive exhibition, “Fueling the Automobile Age.” Outside portion is free.

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