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May 3
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May 4, 2024
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Flower Mart at Mount Vernon Place 2024

Celebrate the beginning of spring at the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy’s Flower Mart, Baltimore’s oldest free public festival and home to the iconic lemon stick! The springtime celebration takes place in Mount Vernon surrounding the Washington Moument with vendors lining the streets. Flower Mart was founded in 1911 by the Women’s Civic League, an organization that advocated for better living conditions throughout Baltimore, and has remained a beloved tradition ever since. The event helps promote green living by featuring sustainable vendors, many of whom grow and make their own products, hosting educational sessions and providing a beautiful, floral-filled atmosphere for Baltimoreans to get outside and enjoy the spring weather.

Keep reading for key information regarding Flower Mart 2024, including the festival schedule, parking information, food recommendations and more things to do in historic Mount Vernon!

Mount Vernon Place & Washington Monument

Free

699 North Charles Street
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Flower Mart Schedule 2024

Friday, May 3:

Learning Pavilion:

12:30 PM: Bug Out with the National Aquarium!

2 PM: Observing Nature Through Watercolor by Molly O. Hoops, Naturalist, Cylburn Arboretum and H.P. Rawlings Conservatory

3:30 PM: Urban Tree Programs Supporting Healthy Communities by Midtown Community Benefits District

5 PM: Flower Arranging with Spring’s Garden Bounty with Flowers By Chris

6 PM: Garden Cocktails with Shot Tower Gin by Baltimore Spirits Company

South Stage

11 AM: Opening Ceremony
12 PM: Letitia VanSant
1:30 PM: Simone Baron & Susan Alcorn
3 PM: Seth Kibel & Sean Lane
4:30 PM: DUO Brennan-Keretses
6 PM: Steve Hung

West Stage

11:30 AM: Mount Vernon Virtuosi
1 PM: Blake Meister
2:30 PM: Ed Hrybyk Trio
4 PM: BSA Jazz Ensemble
5:30 PM: Noah Pierre Band
7 PM: Cams Sounds & Vibrations

Saturday, May 4:

11 AM: Terrariums 101: Creating a Tropical Gardenscape by Terraria Hysteria

12:30 PM: Design Your Own Spring Arrangement by Flowers & Fancies

2 PM: Garden Party Storytime presented by the National Aquarium

3:30 PM: Paper Lotus Lantern Making by Rosaful Garden

5 PM: Hilton Carter’s Propagation Demonstration by Hilton Carter

6:30 PM: What’s All This Buzz About Mead? Try It! by Charm City Meadworks

South Stage

12 PM: Simone Baron Quartet
1:30 PM: SSA Choir
3 PM: Flower Mart Har Contest
4:30 PM: Sac Au Lait
6 PM: Ebb & Nova

West Stage

11:30 AM: Opera Baltimore
1 PM: N-CHAT
2:30 PM: Maryland Opera
4 PM: Ray Winder
5:30 PM: Rattlewood
7 PM: Peabody Preparatory-Improv Ensemble / Congregation

Flower Mart Vendors

As in years past, this year the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy’s Flower Mart highlights local flower and plant vendors, artisans, nonprofits and food suppliers.

This year’s food vendors include Neopol Savory Smokery, Aunt Kelly’s Cookies, Ekiben, Akbar and more. You can also grab a caffeine pick-me-up from Sparkplug Coffee, Dashery Coffee or Zeke’s.

Nonprofit tablers include the National Aquarium, Baltimore Tree Trust, Baltimore City Rec. & Parks and more.

See their website for more details.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

There is so much to see and do in the Mount Vernon neighborhood any day of the year, you can’t visit the historic neighborhood without checking out the view from Baltimore’s own Washington Monument. Other cultural attractions include the Walters Art Museum, the Maryland Center for History & Culture (where the original copy of the “Star-Spangled Banner” is kept) and the stunning George Peabody Library, where you can peruse six floors of more than 300,000 books. Take high tea at the Ivy Hotel (the only Relais & Châteaux hotel in Maryland). Then, enjoy a performance at Baltimore Center Stage, or hear the world-renowned Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Places to eat in Mount Vernon

There are lots of delicious places to eat near Flower Mart in Mount Vernon, from upscale restaurants to casual cafes. Try one of these popular destinations after a day spent exploring Flower Mart:

Brunch/Lunch

  • The Bun Shop
  • SS Cafe
  • Baby’s On Fire

Dinner

  • The Helmand
  • Indochine
  • Topside
  • The Owl Bar
  • The Prime Rib
  • Nepal House
  • Kumari
  • Marie Louise Bistro

Drinks

  • The Brewer’s Art
  • Sangria Patio Bar
  • Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats
  • Bloom’s
  • Wet City

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