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May 5
May 6, 2023
11:00 am
8:00 pm

Flower Mart at Mount Vernon Place 2023

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 scrolling for key information regarding Flower Mart 2023, including the festival schedule, parking information, food recommendations and more things to do in historic Mount Vernon!

Mount Vernon Place & Washington Monument


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Flower Mart Schedule 2023

In addition to a great line up of local musicians on stages in the West and South Squares, the Conservancy has assembled 10 workshops and lectures on flower and plant themes. These workshops will take place in the Learning Pavilion and are capped at 20 attendees. Attendance is first-come, first-serve.

The National Aquarium will be hosting children and families in making native plant seed balls. Stop by the Aquarium’s booth to get nerdy with nature and learn about how you can support the health of the bay from your own backyard.

See below for a full schedule.

Friday, May 5:

South Stage:

11: Opening Ceremony
12: Simone Baron & Susan Alcorn
1:30: Seth Kibel & Sean Lane
3: Duo Sila
4:30: N-CHAT
6: Ebb & Nova

West Stage

11:30 AM: Dana & The 408
1: Golden Aster
2:30: Ed Hrybyk Trio
4: BSA Jazz Ensemble
5:30: Arte Flamenco
7: Mariah Bonner & Marcus Dagan

Learning Pavilion:

12:30: Bug Out With the National Aquarium!
2: Introduction to Kokedama by Mister Kokedama
Urban Tree Programs Supporting Healthy Communities byMidtown Community Benefits District, Baltimore Tree Trust, MVBA Trees
Botanical Gin Tasting byMcClintock Distilling Company
Flower Arranging With Spring’s Garden Bounty byFlowers By Chris

Saturday, May 6

South Stage

12 PM: Zachary Grim
1:30: Maryland Opera
3: Flower Mart Hat Contest – Baltimore Hons!
4:30: The Charles Street Winding Boys
6: Steve Hung

West Stage

11:30 AM:Baltimore Concert Opera
1: AMSSA Choir PM
2:30: Simone Baron & Arco Belo
4: Cams Sounds & Vibrations
5:30: Rattlewood
7: Geo World

Learning Pavilion

11 AM: Terrariums 101: Embrace Your Inner Maker! by Terraria Hysteria
12:30 PM:
Design Your Own Spring Arrangement by Flowers & Fancies
Garden Party Storytime by the National Aquarium
Lotus Lantern Making With Natural Pigments by Rosaful Garden
What’s All This Buzz About Mead? Try It! by Charm City Meadworks

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. Beverages will be available from The Brewer’s Art and Peabody Heights Brewery, mead from Charm City Meadworks, and wine from Old Westminster Winery.

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:


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


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


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

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