Fun in the Sun by the [Spinnaker] Bay


There are so many things to discover in Baltimore. From poolside yoga to concerts in the city, there is an event for everyone. Get out and about and enjoy the summer days with these events near you!

Spend the 4th in Your City

Grab your friends and head out to these events on the Fourth of July. Who knows? Maybe it will become a tradition.

Dogfishhead Takeover
Hosted by Sandlot is the Dogfish Head Takeover, featuring a perfect view of the fireworks with craft beers and food vendors. Not to mention the live music and games you can enjoy all day. The Dogfishhead beers they will be featuring are Namaste White, Slighty Mighty, and SeaQuench. This event is from 2 to 11 p.m. and is a $10 cover for adults and $5 cover for kids 12 and under.

Red, White, and Zoo
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore presents Red, White, and Zoo. All day, animals will be receiving special Fourth of July treats including “fishcicles.” This event is free with zoo admission!

Pets on Parade
At the American Visionary Art Museum is the pet parade and talent show. All kinds of pets come in their best American costumes and show off their American pride. The parade begins at 9 a.m. and showcases all kinds of critters. Following is the talent show, where owners show off their pet’s unique skills. This event is free and open to the public.

Independence YAY
From 8 to 10 p.m. is Independence YAY at Bond Street Social. With a view of the fireworks from their patio, Bond Street Social is presenting a night of cocktails and beer. With your $17.76 ticket comes an open bar and small bite specials.

Rye on the River
The Sagamore Pendry Baltimore presents Rye on the River, an event that includes live entertainment, cocktails, and a fourth of July celebration. Stop in from 4 to 9 p.m. to enjoy this waterfront bar and restaurant.

What about Your Fitness Goals?

We haven’t forgotten about your summer promise to be more fit and active this summer, and neither has the City of Baltimore. Check out these events that were made to excite your active side.

Wellness Crawl and Festival
On July 13, Merrit Clubs bring you the Wellness Crawl and Festival at Harbor Point. Experience local businesses, local fitness people, and local professionals at this festival-style event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Poolside Yoga
Also at the Sagamore Pendry each Saturday, is Poolside Yoga. From 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., join BeachFit’s instructors on Saturdays for yoga flow. Drop in classes are $20.

Sunset Yoga
Can’t get enough yoga? Each Sunday, drop into the Sandlot for sunset yoga. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., prime golden-hour time, join local yoga teacher Emily Fleming in an alignment-based class for all yoga levels. After, enjoy a beer, wine, or non-alcoholic drink and put your toes in the sand.

Boozy Bootcamp
The Sandlot also presents Brick Bodies Boozy Bootcamp on June 29. At 10 a.m., Brick Bodies’ personal trainers will be leading a workout that you won’t forget. After the class, enjoy a beer or wine. Tickets are $10.

Stay Local

If you don’t want to wander to far, Harbor East, Fells Point, and Harbor Pont have events for you.

Tacos and Taps
On June 29, is the Tacos and Taps festival. This Mexican style festival presents all you can taste Beer and tequila, tacos, music, margaritas, pinatas and more all at Harbor Point Central Plaza.

“Al Fresco” on Main Street
On the first Wednesday of the month, from June to September, head down to Fells Point for “Al Fresco” on Main Street. This event includes shopping and dining with outdoor performances and stores. Each week features a different street and a different region from Al Fresco Italiano to Al Fresco Athens.

Little Italy Food Tour
Bite of Baltimore premier food tours presents the Little Italy Food Tour. On Sunday, July 28, enjoy restaurants in Little Italy that are preparing their best dishes and wine parings. From Germano’s Piattini to Angeli’s Pizzeria, you will get a taste of Baltimore’s most authentic Italian food.

Can You Canton?

It’s hard to get enough of the beautiful Canton Waterfront Park. Here are a few events that you can’t miss.

Baltimore Water Lantern Festival

On July 6, gather in the Canton Waterfront Park to send a lantern across the water. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., join other members of the community as they light up the Baltimore harbor with lanterns decorated with goals, dreams, love for those lost, visions and much more.

First Thursdays
On first Thursdays through September, enjoy music at the Canton Waterfront Park. First Thursdays begin at 5 p.m. and offer the community a free night of music, local food, and beverage stands. July’s line-up includes Van Hunt, Fat Possum Records, Soccer Mommy and more. Festivals are rain or shine.

Are you Down to go Downtown?

Make your way to the heart of Baltimore to participate in these exciting events.

Billy Joel
On July 26, Billy Joel is performing at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Grab a front seat to an American Classic, right in the middle of Birdland. Start time is 8 p.m. Ticket Prices Vary.

From July 19-21 is Baltimore’s Artscape. This festival-style event takes place along Mount Royal Avenue and Charles Street and includes a headline by R&B vocal group Sisters With Voices. This year, the 38th annual festival presents the theme: Discover, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Join the art community starting at 11 a.m. for local art vendors, displays, performances, films, and more.

Take your summer to the next level with all of these exciting summer events!