Sunday, May 20, 2007

More Murlin Festivals, Hon

On AG's suggestion:

Ohhhhhhh I wish you would post in advance of these events coming...I would have loved to been there!

I am posting the whole schedule now. It's a little broader than the official list of Baltimore Showcase of Nations (they have "SN" next to them), because there are other things going on. Unless I am out of town, my ultimate goal is to make it to at least 75% of them - 3/4, kids, for those of y'all who like the fractions better - because, mind you, I also have to sleep.

All festivals take place in Baltimore unless otherwise stated

UPDATE JUNE 3 - As I find out new festivals, I will add them to this list, and post the list for your - okay, my convenience. As the festivals get done and over with, I'll just cross 'em off the list!


May 19 - Festival of India / Hare Krishna Rathayatra Chariot Festival - Harborplace


June 1-3 - Polish Festival SN - Patterson Park

June 2-3 - Charles Village Festival - Charles Village (duh)

June 8 - 10 - Greek Festival SN - St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Greektown

June 9 & 10 - Honfest - Hampden

Also June 9 & 10 - 103rd Saint Anthony Festival - Little Italy

(Food-wise, the Greek and St. Anthony festivals kick arse, and Honfest is good, silly fun, so that will be a busy weekend for me.)

June 16 & 17 - Baltimore Pride 2007 (GLBT Pride Festival) - parade in Mount Vernon, festival in Druid Hill Park

June 23 - 24 - LatinoFest SN - Patterson Park

June 27 - July 1 and July 4 - 8 - Smithsonian Folklife Festival - National Mall, Washington, DC. This year's showcased festivals: Mekong River Delta, Northern Ireland, and Roots of Virginia Culture

I only added this one, and not any of DC's other festivals, because it is such a wonderful and unique event! We have nothing like it here, and it's so damn close by, it only made sense.


July 6 - 8 - African American Heritage Festival (formerly "Afram") SN - Camden Yards

July 13 - 15 - Caribbean Carnival Festival SN - Druid Hill Park

July 20 - 22 - Artscape - Mount Royal Avenue

Check out Danielle's post in the Comments section for more info - BTW: Thanks for the head's up, Danielle! I couldn't find the dates when I first made this post, and just forgot to go back when I did.

July 28 & 29 - Baltimore International Festival SN - Poly Western High School

July 28 & 29 - 107th Annual Maryland German Festival - Timonium State Fairgrounds


August 11 & 12 - NAIJA Fest (Nigerian Festival) SN - Patterson Park

August 18 & 19 - 79th Annual St. Gabriel Festival - Little Italy

August 24 - 26 - Powwow Native American Festival SN - Patterson Park

August 24 - September 3 - Maryland State Fair - Timonium State Fairgrounds

August 26 - LatinoFest Baltimore County - Towson


September 2 - 3 - Baltimore Jewish Festival - Pimlico Race Course

September 8 - 6th Annual Pigtown Festival - Pigtown

Thanks to American Geisha for the head's up!

September 8 - 9 - Ukrainian Festival SN - Patterson Park

NEW! September 14 - 15 - Baltimore Irish Festival SN - Canton

September 22 - Korean American Festival SN - War Memorial Plaza (between Gay & Fayette Sts.)


October 19 - 21 - Russian Festival SN - Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (1723 East Fairmount Ave)


November 9 - 11 - Maryland Irish Festival - Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium


Weekends and Labor Day from August 25 through October 21 - Maryland Renaissance Festival - Crownsville

I sincerely doubt this list is exhaustive. If you know of any other festivals - not solely book fairs or parades, but festivals, with food - please post it in the comments and I'll get it on the post.


a.g. said...

Thank you! It's a shame that I will be out of town for the greek festival. I would love to go. Hope I can live vicariously through you on that one at least!

Baltimore Snacker said...

But at least there are the other ones. Glad to give a head's up.

danielle said...


July 20-22, 2007
Mount Royal Avenue (UB to MICA area) FREE
Artscape is America's largest, municipally-produced arts festival that remains free and open to the public.