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!
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 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 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 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 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
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.