The smell of freshly steamed crabs, the roar of “Oh!” during the National Anthem at an Orioles game, and the abundance of weekend festivals and farmers’ markets are all signs that summer is in full-force here in Baltimore.
Here’s a run-down of two of our favorite Baltimore summer pastimes: Artscape and Oriole’s baseball.
Held over a full weekend every July, Artscape is the nation’s largest free arts festival (attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days), and it’s proudly hosted right here in Baltimore. This event draws hundreds of artists of varying styles, brings live concerts to outdoor and indoor stages, and, of course, boasts every possible fair-food you can imagine (think: funnel cake, turkey legs, and a variety of international delicacies). Artscape 2016 begins this Friday, July 15, and continues throughout the weekend.
“There were rows and rows of tents with unique and different styles of art, whether it was painting, photography, paper prints, art from recycled materials, handmade jewelry, glass art, you name it.” Read more.
“I can wander around Artscape for hours without getting exhausted.” Read more.
Let’s go O’s: Baltimoreans are crazy about birds—Ravens, Orioles, and Blue Jays, to be precise. Throughout the summer and fall, students often head down to Camden Yards stadium to catch a great game (and take advantage of the generous student discount) and, naturally, eat some amazing ball park food!