It’s About Time!

Spring Time, That Is 

Now, it may not feel like it quite yet thanks to these near-freezing temperatures, but Spring is here!! And thank goodness, I’m a little tired of being cooped up inside all the time, and what better way to spend warmer days than at a festival? The city has a ton to offer in the upcoming months, so if you’re looking for a study break or simply want to get off campus for the afternoon be sure to check out these festivals for guaranteed good times:

Good, Old-Fashioned Street Festivals 

  • Johns Hopkins Spring Festival, April 25-27
    • Make your way over to JHU for a weekend of free fun!  Funnel cake, games, and a beer garden (21+, of course) – what more could a college student ask for? AND a special performance by the one and only J-Cole!!
  • Towsontown Spring Festival, May 3-4
    • This is gonna be huge – the 47th annual bash hosted by the Timagesowson Chamber of Commerce features carnival rides, live music, and more than 450 vendors! Stop by one of the food tents and pick up oneof your favorite festival treats – crab pretzel, pit beef, pulled pork, cotton candy, you get the idea! (I’m drooling just thinking about the possibilities)

You Don’t See That Everyday!

  • Maryland Bacon Festival, April 26
    • I scream, you scream, we all scream for … BACON!  The Maryland Bacon Festival is coming toBaltimore, and the $25 Early Bird ticket includes entry tophoto-5 the festival plus 3 Bacon Sample Tickets tob
    • e used at any of the 30+ food vendors.  Thisbacon-themed block party has everything a bacon-lover could ever want – samples, eating contests, cooking demonstrations (all bacon themed, of course) plus live music and full service bars!
  • Privateer Festival April 11-13
    •   Arrrgh you ready for some pirate themed fun!? Check out the Fell’s Point 10th Annual Privateer Festival for a weekendof shopping, celebration, and living history! Come honor the bicentennial year of the War of 1812 with traditional privateer reenactments, music, food, and drink! And for those of you who are always down for a good themed party – this is the perfect excuse to break out the swashbuckling boots, swords, and eye patches and get in tune with your inner pirate!
  • Zombie Gras, March 29
    • Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is kicking off its fourth annual Zombie Gras this Saturday!  Beginning at 10am the living dead are expected to flock to Geppi’s to admire displays of zombie Unknownhistory, pick up some unique memorabilia at participating vendors, and learn tips from professional make up artists.
      • After 6pm the real fun begins – a bar crawl including: Pickles Pub, Sliders Bar & Grill, Frank & Nic’s West End Grille, Pratt Street Ale House, Tir na nOg Irish Bar & Grill, and Dick’s Last Resort!

For All The Sports Lovers Out There … 

  • Baltimore Orioles Student Night Fridays, beginning April 11
    • What better way to kick off Spring than with America’s favorite pastime? Check out the Orioles’ special student night Friday deals and catch a great game! Go O’s!
  • Lacrosse National Championships, May 24-26
    • Who will make it to the big dance!? This year, the lacrosse National ChamUnknown-1pionship game will be hosted at M&T Stadium – and who knows, maybe we’ll see one of our very own Baltimore institutions in the arena making the city proud!

Not Specifically Spring, but still FUN (especially for those who love to eat and drink like I do!) 

  • Food Truck Gathering
  • Brewery Tour
    • Heavy Seas Brewery
    • Union Craft Brewery
  • And if you find yourself sick of campus food, or just fancy a night out on the town be sure to check out our website for a list of all the city’s amazing eateries!

So despite the chilly weather, Happy Spring, everybody!!  Now get out there and enjoy some food, festivals, and fun!  Have any special Spring plans? Be sure to tell us about them!


– Madison Boris, intern


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