No Place Like B’More for the Holidays

Whether you’re celebrating the holidays, the end of exams, or both, Baltimore has something for everyone to enjoy this December. Take a break from studying for finals and visit one of these festive attractions — your mind will thank you later!

 

Washington Monument Lighting

600 block of North Charles St.

If you’re looking for something to do tonight, December 4, head over to Mount Vernon for the annual lighting of the Washington Monument from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will feature area choirs, fireworks and refreshments.

 

Waterfront Partnership Ice Rink

McKeldin Plaza

November 21, 2014 – January 19, 2015

The ice rink is open and awaiting your arrival! Conveniently located in the Inner Harbor, the rink is only $9 for adults and $3 for a skate rental. If you get a group of 10 or more friends to join you, you each pay only $9 including skates (reservation required).

This is the first time the Inner Harbor has had an ice rink for about a decade. The opening of the ice rink this year is part of the 4th annual “It’s a Waterfront Life” movement, an effort to bring more people downtown during the holiday season.

The rink will be open seven days a week, even on holidays. You can find out their hours for each day here.

If you want to shop or eat near the Harbor after skating, your ice rink wristband can get you a ton of discounts at local restaurants and stores.

National Aquarium’s Holiday Celebration

On Friday, December 5 at 5 p.m., the National Aquarium’s annual event will feature music and dance performances, a holiday village with live music and crafts, and Kwanzaa and Hanukkah displays. Food and hot chocolate will be available, regular or spiked (for 21+ guests) for purchase.

 

Dollar Days

Maryland Science Center, National Aquarium, Top of the World, The Christmas Village

Visit these museums and exhibits on December 6th and 7th for just $1 each! What a deal! Tickets must be purchased onsite at each attraction.

For more information, please visit: godowntownbaltimore.com

 

The 41st Annual Mayor’s Christmas Parade

December 7, 2014: 1 PM

The Mayor’s Christmas Parade is a staple of North Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood. Last year, over 25,000 people were in attendance for the festive event. This year, the parade will have floats, local TV and radio personalities, Harley Davidson motorcycles, local bands, Mummers of Philadelphia, Miss Yuletide and everyone’s favorite – Santa!

For more information and directions of the parade route, please visit: http://www.mayorschristmasparade.com

 

Hampden 34th Street Lights

While in Hampden, you must stay until 5 p.m. when the lights turn on along 34th Street. Known as the “Miracle on 34th Street”, (for Baltimoreans anyway) every year for the month of December, the residents of the 700 block of 34th Street all decorate their homes with a plentiful amount of lights and unique displays (nothing says festive like a hubcap Christmas tree). This year will be the 67th year of the lights, and they will be on everyday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. On Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, the lights will be on all night. Be sure to check out this classic, cheerful Baltimore event before you head home for the holidays!

Want more information? Please visit: http://www.christmasstreet.com

 

The Holly Jolly Trolley 

Departs from Pier 5 Hotel, 711 Eastern Avenue

From now until December 21, the holiday trolley will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. to travel around Baltimore for a tour of the most decorated neighborhoods and attractions of the season, such as Hampden and Mount Vernon.

Purchase tickets in advance: www.tickets.baltimore.org

 

MICA Art Market 

Brown Center’s Leidy Atrium and Falvey Hall Lobby

1301 W. Mount Royal Ave

Between December 10 and 13, MICA will have its eighth annual art market with a plethora of illustrations, paintings, prints, posters, t-shirts, ceramics, jewelry, toys, wrapping paper, and more all designed and created by MICA students, alumni, faculty and staff. This is an awesome opportunity for guests to buy friends and a family a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for the season!

To find out more about the event, visit www.mica.edu

 

Hot Chocolate Happy Hour

Happy hour on a Tuesday, anyone? On December 9 and 16, Whole Foods Harbor East will offer complimentary hot chocolate “shots” and sweets street-side between 5 and 7 p.m. A perfect treat during holiday shopping!

For more information, visit www.harboreast.com

 

Moonlight Madness & Tree Lighting

Federal Hill Main Street

On Friday, December 12 from 8 p.m. to midnight, Baltimorean’s favorite holiday shopping event returns! Head down to Federal Hill to visit the local shops, galleries and businesses that will be open late and are offering specials, discounts and refreshments to get something for everyone on your list this holiday season! The shopping begins at 8 p.m., but don’t miss the evening kickoff tree lighting between 7 and 8 p.m.

For more information on participating stores and the event, visit www.historicfederalhill.org

 

Baltimore Chanukah Festival and Menorah Lighting

McKeldin Square

On December 20 at 7 p.m., head downtown to see Baltimore’s tallest Menorah! Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be in attendance for the lighting of the Menorah and the event will include special performances, live music, latkes, jelly doughnuts, and more. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Halloween in Boo-more

Whether it’s a ghost tour in Fells, a crawl in Fed, or a haunted house in neighboring Jessup, Baltimore has plenty of Halloween activities for all ghouls and gals. Not sure what you’re doing yet? Check out some of the spooky highlights this weekend:

Halloween Baltimore Pub Crawl

Fells Point has always been a hotspot during Halloween – and this year won’t disappoint! For those over 21, there is a three-day pub crawl, which kicks off on Thursday, October 30. The check-in is at the Point in Fells (located at 1738 Thames St.) where crawlers get a map, drinking cup, and wristband.

Participating venues include: The Points in Fells, Leadbetters Tavern, Riptide by the Bay, Bond Street Social, and Dog Watch Tavern.

Find out more information and buy your ticket here.

Halloween Bike Party

Baltimore Bike Partiers will be celebrating Halloween by biking through Charm City in their favorite costumes. The adventure starts at St. Mary’s Park in Seton Hill at 6:30 pm and concludes at the Baltimore Museum of Industry (1415 Key Highway).  There will be an after party at Little Havana (1325 Key Highway) with a costume contest and prizes.

Go here for more information.

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This costume party bar crawl will be just one night, on Halloween. More than 17 Federal Hill restaurants and bars will be participating in the event and offering food and drink specials.

Check-in is at Mother’s Parking Lot from 6-10 pm, where participants receive wristband, souvenir koozie, map of bars, and giveaways.

Don’t forget to dress up! There will be Halloween costume contests with great prizes.

Buy your ticket here.

RA Sushi’s Boo Bash Halloween Party

Sushi lovers, beware! From 11 am to close on Halloween, RA Sushi Bar & Restaurant will be decked out in Halloween décor and offer a variety of “Boo Bites” and “Potent Potions” while haunting music plays throughout the restaurant.

Some of the spooky offerings include:

  • Zombie Roll: spicy salmon, cucumber, cilantro, and jalapeno rolled and topped with avocado and sriracha.
  • Witches Brew: a bubbling blend of Southern Comfort, Amaretto Disaronno, cold sake, liqueurs and tropical juices.

Any creepy customers that dare to dress in the best costumes may be able to win some tricks or treats, such as RA Sushi gift certificates.

Bennett’s Curse Haunted House

If you’re looking for a night away from the city and want some creepy mansions, hop over to Jessup to visit Bennett’s Curse Haunted House! $30 ticket includes admission to the three haunted houses on the property – Medieval Underworld, Inferno 3D, and Sanctuary of Insanity.

Buy your tickets here.

Still not sure what to wear? Take a look back at 2014 and gain some dress-up inspiration! These are some of my favorite ideas:

  • Support our home team, the Baltimore Orioles, in their incredible journey this season and dress up as one of the superstars – Adam Jones or Nick Markakis anyone?
  • Frozen fans, you’re in luck! There’s an endless amount of things you could be. Let it go and hop over to Pinterest for some ideas.
  • Didn’t complete the ice bucket challenge? No worries, there’s a costume for that.
  • Honor one of the greats we lost this year and dress up as Joan Rivers or Robin Williams (bonus points if you’re a male and dress up as Mrs. Doubtfire!)

Whatever you do this Halloween, make sure you’re being safe and smart. If you’re of the legal drinking age, always drink responsibly and travel in groups.  If you’re new to Uber, use our promo code COLLEGETOWN for a free ride up to $20.  From all of us at Baltimore Collegetown, have a happy Halloween!

Emily Dutt, Marketing Intern

Baltimore Book Festival

Calling all nerds! If you’re anything like me, you’re more than thrilled for the Baltimore Book Festival this weekend. Not only will 2014 be the 19th year of the festival, but it is in a brand new location! If you’ve never been or don’t know what I’m talking about, listen up! You won’t want to miss out.

The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of author appearances and book signings, 100+ exhibitors and booksellers, non-stop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, poetry readings and workshops, a variety of food, beer and wine, and much more!

The festival has usually taken place in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood, but due to the restoration of the historic Washington Monument, the festival will take place in the Inner Harbor this year! I, for one, am excited about this change. What’s better than listening to some poetry, sipping some wine, and being right on the harbor?

The festival will begin on Friday and Saturday at noon and run until 8 p.m. On Sunday, it will begin at noon and run until 6 p.m.

Some exciting guests:

  • Jessica Merchant, Friday at 5:30 p.m., Food for Thought Stage – I am personally EXTREMELY excited for Merchant’s arrival! I have followed the five-year food blogger for a few years, and she has introduced me to everything from pumpkin fettuccine alfredo to fudgy avocado brownies to banana bread, Brie and chocolate grilled cheese. She’s incredible and just came out with a book, Seriously Delish. She’s pretty funny throughout her blogs, so you won’t want to miss her speak!
  • Kathy Wakile, Sunday at 12:30 p.m., Food for Thought Stage – You heard right, Real Housewives fans! The Real Housewives of New Jersey star came out with a book earlier this month called Indulge: Delicious Little Desserts that Keep Life Real Sweet, with over 75 yummy treats!
  • Mark Mazzetti, Friday at 6 p.m., Ivy Bookshop Stage – The New York Times national security correspondent discusses the War on Terror and the CIA’s secret army.
  • Brian Stelter, Saturday at 2 p.m., Ivy Bookshop Stage – The former Towson tiger and current CNN anchor exposes the cutthroat world of morning television and his 2013 book Top of the Morning.

  • Bill T. Barry, Sunday at 1pm, Radical Book fair Pavilion – Local labor educator and organizer Bill Barry will be discussing his extensive research on the first national railroad strike in the U.S. that began in Baltimore in 1877.

Some new things for 2014:

  • #EpicBookFest: Geared towards children and young adults, this new component will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, and includes author presentations and discussions, such as The Storybook Parade and Superhero Figure Drawing Demo!
  • Charm City Comic Book Pavilion: Comic fans rejoice! You can come and browse through thousands of books and collectibles, chat with professional comic book creators and game designers, and participate in an informative panel!
  • National Aquarium Ocean Exploration Stage: A full weekend of free programming at the Aquarium for ocean and conservation fans! The programming includes author appearances, special animal encounters, live music, interactive eco-programs and more.

Getting there:

Before you go:

Check out the map to make sure you know where you’re going!

Let us know what you think of the festival! Tweet us at @baltcollegetown or write on our Facebook wall, Baltimore Collegetown Network. Enjoy the festivities and refer to the festival’s website for further information! Have a great weekend!

Emily Dutt, Marketing Intern

Get in the ‘Spring’ of Things!

It is time to shake off the winter blues and jump into spring, and it seems the weather has finally decided to agree!  Baltimore has dozens of SPRING FESTIVALS and events coming up these next few months!  From concerts to swashbuckling pirate adventures, there is something for everyone.

Finals may be looming overhead, and for some the dreaded job search, but take an afternoon out of your busy schedule to enjoy the beautiful weather (hopefully I don’t jinx it!), and explore some of these great local events Baltimore and the surrounding universities and colleges have to offer.

April:

Tigerfest: Friday, April 19

Towson University, Johnny Unitas Stadium, Auburn Drive, Towson MD

Towson’s annual Tigerfest has a great lineup this year with headliner Wiz Khalifa.  The day will also feature games, entertainment, and inflatable activities!  There is also a beer garden for my fellow 21+ students.

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TICKETS:
Towson Students 
– $20 advance, $25 day of
– On sale: Monday, March 11th
– May also purchase their guest tickets at this time
– One student ticket per OneCard

Non-Students (also includes faculty, staff, and alumni)
– $35 advance, $40 day of
– On sale: Monday, April 1st
– Tickets will not be available on Ticketmaster

Tickets are on sale at the University Union Ticket Office
(Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm)

For more information visit: http://towsoncab.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/tigerfest-and-homecoming/

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Fell’s Point Privateer Festival: Friday, April 19 – Sunday, April 21

Fell’s Point: Thames Street Park, Ann Street Pier, Broadway Square, and Broadway Pier

Ahoy Matey!

Come honor Baltimore’s rich maritime history with lots of pirate fun!  Entry is free and the weekend features tons of fun nautical events and entertainment.  There are plenty of vendors and drink and food options that will have your mouth watering.

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Each day will conclude with a bang! A battle at sea just off Fell’s Point including the Pride of Baltimore II, will recreate a privateer attack, complete with cannon and black powder gunfire.

And people are known to don their best pirate attire at this event, so don’t forget you eye-patch, peg-leg, sword, and swagger!

For a full list of activities and events and more information visit: http://www.fellspointmainstreet.org/privateerfest.html

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Quadmania: Friday, April 19 – Sunday, April 21

UMBC, Hilltop Circle, Catonsville, MD

This weekend-long event is full of music, food, games, dancing, and much more.  Friday night kicks off the weekend with a dance party!  But don’t party too hard because you won’t want to miss all Saturday has to offer with live music, carnival games, food trucks, and thrilling attractions.

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Unfortunately the Sunday concert with headliners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis was sold out in less than 4 days, but the rest of the weekend promises a great time.

For more information visit: http://www.umbc.edu/studentlife/orgs/seb/quadmania/index.html

May:

The Towsontown Spring Festival: Saturday, May 4 – Sunday, May 5

Downtown Towson: from York Road to Bosley Ave. and From Susquehanna Ave. to Allegheny Ave.

Sponsored by the Towson Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Towson is overtaken by thousands of people during this all-ages, all-weekend festival!  There is free entry to the festival grounds and all live music venues.  There is also free entrance to all the beer gardens.

The festival is a great opportunity to get out and hang with friends!  There are going to be dozens of food vendors serving up some tasty festivals favorites like cheese-steaks, BBQ, crab pretzels, pit beef, funnel cakes, brats…I think you get the idea.

Additional events and activities include carnival rides, giveaways, and entertainment!

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After the all-day event head out to some of the local restaurants and bars for dinner! Check out some Towson favorites like The Recher and The Green Turtle.

For more information and stage lineups visit: http://www.towsontownspringfestival.com/

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138th Preakness Stakes & Infieldfest: Saturday, May 18

Pimlico Race Course, 5201 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215

The running of the Preakness Stakes is one of Baltimore’s oldest and most defining traditions!  The Preakness is smack dab between the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes, and represents the second of the three races a horse must win to grab hold of the prestigious Triple Crown.

For a more traditional Preakness experience, you can drop a pretty penny for premium seating and tent packages, but ladies, be sure not to forget your oversized sunhats— and gentlemen, your Vineyard Vines printed shorts and bowties.  You can watch the races in style as you sip on a Black-Eyed Susan.

For those looking for a less formal affair, head to the infield.  Get your party on as the races literally take place around you.  Infieldfest features headliners Pitbull, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who are sure to show the crowd an amazing time.  The rock band The Goo Goo Dolls are to also make an appearance along with other groups such as Chevelle, Florida Georgia Line & Kristen and The Noise.

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For more information and ticket sales visit: http://www.preakness.com/infield/infieldfest

And check out their Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/InfieldFest

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Brew at the Zoo: Saturday, May 25 – Sunday, May 26

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217

Spend your Memorial Day weekend celebrating with the animals! For those 21+ enjoy unlimited beer and wine sampling!  Everyone (even those who cannot indulge in the alcoholic libations) can enjoy live music, food & vendors, and all day zoo admission.  This unique opportunity draws in a more “mature” crowd than the usual kiddie clientele, and is perfect for college-age zoo lovers looking for an excuse to visit their favorite furry animals.

This is a great time to check out the zoo if you have not had the chance yet!

For more information visit: http://www.marylandzoo.org/2013/03/bbt-presents-brew-at-the-zoo-2/

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And don’t forget the most important day this spring! May 12!

Oh you forgot didn’t you?

MOTHER’S DAY!

Don’t worry we’ve got your back here at Collegetown!

So get out and enjoy spring with these fun festivals! Let us know if you have any other suggestions!

Katie Windt, Intern

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Everyone’s Irish on March 17th

This past Sunday thousands of people lined the streets of Baltimore for the 58th annual Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  For those of you who had the chance to attend, you know the day was filled with culture, music, dance, and tons of green.  But if you did not have the chance to celebrate yet, have no fear!  Baltimore is home to many Irish pubs and restaurants that are offering great Irish fare and deals this weekend for the holiday!

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Restaurants/Pubs:

1.       Slainte

1700 Thames St., Baltimore, MD 410-563-6600

 2.       Ryan’s Daughter

600 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD 410-464-1000

 3.       An Poitin Stil Irish Pub & Restaurant

2323 York Road, Timonium, MD 410-560-7900

4.       Claddagh Pub

2918 ODonnell St., Baltimore, MD 410-522-4220

5.       James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant

 616 President St., Baltimore, MD 410-727-5107

 6.       Looney’s Pub North

312 Main St., Bel Air, MD 410-803-7080

7.       Ryleigh’s Oyster

 36 E. Cross St., Baltimore, MD 410-539-2093

8.       Brian Boru

489 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD 410-975-2678

9.       Life of Reilly

2031 E. Fairmount Ave., Baltimore, MD 410-327-6425

10.   Mick O’Shea’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

328 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 410-539-7504

There are also a ton of easy and delicious recipes perfect for throwing your own St. Patty’s Day party.  Check out the food network’s recipes! My personal favorites are corned beef and cabbage and a mashed potato side dish called colcannon…oh and of course Irish soda bread (food network has nothing on my mom’s recipe though).

So whether you venture out this weekend to celebrate at some of the local restaurants and watering holes or decided to stay in, remember— everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

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Comment and let us know if you have any other suggestions for this weekend!

 Katie Windt, Intern

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Be Mine! Quick Tips for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is probably the most loathsome, stress inducing holiday of the year.  Okay, maybe I am being a little dramatic and slightly bitter, but really, think about it.  There are tons of people ridin’ solo (myself included) who simply see the day as a reminder of their seemingly endless string of bad relationships, heartbreaks, or loneliness.  No matter how many times we tell ourselves “I am better off without ____” or “I love being single!”, come Valentine’s Day we are all feeling at least the slightest twinge of pain.

Even those in happy relationships are bogged down by the challenges of picking out the right gift, choosing between chocolate and flowers, or deciding whether tonight is the night to use the “L” word.  Love is a tough game to play whether in or out of it; it is one of the most powerful and challenging emotions, so it only makes sense that this upcoming holiday is so often stigmatized and stressful.

While I don’t see love getting easier anytime soon, I can only hope that these few tips will help make this year’s Valentine’s Day a little brighter and a little less stressful.  And don’t worry there is something for everyone—even those Valentine-less.

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DINING

Many of Baltimore’s greatest restaurants offer fun and exciting menus for this special night.  There are many prix fixe menus of three to five course meals that will have your mouth watering.  These offers are great for couples looking for a night of candlelight and romance.

Now for all my single guys and gals, don’t be afraid to get a group of friends in on a reservation.  These special Valentine offers are a great excuse to finally try that restaurant you have been dying to dine at!  Don’t be embarrassed that you are the only non-couples out, because while enjoying your delicious meal you can of course silently snicker about how you are “totally better off without”.

To book reservations and check out some of the offered menus visit: http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?pid=102&m=18

Or

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/dining/baltimore-diner-blog/bal-valentines-day-dining-weekend-20130130,0,6558338.story

MOVIES

The classic movie date—it never gets old.  Baltimore’s charming Charles Theater is unique in that it offers first-run specialty films in addition to Hollywood movies, foreign films, indies, and classics.  The Charles’ eclectic charm and cozy interior make it perfect for any date night.

To check show times visit: http://www.thecharles.com/

For a more traditional movie going experience, check out The Harbor East or AMC White Marsh .  Both offer a wider range of films, most of which are current Hollywood releases.  You are sure to find a romance suitable for you and your sweet Valentine.

For my single friends, I suggest you stray away from sad romantic dramas this Valentine’s Day.  Rather check out a comedy to keep the mood light, and your spirits high.  The newly released romantic zombie comedy, Warm Bodies, proves to be a box office hit, and may just be the perfect mix of humor and romance to get you through this Valentine’s Day.  Check out the trailer!

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Also anyone looking to save a few bucks, Relativity Studios presents a free advanced screening of the Nicolas Sparks’ romantic drama Safe Haven.  This special screening is on Wednesday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m.  There are 50 free tickets available through Collegetown, and each person is allowed to download two tickets to the screening.  Screening tickets do not guarantee admittance though, rather seating is on a first come, first served basis, so make sure to arrive early!

To redeem this special offer please visit www.gofobo.com/rsvp and use the RSVP code BLTCLG2U0K

SINGLES ONLY

Okay, I am really sorry to all those couples out there, but I had to do it.  I had to dedicate something to singles only, seeing as this day is a little more depressing and a lot less romantic for us.

Now just to reassure the single people out there, you are not alone! Far from it!  In fact many Baltimore bars and restaurants on Valentine’s Day solely cater to the vast population of singles.  So if you can’t bear to see happy couples dining, canoodling, or partaking in other gut-wrenching activities, these singles-only events may be the best option for you.

Grab a group of your favorite single people, and head out for a night on the town.

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Katie Windt, Intern

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Boo! Spooky Autumn Activities in Baltimore

Hmmm, the smell of crisp morning air, the sounds of rustling leaves, and tastes of pumpkin-flavored everything… Nothing says fall like HALLOWEEN!

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( Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun / September 27, 2012 )

As a kid, I’ve always loved hearing tales of ghost mysteries and spine-chilling urban legends. You can imagine how I felt when I learned about the Baltimore Neighborhood Ghost Tours starting this month.

Whether you’re young or old, hate or love Halloween, there are numerous Charm City events and activities to enjoy for the spooky celebration!

So if you’d like to spare some FUN time after midterms, check out Baltimore Collegetown’s List of Spooky Events this October:

SPECIAL EVENTS

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2012 Halloween Parade & Festival
October 27 at 3:30 pm
Patterson Park
The 2012 Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival: Phantasmic Creatures of Earthly Delight celebrates imaginary beings, magical creatures, and mythological beasts inspired by Patterson Park in Baltimore. Marching bands, playing samba, gypsy music, and more, light the night. All are welcome to dress in costume, make lanterns and carry them in the Parade. www.creativealliance.org

Halloween Improv Comedy Show
October 27 at 8 pm
Strand Theater Company
You can’t get any more Halloween-y than improv comedy. Wait, that didn’t sound right. Halloweenish? Halloweensy? In any case, let the Baltimore Improv Group make your Halloween weekend more fun! www.bigimprov.org

Halloween Special Cruise
October 31
Urban Pirates
A special family cruise at 4 pm and 5:30 pm and 7 pm adult B.Y.O.G. cruises to create a spook-tacular Halloween. www.urbanpirates.com

WALKING TOURS

The Historic Federal Hill Ghost Tour
Now through November 17, Saturdays only at 6 pm and 8:30 pm
This one-hour guided tour through the ages explores the spirits of the past commune with the explorers of the present. Discover the techniques and the science behind ghost hunting while walking the old cobble stones and modern paved streets of this wonderful neighborhood filled with taverns, shops and restaurants, situated just two blocks from the Inner Harbor.  www.federalhillghosttour.ticketleap.com

The Original Fells Point Ghost Walk
Now through November at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays (various times in October)
Check out this award-winning tour under the cover of night to explore the many haunted pubs, shops and residences. But don’t stray too far from the group because you never know when you’ll find yourself face to face with the unknown. www.baltimoreghosttours.com

Mount Vernon Ghost Walk
October 7, Saturdays only (various times in October)
Mount Vernon, Baltimore’s cultural center may be more “spirited” than you think. Admire the architecture while guides regale you with the history and haunted lore of this striking neighborhood that was home to many of Baltimore’s leading citizens. Hear about those who have never checked out of the Belvedere, a séance gone wrong, and more than one grand dame who still oversees the activities of her home. www.baltimoreghosttours.com

NIGHTLIFE

Boo Bash Party at RA Sushi
October 31 at 7 pm
Party the night away with spooktacular food and drink specials, a costume contest, and a guest D.J. Dress up for the Boo Bash costume contest – Those dressed to kill will have the opportunity to take a bite out of some serious treats, including a $100 RA gift certificate for the first place winner and a $25 RA gift certificate for second place. https://www.facebook.com/RASushiBaltimore

Halloween Pub Crawl in Fells Point (21+)
October 31 at 8 pm
Elaborate costumes. Music. Fells Point Bars. Need we say more? www.fellspointmainstreet.org

Don’t forget to grab a pumpkin latte from your nearest coffee place while you’re enjoying these events. Well, maybe a pumpkin-flavored beer for the last one. Nevertheless, DRINK RESPONSIBLY and have a safe Halloween.

P.S. Share your photos on our Facebook page!

Samantha Lozano, Intern