Who’s up for a party, Italian-style? This weekend, Baltimore’s Little Italy lights up and gets festive, celebrating the Feast of St. Gabriele with food, music, games, vino and more.
The party takes place from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 18 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 19 at the intersection of High and Stiles Streets in Little Italy. The festival is a fundraiser for St. Leo the Great Church – admission is a $1 donation.
It’s summertime in the city – and that means tons of fun activities for locals and visitors of all ages. From outdoor movies to family-friendly museum exhibits to evening booze cruises, here’s a look at some of the best activities downtown Baltimore has to offer this summer:
Catch a Flick
On Fridays during July or August, the Open Air Film Festival descends upon Little Italy. The films, which are screened on the side of Ciao Bella Restaurant, include classics with an Italian twist, like The Godfather and the original Ocean’s Eleven. Get there early, with chairs, to grab a good spot (and some great carry-out to enjoy).
Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week will take place July 28 – August 6, 2017! Baltimore is a delicious city. Try somewhere new, grab lunch instead of eating at your desk, have a date night (or three). Restaurants aren’t skimping on the food, instead, they are showcasing their chefs and menus in hopes of luring you back as a forever customer.
Two-course brunch and lunch menus range from $12-20. Three-course dinner menus range from $20-$35. Search below all of the dining destinations and make your reservations now. Reservations are not required to get the deals but recommended. (*Menus are subject to change, see restaurants for details.)
The sound of the ‘90s crashes into Baltimore later this month when a trio of successful, grungy acts come to Pier Six Pavilion. Our Lady Peace, Tonic and headliners Collective Soul will perform at the waterside venue on Wednesday, June 28.
All three acts will arrive in Baltimore with serious pedigrees – and lots of hits – under their belts.
Last year, Tonic, a band out of Los Angeles, recently celebrated the twentieth anniversary its debut album, Lemon Parade, which was released in 1996. The album was most known for the single “If You Could Only See,” a tune that still gets plenty of radio play.
KWAME ALEXANDER: POETRY, KIDS, AND THE 5TH AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR
– (COOL) PROGENY, May 2017
How do you get your child into reading? According to New York Times bestselling author, Kwame Alexander, you introduce them to poetry.
“The power of poetry is that you can take these emotionally heavy moments in our lives, and you can distil them into these palatable, these digestible words and lines and phrases that allow us to be able to deal and cope with the world,” he said in an interview with NPR’s Rachel Martin. “I think it’s one of the reasons why young people love reading novels in verse. It’s because, on a very concrete level, it’s not that many words so it’s not that intimidating to me. There’s so much white space.”
Baltimore’s Downtown Partnership Makes Downtown Safer, More Accessible & More Fun for Visitors & Residents
Downtown Baltimore is a hotbed of activity – it’s packed with restaurants and attractions and every week, new events are announced. For people living, working or visiting downtown Baltimore, that’s exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. With so much to do, how do you decide where to start?
The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore can help. From their Charles Street headquarters, the organization creates and promotes programs for the city – they’re involved with everything from Restaurant Week to the free Charm City Circulator bus – and they help locals and tourists alike navigate all the opportunities downtown Baltimore has to offer.
As some of you know, Harbor Park Garage serves the Inner Harbor area when it comes to inner harbor parking, especially with the surrounding neighborhoods. Our team has come up with an infographic on what makes the area unique by compiling a numbered list of shopping areas, entertainment centers, hotels, restaurants and much more for Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Feel free to download our infographic or bookmark this article for the list!
Inner Harbor Statistics
80+ Places to eat and drink
18 Hotels in the Inner Harbor
3 Water taxi stops in the Inner Harbor, including one at the National Aquarium, one at Harborplace and one at the Rusty Scupper