This weekend promises to be a big one for families who want to spend a little time enjoying autumn in downtown Baltimore. With gorgeous weather on the horizon and kid-friendly activities all over the Inner Harbor, it’s a great time to head downtown with the kids.
Harbor Harvest at Rash Field
On Sunday, October 15, the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore will host the 10th Annual Harbor Harvest Fall Children’s Festival at Rash Field.
The party starts at 10 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m. – a perfect way to get outside for a few hours in the middle of the day.
EVEL KNIEVEL’S DEATH-DEFYING DESCENT
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Strange Stories
When the United States government denied his request to jump over the Grand Canyon, Knievel scouted out an alternative location for one of his greatest attempts: Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, Idaho.
In need of more power than your typical motorcycle, Knievel hired a team of engineers to build him a steam-powered “rocket cycle.”
While his rocket-powered vehicle made it across the canyon, the parachute attached to it deployed prematurely and winds dragged his craft back into the canyon…
Hops & Vines
Saturday, November 18, 2017 | 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
$35/person through Oct. 15
Take a night off from adulting and be a kid again!
Join Port Discovery for the 5th Annual Hops & Vines Fundraiser, where you’ll take part in fun activities, demonstrations, make Shrinky Dinks, and explore three floors of interactive exhibits that bring out your inner child.
Enjoy libations from some of Baltimore’s best breweries and wineries, plus sample foods from top restaurants in the area.
Runners from all over the region celebrate the start of October – and with good reason. It’s race season in Baltimore. As the temperature starts to dip and summer’s humidity disappears, it’s prime time for running in Charm City.
Avid runners have several downtown walks and races to choose from this month and many of them are associated with great causes.
Walkathon to End Hydrocephalus on October 7
Hydrocephalus is a condition involving accumulation of fluid in the brain; it occurs in both children and adults.
Join Port Discovery for a fall full of play, learning and adventure! Check out Going Wild Weekend, Healthy First Saturday, Little Explorer’s Day: Hispanic Heritage Celebration and much more!
Going Wild Weekend
Saturday, September 30 | 10AM – 5PM | Learn More
Sunday, October 1 | 12 – 5PM | Learn More
Entertain and inspire your child’s wild curiosity about all things nature and wildlife at Going Wild Weekend! Discover animals in the Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo, listen to stories about nature and animals, and unleash your wild creativity with animal-themed art projects.
Photo Credit: Tonoloway Creek Aqueduct, Hancock, MD by Adam Davies
Invisible Cities, a solo exhibition of photographic works
by Adam Davies
Saturday, September 30
Top of the World Observation Level presents “Invisible Cities,” a solo exhibition of photographic works by Adam Davies. The exhibition is on view from Saturday, September 30, 2017 through September 30, 2018. A free opening reception with light refreshments takes place Thursday, September 28 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Guests must arrive by 7pm to be guaranteed entry into Top of the World. Top of the World is managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is located on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center at 401 E. Pratt Street. Over the past four years, Adam Davies has built a series of photographs showing structures in the American landscape that are overlooked or marginalized: deserted sites, hidden passageways, the undersides of bridges.
It’s the time of the year when Baltimore book lovers rejoice: the Baltimore Book Festival is back. The festival – a three-day long celebration of all things literary – takes place in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor September 22-24, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
What to Expect
Events at the book festival include something for everyone. There will be celebrity appearances, book signings by both local and national authors, readings, panel discussions, booksellers and workshops. More than 100 booksellers, non-profits and literary-oriented vendors get involved with booths at the festival, featuring wares and works for every type of reader. From romance to sci-fi to cookbooks to serious literature – every genre is covered.