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5 Can’t-Miss Baltimore Summer Festivals

With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get outside and explore what Charm City has to offer. Baltimore summer festivals are the perfect way to do it. Weekends in the summer are jam-packed with festivals, and events guests of all ages can appreciate.

If you’re looking to get outside and enjoy the weather, check out these Baltimore summer festivals.

1. Federal Hill Jazz & Blues Festival

June 4, 2017
Federal Hill
42 E Cross St, Baltimore, MD
Free

The Federal Hill Jazz & Blues Festivall features Baltimore’s best jazz and blues musicians. In addition to live music throughout the day, the festival also features tons of food, drinks, and activities. Browse dozens of local vendors, or visit Little Ones Lane to entertain the kids.

2. Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival

June 24, 2017
Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
August 19, 2017
The Plateau, National Harbor, MD
Ticket prices vary

Crab and seafood are synonymous with Maryland, and the Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival is practically a dream come true. It’s only the festival’s fourth year, but it boasts more than 30,000 crabs, beer, arts and craft, live music, and kid-friendly entertainment. If you’re feeling ambitious, sign up for the Charm City Crab Run 5K. Then, treat yourself by chowing down on Maryland’s finest crabs.

3. Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival

July 15-16, 2017
Clifton Park
2701 Saint Lo Drive Baltimore, MD
Tickets are $10 on Saturday; $20 on Sunday

Who says you need to book a trip to the Caribbean to enjoy the sights and sounds of the tropics? Instead, check out this annual 2-day event that draws thousands of visitors from the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. The¬†Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival¬†kicks off on Saturday with a Caribbean-style parade, complete with bands, dancers, and drummers. The festivities don’t stop. You can also enjoy nonstop live music and entertainment, plus delicious and authentic Caribbean food.

4. Artscape Festival

July 21-23, 2017
Mt. Royal Avenue and Charles Street, Baltimore, MD
Free

Artscape is one of the country’s largest free arts festivals. Over the course of 3 days, the festival attracts nearly 400,000 visitors. Featuring over 150 artists, fashion designers, and craftspeople, Artscape offers something for everyone: exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, art cars, photography, and live music. The festival’s performing arts schedule features dance, opera, theater film, and music by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. An array of international food and beverage options are also available throughout.

5. Baltimore Improv Festival

July 31 – August 6, 2017
Single Carrot Theatre
2600 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD
Free

Watch comedians, writers, and other performers take the stage at the Baltimore Improv Festival. Now in its 11th year, the festival features 7 nights of comedy shows and 2 days of improv workshops for students of all skill levels. Whether you like watching improv performers or aspire to become one, you’ll find plenty to like about this festival.

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*Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in May 2016 and has since been updated for accuracy.

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