The weather is heating up, COVID restrictions are easing, and summer fun is back in Baltimore County. Whether you hope to see your favorite band or find activities for the whole family, the coming months have plenty to offer. So, to help fill your calendar, check out this list of summer activities in Baltimore below.
Summer Activities in Baltimore and Surrounding Counties
Baltimore County and the surrounding areas have a wide variety of local parks, shopping, and attractions to suit any activity level. Therefore, now is a great time to get out and enjoy everything the area has to offer. Before you go, check out the event websites below for the latest COVID restrictions and ticketing information.
The Baltimore Street Food Festival
When: June 12
Tickets: $9.99 – $49.99
Where: Power Plant Live, Baltimore
More Information: Eventbrite
Coming to Power Plant Live, the 2021 Baltimore Street Food Festival brings together the area’s best food trucks to create one spectacular foodie event. That said, the fun does not end with the food. Event-goers can enjoy live entertainments, a beer garden, axe throwing, a mechanical bull, eating challenges, and more!
- Two Sessions from 12 pm to 3 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm
- Enjoy your 1st Drink FREE
- All Food Items are $5.00 or less, so bring an empty stomach to sample the many different offerings.
- Free Hard Seltzer Samples
- Tons of Vendors
- VIP and Early Access Passes Available
The Historic East Towson Juneteeth Music Festival
When: June 19
Where: Elks Lodge
More Information: Eventbrite
The Juneteeth Music Festival celebrates the rich culture of one of the area’s oldest African American Communities, Historic East Towson. Besides enjoying a day of great music, all proceeds from the festival go to the Northeast Towson Improvement Association, which benefits the Historic East Towson community and its residents. Artists set to perform during this eclectic event include –
- Singer/songwriter Carly Troyer
- Vocalist Katyrah Love
- Jazz/rock fusion guitarist Noah Pierre
- The Diamonds of Jazz featuring Larzine
The Summer Market
When: June 26th and 27th
Tickets: Free Admission
Where: Towson Town Center, Grand Court Level 3
More Information: The Summer Market on Facebook
Towson Town Center has a lot to offer the discerning shopper already, but come join a host of local vendors for the Summer Market. Here, shoppers can browse local products, jewelry, fashion, and handmade health and wellness products from tons of small business owners. Also, check out the many free samples, raffles, and giveaways.
Towson 4 on 4th Four Mile Run and 1776 Family/Kid’s Fun Run
When: July 3rd
Where: 400 Washington Avenue, Towson, MD
More Information: Run Sign Up
This annual 4-mile run/walk event is a great way to enjoy the Independence Day festivities with the whole family. The route begins and ends at the Towson courthouse and follows the parade route, and takes runners through the beautiful Towson University campus. Even the kids can join in on the 1776 Family Fun Run, which equals 1,776 feet. The 4-mile run begins at 8:30 am, and do not miss the parade that begins at 10:30 am.
Where to See the 4th of July Fireworks Near Baltimore
After over a year of battling the pandemic and quarantine, individuals and families are eager to enjoy the summer holidays with family and friends. This fourth of July, many cities are resuming their parades and outdoor festivities, but what about fireworks? Seeing a giant fireworks display is one of the most anticipated summer activities in Baltimore. Check out the information below on where you and your family can enjoy the upcoming holiday.
- Baltimore City – Unfortunately, Baltimore City has decided to cancel the 2021 fireworks show citing continued pandemic concerns. While the city promised to find other ways to bring excitement back, no plans are currently in place.
- Baltimore County – Although Baltimore County is still finalizing its celebration plans, previous Fourth of July festivities have been at Oregon Ridge Park.
- Catonsville – Catonsville’s 4th of July Committee tentatively scheduled this year’s fireworks for July 3. However, this relies on the committee finalizing all of the required permits. Be sure to check out The Fourth of July parade at 3 p.m, Family Fun Fest at 6:30 p.m., and fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.
- Dundalk – Dundalk Heritage Fair takes place from July 2nd to July 4th and includes a traditional parade and fireworks display scheduled for 9:15 p.m. on July 5th. For more information, including the full schedule, check out the Dundalk Heritage Fair.
New to the Baltimore County Area?
Along with the activities above, Baltimore County has much to offer residents and visitors alike. Its many suburbs have a small-town feel with all the convenience of being close to shopping, amenities, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.
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