Wacky Wednesdays

Explore Baltimore: Comedy Open Mic

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

14470469_687902614699379_5329634357836020962_nWhat: OKAY Comedy Open Mic Night

Where: Joe Squared (33 W North Ave)

When: Thursday October 20th, 9pm-1am

Joe Squared, a family-owned restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, is dedicated to marrying food with music and community. That’s why this Thursday they will be hosting a Comedy Open Mic Night. Between the great food, the great acts, and the great local art this night and atmosphere is destined to be an amazing night. Presented by OKAY Recordings, this night is about the comedy and the community.

But if you come out, make sure to get some red risotto or truffle oil pizza and eat in class while watching people tell some great jokes. With some of Baltimore best pizza made with local goods, the food might even be better than the entrainment. Maybe, you can be as good as the food though and make the crowd laugh. Sign ups are at 8:30pm, so make sure to get there early if you want to perform.


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Explore Baltimore: Great Halloween Lantern Parade

Monday, October 17th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

14448825_1344338662251922_2682703211747779345_nWhat: 17th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival

Where: Patterson Park

When: Saturday October 29th, 3:30pm-8:30pm

Come out to the 17th Annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival in Patterson Park to kick off your Halloween festivities! Led by Creative Alliance’s Artesanas Mexicanas, you will learn about the traditions of the Day of the Dead and celebrate it with a beautiful lantern parade.

The festival features many other event besides the lantern parade, which everyone is welcome to march in. They also have lantern workshops, hayrides, food trucks, live music and costume contests. You can find the whole schedule of events here. So come on out in your costume, make a lantern, eat some food and celebrate the Day of Dead and its traditions!

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Explore Baltimore: Baltimore Running Festival

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

brfcrabWhat: Annual Running Festival

Where: M&T Stadium

When: Saturday, October 15th 8am

Considered one of the best races on the East Coast, the Baltimore Running Festival will have you sweating and smiling! This amazing race offers five different distances to choose from, so there’s an option for everyone, no matter what running level they’re at. No matter which route you choose, you get to run through the scenic Inner Harbor and charming streets of Fell’s Point, making the run seem less like a workout anymore like a tour.

If you hate running (like me), then come on out to cheer on your friends and enjoy the Inner Harbor, or even volunteer to help out at M&T. Either way, you’re sure to have a blast at this festival. So register for Baltimore Running Festival here and get a free Under Armor shirt!

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Explore Baltimore: Harbor Harvest Children’s Festival

Friday, October 7th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-9-42-12-amWhat: Harbor Harvest Festival

Where: West Shore Park (501 Light Street)

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 10am-2pm

Do you find it hard to get into the Fall spirit while in the city? Well, fear not because Baltimore is bringing the pumpkin picking to you at their 9th Annual Harbor Harvest. Although this festival is catered towards kids, all ages can come out for a great time. With pumpkin picking, pumpkin decorating, a petting zoo, food trucks, and live entertainment, everyone will feel the spirit of the season.

Harbor Harvest has free admission, so come down enjoy the great view of the Harbor, and pick yourself out the biggest pumpkin you can find. They also offer a kid’s pass for $7 which includes a pumpkin, pumpkin decorating, two crafts, and a tote bag. At the very least, Harbor Harvest is a great way to tire out the kids with all the fun!

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Explore Baltimore: Lake Montebello

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman

unknownWhat: Scenic Lake

When: All year-round

Where: Lake Montebello

Tired of listening to WLOY in all the same old places? Take a trip right outside of Baltimore to Lake Montebello- a picturesque lake just outside of the city. Escape the business of every day Baltimore life while only being miles away from the city itself. The area surrounding the lake features many trails and wooded areas to run, explore, bird watch, and listen to your favorite radio station. Lake Montebello is the perfect place to feel one with nature and watch the sunset. Visit this fall for some stunning views as the leaves change color.

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Explore Baltimore: Fells Point Fun Festival

Friday, September 30th, 2016 by Cara Hullings


What: Annual Fells Point Fun Fest

Where: South Broadway Street

When: September 30th-October 2nd (Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday 11 am – 9 pm, Sunday 11 am – 7 pm)

Since 1967, Fells Point has been hosting its Fun Festival, a great time to walk around the beautiful area and enjoy all the fun! This year marks the 50th anniversary of the set, making it even more exciting! With tons of vendors, Fells Point will be packed with cool, local products to buy and some delicious food to eat. There will also be several stages for bands, featuring all types of music from Prince tributes to post-grunge tunes.

This festival is a nice event for the family as well! The Fun Fest will have a children’s activity area, so bring the kids out to have their own kind of fun! Whether it’s the kids hula-hooping, you shopping around, or someone else pigging out in front of a concert, there’s is definitely something for everyone to check out. Oh, and it’s free admission, so why not come check it out?

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Explore Baltimore: Greek Festival

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 by Cara Hullings


What: Saint Demetrios Greek Festival

Where: Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (2504 Club Hill Rd)

When: September 22nd-September 25th

It’s all Greek to me, especially at the Saint Demetrios 43rd Annual Greek Festival! Immerse yourself in amazing Greek culture and tradition this weekend at the Saint Demetrios Church right here in Baltimore. With great food, music, and dancing this festival has all the grounds covered to help you fall in love with Greece. Enjoy traditional Greek food, learn some traditional Greek folk dances, and shop around for some custom Greek jewelry. On top of having all these great events everyday, on Thursday there will be a “Greeks got Talent Show,” and on Sunday there will be a dance presented by Demetrakia Dance Troupe.

The festival will be open every day between Thursday and Sunday this week, with different hours depending on the day. You can find those hours on the flyer attached or here. There will also be free parking and free admission to this event. By the end of your time at the festival, you’ll be smashing plates because of all the fun you had learning Greek culture!

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Wacky Wednesday: DogFest!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

logo-dogfest2016-final-300x257What: Dogs!

Where: Baltimore Humane Society

When: Saturday, September 17th

Let’s be real: everyone loves dogs. If you don’t you’re either lying or allergic to them. Well, if you are allergic, then this event might not be for you since The Baltimore Humane Society will be overflowing with dogs on Saturday the 17th from 10am-4om. For everyone else though, tickets will be $15 at the door, which includes a free ticket to Magooby’s Joke House. This event has something for everyone (and every animal) with games, contests, crafts, and food. Enter your dog into a best costume contest, take him bowling, train him, and watch some cool demos together. OR, if you’re like me, check out some great vendors, raise some money for the Humane Society, pet every single dog, and try your hardest not to adopt all the animals. No matter what you plan is, you should definitely show up and support your local puppies.

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Wacky Wednesday: Craft Festival

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by Allison Langley

sugar What: Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Where: Maryland State Fair Grounds

When: April 29

Get a little crazy with crafts this weekend and stop on by the Maryland State Fair Ground and get crafty. There will be a variety of cool things to look at it and buy! Anythings from leather, to paintings to jewelry to photography. Perhaps some fine woodworking…. who knows you’ll have to go to find out! This festival will be covering all of the bases!

Head to the site because tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door, you’re gonna want that $2 to get some cool things. But children 12 and under are Free!

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Wacky Wednesday: Kinetic Sculpture Race

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 by Allison Langley

18th Annual Kinetic Sculpture What: Kinetic Sculpture Race

Where: American Visionary Art Museum

When: May 7 2016 @ 10am

As if the American Visionary Art Museum wasn’t wacky enough for us, they have a kinetic sculpture race too! These are amazing works of art made for us to drive everywhere… well to the finish line to win of course.

All forms of locomotion are accepted, enter in a simple go cart or go crazy and let your creative juices flow. There are several fun places for you to finish in, it could be the Grand Mediocre East Coast (finish exactly in the middle), or it could be the Next to Last Reward– a lot of fun places for you and your friends to compete for, I personally am shooting for the Next to Last.

So be there at 10am for the kick off race! Click here for any other information and the route!

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