Baltimore Festivals Schedule

Baltimore festivals are a summer time staple in and around the Charm City!!  This summer has been no different! There has been many great festivals so far but there is some summer left and that means there are more great Baltimore festivals coming up.

August

BronyCon The massive fandom of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Forever” gathers once again in Baltimore for a weekend of panels, workshops, merchandise and collectibles vendors, an art show, and live entertainment. Aug. 11-13, Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St., bronycon.org, $30-$65.

Feast of St. Gabriele Italian Festival – If you missed the Feast of St. Anthony Festival back in June, you can still fill up today on vino, cheese, sausage, pizzelle, and pasta, and other Italian grub; plus souvenirs and used books, bocce, bingo, and more. Aug. 19, noon-8 p.m.; Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Exeter and Stiles streets, (410) 675-7275, promotioncenterforlittleitaly.org, $1 donation.

Maryland State Fair – Halestorm and Sabrina Carpenter headline this year’s fair, returning with the usual carnival rides and games, funnel cake, and livestock competitions. Aug. 24-Sept. 4, Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Lutherville-Timonium, (410) 252-0200, marylandstatefair.com.

Maryland Renaissance Festival – Travel back to the days of Shakespeare and dragons and watch fencing matches and jesters, eat various fried foods on sticks, and shop for unique gifts and doo dads from old-school artisan vendors. Aug. 26-Oct. 22, 1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, (410) 266-7304, marylandrenaissancefestival.com, $8-$25.

September

Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival – Celebrate the cultural contributions of African Americans with a full day of family entertainment, educational exhibitions, and vendors. A portion of the festival proceeds help fund scholarships, summer camps, and historical preservation. Sept. 16, Towson Patriot Plaza, 401 Bosley Ave., Towson, aaculturalfestival.com, free.

Small Press Expo – Hundreds of artists, writers, and publishers have exhibit, sell, and discuss their independent comics. Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sept. 17, noon-6 p.m.; Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, spxpo.com, $15-$20.

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