Diane Macklin

Fall into September

The Drink. Eat. Relax. Festivals are always a great time.

August 30, 2018 - 3:21 pm

By Downtown Diane

As Summer winds down Fall events abound in Baltimore. Here are a few options to keep you busy this month; pour yourself a cup of crisp apple cider and enjoy!

Little Italy Madonnari Art Festival takes place 
When: September 7-10 
Where: Little Italy 
Street artists from all over the world will create beautifully impressive 3D chalk artwork. The theme this year is RESPECT, and you can view the full schedule and all the artists participating at littleitalymadonnari.com

When: September 8 
Where: Along Chestnut Avenue
Enjoy pie eating contests and the very popular toilet races, as well as live music, art vendors and plenty to eat and drink. View the full schedule of events at hampdenfest.com

Brunch Fest
When: September 15, 11a.m.- 3 p.m. 
Brunch Fest is back at Harbor Point to offer you your favorite brunch fare and drinks. Enjoy unlimited samplings from numerous local restaurants, music, lawn games and of course, a full bloody mary bar. Following Brunch Fest, Rose' After Hours takes place 4:30 -7 p.m. with unlimited rose', champagne and sparkling samplings of over 75 styles. Food trucks, DJs and hopefully a lovely sunset over the harbor. View the full schedule of events and the participants at drinkeatrelax.com.

Baltimore Seafood Fest 
When: September 15, 12 - 7 p.m.
Where: Canton Waterfront Park. 
Enjoy seafood sampling including crabs, cooking demos, beer, wine, cocktails and live music. There will also be a family friendly zone and art vendors. View the full schedule of events and participants at baltimoreseafoodfest.com.

Flip Flop Festivus
When: September 21, 6:30 -11:30 p.m.
Where: Four Seasons Harbor East 
This event benefits the Life & Breath Foundation for those living with sarcoidosis; expect to mingle with numerous sports and local media personalities.
There's delicious cuisine, cocktails, casino games, live auction and fabulous music to dance the night away,
More details and ticket information at lifeandbreath.org.

You never know who you may see at Flip Flop Festivus. This is the very tall former NBA player 7’7” Gheorghe Muresan. 

Pigtown Festival 
When: September 22, 12 -7 p.m.
This delightful neighborhood festival will have plenty of family fun including piglet racing, a pie eating contest, arts and crafts, music, food trucks and more. Visit pigtownmainstreet.org for a schedule of events. 

When: September 22, 12 - 9 p.m.
Where: Federal Hill 
Oktoberfest is taking over Federal Hill with a street fest celebration filled with craft beer, German themed-food, and music. Don't miss the ceremonial bier tapping taking place at noon. Full schedule and ticket information bmorearoundtown.com

Casey Cares Rock-n-Roll Bash 
When: September 22, 6:30-11:30 p.m.
Where: Rams Head Live 
Give back and rock out! The Casey Cares Rock-n-Roll Bash will feature AC/DC tribute Band High Voltage and Who's Bad..a Michael Jackson tribute show. Proceeds will assist the Casey Cares foundation with programs that help terminally ill or seriously injured children.  There's an all-inclusive pass that includes open bar and food or general admission tickets, too. Visit caseycares.org for more details.

Fashion Rocks Autism Benefit 
When: September 28, 7-10 p.m. 
Where: The Valley Mansion in Hunt Valley 
This meaningful and fun event will feature a pre-show reception, open bar, DJ, auction, live rock music by High Voltage and a Fall fashion show with special guest models. Full details and ticket information visit safeminds.org/

Greek Festival time at St. Demetrios
When:  September 27-30
Where: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Parkville
Opa! It's Greek Festival time! This festival has everything Greek related including music, drinks, food, and crafts. Free admission! View all details stdemetriosmd.org.