As a business owner in Baltimore, nothing is as important as engaging with the community to cement your presence among them. This can be through participating in events and festivals or even going all the way and sponsoring some. Fortunately, there are plenty of festivals to attend in Baltimore, along with other opportunities to participate in the community and have a good time. Below are some of the festivals due to happen in the fall:
The Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival
The Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival (BCAACF) is a free annual celebration for people of all ages that offers family-friendly fun and an educational display of Baltimore County’s rich African American heritage. On every 3rd Saturday of September, thousands of people come to this festival to celebrate the vibrant traditions of the African American community, take in local and national entertainment, shop from specialty vendors for goods and food, gain historical knowledge, and learn empowering information from sponsors and exhibitors.
The money collected from this festival goes to philanthropic initiatives like scholarships, summer camps, and historical preservation projects.
Fells Point Fun Festival
Fells Point Fun Festival is Baltimore’s biggest live music event, filled with numerous food and retail merchants serving Thames Street. Join the neighborhood for live music, refreshing adult beverages, a tasty crab cake, and some Maryland-themed merchandise. The best part is that it’s free. All the drink ticket sales proceeds go to Preservation of Federal Hill and Fell’s Point.
The Fiesta Baltimore is an event where the Latino nation showcase and celebrates their unity with the community and parade along the edge of Patterson Park. The parade is filled with singers and traditional chinelos dancers, wearing bright robes with feathers at the top of their heads, accompanying a brass band and horses dancing to their beat. Vendors are often filled in the park selling jewelry, clothes, and pottery while cooks prepare tacos, flautas, and elotes.
Edgar Allan Poe Festival
The Edgar Allan Poe Festival returns to Baltimore this fall to commemorate the 173rd anniversary of the famed writer’s death with two days of books, art, and music in Poppleton. This will see the return of vendors, food, live performers, booksellers, and tours, with all proceeds going to the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum in Baltimore. There will also be awards to honor the next generation of artists and writers continuing Poe’s legacy. The festival aims to celebrate Edgar’s life and legacy in Baltimore and worldwide.
The Italian Heritage Festival
The Italian Heritage Festival is a 2-day street festival that includes a variety of Italian dishes and desserts, beverages, musical entertainment, and other fun activities for the family. After Saint Leo’s mass, a traditional street procession happens with the annual Roma Sausage-eating contest not being left out.
Baltimore Craft Beer Festival
Over a dozen of Maryland’s craft breweries participate in the Baltimore Craft Beer Festival. While there is a competition of homebrewed bears, attendees have a variety of craft beers that they can explore and sample. In addition to the beverages, live music performances and locally grown foods are available. Visitors can also check out a glass-blowing demonstration, hot sauces, sunglasses, and more.
Get Involved with the Festivals Through the Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce
Getting involved in community activities such as festivals is vital to gaining maximum benefits. As a member of the Greater Baltimore Chamber, whether it’s only participating or sponsoring the event, you will have access to all the information and strategies for going about it. Call us today at 410-484-2337 or contact us via our website to learn more.