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5 Fun Outdoor Activities This Weekend

Thursday April 24, 2014

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My fingers are crossed that it won't rain this weekend, but in any event, here are five picks for outdoor fun to be had.

1. Maryland Bacon Festival (Saturday)
More than 30 restaurants and food trucks converge for this bacon-themed block party. [learn more]

2. Boulevard of Chic (Saturday)
Mobile boutiques selling clothing, accessories, and more will roll over to a vacant strip on Key Highway. [learn more]

3. Healthy Kids Day (Saturday)
Y of Central Maryland Family Centers across the city will put on a day of fun-filled activities promoting healthy living. [learn more]

4. Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival and EcoFest (Saturday)
The sounds of folk and bluegrass will fill Druid Hill Park this Saturday (noon-11 p.m.), while EcoFest (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) also takes place in the park [learn more]

5. Federal Hill Main Street's Spring Block Party (Sunday)
This annual block party in Federal Hill promises bands, beverages, food, and fun. [learn more]

The Orioles will also be playing against the Royals at Camden Yards this weekend and the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is in town.

More Spring Activities in Baltimore:

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Earth Day Activities in Baltimore

Thursday April 17, 2014

Earth flag by John McConnell

Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22. But here in Baltimore, we're celebrating all week long with events and activities that focus on mother nature.

Baltimore Green Week
Friday, April 18-Saturday, April 26
Canoe trips, bicycle tours, nature hikes, park cleanups, urban farming workshops, and more.

EcoFest
Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Vendors, workshops, music, and more.

Earth Day at the National Aquarium
Saturday, April 19 through Sunday, April 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycled craftmaking and educational workshops. Free with aquarium admission.

Learn more about these Earth Day-related activities in the April guide to events and festivals around Baltimore.

More Ways to Get Back to Nature

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5 Ways to Celebrate Easter This Weekend

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Easter Eggs

Bring the family together this Easter by organizing an activity that is sure to make lasting memories--or perhaps even become a new holiday tradition. Here are five Easter activities happening this weekend:

  1. Bunnyland! at Butler's Orchard (Saturday only)
  2. Bunny BonanZOO at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore (Friday and Saturday)
  3. Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt at Rober E. Lee Memorial Park (Saturday)
  4. Ride the Rails with the Easter Bunny at the B&O Railroad Museum (Friday and Saturday)
  5. Egg Hunt Weekend at Clarkland Farm (Saturday and Sunday)

To get the details on these events as well as some Easter brunch and dinner specials happening around town, check out this guide to Easter activities in Baltimore.

And don't forget to dress in your Sunday best and pick out the perfect location for Easter photos in Baltimore.

Other Helpful Easter-Related Links

MORE: Best Public Parks in Baltimore
MORE: 5 Perfect Easter Photo Locations

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This Weekend: Pirates, Wine, and Taxes

Wednesday April 9, 2014

Sounds like a potentially lethal combination, right?

Hopefully everyone has gotten a leg up on their taxes. But if not, the IRS Tax filing deadline is Tuesday, April 15--so this weekend might be your last chance to get the forms filled out. If you need help, this guide has some tips.

Already done with taxes? Then let's celebrate. Two events are happening this weekend:

Learn more about these events--and what else is happening in April--with this event and festival listing.

The Orioles will also be playing at Camden Yards from Friday, April 11 through Wednesday, April 16.

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