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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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If These Walls Could Talk

Wednesday April 9, 2014

open walls baltimore Open Walls Baltimore, an outdoor art project curated by street artist Gaia, is back. More murals are already starting to pop up around Station North Arts & Entertainment District, including the one pictured, which was created by Gaia himself. Several of the artists are from Baltimore, while others come from as far as Peru and Poland.

The community art project began in 2012 with 20 murals, and 15 more are coming during round two. Check out a map of the murals and keep your eyes open the next time you're in the neighborhood.

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Hello, April!

Wednesday April 2, 2014

Camden Yards - Orioles Opening Day 2012

April brings five important things:

  1. Showers. So far this has been true, but it's not, on average, the wettest month.
  2. Tax deadlines. This guide can help you file.
  3. Orioles games. Don't miss this year's giveaway nights.
  4. The Baltimore Farmer's Market and Bazaar. Returns Sunday, April 6.
  5. Festivals and block parties. Here's a list.

Of course, there's also lots of exhibitions this spring at Baltimore museums and a bunch of other events throughout the month. Keep up with About Baltimore via the links below so you don't miss out!

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This Weekend in Baltimore: Family Friendly Baltimore

Thursday March 27, 2014

Elephants march into Baltimore for the Circus

Lots of family friendly events happening in Baltimore this weekend, including:

  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus: Built to Amaze
  • Y Spring Eggstravaganza

And then Monday, it's Orioles Opening Day!

Learn more about these events here.

Don't forget: there's also plenty of exciting museum programming happening around town, like "SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D: The Great Jelly Rescue" at the National Aquarium, Baltimore. And, since spring is here but hasn't officially "sprung" yet, here are some ideas for cold weather family fun that can help ward off cabin fever.

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This Weekend in Baltimore: Beer, Bourbon and BBQ

Wednesday March 19, 2014

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You don't have to wait until the Baltimore Beer Week (October 10-19, in case you're wondering) to get your fill of libations. This weekend, the roving Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival is coming to the Maryland State Fairgrounds.

Admission gets you a sampling glass so you can taste all the beer and bourbon your heart desires (responsibly, of course). Sixty beers and 40 bourbons are ready to be paired with delicious BBQ. There will also be live music and cigars. What else do you want?

Get all the info here.

By the way, where's your favorite place for BBQ in Baltimore? Let me know in the comments below and your answer could show up in an About.com guide!

More "Adults-Only" Fun in Baltimore:

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Lots of Green This Weekend in Baltimore

Wednesday March 12, 2014

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Since the holiday falls on a Monday, this weekend is most people's last chance to take part in the St. Patrick's Day festivities happening around town. The Irish bars around town are sure to be packed, and you'll find plenty of people decked out in green at:

  • a green ice rink in Patterson Park (Friday)
  • a set of rockin' performances from Governor O'Malley (Saturday)
  • a Irish block party in Canton (Saturday and Sunday)
  • a party, a run, and a parade downtown (Saturday)

Speaking of green, if you're feeling the luck of the Irish, you may want to try your hand at a casino in Maryland. You never know--this could be the weekend you find a pot of gold!

MORE: Currently On Display at Baltimore Museums
MORE: Ideas for Winter Family Fun

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Countdown to St. Patrick's Day

Friday March 7, 2014

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The countdown to St. Patrick's Day begins today: only 10 days left! Since St. Patrick's Day falls on a Monday this year, most events around town are happening early. Some upcoming St. Patrick's Day events include:

  • The Federal Hill Irish Stroll (this weekend!)
  • A Jameson tasting at Slainte Irish Pub
  • St. Patty's Day Skate on green ice at Patterson Park
  • Performances by Governor O'Malley's rock band
  • The Shamrock 5K
  • The city's official St. Patrick's Day parade

All the details can be found in this guide to St. Patrick's Day in Baltimore.

MORE: March Museum Openings, Closings, and Discounts
MORE: March 2014 Events & Festivals

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5 Things to Do This Weekend in Baltimore

Thursday March 6, 2014

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There's a lot going on in Charm City. Here's five picks to keep you busy this weekend.

Hampden's First Fridays
Friday, March 7
Snag discounts at shops and restaurants in the Hampden neighborhood during this monthly celebration (5 p.m.-8 p.m.). Be sure to stop by the grand opening of the new Celebrated Summer Records (7 p.m.), now in a new location.

2014 CAA Men's Basketball Championship
Friday, March 7-Sunday, March 10
The road to March Madness begins this weekend in Baltimore. [... more info]

Publications and Multiples Fair
Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9, noon-6 p.m.
80 independent publishers, galleries, and artists converge at the Open Space. [... more info]

Federal Hill Irish Stroll
Saturday, March 8 1-9 p.m.
Baltimore's biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration takes over 17 bars in Federal Hill. [... more info]

Women's History Month Celebration
Saturday, March 8, 5 p.m.
Celebrate women's history and grab discount admission at the National Aquarium. [... more info]

MORE: March Museum Openings, Closings, and Discounts
MORE: St. Patrick's Day Events in Baltimore
MORE: March 2014 Events & Festivals

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March Museum Openings, Closings, and Discounts

Wednesday March 5, 2014

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Sure, March brings St. Patrick's Day, but it also brings some great museum exhibitions and programming--and even some discounts.

Recently Opened or Opening This Month

Special Programming and Discounts

Closing Soon

Learn more about what's currently on display at museums or about Baltimore's free and discount events that happen each month.

MORE: Museums in Baltimore
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St. Patrick's Day Activities
MORE: March 2014 Events & Festivals

Image: Donald Pass, "Avalanche of Souls," watercolor on paper, 2005. (Courtesy the American Visionary Art Museum)

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