|Kinetic Sculpture Race
Held on the first Saturday in May and produced by the American Visionary Art Museum, the Kinetic Sculpture Race is one of the most entertaining annual city-wide events. You won’t want to miss the obstacles in Patterson Park – the sand pit, mud pit, and Pagoda challenge. For more information visit www.kineticbaltimore.com
Produced by Corrigan Sports and Lateral Stress Velo, Bike Jam comes to the park every May. Come out for some sweet bike races, food, music, and so much more! For more information, visit www.bikejam.org.
|Summer Concert Series
Concerts held on Pagoda Hill every summer June through August, in the evening. The line-up changes every year and includes a little bit of everything, so be sure to check out the best free concert series in Baltimore! Call 410-276-3676 for more information.
|Butcher’s Hill Flea Market
The best flea market in Baltimore happens twice a year – in spring and fall. Don’t miss out on all the awesome deals! For more information visit www.butchershill.org.
|Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival
A one-of-a-kind event happens right here in Patterson Park every October. It’s the coolest community Parade you’ll ever see! Directed by Artist Laure Drogoul, produced by Creative Alliance, Friends of Patterson Park & SouthEast CDC. Go to creativealliance.org/halloweenparade
Ukrainian food (mmm, pierogies!), music, crafts, and beer! This festival comes around every fall. For more information visit http://www.ukrainianfestival.net.
A fun free event in October for humans and animals, alike! Includes pet costume contest, best pet trick contest, silent auction, kids activities, food vendors, adoptable animals, and more! Sponsored by Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. For more information go to www.baltimoreanimalshelter.org.