Carnivals, Festivals, Conventions and More in Baltimore This Weekend

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.


Where/When:  Glen Burnie Improvement Assn Inc, 214 Po Box , Glen Burnie, MD , 21060, Daily : 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (ends August 2nd), August 3rd : 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m., August 4th : 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Why to go:  Northern Anne Arundel County's best party of the year includes carnival rides, games of skill and chance, raffles and plenty of food.

Pricing: FREE


Where/When: Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD, 21201, August 3rd: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., August 4th: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., August 5th: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Why to go:  The nation's largest sports memorabilia convention comes to Baltimore for the second time in three years. Hundreds of dealers will be selling memorabilia from all sports, from baseball cards to museum-quality artifacts. Dozens of athletes will be on hand to sign autographs for a fee, including Orioles greats Brooks and Frank Robinson, Jim Palmer, Earl Weaver, Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr., as well as NBA Hall-of-Famer Wes Unseld. 

Pricing: $18-$160


Where/When: Little Italy, High Street and Stiles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202, Friday, August 3, 2012, live music starts at 7:00 p.m., movie starts at 9:00 p.m.

Why to go:  This is one of those perfect Baltimore experiences that all city residents should do at least once. Grab a bottle of wine, some treats from Vaccaro's and check out an Italian-themed movie among friends.

Live music starts at 7 p.m. Movie starts at 9 p.m.


Pricing: FREE


Where/When: Grand Central, 1001 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD , 21201, Friday, August 3, 2012, 9:00 p.m.

Why to go:  After a long work week, let loose at Grand Central for the Friday Night Dance Party. DJ Farrell spins the latest tracks that will keep you dancing until the wee hours of the night.

Enjoy happy hour specials with $3 rails and domestics.

Pricing:  FREE


Where/When: 1030 Leslie Ave, Catonsville, MD, Friday, August 3, 2012, 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Why to go:  Learn to Fence!    It's Fun! It's Exciting! It's Different!

Beginner fencing classes are now forming. Ages 8 - 80.

8 weeks sessions for Thursday or Friday evening 6:30pm to 7:15pm.

We provide the equipment and weapons.

You come in comfortable gym clothes and good tennis or cross-training shoes.

Can be a great experience for the family. And we offer family discounts!

Pricing:  $20.00


Where/When: 125 York Rd, Towson, MD, Friday, August 3, 2012, 8:00 p.m.

Why to go:  The Friday Night Swing Dance Club run dances with Great Bands EVERY Friday night in Towson. Our $12 Fee includes a beginning Swing Class at 8:00 to 9:00, a super dance band every Friday Night from 9:00 to Mid-night, and light refreshments.

Our Dances are open to the public to all ages 16 years old and up.


Hope to see you dancing soon call or e-mail if you have questions.

Pricing:  $12.00


Where/When: 12035 Reisterstown Rd, Reisterstown, MD, Friday, August 3, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Why to go:  We play family tabletop games. Our main goal is to have fun.  Free of Charge.   Ages ten and up.   No experience or registration is needed.  Drop in any time.  We play board games and card games.  We emphasize & promote fun, a positive mental attitude, good sportsmanship, fair play, flexibility, open mindedness, patience and communication. 
Games Club of Maryland (GCOM) is a free non-profit social board gaming club that is open to the general public.  GCOM has locations all throughout Maryland and in four other states. For over 15 years, GCOM has provided the public an opportunity to play board and card games in a fun social setting.   Come join us for the fun!!  

*Family board Gaming does NOT take place EVERY Friday. Please check www.gamesclubofmd.org for cancelled dates in advance. 

Pricing: FREE


Where/When: 12035 Reisterstown Rd, Reisterstown, MD, Friday, August 3, 2012, 8:00 p.m.

Why to go:  The temperature is north of 90 degrees at 7:30 at night, but that doesn’t stop a dedicated band of local Shakespearian actors from gathering under a grove of trees to rehearse.  The group of performers, part of Reisterstown’s own Reisterstown Theatre project,
are rehearsing the bard’s immortal love story, Romeo and Juliet.

The troupe, under the direction of Josh McKerrow, boasts a number of local members including community favorites Deb Carson and Bill Soucy, a gifted young actress Shelby Hylton, Kat McKerrow and Theatre Project President Bob Frank.  Another dozen or so actors, stage hands and production team members round out the production.

Show dates July 27-August 11 at Hannah More Park (in the wooded grove by the concession stand) at 12039 Reisterstown Road.  Friday and Saturday shows are 8 pm and Sunday shows are 4 pm. 

 Visit our website at www.reisterstowntheatreproject.com
Reservations call 443-226-6401. Cash or checks at the door please. Bring a picnic, lawn chair and be prepared for a lovely evening!

Reisterstown Theatre Project is a sponsored program of the Reisterstown Recreation and Parks Council. 

Pricing: $10 general admission and $8 for students/seniors and children 5 and under are free.  


Where/When: 6908 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD, Saturday, August 4, 2012, 1:00 p.m.

Why to go:  Enjoy nature and art activities that celebrate all things cricket! Create cricket models, instruments, costumes, and puppets.  Listen to and learn cricket songs.  Join a cricket chorus! Create and enjoy cricket and katydid-themed food art. 

This celebration will help you get ready to participate in Cricket Crawl 2012—an evening sound census of late summer insects.  To preview and listen to the eight target species of the Crawl, and to learn about the Crawl itself, visit http://tinyurl.com/7y5trym.

Where? Natural History Society of Maryland, 6908 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21206-0750www.marylandnature.org

RSVP: www.meetup.com/marylandnature or 410-882-5376

Pricing: FREE


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