10 Unexpected Things to do in Baltimore in August

It May Feel That Summer Is Coming To A Close Quickly As August Approaches, But That Does Not Mean That The Activities In The City Stop. Tune Into This Article To Get A Taste (Or Sip) Of What Is Going On In Baltimore, Maryland In This Last Month Of Summer!

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Dumpling Making with NiHao

NiHao is a relatively new addition to Baltimore’s food scene, having just celebrated their one year anniversary, and boy is it making itself known.

Located in Canton, right near The Can Company Building, this contemporary Chinese food establishment is a must-hit spot for any foodie. And it’s not just food! The summer cocktail menu is fabulous, and your drink may even come in a fun, unique glass! 

Luckily, Nihao is opening their doors to give an inside peek of the dumpling-making process, and a chance to make your own! Hurry to buy tickets as spots fill up fast.

To sign up, follow the link HERE

Wine & Food Festival

Over 100 different wines can be tasted at this summer festival, ranging from Maryland locals to wines from around the globe.

This Baltimore wine and food festival will feature samplings and food trucks all along the Inner Harbor. If wine is not your fave, no need to fret. There will be beer and cocktails aplenty here.

Enjoy the annual festival with unlimited samples, live entertainment and a complimentary souvenir glass. Numerous options are available for VIP access and food/drink specials.

Tickets can be found HERE

Union Craft Brewing Anniversary Party

Come celebrate one of Baltimore’s most famous breweries and wish them a happy anniversary with a three-day festival in early August. Single day tickets are available all weekend long for the slim price of $5.

Tickets will include performances from banks like the Skribe Full Band, Hot Club of Baltimore, DJ Trillnatured, and Brandon Woody, depending on the day.

Enjoy food options from Well Crafted Kitchen, Snake Hill, The Local Oyster, JC’s Burritos, and Big Softy. In addition to musical performances, the ticket price will also include a commemorative glass.

Come for one or all three days to see why Union Craft Brewing has had such a great success over the years!

Tickets available HERE

Tacos N Tap Festival

Can you name a better duo than tacos and beer? The annual Tacos N Tap Festival will prove to you that no, you can’t.

Taco tickets range from food vouchers to a VIP experience that includes a sombrero, souvenir glass, numerous margarita samples and an early admission. If you need any more motivation to attend this festival, you can try different margaritas from the featured dueling margarita bars.

Make your way to Inner Harbor to enjoy more than fifteen taco trucks and over thirty different types of tacos!

Get your tickets HERE

Drag Queen Bingo- Golden West Cafe

A Baltimore favorite, Drag Queen Bingo at Golden West Cafe is not to be missed. Every second and fourth Tuesday, you can reserve tickets ahead of time to compete with your friends through rounds of bingo and enjoy the queens themselves. 

While you are dabbing numbers, enjoy the numerous food options this restaurant has to offer as they specialize in vegan options.

If you can’t make it this month, make sure to keep this event in mind for future nights out!

Reservations available HERE

Volo City Pop-Up Leagues: All Month Long

If you find yourself looking for something to do on any random night, and you want to be social but also get a workout in, Volo City is the option for you!

You can register for summer leagues, ranging from Skee-ball to beach volleyball, and make numerous friends along the way. Volo City’s new pop-up leagues may be its best feature yet.

You can buy a full pass and have the ability to walk onto a team for pretty much any sport or activity, almost any night of the week. Better yet, when you play for Volo City, you are helping Baltimore City kids play sports for free!

Registration and more information can be found here: volocity.org.

More things to do in Baltimore in August

  • Catch an Orioles Game at Camden Yards
  • Casey Cares Orioles 5K
  • WTMD First Thursdays
  • Baltimore Fashion Week
  • Mud Day at Lake Roland Park
  • BSO presents “Harry Potter” (keep an eye on future concerts)
  • AT&T Sneaks Come Out at Night
  • Hamilton/Lauraville Scavenger Hunt
  • Baltimore Crab Feast Fundraiser
  • Howard County Fair
  • Maryland State Fair
  • Baltimore Shakespeare Factory summer performance
  • Moonrise Festival
  • Baltimore Podcast Festival
  • Feast of St. Gabriel Italian Festival
  • Old School Hip Hop Festival
  • African Cultural Festival
  • Jazz in the Sculpture Garden at the Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Kegs and Corks Festival
  • Vegan SoulFest
  • Sip & Stroll at the Maryland Zoo
  • Carroll County Restaurant Week
  • B&O Railroad Museum’s Beach Party Bash
  • The Gathering at Baltimore Museum of Industry
  • The Maryland Dove
  • Pics in the Park at Center Plaza
  • Pints in the Park in the Center Plaza
  • Fourth Thursdays Music in the Park (concert series hosted by the Department of Recreation & Park)
  • Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
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