Baltimore Spring Events and Things To Do Near Harbor East
Things To Do in Baltimore in Spring
Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes a whole new season of events and places to be in Baltimore! Springtime is always a great place to visit Baltimore and see what the city has in store for you. From spring-exclusive events and festivals to beautiful outdoor spaces, Baltimore’s got everything you need to enjoy the season to its fullest.
Springtime in Baltimore this year promises to be one unlike any other with these awesome spring-only events and festivals that’s got something for everyone.
Flower Mart is Baltimore’s longest-running festival. First established in 1911 by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy to encourage gardening and the beautification of Baltimore, the Flower Mart is held every May and features live music, food, showcases, demonstrations, and more. Flower Mart happens on May 5-6, 2023.
Charm City Bluegrass Festival
Enjoy live music and a local brew with Baltimore’s very own annual Charm City Bluegrass Festival, held every year at Druid Hill Park. With an impressive line-up of local artists and acts, this year’s Bluegrass Festival promises to be as lively and exciting as ever with indoor and outdoor live music, food, and of course, craft brewing.
Get your tickets in advance before heading on over to Union Craft Brewing on May 5-6, 2023 from 3 PM to 11 PM to catch this proudly Baltimorean event.
Celebrate all the working women of Baltimore with the local HonFest! Hon is short for Honey, a classic term of endearment in Baltimore and HonFest is all about honoring all the hardworking ‘honeys’ that keep the city afloat. Come watch them crown this year’s Best Hon and enjoy a day full of food, drinks, and fun at Hampden on June 11-12, 2023.
Museums and Tours in the Inner Harbor
Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor neighborhood is rightfully known all over the country for its one-of-a-kind sights and experiences. Make sure you get easy access to everything that the Inner Harbor has to offer when you dock here at Harbor East Marina! Check out all the places you can go and the activities you can do right here at Baltimore’s premier sightseeing destination.
Visit Baltimore’s very own award-winning National Aquarium, with tons of habitats, exhibits, interactive activities, and of course, amazing sea creatures that the whole family can see and enjoy. This is the kind of place you just have to see in person to believe. Whether you’re here for the spring or any other day of the year, the National Aquarium is one stop you don’t want to leave out!
And speaking of discovery, here’s another one for the kids. The Port Discovery Children’s Museum is an adventure all on its own with up to 3 floors full of colorful exhibits, play areas, and fun activities that even the adults in the group will find entertaining, plus a massive pretend cargo ship with an indoor court and food and drinks for when you need to take a snack break.
There’s something new every day for everyone with the museum’s extensive list of activities and special events — like leaf rubbing, rock painting, and weaving — that’s sure to make every single visit worth it.
Step right into a piece of history at Fort McHenry. It’s said that Francis Scott Key, the writer of “The Star-Spangled Banner”, saw the American flag flying over the fort while he was detained on a British ship during the attack on Fort McHenry and was then inspired to write the lyrics to the now-famous national anthem.
You can still see a flag waving over the fort to this day (though it might not be the same flag that Key saw) and enjoy a beautiful view of the Inner Harbor while you’re at it.
Historic Ships of Baltimore
Take a tour inside historic surviving military ships and submarines throughout Baltimore’s rich maritime history at the Historic Ships of Baltimore. You’ll find these floating museums docked right by the edge of E. Pratt Street in the Inner Harbor, and features four landmark ships, including the U.S.S Constellation, the only surviving ship from the Civil War, and the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse.
Experience what life on the Constellation would have been like at its prime with the museum’s Living History tours held every month, or book a guided tour and even an overnight stay for a more immersive experience.
Historic Neighborhoods and Places
Feel like exploring the town or sitting back and enjoying a scenic view? Baltimore has everything from beautiful waterfront views by the ocean to historical streets and neighborhoods where you can immerse yourself in the unique culture of the place.
Step right into a different country in Baltimore's Little Italy neighborhood. This area features tons of authentic Italian restaurants — perfect for a nighttime date! When you’re done dining, you can explore the neighborhood, visit St. Leo’s church, or indulge in any number of activities, from Italian festivals to bocce matches. This is one part of town you definitely don’t want to miss out on.
If you’re feeling like doing a bit of shopping, Harborplace Mall is a local favorite. This bustling shopping center is full of retail and dining options, from franchise favorites to local businesses and restaurants. Whether you’re looking for anything specific or just looking to kill some time, Harborplace Mall is sure to have something for you.
Power Plant Live!
Experience Baltimore’s premier nightlife and entertainment venue at Power Plant Live! Go bar hopping, try your hand at an escape room, or catch one of the many annual shows and events that’s always going on at this live entertainment hub.
Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with Shamrock and Shenanigans on March 17-18, 2023 or other Saint Patrick’s Day-themed events happening all throughout March, have Drag Brunch on April 16, 2023, or join tourists and locals alike in welcoming Cinco de Mayo with food, drinks and live music at Fiesta de Mayo on May 5, 2023.
Finally, end the day with a stroll down Broadway Pier, a promenade featuring engraved bricks, calm waters, and a stunning view of the Baltimore skyline. It’s a great place to cap off your tour of Baltimore and spend some quiet time relaxing by the water, especially at night when the sky and the streets are all lit up. It’s the picture-perfect conclusion to your Baltimore trip!
Baltimore is an excellent place to spend the springtime! And you can get a unique view of Baltimore and all its many attractions right in the heart of Inner Harbor at Harbor East Marina. Dock with us and access all these amazing places and events, or kick back and relax on your own private vessel while you enjoy a day or night out on the water. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor awaits you!