Photo courtesy of Clara Marie Kelly
Maryland State Fair
Aug. 22-Sept. 1: Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium. Mon.-Thurs. 12-10 p.m., Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $3-8. 410-252-0200. marylandstatefair.com. The Maryland State Fair will celebrate its 133rd year with over 40 classic midway rides and a wide array of food offerings fresh from Maryland farms. Past favorites like live horse racing are joined by a sand sculpture contest, a newly designed kiddie land, and a performance by classic rockers 38 Special.
Photography by Kristie Blake Photography
Baltimore magazine’s 2014 Best of Baltimore Party
Aug. 14: Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St. 6-11 p.m. $85-$150. 410-752-4200, baltimoremagazine.net/best-of-baltimore-2014. Come celebrate the very best food, drink, and music that Baltimore has to offer at our Poe-themed party. Highlights include handcrafted cocktails, live music from cover band Kristen and the Noise, and beats from DJ Kopec. VIPs enjoy early access to restaurant samplings and a live performance by singer-songwriter Matt Hutchinson.
Baltimore Summer Antiques Show
Aug. 21-24: Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. Thurs. 12-8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $20. 561-822-5440. baltimoresummerantiques.com. The largest indoor antiques show in the country is back with more than 575 international exhibitors offering everything from fine works of art to antiquarian books. Antique lovers will be delighted with the wide selection, which includes items dating back several thousand years.
Backyard Science Days
Aug. 16-17: Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St. 12-4 p.m. Free-$18.95. 410-685-5225. mdsci.org. Get up close and personal with some furry, fanged friends when the Organization for Bat Conservation visits the Maryland Science Center. Director Rob Mies will bring bats from Africa, Asia, and North America ranging in size from tiny fruit bats to the six-feet-across Malaysian Flying Fox.
Photography by Shawn Hubbard of the Baltimore Ravens
Ravens Family Movie Night
Aug. 17: M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St. 6 p.m. $10-$15. 410-261-7283. baltimoreravens.com/ravenstown/movie-night.html. Before the first pass is thrown or tackle is made, football season in Baltimore kicks off with the annual Ravens Family Movie Night. The field at M&T Bank Stadium will be turned over to fans for a special screening of The Lego Movie—and don’t forget to bring a blanket!