Along with the Free State, Old Line State, and Land of Pleasant Living, Maryland is also nicknamed America in Miniature, in reference to our medley of history, landmarks, and people. Celebrate that diversity with these six cultural festivals.
6/4: Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $3. 443-812-3241. This 34-year-old festival is full of Filipino activities, including cultural crafts, live music, and festive games at the state fairgrounds.
MARYLAND TRADITIONS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
6/4: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. 12-8 p.m. Free. 410-276-1651. Experience Baltimore Club music, Nepalese food, and Norwegian painting at this celebration of cultures from around the world.
FEAST OF ST. ANTHONY ITALIAN FESTIVAL
6/4-5: Little Italy, S. Exeter & Stiles Sts. Sat. 12-8 p.m. & Sun. 11-7 p.m. $1. Little Italy celebrates its roots with one big weekend of Italian food and wine, with a Sunday parade.
ST. NICHOLAS GREEK FOLK FESTIVAL
6/9-12: Greektown Square, 701 S. Ponca St. Times vary. Free. 410-633-5020. Dive into the culture of the Aegean Sea with four days of baklava, Mythos beer, and regional dance troupes in Southeast Baltimore.
6/25-26: Patterson Park, Eastern Ave. & S. Linwood Ave. Sat. 12-10 p.m., Sun. 12-9 p.m. Free-$9. 410-563-3160. For the 36th year, this giant outdoor celebration takes over Patterson Park with Latino food, music, and art.
LITHUANIAN FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL
6/30-7/3: Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Times vary. $10-92. 410-347-2020. Nearly 2,000 dancers gather for a weekend of galas, live music, poetry readings, and traditional dances from Eastern Europe.