On The Town

Weekend Lineup: August 3-5

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

Cydney Hayes | August 3, 2018, 8:14 am

Creative Alliance's annual dog-friendly block party returns this Saturday. -Heather Keating
On The Town

Weekend Lineup: August 3-5

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

Cydney Hayes | August 3, 2018, 8:14 am

Creative Alliance's annual dog-friendly block party returns this Saturday. -Heather Keating

Five things to eat, drink, see, hear, and do with your Charm City weekend.

lydia_eat_1.png EAT

Aug. 4: Fort McHenry Crab Feast

Fort McHenry National Monument, 2400 E. Fort Ave. 4-8 p.m. $45-725.

There’s still a few weeks of crab season left, and that’s something worth celebrating. Spend Saturday evening at the historic Fort McHenry for this fifth annual crab feast, featuring tons of Maryland blues as well as backyard barbeque fare like pulled pork, corn on the cob, homemade potato chips, and refreshing summer salads. Wash down the Old Bay-encrusted crustaceans with libations from Atlantic Wines and Heavy Seas Brewing Company, and groove along to live music by the Eastport Oyster Boys, a group of Chesapeake Bay troubadours. Whether you’re an out-of-towner or a born-and-bred Baltimorean, get a taste of the city’s most authentic flavors at this outdoor extravaganza.

lydia_drink_1.png DRINK

Aug. 3-4: Baltimore Cocktail Week

Locations, times, and prices vary.

In its fourth year, Baltimore Cocktail Week is swapping competition for collaboration with its “Better Together” theme, and nothing brings people together like a round of drinks. The initiative’s five participating bars—Bartender’s Pub, Holy Frijoles, Sticky Rice, The Regal Beagle, and The Red Star in Charles Village—will offer signature cocktails, each with a different liquor as the base. With a focus on wellness, sustainability, and inclusivity, one of the summer’s booziest weeks will be hard to pass up.

lydia_see_1.png SEE

Aug. 4: Puppy Days of Summer

Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. 4:30-8 p.m. Free.

Some might call it puppy love, but we call it the cutest event of the summer. Grab your four-legged friends and head to this outdoor block party for an evening of doggie pool parties, pet-and-owner photoshoots, a canine costume contest, and free tennis balls and treats for both the dogs and their owners. Spend some quality time with your favorite pup, get involved with local pet charities, or even adopt a new best friend at this family-friendly event.

lydia_hear_1.png HEAR

Aug. 4: The Shopping Mall Ball

Baltimore Soundstage, 124 Market Pl. 8 p.m. $20.

To mark the release of his debut solo album, Soundtrack to a Shopping Mall, Baltimore-based rapper DDm is throwing the party to end all parties. Come decked out in your best ’80s and ’90s-inspired attire (a nod to the decades of DDm’s adolescence) to this can’t-miss show hosted by fellow Baltimore artist, Abdu Ali. Catch special appearances by some of Charm City’s top acts, including Bmore Club star TT the Artist, local rapper Kotic Couture, and DDm’s hip-hop duo Bond St. District, enter the costume contest, and design a one-of-a-kind shopping bag.

lydia_do_1.png DO

Aug. 3: 90s By Nature

Motor House, 120 W. North Ave. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free.

Grab your slouchiest jean jacket, tie a flannel around your waist, and head to Station North to relive the '90s at this all-night dance party. Maryland b-boy DJ FLEG will join Baltimore-based DJ and producer Loc Spice to combine the decade’s best tunes with modern electronic beats for a nostalgic night full of moves like the running man, the sprinkler, and maybe even the electric slide. If you can’t make it this weekend, your '90s-kid spirit won’t go to waste—Motor House will hold dance parties dedicated to this iconic era on the first Friday of the month through December.





You May Also Like

In Good Taste

Best Bites to Try at This Year's Baltimore Seafood Festival

No matter what kind of seafood lover you are, the waterfront fête offers plenty of options.

On The Town

Fells Point Fun Festival Evolves into One-Day Event

In 52nd year, weekend gathering is condensed to better highlight the community.

On The Town

Weekend Lineup: Aug. 17-19

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.


On The Town

Weekend Lineup: Sept. 14-16

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

The Chatter

Lord Baltimore Hotel to Participate in World’s Largest Ghost Hunt

On September 29, ghost hunters will explore haunted rooms of the historic hotel.

The Chatter

Ten Things Not to Miss at This Year’s Baltimore Book Festival

There will be more than 100 exhibitors, live concerts, and cooking demos by top chefs.

Connect With Us

Most Read


Gundalow Juice Stops Production to Focus on Catering Services: CEO and founder Dana Sicko discusses the next chapter with Gundalow Gourmet.

Baltimore Police Mounted Unit to Add Horses and State-of-the-Art Stable: City officials broke ground on $2.5 million stable at B&O Railroad Museum.

Governor Larry Hogan Tops Ben Jealous by 22 Points in New Poll: More than half of likely voters say they support the incumbent Republican governor.

Maryland Film Festival's Jed Dietz to Retire: Dietz shepherded the growth of the festival and the launch of the Parkway Theatre.

Are the Orioles and Adam Jones Headed For a Bad Breakup?: Fan favorite benched again last night as forgettable season nears end.