Harbor Point, 1310 Point St. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free-$89.
With more than 30,000 perfectly seasoned crabs and all-you-can-drink samples of 30-plus beers and wines, this summertime staple is a Marylander’s dream come true. Now in its sixth year, this Old Bay-coated festival returns with live music, kid-friendly activities, and plenty of alternative eats for those wary of crustaceans. So, grab a spot at the brown-paper-covered tables, crack open a cold one, and celebrate the start of crab feast season.
June 22: Summer Solstice Festival
Burnt Hill Farm, Clarksburg. 12-6 p.m. $20-160.
A few years ago, Old Westminster Winery acquired a second farm named Burnt Hill, and, since then, the acclaimed winery’s team has been working nonstop to prepare the land for planting. Before the vines go in the ground, they’re inviting members of the local natural wine community to the farm’s picturesque hillside for a celebration of all things wine, featuring 100 unique pours from dozens of regional purveyors. Be sure to check out the live art by No Kings Collective and snack on eats by Clavel, Blacksauce Kitchen, and Ekiben in between glasses of pinot and rosé.
June 22-Aug. 2: The BIG Show
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. 6-10 p.m. Free-$40.
If you couldn’t tell by its title, this annual arts exhibition at Creative Alliance is a big deal. Now in its 23rd year, this beloved show invited members of the Highlandtown arts center to contribute their own works of art to this hodgepodge collection of more than 175 pieces. Whether you submitted your own masterpiece or just want to browse the artworks in this salon-style exhibit, check out the floor-to-ceiling display during the opening reception on Saturday and then stick around for a wacky variety show full of musicians, jugglers, and contortionists.
The Alchemy of Art, 1637 Eastern Ave. 12-6 p.m. Free.
This isn’t your average craft and flea market. For one thing, the Fells Point art gallery will be offering 15-minute portraits, tarot card readings, and freshly shucked oysters along with wares from 30 local vendors during its annual markers’ market. But maybe our favorite part about this one-of-a-kind sale is that DJ James Nasty will be spinning beats out on the sunny courtyard alongside shoppers all afternoon long. And, really, what could be better than browsing through handmade jewelry while jamming to “Knightwerk” and “Main Course”?
June 22: FIT + Fitness Festival
Harbor East, Aliceanna St. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free.
Instead of sticking to your usual Saturday morning workout (aka walking from your bed to the fridge and back), start your weekend with a high-energy fitness class—or two—in the streets of Harbor East. With seven back-to-back classes ranging from an energizing yoga flow to a calorie-burning HIIT class, this fitness festival is an easy (and free!) way to test out a wide variety of workouts and meet fitness gurus from The MAC, Under Armour Brand House, lululemon, and Charm City Run. If that’s not enough to get you out of bed, there will be tons of snacks and drinks, giveaways, and raffle prizes.