Are you planning to be in Baltimore Memorial Day weekend? Well, there are a number of activities you can enjoy!

  • Brew at the Zoo and Wine Too is Saturday and Sunday at the Baltimore Zoo. Beer and wine samples, a kids play area, plus the animals and exhibits at the Zoo!
  • The Baltimore Orioles are in town playing against the Kansas City Royals.
  • Oregon Ridge Beach in Hunt Valley opens for the season. The Beach at Oregon Ridge can fill up, so you may want to get there early. Admission on a holiday weekend is $8 for adults (age 12+) and $4 for children 12 and under. (You can also get a season pass!) The beach will be open all weekend from 10am-6 or 7pm. The water closes 1/2 hour before the beach does. There are more details on the Baltimore County Government site.
  • Fort McHenry in Downtown Baltimore is open all weekend, and on Monday from 10am-4:30pm they have a special observance for Memorial Day. The flags will be raised at full mast at noon, there is a National Moment of Silence at 3pm, plus information about the history of Memorial Day. Here is the Fort’s website with more information.
  • Pools open! If you don’t have a membership to a local pool, sometimes you can get a day pass, or you may be able to find a public pool (there are a few in Baltimore City) to visit.
  • Visit a park! The NCR Trail runs from Hunt Valley to the Pennsylvania line. There are trails, water for kayaking, white water rafting (though the water would be cold! 🙂 ) and more. The Gunpowder Park is on the Eastern side, and in Downtown Baltimore, Druid Hill Park, Patterson Park, Federal Hill Park and others.
  • Balticon Science Fiction Festival is in Hunt Valley May 25-28!
  • Sowebo Arts & Music Festival is Sunday, May 27 12-9pm. Live music on four stages, art show, kids’ activities, and more. Admission is FREE! More details are on their website. Sowebo is held near Historic Hollins Market in the 1100 Block of Hollins St in Downtown Baltimore.
  • Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium has a tribute to those who have defended our country’s freedom on Monday the 28th at 10am.

Though we often celebrate Memorial Day Weekend as the unofficial start to summer, we should not forget those who have fought and lost their lives to defend our country. Thank you to our servicemen and servicewomen who protect us every day.