The Fell’s Point Fun Festival is this weekend, October 1-2, 2011 from 11am-7pm.

With the Ravens game Sunday not happening until 8:20pm against the Jets, Baltimore fans can still enjoy the day downtown with their families!

2011 marks the 45th annual festival, showcasing carnival rides, five stages of live music, plus a family & kid’s area with activities and entertainment for young ones. There is even a “Carnival of Wonders” tent with a magician, a real-live flea circus, jugglers, performers, and art & crafts!

The festival was originally begun as a way to raise funds and draw attention to the Fell’s Point neighborhood, when the area was due to be destroyed to construct highways.

Now, it has grown into a large event (they are expecting around 700,000 attendees over the weekend this year) with many coming to Downtown Baltimore to enjoy the beautiful Fells Point neighborhood, games, food, and fun. Visit the Preservation Society’s website to find out more details.

This weekend looks to be cool & sunny — a perfect weekend to enjoy Fell’s Point!

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