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Fells Point Maritime Festival 2019 – April 27

April 11th, 2019

Fell's Point Maritime Festival 2019 is Saturday, April 27. Formerly known as the The Fell's Point Privateer Festival, there is live music, food and drink vendors, local artisans, history, two ships to visit, and more. The festival is FREE to attend! It has grown over the years into a fun event with many people coming [...]

Baltimore Easter Egg Hunts 2019

April 4th, 2019

Baltimore Easter Egg Hunts 2019 will be over a few weekends, with the holiday falling on Sunday, April 21. Here are a few Easter Egg Hunts in Baltimore (plus a few other related events!) If you know of any others, please let me know, and I will add them to the list.   SATURDAY, APRIL [...]

Baltimore Farmers Market 2019

April 1st, 2019

The Baltimore Farmers Market 2019 season begins on April 7, 2019 and runs each Sunday through December 22, 2019. Hours are 7am-noon every Sunday. This year marks the 42nd year of the market! The Baltimore Farmers Market is located under the JFX at Holliday & Saratoga streets. What can you find at the Baltimore Farmers Market? [...]

Baltimore Named Top 10 Foodie City by Yelp March 2019

March 26th, 2019

Baltimore was named a Top 10 Foodie City by Yelp in March 2019. Those of us who live in Baltimore know how many wonderful eateries we have. Now, Yelp is coming to recognize and understand just how great our restaurants can be! Yelp says that their "Data Science" team compared new restaurants in individual cities, [...]

Baltimore Property Tax Cut Proposed

March 12th, 2019

A Baltimore City property tax cut was proposed by Mayor Pugh to reduce the tax rate by 2021. Mayor Pugh's goal is to have the Baltimore City owner occupied property tax rate reduced to under 2% of an assessed property's value. Her hope is to have it reduced to 2.048% by this coming July, according [...]

Average Salary Needed to Buy a Home in Baltimore Metro Area 2019

March 11th, 2019

The average salary needed to buy a home in the Baltimore metro area comes from HSH.com, which is a financial publishing website. The Baltimore metro area includes places like Towson, and the site states the counties included are Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard, Queen Anne's, Carroll, Harford Counties, which really changes the "affordability" factor. The Baltimore [...]

Baltimore Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2019

March 6th, 2019

The Baltimore St. Patrick's Day 2019 parade is March 10. The Parade starts at 2:00 pm at the Washington Monument, continues down Charles St, and then heads over to Pratt St. and Market Place. There is a foot race, the Shamrock 5K that begins at 1:15pm, so it is recommend getting there early to get [...]

Property Taxes in Baltimore County and Baltimore Rise in 2019

January 7th, 2019

Property taxes in Baltimore County and Baltimore City rise in 2019. Well, and every other county in Maryland. This is apparently the first year since 2008 where every single Maryland county is seeing property tax increases. Assessments on Maryland properties are averaging a 9.1% increase on average. Baltimore City residents are seeing a 5.9% increase, [...]

Baltimore Restaurant Week Winter 2019

January 2nd, 2019

Baltimore Restaurant Week Winter 2019 is January 11-20 at a good number of restaurants in Baltimore City. There are many different eateries on the list of restaurants in Baltimore. The participating restaurants will have prix-fixe menus. Three course dinners will be $20-35, depending on the place, (I will note, though, that in the past, the majority have been higher [...]

Baltimore City Christmas Tree Pickup 2019

December 27th, 2018

Baltimore City Christmas Tree Pickup 2018 will be happening January 2-January 31, 2019. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works posted on their website: "DPW will offer curbside tree collection from Wednesday, Jan. 2 through Thursday, Jan. 31. Residents should set out trees on their regularly scheduled trash collection day, at the same location where their [...]