Events in Baltimore this Weekend (May 1 - 4)

Already thinking about what to do next weekend? Check out the events going on around Baltimore May 1 - 4 and get a jumpstart on your weekend. 

WTMD First Thursdays
Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. (1st Thursday of the month May through Sept.) at Canton Waterfront Park

This year, WTMD’s First Thursdays is moving from Mount Vernon to Canton’s Waterfront park. This Thursday is the first in the extremely popular summer concert series, and will feature musical artists Joan Osborne, Joseph Arthur and Marah. The event is free, and food and drink (including beer from The Brewer's Art.. yum!) are available for purchase. So grab a blanket  and some friends and enjoy an evening of free music.


Friday, May 2 at Pier Six Pavillion

Jahan Yousaf, Yasmine Yousaf and Rain Man make up the electronic music group, Krewella. The group, best known for their song “Alive,” will be joined by fellow musicians, Logic and Radical Something on Friday at Pier Six. Tickets are still on sale for $45.


May 2 & 3, Washington Monument in Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon transforms into an outdoor flower market for the weekend for FlowerMart. Gather around the Washington Monument for two days of flowers, food and entertainment. Local artists, musicians, farmers and vendors will be in attendance for the celebration. You can even compete in the FlowerMart hat contest (a great way to warm up for Preakness in a few weeks!). For more information on the FlowerMart, visit


Kinetic Sculpture Race
Saturday, May 3 starting at 10 a.m., American Visionary Arts Museum

Have you ever wanted to see quirky sculptures travel across land and sea in Baltimore? Me too! This race is full of creative individuals and teams who have built incredibly unique mobile structures that race across Charm City. Join the race and cheer on your favorite sculpture as it travels across the finish line, and don’t forget to dress in your quirkiest costume!


Towsontown Spring Festival
May 3 & 4, Downtown Towson

A little outside the city, but who doesn’t love a good old fashioned festival? The Towsontown Festival takes over downtown Towson for the weekend, filling the streets with classic carnival foods like funnel cakes and turkey legs, along with fun rides for kids and adults. There are also local bands, a beer garden, shopping and entertainers. Entrance into the festival is free. Be sure to get there early or take public transportation, the garages in the area fill up quickly!