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End of Summer Events in Baltimore

With students returning to school and the Labor Day holiday approaching, the end of summer is upon us. If the waning of summer already has you nostalgic for the fireflies, cookouts, fireworks, carnivals, and everything else the season brings, we understand. But don’t trade in your flip flops for your flannel just yet. There’s still plenty of summer fun to be had before sweater weather sets in. We’ve rounded up some of the best end-of-summer events in and around Baltimore so you can make the most of your final weeks of fun in the sun.

92Q End of Summer Jam | Columbia, MD

92Q End of Summer Jam is playing the Merriweather Post Pavilion on September 19th. The event will star Future, City Girls, Moneybagg Yo & 42 Dugg! Get your tickets here.

Fall Back Safely: End of Summer Extravaganza | Baltimore, MD

Fall Back Safely is Baltimore’s End of Summer Celebration at the Inner Harbor sponsored by the Mayor and City of Baltimore, supported by the Waterfront Partnership, and produced by The Baltimore Office of Promotion & Arts. The event will feature a live DJ, street performers and activities. The event will culminate with a spectacular 15-minute fireworks show by Pyrotecnico which will be choreographed to music.
In line with the theme of the event, Mercy Hospital, will offer vaccinations and COVID tests on site. Additionally, BOPA will hand out face masks and hand sanitizer as a reminder to stay safe during the event and throughout the fall.

Maryland State Fair | Timonium, MD

The 140th Maryland State Fair (aka 12 Best Days of Summer) began on Thursday, August 26 and will run through Labor Day Monday, September 6 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

The Maryland State Fair recognizes the enduring appeal of Maryland’s citizens, students, and 4-H and FFA members to share their talents and compete for ribbons, prizes, and bragging rights. The Fair’s buildings, barns and stages provide space for thousands of fairgoers to appreciate the exhibits, learn from the exhibitors, and consider entering a future fair.

This year’s fair will also feature the thrills and chills, sights, sounds and aromas of numerous Midway and Kidde Land rides, games, and fun fair food provided by Deggeller Attractions. For those with a more local palate, the Maryland Foods Pavilion, Dairy Bar, and Chesapeake Craft Brew & Wine Garden, will showcase fresh from the farm and Chesapeake Bay food and drinks.

Triple Feature at Bengies Drive-In | Middle River, MD

Head to Bengies Drive-In during Labor Day weekend to catch a Triple Feature! See Jungle CruiseShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Free Guy on the biggest movie screen in the US while enjoying a quintessential summertime activity.

Defends Day at Fort McHenry | Baltimore, MD

Known as Baltimore's oldest holiday, Defenders' Day commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore and the writing of the nation's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." Celebrated continuously each year since the Brits sailed away in 1814!

This year's program will take place September 17-18and will include music, living history, U.S. Army, and evening luminaries.

Baltimore Orioles Games | Baltimore, MD

Don’t miss your chance to catch an Os game before the 2021 MLB season ends Sunday, October 3rd. Spend a day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards enjoying ballpark fare, beautiful views of Baltimore and a ballgame. For an extra memorable gameday, head to the park on September 16th when Grammy-nominated folk rock band The Avett Brothers will be performing a postgame show.

First Responders Day | Baltimore, MD

First Responders Day at the B&O Railroad Museum honors those who answer the call and aims to educate the public about their lifesaving practices.

First Responders Day will feature a bomb squad display, fire extinguisher demonstration, various police, and firefighting equipment for visitors to see and learn about, safety demonstrations.

In acknowledgement of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, a special honor guard ceremony and moment of remembrance will take place.

Maryland Restaurant Week

Maryland Restaurant Week is returning for its second year from September 17-26. Participating Maryland restaurants celebrate the customer by offering special menus, discounts, seasonal fare for dine-in, curbside or carryout.