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City announces 2016 festivals and events schedule

City announces 2016 festivals and events schedule

While many of us have the holidays squarely on our minds, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts is here to remind us it’s not too early to start filling up our 2016 calendars.

On Wednesday, the nonprofit — which serves as the city’s arts council, events center and film office — announced via press release next year’s schedule for major festivals and other events.

Highlights include the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade (Jan. 18), the first Light City Baltimore festival featuring a free concert by Dan Deacon (March 28-April 3), the 35th annual Artscape festival (July 15-July 17) and the Baltimore Book Festival (Sept. 23-Sept....