Every city has a tree lighting around Christmastime, but how many can boast an entire festival of decorated trees or a giant lit-up monument to the country's first president? The festivals and events throughout the year are a reflection of the city's fabric. Sure, there are plenty of events celebrating a particular culture (German, Caribbean, Italian, Russian, and so on), but there are just as many that show Baltimore's embrace of the bold and eccentric, from a large, moveable art race (Kinetic Sculpture Race) to improvised and experimental music (High Zero). Put it all together in one giant pot and you get something as crazy and diverse as Artscape. No matter when you're in town, you're bound to find something unique.