Baltimore City Paper


Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts Annual Parade. May 31, 10 a.m., Baltimore Avenue between 19th and 26th streets, (443) 615-5130, Get your purple and gold on and show some Ravens pride as the spring comes to an end, alongside players, cheerleaders, mascots, live music and colorful floats.

Wine in the Park. June 13-15, noon-8 p.m., Northside Park, 125th Street, (410) 280-3306,, $25. For the second year running, attendees can taste a wine or two from East Coast vineyards while relaxing on a picnic blanket in front of the live stage.

OC Air Show. June 14-15, 12:30-4 p.m., 16th Street Beach and Boardwalk, 800-626-2326,, VIP $22-$199 ($25-$349 after May 18), others free. Watch the annual aerial acrobatics from the entire boardwalk while listening to live tunes at the beachside of Ocean City.

Art's Alive. June 14-15, Northside Park, 125th Street, Bayside North Ocean City (91st-146th), 800- 626-2326, Make your way around the artists' booths at a lovely lagoon in Ocean City for a taste of summer culture. Rain or shine.

OC Car and Truck Show. June 21, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.,June 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Isle of Wight at 40th Street, Ocean City, (302) 436-0183,, $20. Check out classic hot rods, sick bikes, sleek vehicles and the like at one of the East Coast’s largest auto shows.

Family Beach Olympics. Every Tuesday from June 24 - Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., 27th Street Beach, 800-626-2326,, free. Ever wanted to become sand castle-building champions or tug-of-war olympiads? Now’s your chance.

Dew Tour. June 25-29, Oceanside Boardwalk (Inlet-27th), 800-626-2326, All the best extreme athletes come together for some wicked intense competition, including BMX riding, skateboarding and surfing. Kick back and relax on the beach with some tunes following the competition.


Movies on the Beach at Princess Royale. Thursdays from July 3 - Aug. 28 at 8:30 p.m., Princess Royale Hotel, 91st Street, 800-626-2326. Get a beachy free cinema experience with the whole family.

Sunset Park Party Nights. Thursdays from June 26-Aug. 28, 7-9 p.m., Sunset Park, South Division Street, Bayside, 800-626-2326, Pack up a beach chair or towel and head over to Sunset Park for a perfect viewing of the sun’s descent over the Isle of Wight Bay. And grab a cold one, for sale at the park, while you’re at it.

July 4th Concert and Fireworks at Northside Park. July 4, 8-10 p.m., Northside Park, 125th Street on the bay, 800-OC-OCEAN, Celebrate Independence Day with a free concert and a picturesque fireworks show over the bay.

July 4th Concert and Fireworks on the Beach. July 4, 8-10 p.m., Oceanside Boardwalk (Inlet-27th), North Division Street, 800-OC-OCEAN, Celebrate the Fourth with some free tunes and red white and blue fireworks over the ocean.

Concerts on the Beach. Selected dates, July 9 - Aug. 27, 8 p.m., North Division Street beaches, Oceanside Boardwalk, 800-OC-OCEAN, Live enterainment sets up on the coast for enjoyable summer evenings.

Greek Festival. July 11-12, noon-11 p.m., July 13, noon-9 p.m., July 14, noon-9 p.m., Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Isle of Wight at 40th Street, (410) 289-2800, Prices vary. The beauty of Athens arrives in Ocean City, where traditional Greek libations, arts and crafts, and perhaps a few leafy head wreaths and white robes might be seen.

Sundaes in the Park. Every Sunday through Aug. 24, 7-9 p.m., Northside Park, 125th Street on the bay, 800-OC-OCEAN, Heap some hot fudge and sprinkles over your ice cream while watching live entertainment and some kick-ass fireworks.

Big Fish Classic. July 26, 4-9 p.m., July 27, 4-8 p.m., Talbot Street Pier, 311 Talbot St., (410) 213-0325, The heavy “fishers” are coming out to hook the fattest cats in the sea at this offshore fishing tournament. Come on by and you might see a shark.

Berlin Peach Festival. Aug. 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Calvin B. Taylor House Museum, 208 N. Main St., Berlin, (410) 641-1019, It’s like you’ve been transported straight to Georgia with this annual sweet peach festival. There will be peach pie contests, arts and crafts, historical displays, and a whole lot of peaches.

OC Beach Classic Ultimate Frisbee Tournament. Aug. 9-10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Somerset Street Beach, Oceanside Boardwalk (Inlet-27th), Pull out your flying plastic disk for a lively game of ultimate. Best diving catch wins style points.

Ocean City Hotel Week. Aug. 17-29, Participating hotels (townwide and West Ocean City), (410) 289-6733, Get a sweet deal on some beach digs including free nights, tiered discounts, and more. Bring 18 friends and it's bound to be practically free, if you're willing to "share" space.

Labor Day Weekend Art & Craft Festival. Aug. 29-31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 4001 Coastal Highway, 800- OC-OCEAN, Put aside your slacks and cellphone and leave work for a Labor Day weekend festival of gifts, household items, and arts.