by Antonio Eubanks, Events Coordinator
What’s the first thing you think about when you hear “Fall”? Do you envision falling leaves in warm hues? Do you taste a hint of pumpkin spice on the back of your tongue? Can you feel the fleece sweaters brushing up against your skin? If all of these things are true, you probably love the autumn season as much as we do. The first day of Fall is Friday, September 22th and though we are sad to see Summer go, we are gearing up for all the Fall fun to come!
The transition of seasons is often marked as a time for change. The weather changes (for better or for worse), we switch out our wardrobes, our schedules start to change and sometimes even time itself changes (remind us why we still follow Daylight Saving Time?). Here at the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, it means we are winding down from our Summer season of events and revving up prep work for all of our Fall and Winter programming.
Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is bustling with Fall events for everyone –you just have to know where to look. If you’re not sure where to start, check out Baltimore’s Office of Promotion and Arts’ Free Fall Baltimore calendar. This calendar boasts over 300 free events across the city through the month of October. You can find activities that range from workshops and lectures to festivals and fairs.
Another great place to check is with us –our website and social media platforms are updated regularly with our events and other harbor happenings. Speaking of, we have two exciting festivals happening in October – The Great Baltimore Oyster Festival and Harbor Harvest.
The Great Baltimore Oyster Festival will be taking place on Saturday, October 14th from 1 PM – 5 PM at West Shore Park. This is more than just your average food festival –along with getting amazing food and having fun, we also want to teach everyone about the strides Healthy Harbor Initiative and The Chesapeake Bay Foundation are doing to create a clean and safe harbor.
Harbor Harvest, our annual fall festival is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary on Sunday October 15th. With attractions like live music, an urban pumpkin patch, petting zoo, hay maze, pony rides and kid’s crafts, it’s the perfect place for a fall family fun day!
If you’re still looking for things to do this Fall, just take a stroll through the promenade of the Inner Harbor –you’ll be sure to find something fun to do!