Events for all ages happening in southeast Baltimore City
Whether you’re already in the city or you feel like taking a trip out of county lines, there’s a variety of events happening in Baltimore City that will help you make the best of this weekend’s longanticipated spring weather.
For the little ones, Día del Niño, or “Children’s Day”, is a yearly event in Mexico that focuses on appreciating and loving the children in your life.
For the 7th year, Patterson Park is hosting their own Día del Niño event on Saturday, April 29. Up on the scenic Pagoda Hill that seems to overlook the entire city, children will be able to enjoy arts and crafts, paper rockets, sports and games, a book giveaway, dance performances from a Latin American dance troupe, piñata-smashing and more. Dozens of community associations, programs, and organizations help bring the festival, which was the idea of the Friends of Patterson Park organization, to life.
All of the events are free and although the event is inspired by Latino culture, all children of all ages are welcome, although most activities are geared towards those 2 to 12 years-old.
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Katie at 410-276-3676 or [email protected]tersonpark.com.
However, if you’re looking for some more grown-up entertainment in southeast Baltimore City, you can go right up the street to the 14th Annual Highlandtown Wine Festival on Sunday, April 30. From 1-6 p.m., Conkling and Claremont Sts. will let the good times flow with wine-tastings from a variety of vendors, food, music, arts and crafts, and more.
Started over a decade ago, the wine festival was originally just a small courtyard gathering of local winemakers who often made and shared vats of the boozy concoction in their basements. Throughout the years, it’s grown larger and larger as everyone from wine snobs and those who can’t tell the difference between the boxed stuff and the fancy stuff have gathered to imbibe.
Home-made local wines will battle for best in show, the big moment they’ve been preparing for since last year’s festival. Bronze, silver and gold ribbons will be awarded to the best red and white wines based on appearance, smell, taste and overall quality.
For more information on the event, visit www.highlandtown.com.