We finally made it to Spring Break! Can you believe it? I, for one, am excited to experience my first true college Spring Break (shoutout to the sporadic one-day breaks last spring, you are gone and happily forgotten). If you’re staying around the Baltimore area for break, I’ve got you covered with some great events for both this weekend and next weekend to keep you entertained.
Dear Evan Hansen, March 15 – 18 at 8 p.m., March 19 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., March 20 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (Content warning: suicide and self-harm)
Broadway has come right to your door! The renowned musical Dear Evan Hansen is showing at The Hippodrome Theatre through Sunday, March 20. The musical revolves around themes of self-love, friendship and mental health. Whether you’re familiar with the show or not, this is a unique opportunity to witness such high-caliber talent without going to New York. Purchase tickets for the show of your choice on Ticketmaster.
Saturday, March 19
Fells Point Farmers Market, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
If you’re a farmers market fanatic who frequents the 32nd Street Farmers Market every weekend, use your newfound Spring Break free time to go try a new one! The Fells Point Farmers Market hosts dozens of local farmers and vendors weekly near the historic waterfront. Do your grocery shopping and squeeze in a special brunch at one of Fells Point’s delicious restaurants while you’re there. Check out the list of vendors, directions on how to get to the market and information on the market website.
National Pig Day in Pigtown, 1 – 3 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to pet a pig? I don’t blame you if not, because that’s a very specific desire to have, but now I hope the answer is yes. Regardless, this weekend you have the opportunity to pet a pig in Pigtown, a historic Baltimore neighborhood known for its butcheries. Check out some local restaurants and businesses while you’re there, and help them raise funds for Whispering Rise Farm, whose mission is to provide sanctuary to pigs who are victims of the pet pig trade. Information can be found on Pigtown’s website.
D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival, All Week
It’s finally time to celebrate one of the best aspects of our proximity to the D.C. area. The cherry blossoms are predicted to peak between March 22 and March 25 this year, so Spring Break aligns perfectly with it. Take the MARC down to D.C. for $9 to experience one of the prettiest sights you’ll ever see. It’s completely free to view the cherry blossoms down at the Tidal Basin by the Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King Jr. and Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorials. Make a day trip out of it with some friends!
Saturday, March 26
Baltimore Street Food Festival, 12 – 8 p.m.
Everyone’s favorite food festival returns to the Power Plant Live! grounds after a wonderful summer session! For just $15 plus ticket fees, you can enjoy a free first drink, live entertainment and access to vendors from all around the city. The afternoon session is from 12 – 3 p.m., and the evening session is from 5 – 8 p.m. All food items within the festival are priced at $5 or less, so there is ample opportunity to try a smattering of dishes. Tickets are going fast and can be purchased on EventBrite.