October 1, 2022

Baltimore Must-See Events Throughout August

8/6-7: MOONRISING FESTIVAL
Much to the delight of electronic dance music (EDM) fans, the annual two-day live music rash known for bringing the best of the genre (and thousands of ravers) to Baltimore returns to Pimlico Race Course this this month. Featuring headliners Fisher (“Ya Kidding”), Tiësto (“The Motto”) and Zedd (“Stay”, featuring pop singer Alessia Cara, and “Clarity”, featuring Foxes), the highly anticipated Moonrise this year brings a whopping 40-plus acts (think AC Slater, Cheat Codes, Canabliss, and Liquid Stranger) to the legendary horse trail.

“After a three-year hiatus, we are delighted to bring [Moonrise] back at Pimlico Racecourse in August and building on the success of this incredible festival as we embark on the next phase of spreading love for our culture to the East Coast,” said Pasquale Rotella, CEO and founder of events company Insomniac, who shared the news on Instagram last spring. “It’s an honor to carry on the legacy and work with friends who share the same love and respect for the rave scene and its roots.” Pimlico Racecourse. Hours vary. $129-229.

8/1: FOG: MONSTER MASH
Join Blue Water Baltimore at Enoch Pratt to learn more about the FOG (fats, oils, and grease) monsters that cause blockages in pipes and storm drains. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Patterson Park Branch. 1 p.m.

8/3: LIVE FROM THE WRITER! D. WATKINS
Baltimore bestselling author D. Watkins talks about his new book, Black boy smileat the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Library. Enoch Pratt Free Library. 7 p.m.

8/4: BALTIMORE MINIFEST
This music and arts festival brings together national and local artists (think everyone from Fari X to MoonManFlo) for an evening on East Cross Street. The 8×10. 6 p.m. $23.

8/4: MAREN MORRIS
To promote his latest album, humble questthe Queen of Pop and Country arrives at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, joined by folk artist Joy Oladokun. Merriweather Post Pavilion. 8:45 p.m. – $125.

8/5-7: YACHT ROCKET!
Fluid Movement’s more than 70 swimmers take their synchronized ballet routine (complete with throwback tunes, space telescopes and Captain Neil Tennille’s titular contraption, held together by macrame and chewing gum) to local pools. Riverside and Patterson Park Pools. Hours vary. $10-20.

8/6: CARIFESTA MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
DJ G-Nice and Suzy Q host this Caribbean-themed festival, which brings face paint, snow cones, Afrobeats and island fare to Laurel. Park of Gudé de Granville. 12pm-8pm

8/6: 5,000 STEPS / CASEY CARES RUN
In its 13th year, the race, which raises money for families of critically ill children, has adopted a new location at the Maryland Zoo. Compete on foot, enjoy refreshments, score a t-shirt, and mingle with your favorite animals. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. 8am-10am $10-40.

8/6: EXCHANGE OF COMMUNITY PLANTS
Bring a flower or two to the gated grounds of the Walbrook branch of the Enoch Pratt Library, where more plant parents await. Plus, bring home a whole new leafy best friend. Enoch Pratt Free Library. 11 a.m.