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A Guide to Summer in Baltimore

We have high hopes for the summer of 2022.


Festivals, live music, and entertainment are coming back (talk about music to our ears), and new businesses are blossoming throughout the city.  Here’s a look at our bucket list this summer. 


The 147th Preakness Stakes will be held on Saturday, May 21 at Pimlico Race Course. Kick off the horse-racing celebration early at Preakness Live on Friday, May 20. The culinary, art, and music festival will feature Megan Thee Stallion and a special performance by Lauryn Hill. 


Musical performances abound all summer long. Check out the Legwarmers, the “Ultimate 80’s Tribute Band, playing at Ramshead Live! located within Power Plant on June 24. Oriole Park at Camden Yards will host Paul McCartney on June 12. Pier 6, a waterfront venue in the Inner Harbor, will feature Alicia Keys’ World Tour on Aug 3 and Jack White’s Supply Chain Issues Tour on August 24.


Merriweather Post Pavilion, a scenic outdoor venue just 20 miles west of the city will feature The Lumineers on May 25, Halsey on June 8, Jack Johnson on June 24, The Black Keys on July 25, and Kenny Chesney Aug 10. FedEx Field, home of the Redskins, will host major acts including Coldplay on June 1 and The Weeknd on July 30. 


Furry Friends Rejoice

Pet lovers have two exciting unique concepts to experience this summer. Bark Social opens in May in Canton. The social club for dogs is a beer garden and coffee house that doubles as an off-leash dog park, open rain or shine. Also Heart and Paw, a full-service veterinary center, recently opened in Fells Point. Pet lovers can get wellness and preventative care and surgery for their furry friends, along with dog daycare and pet grooming. 


Savor & Shop 

Harbor East is hosting Vino In Vogue on May 14th. Gather on Aliceanna Street for an afternoon of wine tasting and shopping to support Living Classrooms. 


“Beach season” officially begins in Harbor Point on Memorial Day with the reopening of the Sandlot. The waterfront location will have a creative fresh bar program and serve local food truck fare. For more outdoor happy hours, check out Loch Bar in Harbor East, Little Havana in Federal Hill, Blue Pit BBQ in Hampden, and a best-kept secret, Nick’s Fish House in Port Covington. 


Kneads, by H&S Bakery, is a new bakeshop, cafe and locally sourced market set to open this summer in Harbor East. Inspired by a shared Paterakis familial history of artisanal craft, Kneads will no doubt be a fixture in the community, seating more than 150 people with a mezzanine, patio, market area, and flex space for private events.  


Brightside Boutique, a longstanding women’s boutique is based in Baltimore, with locations in Federal Hill, Fells Point and Hampden, as well as locations in Annapolis, Towson and D.C. This summer, Brightside will launch a new, fresh, larger location in Harbor East on Aliceanna Street that will feature new fashion-forward labels and in-store events. 

Share what’s on your summer bucket list by tagging us with @Chasencompanies.

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