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Check Out an Amazing Festival in Baltimore This Weekend

A three-day feast of art and music that's definitely worth the drive

This weekend, July 17 through 19, Baltimore will be once again be hosting what’s billed as “the nation’s largest free arts festival,” Artscape. More than 150 juried artists and craftspeople will display their works both indoors and out. Live music—rock and soul and hip-hop to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra—will take to the festival’s multiple stages. Also on the schedule are opera and dance performances, street theater, film, photography, outdoor sculpture, a display of “art cars,” and hands-on activities for kids.

In years past, more than 400,000 people have attended the three-day festival, in the area around Mount Royal Avenue and Charles Street. For tips on getting to the festival, click here.

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