Photo courtesy of Clara Marie Kelly
Maryland State Fair
Aug. 22-Sept. 1: Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium. Mon.-Thurs. 12-10 p.m., Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $3-8. 410-252-0200. marylandstatefair.com. The Maryland State Fair will celebrate its 133rd year with over 40 classic midway rides and a wide array of food offerings fresh from Maryland farms. Past favorites like live horse racing are joined by a sand sculpture contest, a newly designed kiddie land, and a performance by classic rockers 38 Special.
Photography by Kristie Blake Photography
Baltimore magazine’s 2014 Best of Baltimore Party
Aug. 14: Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St. 6-11 p.m. $85-$150. 410-752-4200, baltimoremagazine.net/best-of-baltimore-2014. Come celebrate the very best food, drink, and music that Baltimore has to offer at our Poe-themed party. Highlights include handcrafted cocktails, live music from cover band Kristen and the Noise, and beats from DJ Kopec. VIPs enjoy early access to restaurant samplings and a live performance by singer-songwriter Matt Hutchinson.