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Don't know how to fill up your itinerary with fun-filled things to do when you are here in Baltimore? Take a cue from our travel writers who are bitten by the travel bug every now and again.

Apr 16, 2013 - Festive fun in Baltimore

In a mid-sized city like Baltimore, entertainment is never too hard to find when you’re on a charter bus visit. From the Inner Harbor to the heart of the Hampden neighborhood, Baltimore is big on festivals and fairs. Whether it is a celebration of beer or honoring local Baltimore culture, live entertainment events are offered all year long in this port city when you visit with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Bus Charter Baltimore.

Baltimore ladies put on their best flower-decorated hats during the annual Flower Mart, a two-day celebration of flowers held each year in early May. Featuring hundreds of flower varieties to admire or purchase, the festival offers a variety of entertainment options for charter bus visitors. There is a maypole celebration, a hat contest, a pet parade, a dance contest and a children's area, where kids can participate in story time or arts and crafts. Hosted by the Baltimore suburb of Towson, the Townsontown Festival is one of the largest festivals of the year in Maryland. This classic event, also held in early May, features popular fair food, carnival rides and games, live music, a beer garden and a variety of contests.

The Sowebohemian Arts & Music Festival kicks off the summer on Memorial Day Weekend. During this one-day festival, charter bus visitors can watch more than 30 live bands on stage, while eclectic artists from the area proudly display their paintings, photos and sculptures throughout the festival grounds. Arguably one of the most popular Baltimore summer festivals, the annual Hon Fest is held in mid-June. The over-the-top, two-day festival is an homage to the women who embrace Baltimore's hon culture, the local habit of calling everyone "hon." It is a mix of 50s style, beehive hair, funky glasses and Baltimore food. Charter bus visitors from all over flock to the Hampden neighborhood, the epicenter of hon culture for the festival, which includes pageants, local bands and dance performances.

In Baltimore, beer is celebrated every year for a whole week in mid-October. Emphasizing American brewers, Baltimore Beer Week incorporates a variety of beer-related events for charter bus visitors, including local and national beer sampling, food pairings and OktoBEARfest, a celebration of beer at the Baltimore Zoo. Many of the events will feature live bands for entertainment as well. Baltimore also does Halloween big, with a gigantic festival and parade in Patterson Park during the last Saturday in October. The park is transformed into a kid-friendly Halloween paradise, featuring hayrides, arts and craft centers and live music. The evening parade route goes around the park. Afterwards,charter bus visitors are welcome to attend the Glow Ball after-party in their best costumes.

Baltimore welcomes the holiday season with the Fell's Point Old Tyme Christmas, a three-day festival that starts with St. Nicholas arriving by boat into the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Festivities that attract charter bus visitors include a Christmas market, family sleigh rides, live holiday music, a lighted boat parade, a 5k fun run and even an eggnog contest. When the Christmas holiday season is over, Baltimore celebrates all things magical, wonderful and just a little odd during the Winter Festival of Wonder in mid-February. Held at the Station North Arts & Entertainment District, the festival features whimsical art installations, contortion and belly dancing classes, and hands-on art activities for kids.

There’s festive fun all year round in Baltimore during your charter bus visit. Bus Charter Baltimore can help organize your charter bus trip ensuring that you and your charter bus group have a memorable charter bus visit to Baltimore.

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