This is the largest free art fair in the entire country. For three days in July, downtown Baltimore comes alive with art exhibits, food booths, live entertainment, and much more. And, this being Baltimore, the fair has a touch of the city's well-known eccentricity. You just never know who's going to come up out of the woodwork with something off the wall. If you love art, then don't miss it.
If you're going to be in Baltimore July 22-24, 2005 or July 21-23, 2006 (the 25th anniversary), you should check out Artscape. It's a place for visual art, performing art, film, children's activities, friends, and fun. And it's free. Check out their website for a listing of events. While you're in the cultural area of Baltimore, see if anything's going on at the Meyerhoff Symphony or the Theatre Project.