The time has come. If you take a minute to peer from beneath your cavernous cocoon of blankets and pillows, you can see a light–a ray of sunshine poking through the dense cold of winter. And that, everyone, is spring.
Now, we know that Maryland’s weather can be a fickle friend, but it seems like we have entered a steady stream of sunny and 60 degree-days. Towson has plenty of events and activities to participate in whether on campus, in town or in nearby Baltimore. Take advantage of the season from the locally grown produce to sippin’ a brew in the zoo among real tigers.
Towsontown Spring Festival
Towson Chamber of Commerce, 44 W Chesapeake Ave. Sat., May 2, 10a.m.-8p.m. Sun., May 3, 1-6p.m. Free. 410-825-1144. towsontownfestival.com.
Towson’s two-day kickstart event to spring is stocked with 450 vendors offering jewelry, art, food and more to the public. In between moseying through rides and funnel cake, there are two stages featuring some of Baltimore’s best bands in town.
Towson University’s Tigerfest Concert
SECU Arena, 8000 York Rd. Sat. April 25, 6-11p.m. $15-35. 410-704-2070. twitter.com/towsoncab.
Ahh, Tigerfest, Towson’s way of offering students one last hurrah of two days in the wild before diving headfirst into finals, projects and graduation. On Friday, local musical performances, inflatables and food will overrun the Union in a frenzy of free fun. On Saturday, Krewella and G-Eazy will take the stage in the SECU Arena.
Towson Farmers’ Market
Allegheny Avenue. Thursdays, 10:45a.m.-3p.m. Free. 410-825-1144. towsonchamber.com.
The farm is taking to the streets in an abundance of fresh, locally grown produce and crafts every Thursday. Sure, pizza is always a delicious take-out option, but how trying your hand at a homemade option by buying some tomatoes, fresh veggies and cheese?
AT&T Student Night
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W Camden St. Home Game Fridays. $7. 410-685-9800. baltimore.orioles.mlb.com.
O say can you see! Baseball season is back and Camden Yards would like to show some love to students of all ages by offering $7 tickets every Friday there’s a home game. So kick back, grab some crab-covered grub and play ball!
BB+T Presents Brew at the Zoo
The Maryland Zoo, 1876 Mansion House Dr. Sat. May 23-Sun. May 24, 1:00-7:00p.m. $25-65. 410-396-7102. marylandzoo.org.
This Memorial Day Weekend does not feel the same without grabbing a cold one and taking a walk on the wild side…
Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar
Baltimore, E. Saratoga Street. Sundays, 7a.m.-12p.m. Free. 410-752-8632. promotionandarts.org.
Located underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets is a smorgasbord of fresh finds, grilled kabobs, flowers and murals. The market spreads its rural roots in Baltimore’s urban center, presenting the community with plenty of goods produced right outside the city limits.
Preakness & InField Fest
Pimlico Race Course, 5201 Park Heights Ave. Sat., May 16, 8a.m.-6:30p.m. $50-140. 877-206-8042. preakness.com.
This year’s InField Fest main stage is spotlighting Armin Van Buuren and Childish Gambino for a weekend of Preakness fun. Think you’re ready for it?
Towson University’s The Big Event
Newell Field, 8000 York Rd. Sat., April 25. 9a.m.-1p.m. Free. 410-704-3307. towson.edu.
Towson is a great place to be during spring with university events, local entertainment and warm weather. Lend a helping hand in keeping the community crisp and clean by participating in Towson University’s The Big Event where roughly 2,000 students volunteer in preserving our Towson environment. One big day. One big thanks. One big event.
Jones Falls Trail
Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Ave. Daily. 443-984-4058. jonesfallstrail.us.
Breathe in the fresh air, or catch your breath, on the 10-mile cycling and walking trail that winds from the Cylburn Arboretum to the Inner Harbor. Either way, the scenic views connect the city streets to the paved trails winding just out of sight.
Hibernation is over. Go out and live a little.