Weekend Wrap-Up: Derby Daze


This weekend is all about racing to be the first. Show up to Fell’s Point Farmer’s Market for their first market of the season, watch the kinetic sculptures race around the city, or take in the Kentucky Derby from a giant block party. Saddle up, Canton, because it’s the weekend!

Fell’s Point Farmer’s Market opens at Harbor Point

This Saturday, May 6 is opening day for our favorite local farmer’s market: the Fell’s Point Farmer’s Market. This year the market won’t be held in it’s typical place on Broadway and Thames street; instead you’ll want to head around the corner to Harbor Point, 950 S. Caroline Street. Head to Harbor Point from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and grab some breakfast, fresh veggies, pickles, mead and more.

19th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race

Giant moving sculptures will parade around Baltimore this Saturday, May 6 beginning at 10 a.m. Grab a lawn chair and check out the machines from poodles to dragons as they move through land and water. The race begins at the American Visionary Arts Museum and moves along this parade route. The Water Entry at the boat ramp at Canton Waterfront Park is at 11 a.m.

Picnic on the Pier in Fell’s Point with Barcocina

Barcocina is throwing a picnic on the Broadway pier and you’re invited. This Saturday, May 6 from noon to 8 p.m. The event includes a DJ, live bands, food, beer, and cocktails. Grab a group of friends and a picnic blanket and and enjoy an afternoon and evening spent waterside.

4th Annual Kentucky Derby Block Party

It’s Kentucky Derby time this Saturday May 6, which means it’s time to head to the Chausseur’s block party in oversized hats and bowties. Their 4th Annual Kentucky Derby party promises a broadcast of the race, a barricaded block party that’s pet friendly, food, plenty of booze and more. Entry is a minimum $10 donation to benefit the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Bring plenty of cash because the event is mostly cash only.

HEARTSTRINGS : Tiffany Lange Solo Exhibition 

On Saturday, head back over to the Creative Alliance from 6pm-8pm, to see HEARTSTRINGS, the immersive culmination of Tiffany Lange’s three-year residency at Creative Alliance, featuring creatures and puppets woven into a fantastical environment that will exist as a walkthrough children’s book meshed with a natural history museum. The event is free and family-friendly.


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