It’s Labor Day weekend which means A. You need weekend plans if you’re staying in the city and B. It’s just about the end of the summer. We’ve rounded up ongoing summer events that are ending and other events that will prepare you for cooler weather to come. Grab your swim gear, picnic, craft supplies, and paddles, Canton, cause it’s the weekend!
With the end of summer around the corner (tear), it’s time to dive into the twilight swim in Patterson Park one last time. This Friday, September 1 head to the pool from 8 to 11 p.m. to enjoy a dip, some friends, music, and drinks. There will be a DJ and food from local vendors for sale. Bring your own spread, but remember, no glass is permitted. Admission is $5 and you must be over 21 – so bring an ID.
Another sign that summer is ending: Barcocina will host its last of four Picnic on the Pier events this Saturday, September 2. Gather the Labor Day stay-cationers and head to the Fell’s Point pier at noon for a relaxing day of live music, great food, beer, and cocktails. A DJ will spin from noon to 2 p.m. and live music will play from 2 to 6 p.m. The event is free.
Take a trip out of the neighborhood this Saturday, September 2 and prep for fall with all the DIY knowledge your heart desires. The 10th Annual DIY Fest is a day full of free DIY workshops led by local crafters. Join fellow crafty people in Charles Village (2640 St. Paul St.) from noon to 6 p.m. and browse 30+ vendors in between workshops. Workshops range from potting fruit trees to fixing bicycle tires to jewelry-making.
Kayak tours will continue into the fall, but this weekend might be one of the last on the warmer side for enjoying Baltimore from the water. This Sunday, September 3 join Baltimore City Recreation & Parks and the Healthy Harbor Initiative for an Inner Harbor Kayaking Tour. Paddle by all of the sights: the USS Constellation, the floating wetlands and Mr. Trash Wheel. Tickets are $20 for Baltimore City residents (you must be over 13).