Spend the weekend feeling festive and prepping for fall. Get weird at Hampden Fest, get your fill of Ukranian culture at the Ukranian Festival, grab some new home goods at the flea market, and perfect your flow at a local, outdoor yoga session.
Living in the wrong neighborhood? Or do you just love the funk that our favorite neighborhood to the North (Hampden) brings into your life? If so, clear your Saturday (September 9) and head to Hampdenfest for a day of live music, vendor browsing, eating, drinking and truly strange events. Expect a Dangerously Delicious pie-eating contest and the famed toilet race competition. The free neighborhood festival runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Join the festivities at another event a little closer to home. On Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10 (noon to 9 p.m.) head to St. Michael Ukranian Catholic Church Grounds (2041 Eastern Ave. just across from Patterson Park). This free festival includes Ukranian entertainment and authentic novelty, craft, and food vendors. Folk dance, song and violin will be part of the entertainment. Head to the pierogi cart or grab some pit beef and enjoy the show.
Looking for some cheap ways to spruce up the homestead while supporting a local organization? Church on the Square is hosting a Community Flea Market this Sunday, September 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items for sale will include, but are not limited to: home goods, cookware, toys, gently used clothing, and books. There will also be some homemade crafts for sale. Payments go to church space rental and other community work.
Center yourself before starting a new week with one of the last Summer Sundays with Pop Up Yoga Baltimore. Head to Canton Waterfront Park on Sunday, September 10 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for a donation-based event led by Rebecca Horner. Bring a mat, towel, sunglasses and water with you (a limited number of mats will be available). Don’t forget to bring your donation or send it through Venmo: @popupyogabaltimore. Namaste.