The Fells Point 48th Annual Fun Fest taking place October 3 - 5 in Baltimore is only one of the fun things to do this neighbhorhood has to offer. This annual event joins people from all walks of life for a weekend of fun and community interaction. If you are planning to attend the festival, here's what you need to know.
Unlike other large community festivals, which have a large start, Fells Point Fest started as just a neighborhood festival. Over 40 years ago the community came together to raise money to help avoid an interstate that was planned bisect the neighborhood. The community was successful in this original endeavor, and now Fells Point Fun Fest is a huge event, drawing hundreds of thousands of people for the music, food and drink available over the weekend. Yet in spite of its growth, the proceeds from the Fest continued to support the original organization who started it all, the Preservation Society of Federal Hill and Fell's Point, until two years ago. Now, Fells Point Main Street has taken over the planning and preparation for the festival, which attractions over 700,000 people, so the Preservation Society can return to their original goal of preserving local heritage and history.
What makes Fells Point Fun Fest so exciting is the fact that it offers things to do for everyone. The festival centers around music and adult beverages, with live performances from some local bands as well as nationally-known talent starting at 5 on Friday and running through the final concerts at 5 on Sunday. Stages at Harvest Garden, Garden on the Square and the International Garden ensure plenty of room for these performances. The hardest part for many is choosing which stage to view, with so much talent.
Yet music is not the only thing you will find at the Fest. Food vendors with food for almost every taste will be present, and you can bring the kids as well. A block full of inflatable bouncy houses and slides, kid-friendly entertainment, including magic shows, story time, and jugglers, and free crafts will ensure that the youngest guests have a great time as well. There are so many things to do for kids that you might want to visit for more than one of the days of the festival.
The fun starts Friday at 5 and runs through Sunday night. You can park at the intersection of Caroline and Thames streets for $20 per day. The event itself is free, but the food, drink and activities will cost extra. Festival cups, which can be used to take drinks around the festival, are available for $5.
The money from the Fells Point Fun Fest still goes to preserve the historic neighborhood. While you are enjoying the Fest, be sure to take in the beauty of the waterfront community, jump on a water taxi or sample the food from a local restaurant. This historic and diverse community is a true treasure. You can start to make it part of your own family history by purchasing a home in Baltimore's Fells Point region. Contact Homesale Realty to learn more about owning property in Fells Point.