Hello everyone! Girlfriend, this is my time of the year. There are so many festivals, outdoor venues such as farmer’s markets, live entertainment, outdoor Café luncheons and dinners; carnivals, parades, all kind of festivals. There is always something for children and adults alike during this time of the year and I am here to tell you about them.
The first on my agenda is the Royal Theater & Community Heritage Corporation that hosts the Courtyard Music Series headed by the owner of the Avenue Bakery, 2229 Pennsylvania Avenue on the corner of Pennsylvania & Baker Street outdoor courtyard where he has live entertainment from the best of the Baltimore and Washington local bands. James Dow Band will perform on Saturday, July 6; my group from out of Washington, DC; “Dee with Signature Live” is coming August 10th. Just bring your own folding chairs and find a shady spot and enjoy. It is free and open to the public. The time is from 4-8 p.m. They have food, cocktails, wine, soda, water, ice cream and bake goods on sale. You cannot BYOB because they sell alcohol on the premises. Check it out! It is so much fun, especially with me being the Mistress of Ceremony.
The other events are listed with my pictures on this page. Please support and check out these events. I will have many more for you coming up next week.
Okay, more to come in a couple of weeks we have two events that will blow your mind. Please mark your calendar. One is the Baltimore/DC Caribbean Carnival Festival and Parade. This is one of a kind! The event was founded by my friend, Dr. Elaine Simon over 30 years ago and it has snowed balled with her still in charge. The parade will start Saturday, July 13 at 12 noon from the 900 block of East 33rd Street in Baltimore and the festival will begin at 12 noon to 10 p.m. at Clifton Park and continues into Sunday, July 14 with live entertainment and vendors from all the Caribbean Islands. For more information, call 410-362-2957.
Another event is a festival called the DipNic Festival, founded by Charles “Rudy” Faison over 30 years ago and it is still jumping up and down doing the “James Brown”. Every year it gets bigger and bigger and it is for adults only. No children allowed. So get your baby sitter booked. The DipNic Festival is Saturday, July 13 from 12 noon until 8 p.m. at the Pearlston Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Road in Reisterstown, Maryland. It is an outdoor event with acres and acres of land of grass to set up your own grill, canopy, and tents. Bring your charcoal, lighter fluid, picnic basket, swimwear, your outdoor concert gear, folding chairs, sun umbrella, folding tables, your deck of cards and BYOB. DipNic will supply ice and activities such as: zip lines over a two-acre lake; paddle boats; canoes; fishing; three gigantic pools; water slide; concert hall with live entertainment; DJ music for dancing; softball and soccer field; volleyball; hiking trails; lots of vendors; two basketball courts; and the icing on the cake, I will be there with my books to autograph for you. For more information, call 443-801-1100.
Well, my dear friends, I got to go now, I am out of space. We will talk more about these two festivals in my next columns. REMEMBER IF YOU NEED ME, CALL ME AT 410-833-9474 or email me at email@example.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.