Mardi Gras Festival 2017

Baltimore’s Biggest Annual Mardi Gras party happens at Power Plant Live! Now in its 8th year, this will be the biggest party yet! We have added more live performances including Cirque-style performers along with our Shopping Cart Float Parade featuring floats created by each of the businesses at Power Plant Live! There will also be a King Cake eating contest, live Zydeco music featuring the Stumblebum Brass Band.

The 12th Annual Gumbofest

At the DoubleTree Hotel Annapolis
Live Music provided by the local band, The Stragglers
GumboFest is set to kick off Mardi Gras week. Put on your beads and bring your appetite to the DoubleTree Hotel, February 26th, 2017 from 1:00PM – 4:00PM. The event features gumbo tastings, live music, the MD Lottery and a cash bar. Attendees sample the gumbo entries and vote on their favorite for the “People’s Choice” and “Best Booth Display”.

American Craft Show, Baltimore 2017

Join us for three days of festivities celebrating all things handmade! More than 650 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country will gather under one roof. It’s your chance to touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft and meet the makers behind the fabulous work. This is the American Craft Council’s flagship show – a must-attend for craft lovers.

Plus, meet the country’s top emerging artists! Stop by our Hip Pop booths dotting the show floor to see their contemporary pieces, ranging from sophisticated elegance to cutting edge. Look for the pink and black Hip Pop logo to locate these fresh finds.