Parades, races and food

September 30, 1994|By Mike Giuliano

Among other Baltimore on the Bay events to mark on your calendar:

* Saturday: The 14th annual Blessing of Baltimore's Work Boats at 5:30 p.m. along the west wall of the Inner Harbor.

* Oct. 5: The Old Bay Crab Soup Stakes -- Wednesday at noon at the Harborplace amphitheatre.

* Oct. 6-9: Starting with the First Thursday celebration and continuing through next weekend, there will be a Downtown Baltimore Show Open House, with entertainment both in office building lobbies and outdoors, hot air balloons and a host of other activities.

* Oct. 7-9: The Harbor Classics Festival at HarborView Marina and Yacht Club on Key Highway. Next weekend's events include entertainment aboard the Liberty Ship S.S. John W. Brown, antique boats and cars, food and children's activities.

* Oct. 7-9: A highlight should be several ceremonies commemorating the 50th anniversary of the christening of the Baltimore Maritime Museum's submarine USS Torsk.

* Oct. 8: From noon to 6 p.m. will be the Market Center Seafood Jamboree, offering food and music. It'll be held on the Eutaw Street parking lot next to Lexington Market.

* Oct. 9: It wouldn't be October without the Columbus Parade. The parade kicks off from Key Highway at 1 p.m.

* Oct. 13: The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race goes from Baltimore down to Norfolk.

* Oct. 15: There will be many activities for children to choose from during Kids on the Bay, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Inner Harbor's Rash Field. There'll even be a costumed character named Captain Seaweed.

* Oct. 29 and 30: You can take behind-the-scenes tours of the working port during PortFest, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day -- and a related bicycle tour of the waterfront, Tour de Port, is slated for Oct. 30.

* Throughout October: The Top of the World Observation Level and Museum, located atop the World Trade Center, has an exhibit of models titled "Ports in Miniature."

For more information about Baltimore on the Bay activities, call (410) 837-4636.

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