Big Glen Burnie Carnival
For spine-tingling rides, lip-smacking treats and a chance to win prizes on the midway, make your way to the Big Glen Burnie Carnival tomorrow through Aug. 4 at Crain Highway and First Avenue, off Ritchie Highway. A family favorite since 1908, the carnival features more than 20 rides, dozens of games and plenty of food. Hours are 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Fridays and 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free; the cost for ride tickets varies. Call 410-766-6760.
'Rhythm of Love' tour
Listen to a blend of jazz, soul and R&B sounds when the "Rhythm of Love" tour stops Wednesday at the Pier Six Concert Pavilion, President Street. The lineup features Will Downing (pictured), Chante Moore and Jonathan Butler. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22-$45. Call 410-481-SEAT.
Carroll County Fair
View livestock exhibits, cheer at pig races, watch horse and mule pulls, enter a rooster-crowing contest -- or perhaps you prefer a husband-calling contest -- and sample country-style cooking Saturday through Aug. 3 at the 104th annual Carroll County 4-H and FFA Fair at the Ag Center, Carroll County Fairgrounds, Smith Avenue in Westminster. You can also buy livestock, listen to music and enjoy a parade. Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Call 410-848-FAIR.
Hamilton Street Festival
You can dance in the street to live music from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday when the 5400 and 5500 blocks of Harford Road will be closed to traffic for the ninth annual Hamilton Street Festival. You can also browse craft displays, sample local fare, be entertained by clowns, show off your agility at a moonwalk, visit a bookmobile and check out classic cars. Admission is free. Call 410-254-2323.
STEP ABOARD TALL SHIPS
The tall ship Libertad, an Argentine navy training vessel, and the newly built schooner Sultana from Chestertown will be docked at the Inner Harbor tomorrow through Aug. 2. One of the longest tall ships in the world, the 346-foot, three-masted Libertad welcomes visitors from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Saturday through Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. The 97-foot, two-masted, square-topsail schooner Sultana (pictured) was launched in Chestertown last spring to provide hands-on educational experiences that focus on the history and natural environment of the Chesapeake Bay. Tour the vessel from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Call 410-837-4636.
Run / walk with Oriole Advocates
Slip on your running or walking shoes and join the Orioles Advocates for the 13th annual 5K Home Run, Fun Run and Walk beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The five-kilometer "Home Run" will take runners from Camden Yards to Light Street and wind along the Inner Harbor on Key Highway. The one-mile fun run and walk takes participants from the parking lots and lower concourse areas of Oriole Park at Camden Yards to centerfield. Entry fees range from $10 to $20. Proceeds are used to promote interest in baseball by supporting leagues for young people. Call 410-377-8882 or register online at www. finishedproduct.com.
Circus on the water
The fate of the circus heroine Frenchie is in your hands. She has to make a choice between the dreamy Guy de Lion or the lovable Froggy the Doggy Trainer, and it's up to you to help her with that decision. "Cirque de L'Amour," a French-inspired, circus-themed synchronized water ballet, will be presented by the young performance group Fluid Movement at 7 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday and Aug. 3-5 at the Patterson Park pool, off Linwood Avenue. The third annual water-soaked extravaganza features, among others, a 60-year-old Cupid in a pompom-covered Speedo, a floating Eiffel Tower, co-ed synchronized swimmers of all shapes and sizes, juggling acrobatic neighborhood kids and dogs in costume. A poolside party, with music by the Hula Monsters and chanteuse Anne Watts, follows Saturday's water show. The party is a benefit for the Creative Alliance. Water-ballet tickets are $5. Call 410-342-0600. Party admission is $55 in advance, $65 at the door. Call 410-276-1651.
Columbia International Day
Celebrate Columbia's cultural and ethnic diversity from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Town Center Lakefront. The annual Columbia International Day features crafts, food and entertainment by a variety of artists, including Ellis Island, Charm City Klezmer, Jow Ga Chinese Dragon and Lion Dance Troupe, Brazilian Nights and Mama Jama. Afternoon games and entertainment for children include a moon bounce, face-painting, a puppet show and a chat with Pinkerton the Pink Flamingo. Admission is free. Call 410-715-3161.