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Spring is just around the corner, even if the Baltimore weather is still chilly. Celebrate making it through the cold and into March by attending some fun events around Baltimore! Bring your family or go solo for awesome culture, performances, and company.

African-American Heritage Family Festival

The African-American Heritage Family Festival is a free event happening at the Walters Art Museum on March 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This family-friendly event centers around the African-American experience in Maryland and Baltimore. View exhibits and performances, interact with local groups, and engage with different art activities.

2nd Saturday Contra Dance

Every second Saturday of the month, the Baltimore Folk Music Society puts on a square and contra dance. This fun dance happens from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. and offers a little something for everyone. Singles, families, and couples will find exhilaration in these traditional dances. If you show up half an hour early, you can take a free dance workshop, but you can be a total beginner and still fit right in. Head to 1620 Reisterstown Road; admission is $13 if you’re not a Folk Music Society member.

Light City Baltimore

2016 is the first year for Light City Baltimore. From March 28 through April 3, view this new, illuminating free art walk along the waterfront. View 1.2 miles of shining displays, including 29 visual artworks and installations centering around illuminated visual and constructed innovation. Light City Baltimore will have two stages featuring 50 live concerts over the course of the festival. On top of that, 75 pop-up theatre performances will be happening along the street. You can also attend seminars to learn more about light and technology.

Cabin Fever Campfire

Have the kids been getting restless with all the cold weather happening in Baltimore? Time to get outside! Head to Lake Roland at 1000 Lakeside Drive (which used to be Robert E. Lee Park) on March 5 for a campfire activity that kids will love. The group will take a walk through the woods at night to look at the wildlife and listen to the night-time sounds. Then, everyone will gather around the campfire, eat s’mores, and tell Native American stories. Kids must be ages 5 and up, and though the event is free, you have to register to reserve a spot by calling 410-887-4156.

Spring Maryland Home & Garden Show

The Maryland State Fairgrounds, located at 2200 York Road in Timonium, will become a springtime dream on March 5 and March 6. The Spring Maryland Home & Garden Show, open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., showcases the best in landscaping, gardening, flowers, and trees. Check out the gardening seminar, or bring the kids to the petting zoo. Admission for adults is $12, while kids between 6 and 12 years of age get in for just $3.

It’s time to get out of the house and thaw out a little. March has some great events for Baltimore residents to look forward to.