Best Rainy Day Activities in Baltimore

April 17, 2023 | Events
Best Rainy Day Activities in Baltimore

As the saying goes, April showers will bring May flowers!

But don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Here are Baltimore’s best activities for a rainy day.

Don’t Worry, Beer Happy

Beat the rain by visiting a brewery—and pass the time by bringing games!

Checkerspot Brewing Company is a chill spot in South Baltimore with ample seating, great brews, and delicious small plates and snacks. If you’re looking for something casual yet fun, this is the place for you.

Diamondback Beer in Locust Point has tasty homemade pizzas to pair with their delicious drafts. Their tasting room will also keep you cool during hot spring days as well as dry during the rain. 

Monument City Brewing is a Highlandtown gem with great pours and events; their IPAs and ales are simply unmatched.

It’s always happy hour in Hampden! UNION Craft Brewing is a colorful brewery, making it the perfect place to beat the rain! They offer an extensive list of drafts, ales, and brews. Stop by and see what they’re pouring.

Visit a Museum

Baltimore is well-known for its art galleries, literature, historic buildings, and artifacts. Travel back in time this Spring and see what Baltimore’s museums have to offer.

Come see a “dream within a dream” at the infamous Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum. Experience the works of Poe within his actual home; the fabrics, furniture, and pieces have all been restored from 1833-1835.

The Walters Art Museum is well-known for its stunning watercolor, acrylic, and oil pieces. Their collections span circa 5,000 BCE to the modern century and contain ancient Egyptian artifacts, medieval manuscripts, and Baroque art. 

The American Visionary Art Museum is known to wow its patrons with brilliant colors, bling, and multi-dimensional pieces. Current exhibitions include “Abundance,” “The Science and Mystery of Sleep,” and “Esther and the Dream of One Loving Human Family.” 

Do you have an interest in contemporary art and hip-hop? If so, visit the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA). Beyond contemporary art, the BMA houses an extensive collection of African, Asian, American, European, Oceanic, and Indigenous art. 

If you’re wondering about the industrial revolution, visit the Baltimore Museum of Industry. More than one million historical artifacts are on display for you to see. 

You might not be able to go to an O’s game when it’s raining; however, you can visit the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum. Walk through Babe Ruth’s maternal grandmother’s home and learn more about his life. 

The B&O Railroad Museum tells the story of the urbanization and industrialization of America through the infamous railroad. Be sure to grab a photo by one of their impressive rail carts.

Step into the Spotlight

A rainy day is the perfect time to catch a show. 

The Everyman Theatre in Downtown Baltimore is showing numerous Broadway plays and theatrical performances. Virtually visit their box office to see what’s playing.

Lyric Baltimore is perfect for all music lovers. Their performances cover various genres—see what’s happening and purchase tickets.

Get lost in the symphony at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; their classical musicians are unmatched.

Baltimore Center Stage is capturing the cultural collective of Baltimore through a series of talks, performances, and “sound checks” in April 2023.

The Hippodrome Theatre has been a cultural epicenter since 1914; Broadway classics will be performed throughout the year, as well as Shen Yun. 

Are you looking to witness something magical? The Illusions Magic Bar is a great spot for drinks and entertainment. Stop by and experience something out of this world.

Keystone Korner is a fantastic jazz and dinner venue in Harbor East; from the food to the atmosphere, all patrons leave having a wonderful experience. 

If you want a laugh, visit the Port Comedy Club in Fells Point. Don’t blame us if your stomach hurts from laughing too much!

Go to the Movies

Who doesn’t love a good movie on a rainy day?

The Senator Theatre is a historic movie theater near Belvedere Square. Their seats and atmosphere take you back in time while showing modern pictures and films.

Harbor East Cinemas is the perfect place to catch that movie you’ve been dying to see. Their bar, lounge, and hot foods are the ideal compliments to a film.

Don’t Skip Class

A rainy day can be an opportunity to learn something new. Be sure to take advantage of these local classes:

The Baltimore Chef Shop is an award-winning cooking school, ranging from menu-based to technique classes. 

Schola is an infamous cooking school in Mt. Vernon. See their upcoming classes that are perfect for date night or groups. 

McFadden is a glassblowing studio with hands-on workshops where you can create your own glass art.

Corradetti is another glassblowing studio outside of Hampden with mini workshops, classes, and private sessions.

Singing in the Rain

We hope you make the most of April showers in Baltimore and explore these great indoor activities in Baltimore.