11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, The Avenue on 36th Street, honfest.net, free.
All cities have their caricatures. Baltimore, actually, has several, with one if the most enduring being the Bawlmer Hon. You could dive deep into the history of the Hon— what historical, racial, economic, and cultural markers created her. Or, you could don your biggest beehive wig and fanciest cat eye glasses and have a good time. Dance to music, pig out on festival food, and play looky-loo during the Baltimore’s Best Hon Contest.