Skip to main content

CATEGORY Dining, luminary

It’s Picnic Season in Baltimore

Posted June 2nd, 2020 Baltimore parks, dining, local restaurants, nature, Picnic

Thursday, June 18th is International Picnic Day. The holiday celebrates blue skies, warmer weather, friends, and family. So, grab a blanket and pack some snacks for a morning, afternoon, or evening picnic!

How to Have the Perfect Picnic

To have the perfect picnic, you need to plan! First, find the “right spot” or location. Then, plan your food! You can also pack, or make, individual lunch boxes or containers, like mason jars.

Of course, don’t forget to bring a blanket. You can even line a blanket with a shower curtain to prevent it from getting wet.

Get more tips for the perfect picnic here.

Places to Picnic

Here are some great locations close to Luminary to check out on International Picnic Day:

Federal Hill Park

Federal Hill Park has breathtaking views of Baltimore, complete with canons for a glimpse back into history.

Patterson Park in Canton

Patterson Park has two pavilions, perfect for convenient outdoor dining. You can also BYOB—bring your own blanket and curl up in the expansive green space.

Canton Waterfront Park

Canton Waterfront Park is the perfect spot for “dinner and a show,” with its stunning harbor views. You’ll also find the Korean War memorial at this beautiful park on the water.

Fort McHenry in Locust Point

For McHenry is the perfect destination for a picnic. This waterfront park and historical site spans 42 acres, and even has some picnic tables for your dining pleasure.

Pierce’s Park in Inner Harbor

Pierce’s Park has a lot of greenery and unique, interactive art projects on display, for a perfect picnic in the city.

Preston Gardens Park

Preston Gardens is dog-friendly and is the closest to Luminary right in the heart of Downtown Baltimore. There are plenty of sitting areas and open spaces to enjoy a picnic close to home.

Tasty Treats and Yummy Eats

Check out these easy-to-eat picnic foods from local businesses:

Cheese Galore and More!

Cheese Galore and More! in Federal Hill offers artisanal, local, and international cheese. They also serve freshly baked breads and homemade dips; a must-have!

Learn more about their new wine and cheese pairings and have the perfect picnic.

DiPasquales Italian Market

DiPasquales market/deli, with locations in Federal Hill and Canton, offers homemade Italian food, with easy finger-foods, like premium sandwiches and brick-oven pizzas.

Wet City Brewing

Wet City Brewing’s delicious sandwiches and desserts are available for curbside pick-up and delivery. Be sure to check out their new Pina Colada Slushies, served in an adorable honey bear!

Rosina Gourmet

Rosina Gourmet serves up some of the best breakfast and lunch sandwiches in Baltimore, featuring fresh and locally sourced ingredients. You won’t be disappointed with their picnic-perfect fare.

Trinacria Mt. Vernon

Trinacaria offers delectable Italian cafe foods, including, but not limited to: sandwiches, paninis, pizzas, and fork-free apps. Check out their full menu here.

The Deli at Lighthouse Liquors

Lighthouse Liquors and Deli is perfect to order in advance, especially if you’re heading to one of the Canton parks for your picnic. For delicious sandwiches, paninis, wraps and more, order here.

Look Forward to Our Upcoming Resident Events

Looking for more summer fun? Check out our resident events:

On Tuesday, June 2nd, we’re hosting an Herb Garden Class with our gardener, Oasis Plantscapes.

On Thursday, June 25th, Bozzuto is hosting a company-wide “Resident Appreciation Day.” All-day-long, you can look forward to morning, afternoon, and evening (virtual) happenings. Stay tuned for more details! Let’s have an amazing June, and picnic season!

Back To Blog