about the festival
This year we will be celebrating the 36th anniversary of the festival on Sunday May 26th from 12pm to 8pm. The Sowebo Arts and Music Festival takes place every year on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. It is an always free and utterly unique festival surrounding the historic Hollins Market. This event is all about bringing together local music, local visual artists and entertainers, great food, community engagement, and fun for all ages.
For 36 years, Sowebofest has kicked off the Summer festival season in Baltimore. The City Paper has proclaimed us the Best Festival in Baltimore for many years, including 2016 and 2015.