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The Towsontown Spring Festival at 50

The Towsontown Spring Festival at 50

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Fifty years old and still Baltimore County’s biggest annual party, a sure harbinger of spring and the rare chance to enjoy Courthouse Square and its surroundings without having to dodge all the cars and other traffic. With food, music, vendors, carnival rides and hopefully lots of sunshine. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. next Sunday in the area surrounding Courthouse Square, at Washington and Pennsylvania avenues. Free. towsontownfestival.com.

–Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun

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Nepal’s Rato Machindranath Chariot festival

Nepal’s Rato Machindranath Chariot festival

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The legend says that around the 7th century there was massive drought in the Kathmandu valley. It was believed that the arrival of the red deity would end the drought and bring back the rainfall. Hence then King Narendra Dev along with a priest and farmer travelled to what is now the Assam state in India and brought back Karunamaya, the god of compassion. It is popularly now known as Rato Machindranath.

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Jazz Fest: Celebrating musical heritage of New Orleans

Jazz Fest: Celebrating musical heritage of New Orleans

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The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival features music, food, and crafts over two weekends. This year it takes place April 28, 29, 30 and May 4, 5, 6, and 7, 2017. The music highlighted at the event showcases every style associated with New Orleans and Louisiana including gospel, zydeco, rock, rap, bluegrass and of course jazz. The festival takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course.

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