Spring Fair 2023

In collaboration with The HOP, and other campus partners, the Office of Leadership Engagement and Experiential Development is excited to host the 52nd Annual Spring Fair!

What to Expect in 2023

We are following public health guidance to ensure a safe and enjoyable weekend of events. The items mentioned below and the schedule are all subject to change at any given time based on needs, directives, or challenges presented. Our primary audience for this year’s Spring Fair is once again JHU students AND the greater JHU and Baltimore community. We look forward to Spring Fair 2023 making THE GREAT RETURN! For more updates please continue to check this website and visit our frequently asked questions page.

Games & Activities

Spring Fair has always been a celebration of the season, spending the majority of it outdoors, and this year will be no exception. Campus green spaces will be filled with designated areas for inflatables, lawn games, and activities! Starting at 2 p.m. on Friday on Keyser Quad, and then opening at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday, come on out and have some fun!

Arts Marketplace

Our traditional vendor fair is back and better and with a new name. The Arts Marketplace will host local artists, artisans, and commercial vendors from Baltimore and the greater DMV area. The 2023 Arts Marketplace will include a variety of vendors ranging from apparel and original artwork to pre-packaged food products. Attendees will be able to shop with our vendors Friday. April 28 through Sunday, April 30, during Spring Fair hours.

Food & Drink

Each year, the food selection is one of the most popular and diverse aspects of Spring Fair. Food options for the Fair include:

  • Sara Festivals, Inc
  • Sherri’s Crabcakes
  • B’more Greek Grill
  • Tiki Grill
  • A n B Soft Serve Ice Cream
  • NC Ribs on Wheels
  • Chef in a Box
  • Thai Thai
  • Ekiben
  • Virginia Foods

The Spring Fair Lounge will also be open to attendees ages 21 or older. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Spring Fair Concert

Good tunes, good vibes. Music is a huge part of Spring Fair! This year, we host an in-person headlining concert on Saturday April 29 starting at 8 p.m. The concert will be held in the Ralph S. O’Connor Center for Recreation and Well-Being. Kehlani will be the Spring Fair 2023 Headliner.

Schedule At-A-Glance

The 2023 Spring Fair will be completely in-person this year! All times and listings below are subject to change. The majority of offerings will require an RSVP/timed entry for students to participate.

Thursday, April 27

4:00pm – 7:00pm: Food Vendors
7:00pm – 9:15pm: Culture Show – Hosted by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion
9:30pm – 10:00pm: Fireworks

Friday, April 28

10:00am – 7:00pm: Food Vendors
2:00pm – 6:30pm: Spring Fair Lounge (Must be 21+)
2:00pm – 7:00pm: Arts Market Place (Keyser Quad)
2:00pm – 7:00pm: Day Time Activities Carnival Day (Keyser Quad)
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Beat Battle by the DMC

Saturday, April 29

9:30am – 1:00pm: Out of the Darkness Campus Walk
10:00am – 6:00pm: Arts Market Place (Keyser Quad)
10:00am – 6:00pm: Food Vendors (Freshman Quad)
10:00am – 6:00pm: Day Time Activities Beach Day (Keyser Quad)
10:00am – 7:00pm: Student Music Showcase, hosted by WJHU (The Beach)
12:00pm – 5:30pm: Spring Fair Lounge (Must be 21+)
5:30pm – 6:45pm: Cirque du Hop: Storybook Land Performance (Wyman Quad)
8:00pm- 11:00pm: Concert featuring Kehlani (Ticketed Event, Ralph S. O’Connor Rec Center)

Sunday, April 30

10:00am – 5:00pm: Arts Market Place (Keyser Quad)
10:00am – 5:00pm: Food Vendors
12:00pm – 4:30pm: Spring Fair Lounge (Must be 21+)
2:00pm – 4:00pm: Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theatre Company performance of Much Ado About Nothing (The Beach)


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