Enjoy art, craft beers and more at ‘Trash Wheel Fan Fest’ on Saturday

Mr. Trash Wheel collects trash and debris from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Photo by Chesapeake Bay Program, via Flickr

Mr. Trash Wheel and his family – Professor Trash Wheel, Captain Trash Wheel and Gwynnda the Good Wheel of the West – work hard to remove floating debris and keep the inner harbor clean from tons of trash.

Now, Baltimore’s favorite aquatic creatures that scoop up trash invite residents to a night of celebration and appreciation at Trash Wheel Fan Fest.

After several years of virtual events due to the pandemic, the fan fest is finally back in person for trash lovers.

The Peabody Heights Brewery will host the celebration on Sept. 24 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for residents ages 21 and older, offering unlimited trash can-themed craft beers and access to local food trucks.

The Trash Wheel Fan Fest will take place on September 24 at the Peabody Heights Brewery. Photo courtesy of Waterfront Partnerships of Baltimore.

Artworks inspired by the trash wheel from more than 30 local artists will also be on display and will be presented in three art categories: “Art for your Eyes”, which includes (but is not limited to) drawings, paintings and sculptures; “Art for your body”, including costumes, hats, fashion; and “Art for your Tummy,” featuring cakes, pies, and other edible art.

Each category will have three winners who will receive cash prizes.

“We missed the Trash Wheel Fan Fest,” said Adam Lindquist, president of environmental programs and initiatives at Waterfront Partnership, in a statement. “It’s a wonderful gathering of trash gobblers who come together to make art, sing songs, and even dress up in honor of the Port of Baltimore’s most beloved trash gobbler. We’ll have a band that will sing along Mr. Trash Wheel song and a ton of one-of-a-kind merchandise for sale.

Mr. Trash Wheel is part of the Baltimore Waterfront Partnership’s “Healthy Harbor Plan” initiative to make the water suitable for fishing and swimming.

Although the Trash Wheel family has removed 2,004.47 tons of trash and debris from Baltimore’s waters, there is still work to be done. This event honors efforts to create a clean, safe and healthy port, including educating the public on how to prevent litter from ending up in waterways.

Click on here for more information about the event or to purchase tickets.

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