April 26-28

About Spring Fair

A tradition since 1971

Spring Fair is all about having fun. As America's largest student-run three day festival, we on Spring Fair strive to bring the greater Baltimore area the best of the best each and every year. We organize and execute an extensive number of events on Homewood Campus which include but are not limited to carnival rides, games and contests, an ever-expanding food court, and beer garden. As a dedicated and fun-loving group of individuals, we cannot wait to host the best Spring Fair weekend Hopkins has seen yet!

For directions to the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus, please click here.

For parking information, please click here.

General Hours

12pm - 8pm

10am - 7pm

10am - 6pm

Overview of Events

Gather your friends and indulge in food, beer, music, and activities including food eating contests, bubble soccer, and jousting!



  • Kick Off Party @ Freshman Quad
  • 7-8:30pm – DJ Competition
  • 8:30-9pm – Fireworks
  • 9-9:30pm – Tank Giveaway
  • Plus...
  • Red Bull truck
  • Popcorn
  • Entertainers' Club
  • Aura Sparks


  • Kids // 12-6pm
  • Arts & Crafts // 12-8pm
  • Food // 10am-7pm
  • Beer Garden // 3-8pm (open to everyone)
  • Senior Happy Hour, 2-3pm

  • ☼ Daytime Events ☼
  • ALL DAY Wipe Out Inflatable @ by Exit from Beer Garden
  • ALL DAY Dunk Tank @ by Exit from Beer Garden
  • 12-3pm Water Balloon Catapult Contest @ Freshman Quad
  • 12-6pm Pie a Pi Phi @ Freshman Quad
  • 1:30-2:30pm Lavender Saches @ the Beach
  • 1-5pm Open Volleyball Toss @ Upper Gilman Quad
  • 3-8pm Mini Golf @ Latrobe Patio

  • ☼ Nighttime Events ☼
  • 9:30pm-MIDNIGHT Silent Disco @ Levering Courtyard ~ Powered by Silent Events


  • Kids // 10am-6pm
  • Arts & Crafts // 10am-7pm
  • Food // 10am-7pm
  • Beer Garden // 1-7pm (open to everyone)
  • 11AM-1pm Tailgate @ Athletic Circle Free food, beer, giveaways, and games!
  • Graduate Student Happy Hour, 12-1pm

  • ☼ Daytime Events ☼
  • ALL DAY Mini Golf @ Latrobe Patio
  • ALL DAY Wipe Out Inflatable @ by Exit from Beer Garden
  • 10AM-6pm Kidditch @ Freshman Quad
  • 11AM-1pm Clothing Sale @ Freshman Quad
  • 11:30AM-6pm Pie a Pi Phi @ Freshman Quad
  • 1-2pm Donut Eating Contest @ the Beach
  • 1-4pm Volleyball Toss Tournament @ Upper Gilman Quad
  • 2-4pm Korean Ice Cream @ Freshman Quad
  • 2-5pm Cookie Decorating @ Freshman Quad
  • 2-7pm Dunk Tank @ by Exit from Beer Garden
  • 2:30-3:30pm Pop the HOP @ Freshman Quad
  • 3-5pm Red Bull Paper Wings @ Mattin 101

  • ☼ Nighttime Events ☼
  • Headliner Concert (Artist: CASH CASH) @ Rams Head Live!


  • Kids // 10am-6pm
  • Arts & Crafts // 10am-6pm
  • Food // 10am-6pm
  • Beer Garden // 12-5pm

  • ☼ Daytime Events ☼
  • ALL DAY Wipe Out Inflatable @ by Exit from Beer Garden
  • 10AM-3pm Mini Golf @ Latrobe Patio
  • 11AM-5pm Pie a Pi Phi @ Freshman Quad
  • 4pm Volleyball Toss @ Upper Gilman Quad
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm Tie Dye @ the Beach
  • 3-5pm Bubble Soccer @ Shriver Quad

Letter from Dean Ruzicka

Dear Students,

On Thursday, Johns Hopkins will kick off Spring Fair, our largest student-run festival. Many of us look forward to this weekend as an opportunity to celebrate a year of hard work, and we invite the larger Baltimore community onto our campus for food, festivities, and fun. Spring Fair is one our treasured traditions, and a chance for us to showcase our school and our students.

I ask that everyone who attends Spring Fair and related activities celebrates responsibly and remembers our community policies and expectations.

A few key reminders:

In cases of overindulgence, keep in mind our Amnesty Policy, both for yourself and your fellow Blue Jays. As a reminder, the number for HERO is 410-516-7777 and they will have a tent on-site at Spring Fair.

I hope that you take full advantage of everything Spring Fair has to offer. Remember to hydrate, wear sunscreen, and enjoy the delicious food on the Beach (whether you choose to have Funnel Cakes or Crab Cakes)! Have a safe, fun, and relaxing weekend.

Thank you,

Dean Ruzicka


Smack in the middle of the Baltimore community, Spring Fair invites not just undergraduates to enjoy the fun-filled weekend, but families from surrounding neighborhoods as well. Families with kids can look forward to enjoying the standard food and music as well as an entire section just for kids. Enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, magic, face painting, and much much more!




Kids Schedule Kids Schedule

Other activities hosted by JHU student groups!


Arts & Crafts

For over 40 years, Spring Fair has been a longstanding tradition in Baltimore. The Arts and Crafts committee of Spring Fair assembles a selection of about 60 unique arts and crafts vendors on JHU's main quad for the community. Most of our vendors sell commercial or handmade products and this year we will be taking a limited number of vendors.

2019 Arts and Crafts Vendors:

Color Street - Nails By Stephanie | Just Henna | Earth Huggers Lapidary | Choice Tunes | Every Life Works | J's Paper Fantasies | Baltimore Nonviolence Center | Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union | Coco Couture Chocolates and Fudge | Made to Meander | Tibet Sky Emporium | Schroll's Gourmet Food, LLC | Bamboo Pillow Sheets | Chriopractic Works | Sandra's Arts and Crafts | Fearless Threads| Andy Om | Ince Sun Import & Export LLC | Bills Handcrafted Key Chains and Bracelets | Solider Solutions LLC | The House of Treazures - Peculiar Treazures | Shea 2 Z LLC | Shanes Forever Files | Jose Madrid Salsa | Rainbow Silver | Amber Froever Amber | Troy Montana Jewelry | Pristine Care | Zenora Knight LLC | Vision Group Holdings | Bath Fitter | Real Time Pain Relief | SLS Creations | Colibri Crafts | Hopkins Retrospective | A People United | Paparazzi | Origami Owl | Ankh Queens Crafts | Lemon Aid Organics | The Marylander Apartments | J Herbal | BORA | Little Reds Preschool at Rolans Park Country School | Out of Africa | JK Designs | New Secrets Tea | The Princeton Review | Shawn Derrenbacher Photography | Carol Sharples | Instant Shine Cleaners | Leathercraft Wonderland



Each year, the food selection is one of the most popular and diverse aspects of Spring Fair. Always an enormous success, Spring Fair attracts over 20,000 people to the Johns Hopkins University campus every year from the Baltimore area and beyond. Spring Fair could not be a success without the enticing scents and exquisite tastes from the food court.

Food Quad @ The Knoll

Ekiben | Hoffman's PA Dutch Funnel Cakes | Jammin' Flava | London Court Beverage Co. | NC Ribs on Wheels | Sara Festivals | Sherri's Crab Cakes | Thai Thai | Tiki Grill | Wild Bill's Olde Fashioned Soda

Snacks @ The Freshman Quad

Cream Cruiser | Farm to Face | HomeSlyce | PekoPeko Ramen | Sweet 27 | T-Swirl Coffee | Zeke's Coffee

Food Trucks @ The Beach

A & B Soft Serve Ice Cream | B'More Greek Grill | Rito Loco | The Green Bowl



Good tunes, good vibes.

Music is a HUGE part of Spring Fair! We have two stages packed with artists all weekend and one headlining concert on either Friday or Saturday night. The two weekend-long stages, on the Beach and in the Beer Garden, showcase local artists. In the past, Friday night headliners have included J. Cole, Nelly, The Chainsmokers, A$AP Ferg and Steve Aoki.

Daytime Music Schedule

Daytime Music Schedule


Explore music by our artists



A staple of Spring Fair. Catch up with friends over some fine beverages, music, food and games (must be 21!).

    General Public

  • Friday // 3-8pm
  • Saturday // 1-7pm
  • Beer Garden @ Tailgate // 11am-1pm
  • Sunday // 12-5pm

    Happy Hours

  • Friday // Senior Happy Hour // 2-3pm
  • Saturday // Graduate Student Happy Hour // 12-1pm

  • Email or DM for tank purchase.



Thankful for our sponsors!


Please contact springfairbp@jhu.edu for a sponsorship deck or for ad space in our program.

Contact Us

Co-Chairs: Meera McLane and Sofya Freyman


Mattin Center
Suite 121
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

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Phone: 410-516-7692