About Us

A tradition started in 1972

Johns Hopkins 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.

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HOURS

Friday
12pm-8pm

Saturday
10am-8pm

Sunday
10am-6pm

Arts & Crafts

For over 40 years, Johns Hopkins Spring Fair has been a longstanding tradition in Baltimore. The Arts and Crafts committee of Johns Hopkins 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.



Featured Vendors


Food

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 greater Baltimore area and beyond. Spring Fair could not be a success without the enticing scents and exquisite tastes from the food court.

Music

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.

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FeelFree

Drawing inspiration from the dub side of Bad Brains, the horn-lines of SOJA, and the soulful rhythms of Citizen Cope, FeelFree's music is a culmination of Washington D.C.'s musical and cultural diversity, and stands out for their tasteful guitar work and hard hitting horn section.

In 2004, Andrew Pfeiffer (vocals/guitar/trombone), Evan Hulehan (guitars/vocals/production), and Bryan Frank (drums) first began playing music together while enrolled in George Washington Middle School in Alexandria, VA. After adding Garret Clausen on bass/vocals/saxophone and Colin Cantfil on trumpet in 2010, FeelFree independently produced and released a few songs a year over the course of 2010-2013, helping to build buzz about the group in the Washington D.C. metro area while they finished up school.

While the band's lineup has fluctuated slightly in recent years with Bryan Frank and Colin Cantfil departing the group in 2015. FeelFree remains a constant on the mid-Atlantic scene and is currently finishing their next full length studio album, having released three singles off the LP so far,“Fishery” and “Right By Her" arrived in 2016, and "What a Time!" in 2017.

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Sub-Radio

Washington, DC's Sub-Radio makes smart, danceable pop rock that's always expanding its boundaries. The sextet's high-energy live performances and variety of outstanding vocalists have put them on the map up and down the East Coast. The band’s clean guitars, dancefloor rhythms, and powerful vocals have garnered comparisons to established pop-rock acts like Maroon 5, Walk The Moon and Two Door Cinema Club.

Multiple songs have been recognized in national songwriting competitions, and Sub-Radio has gigged heavily across the region, playing at the Cherry Blossom Festival, LAUNCH and Firefly 2017.  Following the success of their 2016 SameTrain//Different Station, the band embarked on a series of six monthly singles from April to September of 2017.  Sub-Radio released a short Holiday EP entitled "Holiday Hangover" in December 2017.  The band has plans to release another EP April of 2018.

Latest Album: Same Train/Different Station

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Matt Phillips

Matt comes from a long line of southern preachers, but he left his faith behind in pursuit of a wider perspective. Born in NC to a nurse & a psychologist, his lyrics are evocative & autobiographical, alluding to American history, transcendentalist literature, & notes from psych 101. With a classic Fender & a dynamic duo of amps in tow, he sounds like an old man trapped in a young body. In his 24 short years, he's spent countless hours in front of a crowd - from the North Carolina Boys Choir & street corner acoustic sets to session guitar work in blues, funk, and latin music. Matt will tell you the hardest truths in the sweetest way: “I must be onto something, ‘cause I smile when I play the blues.”

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The Milestones

The Milestones formed in June 2014 with Alexander Wandres (vocals/guitar) and Christopher Metz (guitar/vocals). They set out to make rough and ragged indie dance rock with a garage punk vein, equal parts The Strokes, Kings of Leon, and Sonic Youth. Rooted in Frederick, the band cut their teeth playing local bars and quickly began to develop a dynamic, powerful, and cinematic sound with an electric live performance. They recorded the Old Souls EP and have been playing gigs all around Baltimore, DC and Frederick. They have hit their songwriting stride and recently released their latest EP, 'Honey.'

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Waiive

Waiive is a Johns Hopkins hip hop duo that was formed in 2016 by Drew Espinal and Aditya Patibandla. Like many other popular groups, Waiive fuses genres like hip hop, pop, and dance music to create a spacey sound unique to the group. Although relatively new, both Drew and Aditya had experience in production and song writing before meeting each other, and they utilize their individual talents to reach new musical heights with each additional song.

When asked about their goals for their set, they simply stated that they “hope people are open to a unruly, disruptive show.” Although not fully inspired by one artist, Waiive cites Future, Post Malone, and Travis Scott as artists they’ve drawn inspiration from. They also enjoy listening to a variety of other artists including Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, Lil Wayne, and SZA. Although the group had originally stuck to releasing only singles, Waiive has plans release a full project in the near future.



Daytime Band Schedule


Check out some of the bands performing throughout Fair!

Beer Garden

$3/beer ticket. $5/wine ticket.

This year, Spring Fair is proud to be partnering with Union Craft Brewing and Boordy Vineyards. We are also excited to introduce food selections to the Beer Garden.

  • Patrons must be 21 or over.
  • Two forms of ID must be presented:
  • - one government-issued ID
  • - one alternate form of ID (J-Card, Credit Card, etc.)
  • Taps off 30 minutes before close.

Kids

Kids Quad is located between Homewood Museum and AMR I. It is right next to the Food Quad.

Attractions on the Kids Quad include:
  • - Student group activities
  • - Bubble exhibit
  • - Inflatables
  • - Petting zoo (Fri, Sat, Sun) & ponies (Sat, Sun)
  • - Carnival rides between Brody and Whitehead
  • - Face painting on Saturday and Sunday

HOURS

Friday
12pm-5:30pm

Saturday
10am-5:30pm

Sunday
10am-5:30pm

Plant ops

We water the plants.

Connect with Us


Co-Chairs: Mauricio Silva and Jason Timmerman



Location

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

Social Media

Email

springfair@gmail.com
Phone: 410-516-7692