Hampden, aka the “Land of the Hons,” known for its vibrant arts scene and quirky vintage shops, it's the perfect place for movie buffs, John Waters fans, and anyone who loves a good old-fashioned Baltimore hon.

The neighborhood has been the setting for many of John Waters' iconic films, including “Hairspray” and “Pecker”. 

The Avenue

Intersection of 36th and Roland Avenue The Avenue in Hampden is a lively street known for its quirky and eclectic shops, restaurants, and bars. It's a popular destination for both locals and visitors alike, and it's the heart of the neighborhood.

Here, you'll find everything from vintage clothing stores and independent boutiques to craft beer bars and farm-to-table restaurants.
But Hampden isn't just about movies, it's also home to The Hon Fest, a beloved annual event that celebrates Baltimore's unique culture and its love of the hon. With its beehive hairdos, cat eyeglasses, and signature tall cans, the Hon Fest is a must-see for anyone who wants to experience the true essence of Baltimore.

The Avenue is also famous for its holiday light displays and street festivals, like the HampdenFest and the Miracle on 34th Street Christmas celebration.

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