The third annual Jonestown festival, on Lloyd Street between Baltimore and Lombard Streets in front of the Jewish Museum of Maryland was held on June 24 from noon-4 p.m.

“The Magic of Jonestown Festival,” which drew approximately 400 people, coincided with the opening of the Jewish Museum of Maryland’s new, original exhibition “Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini.”

  • Dai Andrews
  • Dai Andrews
  • Stilt performer Joffrey Fahringer
  • Magic of Jonestown Festival
  • 'Inescapable: the Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini'
  • "Disappearing Elephant" magic trick


In addition to tours of the exhibition, the event brought neighborhood cultural institutions such as the National Aquarium, Port Discovery and the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and local businesses together for family-friendly activities such as arts and crafts, face-painting, balloon animals and entertainment by stilt walkers and circus acts.

Capping off the afternoon was a breathtaking performance by Baltimore’s own Dai Andrews, who recreated one of Harry Houdini’s most incredible feats — his historic escape from a straitjacket while dangling upside down from a 65-foot crane on Charles and Baltimore Streets in 1916.

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