See Beyond Festival

Saturday, April 29th, 10 AM – 3 PM

See Beyond Festival logo

Try Everything for FREE

While you wear our signature Free MSB eyeshades, you can try out various free activities like running the sprint track, guessing flavors at the taste testing, or even trying your hand at sensory and tactile arts. You can even check out the accessible Kids Zone with local live music!

Bring your wallet for the local restaurants on site selling a variety of savory foods, sweet treats, and coffee delights, and for the See Beyond Festival’s Makers and Vendor Market that will be filled with local vendors.

*Blindfolded at this event means each participant will try all activities while wearing these light-blocking eyeshades.
Kid runs towards beep baseball bas wearing eyeshades, as a volunteer runs along and cheers him on.

2023 Festival Activities:

Beep Baseball
Blind Soccer
Blind Lacrosse
Sprint Track
Kid Zone Crafts
Hula Hoop Demo
Blind Taste Testing
Blind Scent Test
Make Studio Craft
Cane Travel & Low Vision Skills
Clayworks Craft
Free Balloon Animals
Makers & Vendor Market
Live Music by the Sound Storm Band and Broken Stil
Local Food Stalls
Accessible Playground

Thank You to Our Sponsors

An Event for Everyone

Get ready to be part of a one-of-a-kind Maryland School for the Blind event—the See Beyond Festival! It’s an exciting free event open to the public on our award-winning campus. There’ll be plenty of family-friendly activities for everyone, and the 2023 See Beyond Festival is anticipated to be even bigger and better thank last year!

At the See Beyond Festival, all activities and challenges are free, thanks to our generous sponsors. Try everything without your sight. Participate in blind sports like soccer, beep baseball, lacrosse, goalball, and sprint track. Try your luck in blind taste test challenges. Play games and make brailed and sensory crafts.

Don’t miss out on the KidZone with free balloon animals, face painting, and accessible playground!

“That is such an interesting concept, to actually experience what it is like; to put the blindfold on and see what people who are blind go through.”

Meg McNamara, WJZ-TV13 News

“Diversity, equity and inclusion are talked about a lot these days. At the Maryland School for the Blind’s See Beyond Festival, you can gain a deeper understanding of what it means for people who are blind or low-vision.”

Patrice Sanders, WBFF-Fox45 News

“For years, we have passed this place on Taylor Avenue and the problem is….we have passed this place. Well, now you have the opportunity to turn in!
The See Beyond Festival is open to everyone; everyone should come to the Maryland School for the Blind for this amazing event!”

Jamie Costello, WMAR-TV2 News

Festival Info

Bring a lawn chair and relax on the green while enjoying food from local restaurants or get up and dance to the upbeat tunes of the Sound Storm Band. Visit our Makers Market and Vendor Fair

2023 Map and Vendor List COMING SOON!