Baltimore Harbor Pass
5 Attractions • 4 Days • 1 Discounted Price!
Explore Baltimore’s top attractions and save by booking your Pass in advance.
Call 1-877-Baltimore or click here for more info.
West Shore Park and Walter Sondheim Fountain
Located between the Visitor Center and Science Center
The West Shore Park features a large ‘great lawn’ that provides fun, family friendly opportunities at the Harbor. The addition of the Walter Sondheim Fountain adds another dimension of delight for children to run and play in an interactive fountain built for active use.
For more information please visit www.waterfrontpartnership.org
Located on the Waterfront’s Pier 5
A one-of-a-kind Waterfront park, Pierce’s Park is located on the Waterfront’s Pier 5 and features native plantings, natural play areas for children, and original sculptures designed for exploration and fun. And now, two NEW pieces of play equipment have been added!
For more information please visit Pierce’s Park
City Dining Cards
Downtown Dining Locations
The Downtown Partnership is excited to introduce a new dining discount program that is perfect for foodies and bar enthusiasts. City Dining Cards and City Drink Deck Baltimore not only save money, but provide great recommendations for eating out. Not only do you save, but 5% of the proceeds from the sale of these card decks will support The Living Classroom Foundation.
For more information please visit City Dining Cards
Convenient docking for all Orioles home games. Go O’s!
For the Orioles regular season schedule, visit Baltimore Orioles.
Maryland Bacon Festival
Rash Field • Saturday, April 26 • 12:00PM – 10:00PM
Over 30 of the area’s top restaurants, food trucks, bands and thousands of the area’s top food lovers will gather to celebrate an American tradition – BACON! This event will feature bacon sampling and full sized bacon cuisine, contests, cooking demos, a bacon themed children’s zone, cooking competitions, a vendor village featuring non-food bacon themed vendors and much more.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Maryland Bacon Festival.
Healthy Harbor Walking Tour
Monday, April 21 • 2:00PM – 4:00PM
To join the tour, please meet on the Jones Falls Walking Bridge located between the Pier VI concert pavilion and the Marriott Waterfront Hotel. It is a 90 minute walking tour of the Inner Harbor’s “Living Laboratory” of demonstration projects that are helping to clean the water and improve the ecosystem of the Harbor and the Bay. You will tour floating wetlands, Inner Harbor Oyster Gardens and visit rain gardens. You will get to see live spat (baby oysters) that are living in the Harbor and learn about what other plants and animals thrive in this habitat.
Please direct questions to Adam@WaterfrontPartnership.org or visit their website at Waterfront Partnership.
Federal Hill Main Street’s Spring Block Party
Cross St., Federal Hill • Sunday, April 27 • 11:00AM – 7:00PM
Live music, food & drinks, arts & crafts, games and fun in the streets of Historic Federal Hill. To avoid parking hassles, take the FREE Charm City Circulator. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the gate.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Historic Federal Hill.
Milestones: African-Americans in Comics, Pop Culture and Beyond
Geppi Entertainment Museum • Through April
The exhibit will showcase contributions of companies such as Dark Horse Comics and Marvel Comics and shine a spotlight on a segment of Black creativity rarely seen by the mainstream.
For additional information, please visit Geppi’s Museum
Kinetic Sculpture Race
Saturday, May 3 • Starts at 10:00AM at the American Visionary Art Museum
A race of wacky, imaginative, totally human-powered works of art designed to travel on land, through mud, and over deep harbor waters constructed out of used bicycles, gears, and parts.
For more information, visit American Visionary Art Museum.
The Downtown Craft Market
Center Plaza • May 8 & 9 • 11:00AM – 2:00PM
Browse unique gifts and crafts created by local artists. Center Plaza is located at the corner of Fayette and N. Charles Streets.
For more information, visit Downtown Partnership and click on “Our Events.”
Pints in the Park
Center Plaza • Friday, May 9 • 5:00PM – 9:00PM
This event is an outdoor Happy Hours featuring corn hole, ping pong, FREE beer (3/person with valid I.D.) and is a dog friendly yappy hour with live music from Fiction 20 Down. Pints in the Park takes place monthly on the second Friday, May – October in Center Plaza, which is located at the corner of Fayette and N. Charles Streets.
For more information, visit Downtown Partnership and click on “Our Events.”
Summer Socials at West Shore Park
Fridays • May 16, June 13, July 18 & August 15 • 5:30PM – 8:30PM
Each Summer Social will feature live music by a local artist, a waterfront kids play area, food trucks and drinks. Summer Socials are always free to attend.
For more information, visit Waterfront Partnership and click on the calendar.
Third Thursdays in Federal Hill
Federal Hill • Saturday, May 17 • 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Enjoy all that Federal Hill has to offers; galleries, boutiques, restaurants and more. There will be refreshments will you shop.
For more information, visit Historic Federal Hill.
Big Truck Day
Baltimore Museum of Industry • Saturday, May 24 • 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Baltimore City’s work trucks and emergency vehicles will be in the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s parking lot for kids of all ages to inspect and enjoy. Free to the public; museum admission is half price.
For more information, visit Baltimore Museum of Industry.
Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival
West Shore Park • Saturday, Jun 16 • 11:00AM – 3:00PM and 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Come out for the 5th ANNUAL Maryland Tradition! The Festival is an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza complete with over 50,000 crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun and so much more!
For more information please visit Chesapeake Crab & Bear Festival
African American Festival
Saturday, June 21, Noon – 10:00PM • Sunday, June 22, Noon – 8:00PM
The family-oriented festival is a celebration of African American life, music and culture and is filled with celebrity artists and entertainers, children’s activities, arts, history, education, financial literacy, health & wellness and more. This event is FREE for all.
Camden Yards Sports Complex
Lots B & C (between Oriole Park and M&T Bank Stadium)
1101 Russell Street.
For a complete list of performers and additional info, visit African American Festival.
Ports America Chesapeake 4th of July Celebration
Friday, July 4 • 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Entertainment takes place at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, located at Pratt and Light Streets and music begins at 7:00 P.M. Fireworks start at 9:30 P.M.
For additional information, please visit Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.
19th Annual Baltimore Book Festival
Inner Harbor • September 26 – September 28 •
Fri. & Sat. – 12:00PM – 8:00PM, Sun. – 12:00PM – 6:00PM
The Baltimore Book Festival features more the 200 authors, from award-winning children’s writers and illustrators to celebrity chefs and bestselling novelists, as well as regional talent on several stages, book signings, comics, book arts, nearly 100 exhibitors and book sellers, children’s activities, cooking demos, exhibitors, panel discussions, poetry readings, live music and an assortment of food, beer and wine.
For more information, visit Baltimore Book Festival
Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar
April 6, 2014 – December 21, 2014 • 7:00AM – 12:00PM
- Underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday & Saratoga Streets
Pratt Street Farmers’ Market
Every Thursday • May 15, 2014 – October 30, 2014 • 11:00AM – 2:00PM
- Corner of Pratt & Lights Streets
Farmer’s Market at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
Opens Saturday, May 17, 2014 • 9:00AM – 1:00PM
- The 6th annual farmer’s market season at the BMI opens, featuring local farmers and artisans. Free to the public.
Cross Street Market
- Cross Street between Light Street and Charles Street
- 400 W. Lexington Street
Monday – Saturday • 7:00PM – 6:00PM
- 1640-41 Aliceanna Street
For more information and a listing of Baltimore City farmers’ Markets please visit www.mda.state.md.us