Part of being a good neighbor, is taking care of our yard. We do more than that though, we manage public spaces and host year-round events in them to make living, working, and hanging out in Downtown more green. Whether it's kicking off the holiday season with The Monument Lighting in Mount Vernon or monthly outdoor happy hours in Charles Center, we plan something for everyone.

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If you live or work Downtown, you’ve probably noticed a flurry of placemaking and events that are improving the experience for pedestrians. While we continue to produce big events Baltimore Restaurant Week, Pratt Street Farmers Market and Pints Fest, we also like to focus on small but impactful events like free yoga in Center Plaza and Preston Gardens and acoustic music in parks at lunch.

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Downtown Partnership Events

Pics in the Park
Free outdoor movies in Center Plaza.

Downtown 101
This insider’s guide to Baltimore for young professionals to network is held annually in May.

Pratt Street Market
Thursdays, 11am-2pm, May - October.

Pints in the Park
Outdoor Happy Hour Series in Center Plaza w/ local brews & live music.

Outdoor Fitness Classes
Free outdoor yoga classes, May - October

Curbside Cafes
Our famous parking spaces turned outdoor dining areas return September 13!

Dollar or Less Days
Downtown attractions admission is just $1 or less Dec. 3 & 4, 2016

Monument Lighting
The official kick off to the holiday season takes place Thursday, December 1, 2016.

Downtown News
Downtown Events

Bella Bridesmaids opened on the 300 block of N. Charles Street this month, continuing a trend of steady retail growth Downtown.

Eater just published a guide to the best new, exciting food in and around Downtown.