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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In place of the traditional events calendar, we share events, entertainment options, restaurant news and promotion via Twitter at @DtBaltEvents and Instagram at @downtownbaltimore. Follow along for all the fun things to do in Downtown Baltimore.

  • Events
    Light City

    Light City, a free festival of light, music and innovation, returns to Baltimore for its third year in April 2018.

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    LIT City Dance Party

    SAVE THE DATE: Party with hundreds of your Downtown friends and neighbors under the St. Paul Street Light Tunnel on April 19th.

Downtown Partnership Events

Glow Egg Hunt
The adults only Glow Hunt takes place Thursday, April 29th. Grab your tickets now.

Pics in the Park
Free outdoor movies in Center Plaza.

Downtown 101
This free insider’s guide to Baltimore for young professionals is held each spring.

Center Plaza Play Dates
A free play date series for city families.

Pumpkins in the Park
On Oct. 28th, head to Center Plaza for a pumpkin patch, face painting, crafts & more

Hopkins Plaza Happy Hours
Free happy hours on the third Thursday of each month in Hopkins Plaza, 4-6pm

Dollar or Less Days
Admission to Downtown attractions for a dollar or less during the first weekend each December.

Sweat in the Streets
Free Under Armour Performance Center circuit training class every Wednesday

Monument Lighting
The official kick off to the holiday season takes place the first Thursday of December in Mt. Vernon.

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

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

Outdoor Fitness Classes
Free outdoor fitness classes, May - October

Downtown News
Downtown Events

The Restaurant Blackwall Hitch signed a deal to move into over10K sq ft on the ground level of the former Candler Building, bringing indoor/outdoor dining to Pratt Street.

The Black Restaurant Challenge is here, and it's simple: Visit at least two black-owned restaurants this month. They get your business, and you get an excellent meal!

In a national study, similar to our Economic Impact report, the International Downtown Association found that, despite being relatively small, downtown areas drive tax revenue and innovative business activity that's crucial to the long-term health of a region.