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.

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    Preston Gardens Picnic

    To celebrate the completed construction of Preston Garden’s upper park (and to show our appreciation to those who have paitently waited for construction to end), lunch for Downtown residents and employees is on us. Enjoy picnic-style lunch in the park on Tues., April 24, 11:30am-1:30pm, while supplies last.

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    Lexington Market Crab Derby

    Join Lexington Market for the annual Crab Derby Thursday, May 17, 4-8pm in the south parking lot to enjoy food from Lexington Market’s most iconic vendors, live music by Stryker's Posse, games, a VIP area, family zone, and the world-famous Lexington Market Crab Derby.

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    Pratt Street Market

    Lunch at your desk is sad. Get up and out to the Pratt Street Market with tons of vendors featuring prepared lunch options as well as fresh produce, baked goods, more. The Market runs Thursdays, 11am-2pm, May- October.

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    Pics in the Park: Outdoor Movies

    BYO blanket and head to the park on the last Thursday night of the month, May-September, for outdoor movies (and one awesome Office marathon.

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Downtown Partnership Events

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

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

Pics in the Park
Free outdoor movies in Center Plaza.

Center Plaza Play Dates
Play date series including an Egg Hunt on March 24, 10am, stroller strides workout classes, water play and more.

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

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

Downtown Partnership will be installing interactive kiosks in Downtown neighborhoods in 2018. The first few will roll out this summer, followed by a robust network of the interactive wayfinding signs by end of year. A temporary kiosk will be located on Pratt & Light Plaza for the duration of Light City.

Preston Gardens is set to reopen this spring after major renovations and improvements. The Preston Gardens restoration is a public-private project funded by Downtown Partnership, Mercy Medical Center, as well as City, State, and Federal governments.

Bike to Work Day is May 18th. Give the Maryland Avenue cycle track or Bike share a try, or just find a pit stop on your route and grab breakfast, get a free bike check-up, and more.