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 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.

FashionEASTa Fashion Show

On Saturday, April 27th Baltimore's chicest shopping destination highlights the fashions of some of its most notable retailers. Guests are welcome to shop in-store specials and style events, groove to live entertainment, and savor cocktails and bites from Harbor East restaurants.


Baltimore Floatilla

Experienced paddlers are invited on a five mile ride through the Inner Harbor on June 8 in support of clean water.


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.


Baltimore Mac and Cheese Festival

On May 18 Baltimore Mac and Cheese Festival features top chefs, food trucks and food vendors serving up the world's most amazing (and cheesiest) dish- Mac and Cheese.


Mason's Famous Lobster Rolls

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls is open in Harborplace. Try their delicious lobster rolls and killer soups.


Downtown Partnership Events

Pratt Street Market
Don't eat lunch at your desk anymore. The Pratt Street Market runs at lunchtime on Thursdays, May-September.

The Littlest Egg Hunt
Little kids of Downtown: Join us in Center Plaza on April 13th for an egg hunt, petting zoo & more.

Glow Egg Hunt
It’s an egg hunt (on April 18th). But with beer and no kids and cool prizes.

Outdoor Fitness Classes
Free outdoor fitness classes, May - October

Lunch with DPOB
The next networking lunch in this series of May 9th.

Pints in the Park
Outdoor Happy Hour Series in Center Plaza w/ local beer, food & live music on the second Fridays, May - October.

Race to Preakness
Center Plaza hosts a week of fun activities, happy hours, and a very special Night Brunch leading up Preakness.

Barks & Booze
Pet-friendly happy hour with free booze for humans each month in Preston Gardens

Downtown 101
This insider’s guide to Baltimore for young professionals will be held on June 6th.

DPOB Night at The Yard
Purchase discounted tickets to the June 13th game vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Rosé in the Garden
Preston Gardens will transform into the ultimate Rose garden party with live music, tons of wine, lavish food displays, and fashionable guests

Baltimore Restaurant Week
Enjoy delicious dining during Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week, August 2-11, 2019.

LIT City Dance Party
The light tunnel turns into a trippy dance party on Friday, Nov. 8th.

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 will take place December 6, 2018, 5-8pm at Mount Vernon Place.

Downtown News
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