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Free Events in Downtown Parks and Plazas!

Enjoy free events like concerts, yoga, poetry readings, and dancing during lunch or after work in Preston Gardens, Hopkins Plaza and Center Plaza.


Click here for the July 2011 calendar PDF.


Click Here for our interactive Parks & Plazas calendar of events! Check back often for updates.


Event Descriptions


Poets in Preston
Take your lunch break in Preston Gardens on Tuesdays, noon-1 p.m. Free smoothies with Wheely Good Smoothies, and local poets and storytellers! In partnership with Cyclops Books + Music.

Music in Center Plaza
Local music talent in Center Plaza at lunch or after work!

Jazz in Center Plaza
Experience Baltimore’s vibrant Jazz music in Center Plaza. Brought to you by An Die Musik Live!

1st Thursday Lunchtime Concerts in Hopkins Plaza
Concerts, noon- 1:30 p.m., by local bands in Hopkins Plaza first Thursday of each month, May-October.
1st Thursdays is Sponsored by Arrow Parking, Baltimore Development Corporation, Manekin, and PNC Bank.

Free Yoga Classes with Merritt Athletic Club in Preston Gardens
Noon- 1 p.m. Thursdays in Preston Gardens. Bring your own mat.

Dancing in the Plaza
Show off your dance moves and learn new steps in Hopkins Plaza. New moves each month: Swing, Salsa, and more! Dance lessons 5-5:45 p.m. Live music 5:45-7:30 p.m. Dates vary.

Free Fitness Classes with Brick Bodies

Free fitness classes with Brick Bodies in Center Plaza Wednesdays, 6:30-7:15 p.m. except the last Wednesday, 12:30-1:30 p.m.


Farmers' Market in Hopkins Plaza

The Kaiser Permanente Friday Fresh Farmers' Market at Hopkins Plaza, will be held every Friday this summer, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

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2014 Spring Networking Reception
301 N. Charles Street
Great food, drinks & networking.

Spring Egg Hunt & Petting Zoo
Center Plaza
Free kids event, 11am-1pm

Downtown Craft Market
Center Plaza
30 Craft & Food vendors

Pratt Street Farmers Market
Pratt & Light Plaza
Thursdays, 11am-2pm

1st Fridays Lunchtime Concerts
Hopkins Plaza
May 2, 12-2pm

Pints in the Park
Center Plaza
Friday, May 9, 5-8pm