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Cue the Candy Canes

Candy Lane
Center Plaza

Giant cherry ice cream sculpture and holiday lights.
Innovative, Large-Format Signage

North Harbor
ASSC

Large format sign on parking garage in Atlanta.
Monument Lighting – 50th Anniversary Celebration
50 Years of Cheer

Monument
Lighting

Fireworks during the Annual Monument Lighting holiday celebration in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood of Downtown Baltimore.
Resources & Reports

2021
Annual Report

Downtown Baltimore Skyline view from south Baltimore.
Downtown Discovery Days
Reduced Price Access to Attractions

Downtown
Discovery Days

Mom and baby at National Aquarium in Baltimore for Downtown Discovery Days.
Who We Are

Commited to Downtown

The Partnership is actually two entities working together as one: the Downtown Management Authority (DMA), which oversees a 106-block improvement district in the heart of Baltimore, and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore (DPOB), the non-profit that has successfully grown Baltimore’s economic and residential base. This dual structure allows for a bigger set of tools with which to solve problems and create new opportunities.  

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Downtown Partnership participates in the “Second Chance” employment program, providing job opportunities with competitive wages and benefits for formerly incarcerated individuals. Explore Careers

A little something for everyone

Upcoming Events

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Candy Lane Event banner with logo and candy illustrations.
Holiday Park Candy Lane in Center Plaza

Candy Lane is a larger-than-life candy-themed experience with installations, thousands of lights and seasonal entertainment. Guests will be awed by 24-foot-tall ice cream cones and candy forests while strolling the paths of Center Plaza and experiencing Downtown in a sweet, new way.

December 1 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Fireworks show during Baltimore's annual monument Lighting Celebration
Cultural Holiday Park Monument Lighting – 50th Anniversary Celebration

2021 marks 50 years of holiday cheer, live music, local eats, and spectacular fireworks in Downtown Baltimore's Mt. Vernon Place Park. This year's Monument Lighting celebration is taking place on Thursday, December 2 from 5-8pm. More details coming soon.

December 2 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Candy Lane Event banner with logo and candy illustrations.
Holiday Park Candy Lane in Center Plaza

Candy Lane is a larger-than-life candy-themed experience with installations, thousands of lights and seasonal entertainment. Guests will be awed by 24-foot-tall ice cream cones and candy forests while strolling the paths of Center Plaza and experiencing Downtown in a sweet, new way.

December 2 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Candy Lane Event banner with logo and candy illustrations.
Holiday Park Candy Lane in Center Plaza

Candy Lane is a larger-than-life candy-themed experience with installations, thousands of lights and seasonal entertainment. Guests will be awed by 24-foot-tall ice cream cones and candy forests while strolling the paths of Center Plaza and experiencing Downtown in a sweet, new way.

December 3 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Candy Lane Event banner with logo and candy illustrations.
Holiday Park Candy Lane in Center Plaza

Candy Lane is a larger-than-life candy-themed experience with installations, thousands of lights and seasonal entertainment. Guests will be awed by 24-foot-tall ice cream cones and candy forests while strolling the paths of Center Plaza and experiencing Downtown in a sweet, new way.

December 4 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Candy Lane Event banner with logo and candy illustrations.
Holiday Park Candy Lane in Center Plaza

Candy Lane is a larger-than-life candy-themed experience with installations, thousands of lights and seasonal entertainment. Guests will be awed by 24-foot-tall ice cream cones and candy forests while strolling the paths of Center Plaza and experiencing Downtown in a sweet, new way.

December 8 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Downtown Partnership Initiatives

Our operations team is hard at work 7 days a week keeping Downtown Baltimore beautiful, safe, and inviting.

DPOB operations team is comprised of Clean Street Ambassadors (CSAs), Downtown Baltimore Guides (DBGs), Park Stewards, and Homeless Outreach team members.

Clean & Green

Beautifying Streets

CSAs work day and night emptying trash from more than 400 cans in the DMA, sweeping the streets, removing graffiti, cleaning alleys, and reporting code violations.

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Safety & Hospitality

Keeping Downtown Safe

Our DBGs are the welcoming face of the DMA. They provide a visible, positive safety presence and serve as hospitality guides for those navigating Downtown. 

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Uniformed guide on Segway helping pedestrian with directions in Downtown Baltimore.
Safety & Hospitality

Supporting the Homeless

Our outreach team has been able to help hundreds of homeless individuals find shelter, food, benefits, mental health care, medical care, and even permanent housing.

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Clean & Green

Maintaining Green Spaces

Downtown Partnership’s Parks and Programming department improves, maintains, and programs numerous public spaces helping to provide a clean, inviting, and engaging Downtown experience.

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Black man planting flowers in public green space.
What's New, Downtown?

Plant-Based Paradise

Celebrity chef Matthew Kenney brings two, brand-new meatless concepts to Downtown Baltimore. Liora, a fine dining plant-based experience, and Double Zero, featuring plant-based Italian eats in a cozy setting. Both restaurants are located at 414 Light Street.

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Overhead view of tomato Neapolitan style pizza with fresh basil on top.
What's New, Downtown?

Hotel Revival Opens 'Dashery Café

Dash-in and Dash-out. ‘Dashery is a one-stop shop for breakfast and lunch on-the-go as well as an intimate space where guests gather and take a quick break before carrying on with their day. Experience authentic local flavors from partnerships with Black Acres Roastery, Crust By Mack, and Wight Tea Company.

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Casual cafe seating area at 'Dashery in Baltimore's Hotel Revival.
What's New, Downtown?

Mother-Daughter 'Dogs

Sporty Dog Creations is a mom and daughter team with a passion for food and sports. Putting these two things together they are making food fun again!  Their creative hotdogs spark welcomed and engaging conversation about how innovative flavors make for delicious food.

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Upscale hotdogs from Sporty Dog Creations.
What's New, Downtown?

Pitamore Opens New Location

519 W. Pratt Street
In addition to the reopening of their primary location at 30 Light Street (announcing soon), Baltimore favorite Pitamore on Pratt, across from University of Maryland Medical campus, is now open Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm with their same beloved, casual Mediterranean Cuisine plus new additions!
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Interior of fast casual Mediterranean restaurant.
What's New, Downtown?

The Crafty Crab

44 South Street
The Crafty Crab is now open in the Inner Harbor. Crafty Crab offers the freshest seafood and an authentic experience. You’ll experience Southern charm and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere to make you feel at home. Whether you’re stopping in for a business lunch, family dinner, date night, or a night out with friends, you’ve come to a great new spot.

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Various seafood dishes from Crafty Crab sitting on table.
What's New, Downtown?

Viva Books

326 N Charles Street
There’s a new bookstore in town! Viva Books is a minority-owned bookstore specializing in The Arts.

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What's New, Downtown?

Motion Althletics

36 S. Calvert Street
Motion Athletics is a new, Baltimore-based urban wear brand encouraging everyone to Stay In Motion. 

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What's Up, Downtown?

Latest News

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Brookfield Properties Welcomes Ballard Spahr To 111 S. Calvert St.

Ballard Spahr LLP, has announced it signed a long term lease with Brookfield Properties.

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North Harbor ASSC

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is sponsoring the North Harbor ASSC (Area of Special Sign Control) legislation and Planning Commission Boundary approval for the area north of the Inner Harbor, along Pratt Street North to Baltimore Street, from President Street to Howard Street.

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Census Numbers Show Residential Growth Downtown

The number of people living in Census Tract 401, which is what most people think of when they picture Baltimore’s Central Business District, grew 70%, according to the most recent Census Data.

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Where to Watch Labor Day Fireworks in Baltimore

Baltimore City, The Mayor’s Office, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts and Waterfront Partnership are partnering to bring a little extra sizzle to the end of Summer. On Sunday, September 5th, fireworks will adorn the Inner Harbor at 8:30pm.

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