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.

Downtown Baltimore Holiday Guide

We have made a list and checked it twice, to find events that were oh so nice. Check out our picks for the best holiday entertainment in Downtown Baltimore this month.


Downtown Partnership Events

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

Downtown Architecture Tours
Tours take place throughout the year at historically significant buildings and structures in Downtown neighborhoods.

Barks & Booze
Pet-friendly happy hour with free booze for humans on Sept. 20th in Preston Gardens

Rosé in the Garden
We celebrate National Rosé Month with a lavish Rosé in the Garden event in none other than our vary own Preston Gardens.

LIT City Dance Party
This is the dance party you won't want to miss. Dance all night under the neon lights during the Light City Baltimore Festival.

Networking Event: State of Food & Beverage
Member networking and economic analysis of the Downtown F&B industry, Dec. 13, 5-8pm. Free for DPOB members.

Pics in the Park
Free outdoor movies in Center Plaza on the last Thursday of the month as sundown.

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.

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 on the second Fridays, May - October.

Outdoor Fitness Classes
Free outdoor fitness classes, May - October

Downtown News
Downtown Events

Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week will take place January 11-20, 2019. Make reservations early and often.

It's back! Browse 50 vendors with unique gift-ware and delicious European foods at the German Christmas Village in West Shore Park. Warm up in the heated festival tent and then stroll by the Christmas tree and outdoor vendors.

The City Center Residents Association works to connect residents to Downtown, and each other. Their Annual Meeting is December 12.

Check out our picks for best family-fun during the holidays in Downtown Baltimore.