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.

Port Discovery: Tips and Resources

Find tips and articles designed to help you with this adventure called parenting with Port Discovery Children's Museum.


Home Stretch

Local fitness gurus tell Baltimore Magazine their essential at-home workouts.


National Aquarium Live Broadcast

Enjoy a live broadcast of the Blacktip Reef, Jellies or the Pacific Coral Reef exhibits at the National Aquarium. Fun Fact: Starting at a fish tank for as little as 5 minutes has an almost hypnotic effect.


Downtown Partnership Events

State of Downtown Baltimore
Join us on April 13, 8:30-10am for a virtual gathering with networking and the release of the State of Downtown Report.

Workout Wednesdays
Downtown is your gym. Join our outdoor fitness classes hosted in Center Plaza, May - September.

Lunch with DPOB
A virtual, lunch-time networking event with Downtown Partnership scheduled for May 26 at 12pm.

Art of Baltimre
#ArtOfBaltimore is a digital campaign featuring local artists on the IKE kiosks and Penn Station billboard, as well as DPOB social channels.

Resident Network
Join our Downtown Baltimore Resident Network.

Downtown Download
Cut through Covid-Confusion with weekly webinars from Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and Councilman Eric Costello

Pints in the Park
A socially distant outdoor BYOB Happy Hour Series in Center Plaza on the 2nd Friday of the month.

2020 Annual Meeting
Take a look back at our 2020 Annual Meeting. Details about our 2021's event coming soon.

Monument Lighting
The official kick off to the holiday season will take place on Thursday, December 3, at 7:30 pm live on WJZ channel 13. Because of Covid-19 safety precautions, there is no in-person gathering this year.

Dollar or Less Days
Due to Covid-19 safety precautions, Dollar or Less Days has been cancelled for 2020.

Pratt Street Market
The Pratt Street Market will return Thursdays, May-October beginning May 6, 2021, from 11am-2 pm.

Black Business Friday
Black Business Fridays celebrates black culture and enterprise. This series is transforming to a digital platform and returning soon.

Downtown News
Downtown Events


Congress passed a new $900 Billion Relief Bill, with provisions for restaurants:
• PPP second draw – 100% forgivable loan
• Restaurants can access 3.5x payroll
• Greater flexibility of PPP loans, including inventory
• Expanded Employee Retention Tax Credits
• Extension of Work Opportunity Tax Credit
• Business meal deduction expanded to 100% for 2 years


DPOB offers safety escorts within the DMA neighborhoods of Charles Center, Bromo Arts District, the Inner Harbor north of Pratt Street, and the southern part of Mount Vernon. If you need assistance getting to your car, bus stop, office or residence, call us at 410-244-1030 and a DBG or Wolf Private Security can assist you. This service is offered Monday – Friday, 7:30am-7pm and Saturday-Sunday, 7:30am-3pm.