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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Barks & Boo's

Let's celebrate the spooky season with our favorite party animals. Enjoy a pet-friendly happy hour with music, free beer or wine, free snacks, games for people and pets, and a pet-friendly photo booth. BYOD (bring your own dog), but dog-less humans are still welcome. A prize will go to the best dressed pup.


Macabre Yoga at Center Plaza

As the spookiest day of the year draws more near, join Hillary Harris of Macabre Yoga for an evening of local ghost stories, meditation, and yoga. This practice will be held outdoors at dusk.


Lit City Dance Party

We are pumped to present LIT City November 8th from 8-11pm. Don't miss out on a 3 hour open bar, unlimited food samples, and dance party in the tunnel next to Preston Gardens.


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.

Outdoor Fitness Classes
Downtown is your gym. Join our free outdoor fitness classes hosted most weeknights, May – October.

Pints in the Park
An outdoor Happy Hour Series in Center Plaza with local beer, food, and live music on 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
A pet-friendly happy hour (with free booze for humans) in Preston Gardens on the third Thursday of each month, May- September, 5-7pm.

Downtown 101
The essential Downtown Baltimore introduction. Have a drink, meet other young professionals, and get to know your city.

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. Ages 21+.

Baltimore Restaurant Week
Enjoy delicious dining during Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week, January 10-19, 2020.

LIT City Baltimore
The St. Paul Street light tunnel transforms into a major dance party on November 8th.

Monument Lighting
The official kick off to the holiday season takes place Thursday, December 5, 5-8pm at Mount Vernon Place.

Dollar or Less Days
Admission to select Downtown attractions is a dollar or less during the first weekend of December.

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.

Downtown News
Downtown Events

Downtown Partnership’s TECHCONNECT initiative offers grants of up to $10,000 to technology companies leasing commercial space within the Downtown Management Authority boundaries. See if your company qualifies and apply today.

DPOB is hosting The International Downtown Association's 65th Annual Conference, October 28-30, 2019. Over 800 inspired leaders shaping cities from around the globe will convene to discuss emerging trends in urban place management and walk away with solutions to apply in their respective cities. This year’s theme will bring together the brightest industry minds to discuss what it means to be “Proudly Urban” and how embracing this mindset can benefit districts of all sizes.