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.

Dollar or Less Days

In the spirit of the Holidays, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore presents Dollar or Less Days on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, 2019. Participating attractions will open their doors offering free or $1 admission. Visit Port Discovery, National Aquarium, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Maryland Historical Society and more awesome attractions for a dollar or less


Annual Monument Lighting & Fireworks

The 48th annual Downtown Partnership Monument Lighting will take place Thursday, December 5, from 5-8pm in Mount Vernon Place.


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

New digital kiosks have been installed in 15 locations Downtown, bringing wayfinding, alerts, access to City services, WiFi, shopping and dining suggestions, directions, and a camera for selfies to passersby.

Resurfacing work along Baltimore Street between Howard and Gay Streets is scheduled to begin on or about Thursday, October 10, 2019 and take 6 weeks to complete. Daily lane closures will be implemented along this stretch of Baltimore Street.