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December 10, 2022
Always Advocating For Downtown Baltimore

Marketing & Promotions

We want everyone to know about our programs and all the great things happening in Downtown through advertising, events, reports and publications, branding, social media, digital communications, and public relations. Our efforts engage a wide variety of platforms to help people engage with vibrant and diverse Downtown experiences.

Career Opportunity

DPOB’s Marketing & Communications Team is currently searching for a Junior Manager of Marketing and Media to join our dynamic team. Apply Today

We love Downtown Baltimore and we want every resident, employee, and tourist to love it as much as we do.

That’s why we work hard year in and year out to program our Downtown neighborhoods with exciting events. Together with Visit Baltimore, we produce Baltimore Restaurant Week. Without Downtown Partnership there would be no First Thursday’s Concerts, Dollar or Less Days, or annual Monument Lighting in Mt. Vernon.

Downtown Partnership's Lit City event.
Marketing & Promotions

Essential Events & Initiatives

Essential Promotion

Baltimore Restaurant Week

Baltimore Restaurant Week is the region’s oldest and largest restaurant week promotion, featuring approximately 100 of the best dining establishments in central Maryland.

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Aesthetically pleasing dish featuring large, juicy steak, an orange sauce, purple cauliflower, and chives form Blk Swan in Baltimore.
Essential Event

Monument Lighting

Illuminating the historic Washington Monument is a Baltimore tradition that includes caroling, food and good cheer. Fireworks cap the evening marking the official start of the holiday season.

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Fireworks show during Baltimore's annual monument Lighting Celebration
Essential Promotion

Dollar Days

During this popular annual opportunity, select downtown museums and attractions will offer admission for just $1 or less!

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Essential Event

Charles Street Promenade

The Charles Street Promenade is a pedestrian takeover that brings awareness and encourages support of the many incredible small business along Historic Charles Street.

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Always Keeping You Connected

Whether it’s sharing the latest and most relevant city updates on our Downtown Download Webinar, connecting you with Baltimore creatives on our Hey Baltimore! podcast, or keeping you in-the-know on best seasonal offerings and events through our published Downtown Guides. Our marketing initiatives always aim to keep Downtown residents, employees, and visitors connected

Keeping You Connected

Hey Baltimore Podcast

People who live in Baltimore are, in a word, amazing. We sit down and hear stories from the chefs, entrepreneurs, musicians, amateur botanists, Insta-celebs, brain surgeons, policy makers, artists, world-class drinkers (etc.) who shine a light from within our city, out to the world.

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Keeping You Connected

Downtown Download Webinar

Initially launched as a covid recovery resource, the Downtown Download webinar series features Baltimore leaders, decision makers, and game changers keeping you up-to-date on everything happening in our Downtown neighborhoods.

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Advocacy Marketing

Engaging Stakeholders and Investors

We're passionate about promoting Downtown as a destination for investment and economic opportunity. We're constantly launching fresh initiatives to bring new businesses to Baltimore and fill vacancies.

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Advocacy Marketing

Residential Outreach and Relationship Building

In Downtown Baltimore you’ll find the biggest business center developing in tandem with the fastest-growing residential area in the region. Advocating on behalf of Downtown residents has always been important to us.

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Summer and Holiday Guides

Packed full of information on special events happening throughout Downtown, the guides are shared digitally and hard copies are distributed through the Baltimore City and County school systems, helping families get in on all that’s happening in the heart of our region.

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Downtown Map and Guide

The official guide through Downtown neighborhoods provides suggestions on what to see, how to get around, where to get dine, and tips from locals. The Map and Guide is available on-line, or hard copies may be picked up from our Downtown Baltimore Guides, and the Baltimore Visitor Center. It’s also included in every new resident packet.

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Residential Advocacy

"Unlike most major cities, the neighborhoods in Baltimore have a strong sense of community..."

“The reason why I moved to Baltimore was that I loved the architecture of the homes. From the Marble stoops to the detailed Cornices. It was captivating to me. Also, unlike most major cities, the neighborhoods in Baltimore have a strong sense of community. Baltimore has its own financial hub and is only a hour away from the Nation’s capital which was a plus as well. The amazing seafood selection  finalized my decision to move.”


— Jay G., Downtown Baltimore Resident


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Candy Lane Candy Lane: Artmageddon with The Black Genius Art Show

It's a live battle between artists where the best work is voted on by YOU! Hosted by The Black Genius Art Show.

December 10 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Candy Lane Family Fun Featured
Candy Lane Candy Lane: Family Fun Day

Join us for Family Fun Day on December 4 or 11 and enjoy seasonal activities for all ages including visits from Santa, craft-making, and live performances.

December 11 @ 2:00 pm More Info
Candy Lane RESCHEDULED – Candy Lane: Trivia Night

Assemble your team and head to Center Plaza for one or all three rounds of trivia (with a holiday twist). No reservations are required.

December 12 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Drag Bingo in Candy Lane with Brooklyn Heights
Candy Lane Candy Lane: Holidays are a DRAG BINGO

Grab your bingo buddy and join Baltimore’s most beloved Drag Queen — Brooklyn Heights — for an evening of prizes, entertainment, and of course happy hour specials.

December 13 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Candy Lane Paws Dog Event
Candy Lane Dog-Friendly Candy Lane: Paws, Claus & Claws

Enjoy pet photos with Santa, plus dog and human treats all evening long to benefit BARCS.

December 14 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Candy Lane Christmas Karaoke
Candy Lane Candy Lane: Christmas Karaoke

Celebrate the Sixth or Eleventh Day of Candy Lane and join us for Christmas Karaoke. Grab your friends, colleague, or crush and meet for a karaoke evening featuring your favorite holiday tunes.

December 15 @ 5:00 pm More Info