Harborplace Turns 40

Today (July 2, 2020) marks the 40th Anniversary of the opening of Harborplace.  Along with the opening of the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, and public promenade lining the water, Harborplace forever changed the trajectory of our city which was experiencing severe decline, with businesses and residents leaving the city. The dramatic replacement of vacant warehouses lining the Harbor with …

Juneteenth: Read, Reflect and Take Action

Juneteenth is the celebration of the “end” of slavery in the US, on June 19, 1865. It wasn’t until over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed that the last enslaved Africans in Galveston, Texas became aware slaves were free and the Civil War was over. Prior to 1865, Baltimore’s Waterfront played a role in our country’s grim slave …

Virtual Waterfront Wellness Classes Available Now!

The popular Waterfront Wellness fitness series presented by Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore and Medifast® has relaunched for the 2020 season, offering access to a free library of virtual classes offered by local gyms, fitness organizations and instructors. Although COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines are preventing us from hosting our usual in-person classes we’ve compiled a resource of free wellness programs …

Hop to it! You can still celebrate Easter – just a little differently.

Passover and Easter will be celebrated a little differently this year, but there are still ways to make the holidays extra special. We’ve compiled a list of some restaurants and family activities to help you and your family make the most of these challenging times. Easter Dinner Four Seasons Harbor East: The culinary team is keeping the tradition alive by …

Remote Waterfront Entertainment During Coronavirus

While we’re all taking the necessary precautions during the Coronavirus outbreak, some of our favorite institutions on the Waterfront have made their exhibits accessible from the comfort of your homes: National Aquarium Exhibit Livestreams and At-Home Activities: The National Aquarium may be closed to the public, but their exhibit livestreams are a great way to still experience the Aquarium from …

Happy New Years! The Top Spots to Ring in 2020 at Baltimore’s Waterfront

With 2020 quickly approaching, the looming decision on how to spend your New Year’s Eve can easily be overshadowed with the rest of the holiday season’s events. With countless Great Gatsby and decade-themed parties in the works, there are still plenty of alternatives to your typical New Year’s in Baltimore.  This year the Inner Harbor has several unique events to …

Your Guide to Baltimore’s Authentic Christmas Village Market

Baltimore’s Christmas Village returns to West Shore Park with a preview weekend starting Saturday, November 23rd. As a part of the Holiday District in the Inner Harbor, Baltimore’s Christmas Village is the traditional indoor and outdoor authentic German Christmas Market that features crafts, authentic German cuisine, and a well curated Christmas-atmosphere. The market will open with regular hours after preview …

7 Reasons to Visit the Inner Harbor Ice Rink

The Inner Harbor Ice Rink opens this Friday, November 1 for a whole season of fun! Find out what you can look forward to this winter: 1) Light Up the Night Experience skating under the lights of Baltimore City’s skyline is an experience you don’t want to miss. It’s the perfect date night (or perhaps pop the question?), or start …

Holiday Parking Specials

The holidays are magical on the waterfront but all of the hustle and bustle can make it hard to get here. Luckily there are plenty of options to transport yourself to the winter wonderland on the water’s edge. Find out the specials to make it easier to enjoy the attractions and shopping at the Waterfront this holiday season: Throughout the …

Your Brilliant Baltimore Bucket List

Light City and the Baltimore Book Festival join forces this year to become Brilliant Baltimore. This will be a ten day, one-of-a-kind international event on our own waterfront. We’re here to give you the scoop on the exciting events and attractions coming to the Harbor during this incredible festival. 1. Create Art with Water and Party with a Disco Bug …

Winter Wonder on the Waterfront

The holidays are a special time when the city comes alive with cheer. If you can’t wait to put on your festive sweater and turn on the Christmas tunes, dive in to all the ways the Waterfront with deck the halls this winter: Inner Harbor Ice Rink The Inner Harbor Ice Rink sponsored by the Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family …

Running Festival Traffic Modifications

The following traffic modifications are in place for the Baltimore Running Festival on Saturday, October 19.  Please plan your travel accordingly. The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the temporary road closures and parking restrictions in effect for the 19th annual Baltimore Running Festival, which will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019.Approximately 20,000 people are expected to participate in …

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Weekend Road Closures | October 11-13, 2019

Hanover Street Bridge Closures Scheduled Throughout the Weekend  The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that temporary closures of the Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge are scheduled to occur this weekend for repair work.   The Hanover Street Bridge/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge is scheduled to be closed to through traffic in both directions between Waterview Avenue and Cromwell …

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Traffic Advisory | Greek Food, Wine & Culture Festival

The following traffic modification is in place for the Greek Food, Wine and Culture Festival.  Please plan your travel accordingly. The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the temporary street closure in effect for the Greek Food, Wine and Culture Festival.  The event will be held this Thursday, October 10th through Sunday, October 13, 2019 …

Our Halloween Top Ten

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays! Who doesn’t love dressing up, eating candy, and partying until you drop!? The Waterfront has options ranging from family friendly trick or treating to all night adult dance parties. Here’s our round up of our top picks for Halloween celebrations on the waterfront: Fell’s Point Ghost Tours Picture Fell’s Point, streets were full …

Dive Into Bond Street Social

Positioned right at the end of Thames Street it’s hard to miss Bond Street Social with it’s massive windows and corner real estate. On a summer night, Bond Street’s exterior gives way to some of the best views of the Harbor through the building’s gaping windows (yes, they open up). But on colder winter nights you can experience the same …

Planting a Healthy Harbor

This summer, 20 volunteers from Healthy Harbor, Constellation, Baltimore City Youthworks, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation banded together to install The Harris Creek Rain Garden. Funded by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works and the Chesapeake Bay Trust, this garden sits at the lowest end of the Harris Creek Watershed. The rain garden was engineered to naturally filter and …

Dive In: The Pride of Baltimore II

One of the hardest sights to avoid when you’re walking the Inner Harbor, are the historic ships that are docked right in the center of the promenade. But beside the USS Constellation, USS Torsk, USCGC Taney, and the Lightship 116 Chesapeake sits the Pride of Baltimore II: the second clipper ship built in Baltimore in over 150 years. Pride II …

Rash Field Park Clears Key Hurdle

It’s Official: Rash Field Park clears key hurdle for January groundbreaking This morning, the City approved an innovative public-private partnership, handing us the keys to build Rash Field Park.  Waterfront Partnership, with city, state and private money, will lead construction and we’ve hired Whiting-Turner to be our construction manager and general contractor.  The completed park will feature a nature park, …

A Perfect Day in Fell’s Point

Known for it’s live music, diverse cuisine, and beautiful location, Fell’s Point is one of Baltimore’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Perfect for spending an entire weekend on the water or even just for a quick stop for some gelato, the eclectic neighborhood has both hidden gems and well known establishments among over 50 independent retailers. Among those 50 retailers consists of …