Attendee Guide

GETTING HERE

With all there is to experience during Light City, you’ll want to get here fast – and Baltimore makes that easy! Located right off I-95 and I-295, Baltimore is conveniently accessible via car, bus, plane or train. Amtrak’s Penn Station is just a few blocks from the Inner Harbor, while Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport, offering hundreds of domestic and international flights daily, is located just 15 minutes from downtown. And once you arrive, getting around is a breeze. Many of our attractions, museums, restaurants, shops and performing arts venues are within walking distance of the Inner Harbor, but the fast, free and green Charm City Circulator also features four convenient bus routes that navigate through the city. The Water Taxi’s fleet of boats in the harbor can effortlessly transport you to many of Baltimore’s great neighborhoods, while the Light Rail, MARC Train and Metro Subway can take you throughout the city and beyond. We have plenty of parking for limos and shuttles, too, and even a motorcoach parking facility for larger groups. 

 

For best places to park, visit baltimoreparking.com.

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FOOD & DRINK

Light City Baltimore offers a variety of innovative food options for all guests. Along the Inner Harbor Promenade, themed food and beverage stations offer menus that coincide with the works of illuminated art on the BGE Light Art Walk. Restaurants in the Inner Harbor and surrounding area also remain open for festival-goers. Many have created special Light City-themed menus, happy hours, discounts and promotions. For a full list of deals and discounts, click here

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DOWNLOAD THE LIGHT CITY APP

Attendees of the inaugural Light City Baltimore festival are encouraged to download the FREE app prior to their visit to see all that the festival has to offer including the festival map, schedule and general festival information.

 

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Looking for a place to stay? Baltimore has more than 9,000 hotel rooms located around the Inner Harbor and downtown, and thousands more are just a short ride away. All of the major brands are here, along with charming inns and bed and breakfasts, many located in historic houses and rowhomes. In recent years, many of our hotels have been renovated and several new accommodations have opened as well. Many of our hotels, B&Bs and other lodging – all featuring the best amenities – are located within walking distance of our top-notch attractions, museums, restaurants, shops and performing arts venues.

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DAYTIME PROGRAMMING

During the evening, Light City will feature the BGE Light Art Walk, 23 large-scale light art works, 35 concerts and 200 performances, but that’s not all there is to see and do. Many of Baltimore’s attractions and museums will host daytime programming, including exhibits, performances and special Light City-themed experiences. In addition, many restaurants, attractions and retailers have teamed up to offer special promotions and discounts for patrons as a part of Light City.

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