Skipping into Summer

With mask mandates lifting (though not inside – yet – in Baltimore City), temperatures rising and all COVID statistics trending in the right direction, Baltimore is gearing up for one hot, fun summer. From kiddie adventures to all ages shows to 21+ parties, this summer, there’s something for everyone downtown. Here’s a look at what’s new and happening in the next few weeks: Port Discovery Children’s Museum Starting June 2, Port Discovery is restructuring its hours, opening up for ticketed daily play sessions in the mornings and afternoons. The sessions are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Each sessionRead More →


After a year of COVID-related closures, postponements, and stops and starts, downtown Baltimore businesses and attractions are reemerging from their slumber. With the weather warming up and COVID-related statistics trending in the right direction, heading downtown to enjoy the sites is a fun, safe way to spend time. Here’s a look at what’s on tap for late March and April of this year: Port Discovery Children’s Museum Port Discovery is currently open, at less than 25% capacity, on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays; tickets must be purchased in advance. The children’s museum has a regular line-up of fun events on those days, from puppet performances toRead More →

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Downtown Baltimore is draped in sparkly lights for the holidays; a trip to the Inner Harbor is a fun way to jump-start feelings of holiday spirit. However, with COVID cases on the rise, Baltimore City guidelines for businesses are rapidly changing, including a new ban on indoor and outdoor dining and entertainment – which means that supporting your favorite downtown businesses might look different than it has in past years (or even past weeks). To comply with the new rules, many downtown businesses are shifting gears quickly, trying to stay afloat during this rapidly changing environment. Restaurants are moving to carryout only and venues areRead More →

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With the holiday season in full swing and downtown Baltimore draped in festive lights and decorations, there’s a fun vibe in the air in Charm City. Celebrating the holiday season looks different this year, thanks to guidelines and regulations designed to keep city visitors safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. But that doesn’t mean that all the fun is canceled. This month, there are plenty of opportunities to head downtown for fun celebrations, from Santa parties to seated and socially distant concerts. Here’s a look at some of what’s coming up downtown this month: SantaCon On Saturday, Dec. 12, Power Plant Live! hosts its fourth annualRead More →

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There’s no question: 2020 is one of the scariest years in anyone’s recent memory. So what does that mean for Halloween? Will it be extra spooky this year? Maybe, maybe not – but it will be extra fun this year in downtown Baltimore, where Power Plant Live! and surrounding venues have a terrific lineup of creepy-fun festivities planned all weekend long. Here’s a look at how to spend your Halloween weekend downtown: Six Feet Beats On Friday, Oct. 30, Rise Among Rivals and Dead Eyes team up for Six Feet Beats, a socially distanced outdoor show at Power Plant Live! The bands – which areRead More →

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This time of year, the weather is gorgeous in Baltimore, making it an ideal time to catch a live outdoor music show downtown. While the COVID-19 pandemic put many shows on hold, now that cases have stabilized and venues have a better understanding of how to safely host events, live music is back in Charm City. Here’s a look at upcoming shows you won’t want to miss: Live Music Weekends at Power Plant Live! Each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Power Plant Live! presents live music on its outdoor concert stage. Each night, the stage is taken over by engaging acts from 5 p.m. to 9Read More →