Fourth Annual Expo to Showcase Baltimore as a Family Reunion Destination

Baltimore Family Reunion Expo Set for September 10

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 3:15pm

Baltimore, MD — Visit Baltimore, in partnership with greiBO Entertainment, will present the city’s fourth annual Family Reunion Expo on Saturday, September 10, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History & Culture. The expo will provide attendees with all resources necessary to begin planning their next family, class or military reunion. The event will feature fun for the entire family, including more than 20 local exhibitors, food tastings, hotel and vendor information, celebrity meet and greets, genealogy experts, informational seminars, and live entertainment.

Attendees can participate in family games, seminars and workshops led by celebrity guests, including:

  • One on One with Actor Lamman Rucker: an audience Q&A about family dynamics with the “Greenleaf” star, hosted by Marsha Jews
  • Fit Family: 10 Habits of Healthy Families: a seminar with fitness expert Charles “Chizel-It” Harris and former Harlem Globetrotter Choo Smith
  • Visit Baltimore: Locations & Resources for Reunion Planning in Baltimore: a panel discussion with representatives from Visit Baltimore and the Baltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks
  • Family Feud with Last Comic Standing alum Jason Weems
  • Family Karaoke hosted by singer and actress Brave Williams
  • Celebrity photo opportunities with Choo Smith and Brave Williams

Children can also enjoy the expo’s Kids Zone, which will feature face painting, games, activities and appearances by the Culture Queen.

“The Family Reunion Expo is not only a fun-filled way to spend time with your friends and family, but it also provides attendees the opportunity to learn about the numerous resources available to plan a family reunion,” said Ron Melton, interim president and CEO, Visit Baltimore. “This event offers opportunities to meet with multiple vendors and planning partners in one location, while also enjoying live entertainment, seminars, workshops and games.”

Shelonda Stokes, president and CEO of greiBO Entertainment, shared, “We designed the Reunion Expo to help attendees plan for any type of large gathering, whether it’s a family reunion, a wedding, a large birthday party, a company outing, group tour or just a weekend getaway with friends.”

“Baltimore has excellent restaurants, world-class museums and attractions, and an exciting nightlife, making it an ideal location to host a family reunion,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “We are excited to meet with people who are starting to plan their events and showcase all that Baltimore has to offer.”

General admission to the Family Reunion Expo is $5; however, if attendees “like” the expo’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/BaltimoreReunionExpo, or register to attend on Eventbrite, they will receive a code for free admission.

Sponsors for the 2016 Family Reunion Expo include Visit Baltimore, greiBO Entertainment, Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures and Courvoisier.

For more information about the Baltimore Family Reunion Expo, visit www.BaltimoreReunionExpo.com.

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Visit Baltimore is the official sales and marketing organization for Baltimore that generates economic benefits for stakeholders through the attraction of convention, group and leisure visitors. For more information, visit www.baltimore.org.

greiBO Entertainment is an award-winning creative collective that produces live events and content for advertising, print, film, web and television. For more information, visit www.greiBO.com.

Christina Perry
Visit Baltimore
410-659-7032
cperry@baltimore.org