Third Annual Expo to Showcase Baltimore as a Family Reunion Destination

Baltimore Family Reunion Expo Set for September 12

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 10:45am

Baltimore, MD — Visit Baltimore, in partnership with greiBO Entertainment, will present the city’s third annual Family Reunion Expo on Saturday, September 12, from 12 p.m. 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, school 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, and live entertainment.

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

  • Book Signing with TV One Host Roland Martin
  • “A Caregiver’s Journey” Book Signing with Good Times actress Bern Nadette Stanis
  • Family Karaoke and One on One Conversation with Baltimore-native and singer/songwriter Brave Williams
  • Family Feud with “Last Comic Standing” comic Jason Weems
  • A vegan soul food experience and demonstration with Chef Velvet
  • Colgate’s “Bright Smiles Bright Futures” Dental Screenings
  • Free Fall Makeovers by the Maisie Dunbar Salon
  • Family Reunion Planning with Reunion Magazine

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 provides a unique opportunity for attendees to discover all that Baltimore has to offer for their reunion in one location,” said Tom Noonan, president and CEO, Visit Baltimore. “It’s a great way for anyone planning a reunion to meet with vendors and learn about various planning resources while also enjoying a memorable day with friends and family.”

Shelonda Stokes, President & CEO of greiBO Entertainment, shared, “The Family Reunion Expo is designed to help attendees start to plan for any type of large gathering, whether it is a Family Reunion, or even a girlfriend’s getaway, a large birthday party, a company outing, group tour, or more.”

“Baltimore is a top destination to host a Family Reunion, with excellent restaurants, world-class museums and attractions, and an exciting nightlife,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “Attendees at the Family Reunion Expo will undoubtedly be amazed by the number of activities and resources that are available in Baltimore when planning a large gathering or reunion.”

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

Sponsors for the 2015 Family Reunion Expo are: Visit Baltimore, greiBO Entertainment, the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development, Dynamic Healthcare, Courvoisier, Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures, and the Maisie Dunbar Spa & Lounge.

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