About Light City

Baltimore’s international festival of light, music, innovation and literature returns Nov. 1-10.

What is Light City?

Light City—a free, uniquely Baltimore festival—transforms Baltimore into a hub of local and international art and innovation with large-scale light installations, performances and music. The theme for 2019 is “Brilliant Baltimore." This year, two of Baltimore’s biggest events – Light City and Book Festival – are combining to create Brilliant Baltimore and illuminate the city with world-class light art installations, live performances, panels from internationally renowned authors and the best of Baltimore’s food and drink scene.

Launched in 2016, Light City Baltimore is the first large-scale, international light festival in the United States. The 2017 festival was estimated to have attracted more than 470,000 attendees. Central to Light City is the BGE Light Art Walk which follows the waterfront promenade around the Inner Harbor and Harbor East, featuring attractions such as illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a dedicated children’s area. Festival hours are Friday, Nov. 1 to Sunday, Nov. 3 from 12 - 10 p.m and Monday, Nov. 4 to Sunday, Nov. 10 from 5 - 10 p.m. Click here to learn more about the light art, music and entertainment.

Neighborhood Lights

Light City goes beyond the Inner Harbor in partnership with eight branches of the Enoch Pratt Free Library presenting light art, literature, music, STEAM activities and delicious food on each night of the festival.

Fri., Nov.1 – Central Branch (400 Cathedral St., 21201)
Sat., Nov. 2 – Brooklyn Branch (300 E. Patapsco Ave., 21225)
Mon., Nov.4 – Walbrook Branch (3203 W. North Ave., 21216)
Tue., Nov. 5 – Southeast Anchor Branch (3601 Eastern Ave., 21224)
Wed., Nov. 6 – Forest Park Branch (3023 Garrison Blvd., 21216)
Thu., Nov. 7 – Herring Run Branch (3801 Erdman Ave., 21213)
Fri., Nov. 8 – Northwood Branch (4420 Loch Raven Blvd., 21218)
Sat., Nov. 9 – Orleans Branch (1301 Orleans St., 21231)