Light City Festival Economic Impact and 2017 Dates Announced

Posted on May 25, 2016

According to a study conducted by Forward Analytics, a Pennsylvania-based market research firm whose clients include festivals and events throughout the United States, Light City Baltimore, the first large-scale, international light festival in the United States, had a total impact of $33.8 million for the seven-day festival. Light City increased the local business volume by $19.9 million in direct impact and $13.9 million in indirect impact. The full report is expected to be completed within a week and will be available on

Dates were also announced for the second annual Light City Baltimore, which will take place Friday, March 31, through Saturday, April 8, 2017. The festival will be open from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. on weeknights and from 7 p.m. until midnight on the weekends. The Light City Innovation Conference is scheduled to take place Monday, April 3, through Friday, April 7, 10 a.m. -6 p.m. daily, with the Youth Conference taking place on Saturday, April 8. The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts is currently accepting proposals for Light City 2017. A list of available calls for entry can be found on

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