Tourism Week 2019

May 5 - 11, 2019

Baltimore Celebrates National Tourism Week

Tourism Matters to Baltimore’s economy, jobs and quality of life. This year, Visit Baltimore will be shining a light on the Baltimore experience and the people and places that make our industry so remarkable through a variety of industry-insider and public-facing programs. We are also calling on the industry to join us in a day of service. Learn more including how to sign up to join us below. And watch Visit Baltimore’s social channels and website all week long for compelling stories about why Baltimore tourism matters from the faces of the industry.

Tourism Week Schedule:

Advocacy Day at City Hall

Baltimore City Hall
Mon. May 6, 2019
An exhibit at City Hall will reiterate why tourism matters and introduce elected officials and members of the public to Baltimore tourism faces and stories. To capitalize on this heightened awareness, Visit Baltimore will be tabling at City Hall and setting up opportunities for members of the industry to meet with their City Council representatives. Stay tuned for more information.

Industry Day of Service

South Baltimore Gateway at Hanover & Potee Streets / Middle Branch Trailhead
Wed., May 8, 2019, 10 a.m - 4 p.m.
Join Visit Baltimore and partners from BOPA, City Rec and Parks, MedStar Harbor Hospital and more to clean, restore and beautify a gateway into South Baltimore. With staging headquarters located at the southern terminus of the Gwynns Falls Trail at MiddleBranch/Reedbird Park, volunteers will not only assist BOPA and conservators in the restoration of one of the City’s inaugural (and last standing) public art sculptures, Patapsco River Project; but also, we will expand out along Middle Branch Trail and Park to clean and beautify the South Baltimore waterfront.

Expert guidance and supplies will be provided. Click here to sign up as an individual or as a team – the more hands on deck, the more we can accomplish! 

Happy Hour Celebration

Little Havana
Wed., May 8, 2019, 5 - 7 p.m.
Volunteers AND all members are invited to join Visit Baltimore for a celebratory happy hour and industry meet-up immediately following the day of service at Little Havana. Whether you are coming from the volunteer site or work, everyone (and casual attire) is welcome. Registration is free. Click here to RSVP.

Harbor & Light 2nd Fridays

Baltimore Visitor Center
Fri., May 10, 2019, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Visit Baltimore welcomes you to discover a sampling of what the City's diverse neighborhoods have to offer - all in one place. Please join us at the Visitor Center in the Inner Harbor on Light Street for a free public event. Enjoy hands-on maker workshops, free food and drink tastings, live music and locally made goods for purchase.

The Impact of Tourism in Baltimore

*2018-19 Annual Report Statistics