Get in the competitive spirit. Even if you’re not a fan, it’s fun to be a part of the crowd.
Home to the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens and the MLB’s Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore has a lot of team spirit. Learn the history behind the iconic Oriole Park at Camden Yards, where to watch the game and our tips for Ravens game day tailgates. Plus, we are proud to host the CIAA men’s and women’s basketball tournament in February!
Annual Baltimore Sporting Events
Add these major events to your calendar.
Each year Baltimore sports enthusiasts turn out in full for these much-anticipated events. No matter which game you’re partial to, these tournaments and competitions are sure to get your adrenaline going.
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Basketball Tournament
February 21-25, 2023
Baltimore is the host of the annual CIAA men’s and women’s basketball tournament. The event draws tens of thousands of fans to the city to watch 12 schools go head-to-head for a shot at the championship titles, plus all week there are fan events, seminars, parties and celebrations to enjoy.
Orioles Opening Day
April 6, 2023
Baltimore and baseball go hand in hand and the city loves to celebrate Opening Day when the Orioles kick off the MLB season at their home stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Even if you aren’t enjoying the game from the beautiful, retro-style ballpark, there is fun to be had all across the city as bars and restaurants enjoy the local holiday with food and drink specials.
May 20, 2023
Part of a long heritage of horse racing in Maryland, the Preakness Stakes takes place at Pimlico Race Course, the second oldest racetrack in the nation. The second jewel in the triple crown, Preakness is held on the third Saturday in May each year and is celebrated with events leading up to the race as well as a live music festival called Infield Fest, located in the center of the race track.
Maryland Cycling Classic
September 3, 2023
America’s top one-day international pro cycling race sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale and USA Cycling features the best cyclists worldwide including Tour de France participants, National Champions, World Champions and Olympians from over 20 countries. The race is part of a three-day weekend community celebration of health and wellness featuring participatory events, an interactive festival, local foods and drinks, along with other fun family-friendly activities.
Baltimore Running Festival
October 14, 2023
This running festival has been a Baltimore favorite for more than 20 years, and includes five distance options including marathon, half-marathon and relay. The course winds through Federal Hill and Fell’s Point before finishing in the scenic Inner Harbor waterfront area with a post-race celebration.