Neighborhood Events

Prominent downtown attractions join the Baltimore Book Festival in offering free literary-themed programming and discounts.

Friday, September 22


Cruises on the Bay by Watermark

Little Bookworms: Kids Cruise Free with Watermark!
Kids cruise free aboard a Watermark Yacht with each paying adult… and a receipt or book from the Baltimore Book Festival! Just walk up to the Watermark Cruises kiosk at the Light Street Finger Piers (behind the Baltimore Visitor Center), show your book (or receipt), purchase an adult ticket and kids ages 11 & under are free! Promotion runs Friday, September 22-Sunday, September 24 2017.  


Dick's Last Resort

Dick’s Last Resort
621 E. Pratt Street, Suite 100 Attendees receive 20% off their check when they show their Baltimore Book Festival official program, available at any of the festival’s guest services locations. Valid Friday, September 22-Sunday, September 24 from 11am-7pm.


National Aquarium

Half-Price Friday Nights
Friday is your night! While enjoying Baltimore Book Festival and the Inner Harbor, visit the National Aquarium for Half-Price Friday Nights, brought to you by M&T Bank. Get access to our award-winning exhibits for half the price of general admission after 5pm on Friday, September 22nd – and every Friday evening year round! Tickets can be purchased online or on-site.


Top of the World Observation Level

401 E. Pratt Street, 27th Floor
Visit the Top of the World Observation Level for “Paws to Read,” where Pets on Wheels volunteers bring their dogs in to help children learn, hoping the pets will calm children who are struggling, excite those who are bored and help kids equate reading with fun. Friday: 2pm-4pm; Saturday: 11am-1pm & 3pm-5pm; Sunday: 12- 2pm. Plus, enjoy free admission to Top of the World Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24. Open Saturday from 10am-7pm (last admission at 6:30pm) and Sunday from 11am-6pm (last admission at 5:30pm).


Ancient Ale Event with Sam Calagione

Keep the happy hour going! Come study the history of Ancient Ales and discover lost recipes with Dogfish Head and the world famous Max's Taphouse (737 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231).


Sept 28-30, 2018
Fri - Sun: 11am - 7pm
Baltimore Inner Harbor

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