Neighborhood Events

For 2016, prominent downtown attractions join the Baltimore Book Festival in offering free literary-themed programming and discounts.

Friday, September 23


ENTER-TO-WIN: Amy Schumer LIVE at Royal Farms Arena

The Baltimore Book Festival is giving away 2 tickets to see famous comedian and Towson University alum Amy Schumer LIVE at Royal Farms Arena Saturday, November 12 at 8pm AND a copy of her new book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo. Enter to win at the Inner Harbor Stage presented by Towson University, located inside the Baltimore Visitor Center during the Baltimore Book Festival September 23-25. The winner will be drawn Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 7pm. Winner need not be present to win. For more information, call 410-752-8632 or visit


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 23-Sunday, September 25, 2016. For more information, visit


Charm City Carousel

Take a ride on Charm City’s Carousel during the Baltimore Book Festival! The Carousel will be open: Friday 9/23: 11am-8pm; Saturday 9/24: 11am-9pm; Sunday 9/25: 11am-8pm. Tickets available for purchase at carousel. 1 ticket: $3; 2 tickets: $5; 10 tickets: $20


Dick's Last Resort

Mention the “Baltimore Book Festival” during your visit and receive 10% off your entire check! Valid Friday, September 23-Saturday, September 25 from 11am-7pm.

Saturday, September 24


Historic Ships - USS Constellation

Historic Ships will have a table outside of the Museum building featuring the published journal of Seaman William Leonard titled “USS Constellation on the Dismal Coast” and the published journal of Yeoman Moses Safford titled “Showing the Flag: The Civil War Naval Diary of Moses Safford, USS Constellation.”

From 10am-2pm on 9/24, “On the Dismal Coast” author Herbert Gilliland will be at the table offering book signings to those with copies of the book.  At 2pm, he will also present a lecture about the book aboard USS Constellation. This lecture is free to all those aboard the ship.  Those who purchase the book will receive a complimentary admission to the museum and the 2pm lecture. 

About “On the Dismal Coast”:
Today the twenty-gun sloop USS Constellation is a floating museum in Baltimore Harbor; in 1859 it was an emblem of the global power of the American sailing navy. When young William E. Leonard boarded the Constellation as a seaman for what proved to be a twenty-month voyage to the African coast, he began to compose a remarkable journal.


Sept 22-24, 2017
Fri - Sun: 11am - 7pm
Baltimore Inner Harbor

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