Experience jaw-dropping light installations along Inner Harbor and beyond during the Baltimore Book Festival.

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is lighting the way for creative entertainment in the city by combining two festivals: the 24th annual Baltimore Book Festival and Light City!

Light City marries "light, music, and innovation" within thought-provoking art installations centered around the city of Baltimore. After exploring the hub of best-selling authors at the Baltimore Book Festival, patrons can go over to Inner Harbor for conceptual multi-genre pieces created by world-renowned artists.

Throughout the 10-day event, guests can experience a dazzling variety of displays across Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Festivities will kick off Friday night with a Drone Light Show by Global Air Media, where a spectacle of drone lights will flash through the sky.

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Courtesy of Brilliant Baltimore

Many of the installations are interactive, inviting visitors to use their own imaginations. Waterlight Graffiti features an LED wall people can draw or write on, while the Keyframes exhibit displays dancing figures outside a building. In An Abstract Baltimore Story, viewers can learn about the tragic story of Henrietta Lacks and the creation of the HeLa cell through Jeffrey Kent's abstracted paintings. To wrap things up, a fireworks finale will illuminate the sky on Sunday night, November 10.

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But it doesn't stop there! Along with Inner Harbor, a handful of neighborhoods will light up, including eight libraries and 11 neighborhoods in the city. Stroll through Patterson Park or Fells Point and watch the streets come aglow! The libraries will provide all-ages fun like silent discos and readings, so stop on by! Find out more here! 

Light City is also coordinated to occur during Daylight Savings Time on November 3. This is so guests will have time to view the installations as well as attend author panels at the book festival. Installations are scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. each day, so the visuals are sure to pop against the night sky! View the full schedule here.

Consider these things before you head out:

The event is accessible by driving and public transportation. Patrons can use the Charm City Circulator (CCC) and MTA services for getting to and from their destination. 

Here are the CCC's hours:
Sunday: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.–midnight
Saturday: 9 a.m.–midnight

For drivers, parking is plentiful near the Inner Harbor and beyond—click here to reserve your spot today!

Light City will take place from Friday, November 1, to Sunday, November 10, at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. All Installations are free and open to the public. You can discover more on Brilliant Baltimore's website.

Light City

Courtesy of Light City's Facebook

Will you be checking out Light City along with the Baltimore Book Festival? What are you excited to see? Let us know in the comments!