Things to Do
Everyday, residents and visitors enjoy spending time in the squares, whether it’s to enjoy a cup of morning coffee, meet some friends for lunch, enjoy a book or just to relax and enjoy the surroundings. From Conservancy sponsored events, to annual events like the FlowerMart and the Monument Lighting, as well as neighborhood events—there’s always a lot going on in and around Mount Vernon Place.
||Conservancy Sponsored Events The Conservancy is committed to sponsoring year round small-scale events in the squares for the community and visitors to enjoy!
These events include FREE performances (music, dance, vocal), movies shown on a large inflatable screen, theatrical re-enactments and children’s programs. A FREE weekly yoga class is held year round on Saturday mornings—outside in the East Square weather permitting.
| The Conservancy is grateful for the support of our programs provided by:
Agora Inc., AIMCO, Stafford Apartments, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, Baltimore Heritage, Baltimore National Heritage Area, The Baltimore Sun Media Group, Belvedere & Co., City of Baltimore, The Engineers Club, Maryland Club, Maryland State Arts Council, Midtown Community Benefits District, Mount Vernon-Belvedere Association, The Mount Vernon Club, MVP United Methodist Church, The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, The Time Group, The Walters Art Museum, Washington Park Apartments, Baltimore Mount Vernon Hotel.
Check the website in case of inclement weather: MVPConservancy.org
||Annual Festivals: Baltimore traditions such as the FlowerMart and the Lighting of the Monument are annual events that are held in Mount Vernon Place. Both events are free.
FlowerMart is usually held the first Friday and Saturday of May. The FlowerMart is steeped in tradition, there are a multitude of flowers available for sale, as well as many arts and crafts vendors, children’s programming, and delicious food! It’s also home of the legendary “lemon stick,” another Baltimore tradition. There are lots of activities, contests, and other fun events to make this a wonderful family event!
The Annual Lighting of the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon Place is another Baltimore tradition. It takes place the first Thursday in December. It’s a family event, complete with musical performances, entertainment and lots of food and beverages.
Things To Do Around Mount Vernon Place
Mount Vernon Place is the centerpiece of a National Historic Landmark District, and part of Baltimore’s famous Mount Vernon neighborhood. Around the squares are stunning examples of 19th century architecture. As Baltimore’s historic cultural center, Mount Vernon is home to internationally-recognized art museums, opera halls, libraries, historical museums, theatres and symphony orchestras as well as fabulous restaurants—which all contribute to its rich cultural fabric.
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