Fourth of July Fireworks and More in Baltimore 2014

For immediate release: June 9, 2014

CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY AT BALTIMORE’S INNER HARBOR

Celebrate the Fourth of July with live music and celebratory fireworks at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  The Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration takes place Friday, July 4, 2014 from 4pm to 10pm.

Baltimore Fourth of July Fireworks

Entertainment is provided by Top 40s bands Thunderball at 4pm followed bythe U.S. Naval Academy Band Electric Brigade at 7pm.  Performances take place at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, located at Pratt and Light streets.  The fireworks show, choreographed to festive music, begins at 9:30pm.  The display is produced by Pyrotecnico.  The holiday fireworks can be viewed from several locations in downtown and the surrounding areas, including Federal Hill, Fell’s Point and Harbor East.  Baltimore’s Fourth of July Celebration is presented by Ports America Chesapeake.  Additional support is provided by GEICO.  Fox 45 is the media sponsor.

Visitors can make a day of their holiday downtown by going to area attractions, and nearby restaurants and retailers.  Top of the World Observation Level offers Picnic at the Top on Friday, July 4, 2014 from 7:30pm to 10pm.  Visitors can take in a 360-degree view of Baltimore as well as have the best view of the vibrant fireworks display.  Family-fun activities and food & beverages will be available.  Tickets cost $50 for adults and $25 for children ages 3-12.  Top of the World Observation Level is located on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center at 401 East Pratt Street.  For more information on Top of the World Observation Level or upcoming events, please visit 410-837-VIEW (8493) or visit www.viewbaltimore.org.

In addition, Baltimore Beach Volleyball holds “Hat Draw” Tournament on Friday, July 4, 2014 at 1pm.  Registration opens at noon on-site.  The tournament takes place at the Inner Harbor’s Rash Field, located on Light Street and Key Highway.  Men, women, co-ed teams and singles are invited to participate in the event.  Cost is $25 per person.  Proceeds from the tournament benefit Sail Baltimore, a non-profit providing a program of visiting ships & maritime events.  For more information on Baltimore Beach Volleyball and upcoming tournaments, please visit www.baltimorebeach.com.  For more information on Sail Baltimore visit www.sailbaltimore.org

2014 FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION SCHEDULE 

4pm Thunderball, Top 40s
7pm Electric Brigade, a U.S. Naval Academy Band; Top 40s
9:30pm Fireworks Show

In the event of a cancellation due to severe weather, the fireworks show will take place Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 9:30pm.

For more information on Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration, visit www.promotionandarts.org or call 410-752-8632.

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These popular “Downtown Baltimore Hotels” are located either near the Inner Harbor, the Convention Center or Orioles Park at Camden Yards. To view a list of all Baltimore area hotels click the “Bookable” oval to the right – or call 866-966-3043 to speak with a booking agent.

Hyatt Regency Baltimore
The Hyatt Regency Hotel is directly across the street from and connected by a skywalk to the Light Street Pavilion at Harborplace and the water’s edge. Visit the Amphitheater and Food Court without crossing traffic.
Baltimore Hilton Hotel
The Baltimore Hilton Hotel is nestled right between the Baltimore Convention Center (right) and Orioles Park at Camden Yards (left). A skywalk connects the C/C with the Hilton Hotel for safety and convenience.
Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
The Renaissance Harborplace Hotel is in the base of the Legg Mason Tower, contains The Gallery, for the shopper in you, and is connected to the Harborplace Pratt Street Pavilion at the water’s edge by a skywalk.
Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
The Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel lets you surround youself with the best of Downtown Baltimore. This Sheraton is connected to the Convention Center and only a two-block walk to the Inner Harbor. Enjoy Morton’s Steakhouse and the Orioles Grille.
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Royal Sonesta’s Harbor Court Hotel across Light Street from the waters of the Inner Harbor is next to the Maryland Science Center and only blocks from the Convention Center, Orioles’ Park at Camden Yards and Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium. Pier 5 HotelPier Five and the Pier 5 Hotel are surrounded by water on three sides and within Walking distance of nearly “everything” downtown. Two fine restaurants are located within this fine waterfont hotel, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and McCormick & Schmick’s.
Days Inn Inner HarborThe Days Inn Inner Harbor is next to the Convention Center and only a couple blocks from the Inner Harbor and the ball yard. This hotel is consistently one of our most-often-booked by people on a budget, but who also want to be right downtown. Harbor East This photo of Harbor East Baltimore shows the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront (left), the Hilton Garden Inn (center), and the Courtyard by Marriott (right). All are only a fun Water Taxi ride or 15 minute walk from everything Downtown Baltimore has to offer.
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“Destinations” on display at Top of the World in Baltimore

For immediate release: June 2, 2014

“DESTINATIONS” ON DISPLAY AT TOP OF THE WORLD

Top of the World Observation Level is excited to welcome “Destinations,” a collaborative exhibition from D. Emerson Myers and Doug Moulden.  The exhibition is on display from Friday, June 20 to Sunday, August 24, 2014.  Myers’s work is guided compositionally by the city’s infrastructure and thematically by the city itself, its people and its culture.  He takes mapped grids and turns them into a patchwork of colorful neighborhoods and districts.  In his work, Moulden creates a landscape devoid of humans encourages the viewer to place themselves metaphorically into the painting.     Guests have an opportunity to visit the for free and meet the artist on Friday, June 20, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pmTop of the World is located on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center at 401 E. Pratt Street.

Baltimore World Tracd Center“Destinations” is part of the 2014 Artscape Gallery Network presented by M&T Bank.  Artscape Gallery Network connects more than 20 Baltimore galleries to a wider audience through a promotional campaign and provides art lovers with an extended opportunity to enjoy Baltimore’s talented artists before, during and after the festival weekend.  Participating Gallery Network exhibitions highlight 2014 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize applicants, along with other regional artists.

Regular hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 7pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.  Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and military, and $3 for children 3 to 12 years old.  The last ticket is sold a half-hour before closing.

For more information on Top of the World Observation Level, call 410-837-VIEW or visit www.viewbaltimore.org.  For more information on Artscape Gallery Network, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.artscape.org.

Top of the World Observation Level is managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

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Save-the-Date: Artscape Takes Place on July 18-20, 2014

For immediate release: April 10, 2014
 

SAVE THE DATE
AMERICA’S LARGEST FREE ARTS FESTIVAL IS BACK FOR 2014
ARTSCAPE TAKES PLACE ON JULY 18-20

Join the “movement!” Artscape returns for its 33rd year with three days full of the best in visual and performing arts.  The festival features live concerts by nationally known bands and musicians on multiple outdoor stages, a full schedule of dance, opera, theater, street theater and classical and experimental music performances, fine arts and crafts, art exhibitions, art cars, film and children’s activities, in addition to an assortment of food and beverages, located throughout the site.  Artscape takes place Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19 from 11am to 9pm and Sunday, July 20 from 11am to 8pm on Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street.  The celebration will continue on Friday and Saturday night from 9pm to 11pm during Artscape After Hours along Charles Street from Preston Street to North Avenue.  Full details for the festival will be announced during a press conference on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.  Artscape is presented annually by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

The ninth annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize awards a $25,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Greater Baltimore region.  The jurors for the competition include Claire Gilman, Sarah Oppenheimer and Olivia Shao.  The Sondheim Artscape Prize finalists’ exhibition takes place Saturday, June 21 through Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the Walters Art Museum, located at located at 600 N. Charles Street.  The award announcement and reception takes place at the Walters on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 7pm.  The prize is held in conjunction with the annual Artscape juried exhibition.

For more information on Artscape, visit www.artscape.org or call 410-752-8632.

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