Neighborhood Events

The Mount Vernon neighborhood provides an unequaled richness of cultural experience.  Since the founding of the Peabody Institute in 1857, Mount Vernon has enjoyed a continuing association with the arts and humanities.  Nineteenth century Philanthropist George Peabody's vision of Baltimore's citizens attending lectures, listening to music, viewing art, and having a well established research library has been realized.  Today nationally and internationally renowned institutions - art museums, theaters, opera halls, colleges, libraries, historical museums, concert halls, and symphony orchestras, all coexist in this urban enclave and contribute to Mount Vernon's vibrant mix of culture.

The following are events that take place in the neighborhood throughout the year.

Free Fall Baltimore  
This year, the City of Baltimore is sponsoring various free cultural events in the Mount Vernon's Cultural District during the months of October and November, which will include FREE Live music, dance, and theater performances. To sign up and get additional information, click here.  The Free fall program is made possible by a grant from Mayor Martin O'Malley and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.

Annual Neighborhoods Events

Flowermart ~ May 5 & 6, 2017
Baltimore's Flowermart is the nation's oldest and features specialty flora, arts and crafts and takes on and around Mount Vernon Square.

Greek Festival 
Enjoy Greek food and pastries ~ Dance to the sounds of Greek music ~ Attend a silent auction ~ Take a tour of the beautiful Cathedral – Let your kids enjoy the children's activities ~ and so much more.

Annual Monument Lighting - First Thursday
Baltimore's popular and ever growing holiday event at the Monument on the West Square.  Live Entertainment, food and beverage, capped by a spectacular fireworks display.


Baltimore Heritage

Tour Coordinator

Marsha Wise


An die Musik LIVE!
409 North Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 385-2638

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

1212 Cathedral Street

Baltimore, Md 21201
(410) 783-8000

The Lyric Opera House

Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric

140 W. Mt Royal Ave

Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 685-5086

Peabody Conservatory

1 East Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
For tickets, call the box office, 410-234-4800



The Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 547-9000

Maryland Historical Society

201 West Monument St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-4674

 (410) 685-3750


Baltimore Concert Opera
11 W Mt Vernon Pl

Baltimore, MD 21201


  The Baltimore Opera Company closed its doors in 2009, leaving Baltimore without a grand opera company. The Baltimore Concert Opera, an organization now entering its 6th year, continues to flourish and provide Baltimore with an entirely new way to experience opera.


Baltimore School for the Arts

712 Cathedral Street

Baltimore, MD 21201
(443) 642-5165

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Central Library
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 396-5430


The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre

817 Saint Paul Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 752-1225

Center Stage
Box Office (410) 332-0033

700 North Calvert Street

Baltimore, Md 21202

Theatre Project
Box office (410) 752-8558

45 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Great Sources of information on events

The following are great sources of information on events taking place in Mount Vernon and other parts of the city.

For information about events in downtown Baltimore:

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

For the calendar of events or to sign up for their newsletter:

Mount Vernon Cultural District

Updated 10/31/2016

Mt. Vernon Belvedere Association

1 East Chase Street #2

Baltimore, Md 21202

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