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April 14, 2018 - April 21, 2018

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Light City: A Festival of Light, Music and Innovation

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Light City: A Free Festival of Light, Music and Innovation

April 6-8: Neighborhood Lights, April 14-21: Light City Festival, April 18-21: Labs @Light City

Light City is the nation’s only large-scale international light and ideas festival. Immerse yourself in the light and art. Explore the neighborhoods. Challenge your perspectives in the Labs@LightCity. Experience Baltimore’s brilliance.

Harbor East is proud to support Light City Baltimore. Here is what’s happening in our neighborhood:

BGE Light Art Walk

The BGE Light Art Walk consists of 21 light installations on display around the Inner Harbor that are brand new to Light City, including new commissions by international and local artists. Installations within Harbor East include:


Fireflies is comprised of 27 illuminated kinetic sculptures. Over 900 handmade lanterns are attached to the top of 27 working pedicabs which may be used as transportation by festivalgoers. Each lantern is handcrafted in Cai Guo-Qiang’s hometown of Quanzhou, China, drawing on memories of the traditional lantern festivals of the artist’s childhood.

Pulse Portal 

Pulse Portal is a functional, 20-foot archway that welcomes viewers to pass through a gate of iridescent light on a journey into tomorrow. Made of shimmery dichroic plexiglass, its iridescent coloring makes it just as beautiful during the day as it is at night. Each viewer experiences a unique moment of exhilaration as they discover that the sculpture changes color based on where they are standing. Sunsets behind the portal make for the most dynamic photos.

Check out a full map of the festival HERE.

Harbor East’s Shine So Bright Bash

Take a walk on the Bright Side at Harbor East as we celebrate the 3rd Annual Light City. Kick off the festival April 14th from 6-9PM in Harbor East with: Live DJ on the Street, Glow-in-the-Dark Giveaway, Carnival Performers, Street-side Bars Hosted by BIN 604 & Lebanese Taverna, Popcorn Bar. Free to attend.

For more information on the Shine So Bright Bash click HERE.

Harbor East Light City Specials

Cinghiale: Swing by the Enoteca for a special Light City cocktail, “Festa di Luci” – Carpano Antica, Cranberry, Fresh Lime, Prosecco on the rocks with a special Light City “garnish.” $10 from April 14 – 21.

lululemon: Enjoy a “Spring Clearing” markdown party for the first weekend of Light City. Beginning 10AM on Saturday 4/14 and Sunday 4/15.

Sassanova: Pick your discount! Pick a flower from our lighted display to find out how much you will save on your purchase of $100 or more. 6-9PM during the Shine So Bright Bash on Saturday, April 14.

White House/Black Market: Take an extra 40% off all clearance items on Saturday 4/14 and Sunday 4/15.

Park at Harbor East for Light City

Each night of the festival, park, dine, shop and begin your evening at Harbor East, with just a $9 flat rate after 5PM in Harbor East garages.

For more information on parking in Harbor East click HERE.