Waterfront Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the proud steward of Baltimore’s most celebrated asset. We are advocates for the continued investment in the Harbor, health of the Harbor and the addition of new amenities to keep the Harbor fresh and lively. We help maintain the Waterfront, build and program unique and playful parks, lead the planning for its future with Baltimore City, fund improvements and encourage its growth and evolution so that it may continue to serve as a place of pride and the place where Baltimoreans come together to celebrate.
We proudly produce a variety of one-of-a-kind events and programs to activate our Waterfront public spaces, attract local residents and visitors, and provide more reasons to visit the Waterfront. Our year-round programs and events focus on creating experiences that are entertaining, often educational, and always enjoyable. Each event provides a variety of sponsorship opportunities that can be customized to meet any marketing objective.
Events and Programs Include:
Harbor Market: The best rotating local food variety from Baltimore is available at Harbor Market, the pop-up marketplace at McKeldin Plaza. Harbor Market gives downtown employees an opportunity to enjoy lunch outside featuring live music, lawn games, and bistro tables.
Yappy Hours: Cocktails with your Cockapoo, wine with your Weimaraner, beer with your Bulldog…Harbor Point’s Central Plaza becomes a playspace for dogs and their humans with drinks, music, food trucks, and of course doggy friendly activities too!
Summer Socials: Baltimoreans mark their calendars for our monthly summer concerts on Friday nights at West Shore Park. Meet for live music, games, family activities, food trucks, and fun!
Brews & Views Concert Series: The Waterfront’s newest summer concert series! Jam out to local, live music at Harbor Point’s Central Plaza, while sipping brews and enjoying sweeping views of the harbor. Featuring food trucks and bar service by Dooby’s.
Waterfront Wellness: Free fitness classes at West Shore Park! An opportunity for fitness-minded individuals to improve their all-around wellness each week through classes ranging from yoga to boot camp.
Harbor Harvest Children’s Festival: Our annual Harbor Harvest Children’s Festival brings the country to the city. This event features an urban pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, a hay maze, face painting, pumpkin decorating, pony rides, live music, food trucks, stilt walkers, and other fall festivities without having to leave the Waterfront. Now a Fall staple for downtown families, 2018 marks our 11th Harbor Harvest celebration.
The Great Baltimore Oyster Festival: In October 2015 we launched the 1st annual Great Baltimore Oyster Festival at West Shore Park in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Benefiting Waterfront Partnership’s Healthy Harbor Initiative and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, this family-friendly event combines our passion for a healthy Harbor with our love of programming our public spaces. Attendees enjoy listening to live music, learning about the environment, and eating freshly prepared oysters from the Chesapeake Bay.
Harbor Point Ice Festival: Central Plaza is transformed into a magical winter wonderland with twinkling lights, interactive ice sculptures lining the walkways, live music, sparkly stilt walkers, food vendors, and more! Spectators watch the excitement as award-winning ice sculptors use chainsaws and chisels to create spectacular ice sculptures.
Each event provides a variety of opportunities. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (443) 743-3308 to discuss how your organization can get involved!
Pandora Ice Rink at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
In 2014, after a ten-year absence, Baltimoreís Inner Harbor Ice Rink re-opened in the heart of downtown and immediately became the center of holiday activities in Baltimore. In just three years, the Rink has become a wonderful new seasonal tradition for families and residents. In 2018, we saw over 1,500 skaters/week and garnered widespread coverage with media reach totaling 35 million, or a $689k ad value. We expanded our community partnerships with a 67% increase in free tickets given to school and community groups.
The Inner Harbor Ice Rink sits in the heart of downtown, with over 100,000 employees within a five-minute walk, 88,000 cars traveling by every month, and 14 million visitors to the Harbor every year.
Simply put, ice skating makes people happy, and the benefits of associating with the rink are countless. As a sponsor of the PANDORA Ice Rink at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, your company will receive immense visibility, as well as be credited with creating a unique and affordable family recreation venue.
Below are the available sponsorship levels as a starting point. We are also open to creating a custom package that will meet your specific needs. Give us a call to discuss at (443) 743-3308!