Baltimore’s Birthday Bash

Join us for the hottest party of the year—Friday, July 26 at Harborplace!

Put on your party hat and join your neighbors to celebrate Baltimore’s 295th birthday at Baltimore’s Birthday Bash! Join us as we party in the heart of the Inner Harbor at Harborplace with a stunning waterfront view.

The price of admission includes:

  • Dance party featuring Baltimore’s own DJ Tanz
  • Open bar featuring cocktails from our drink sponsor, Sagamore Spirit, beer from local breweries, and a selection of wines
  • Lite fare
  • Birthday desserts from local vendors
  • And many birthday surprises!

View Our Birthday Bash Video

Intentionally, our event is anything but exclusive. Tickets are offered for less than our cost, so residents of all incomes can enjoy a high-end gala experience. VIPs are recognized in a special, early cocktail hour and then invited to join the party with other guests. No roped off areas and no restricted floors mean elected officials dance right alongside community organizers and corporate CEOs. This special magic, of all Baltimoreans celebrating together, is what creates the party’s electric energy.

General Admission Tickets:

All general admission tickets include the dance party, open bar, light far, and birthday desserts from local vendors. General admission tickets are tiered. The earlier you purchase your tickets—the lower the price!

  • May 1 – 31: Pre-Sale Ticket, $55 per adult, age 21+
  • June 1 – 30: Early Bird Ticket, $65 per adult, age 21+
  • July 1 –  event sell out: General Admission Ticket, $75 per adult, age 21+

Good Neighbor Ticket:

Community is central to our mission. That’s why we have a Good Neighbor ticket option that helps residents from all parts of the City celebrate Baltimore’s birthday! Good Neighbor Ticket buyers sponsor the complimentary admission of a Baltimorean active in their community. Live Baltimore will work with neighborhood associations to identify deserving recipients.

Your Good Neighbor ticket purchase gets you everything included with general admission AND gives you access to the exclusive Sponsor Pre-Party (from 6:30 – 7:30 PM).


To help make the event accessible and keep ticket prices low, Live Baltimore absorbs all ticket processing fees. Please consider donating to assist in our critical work to grow Baltimore.

*Note – donations do not include tickets to the event.

All proceeds from Baltimore’s Birthday Bash help fund our work of attracting and retaining Baltimore City residents!

A birthday party needs birthday treats! And with so many sweet treat providers participating in Baltimore’s Birthday Bash, the big question is: Who baked it best?

Last year’s champion was Buns & Roses. Will they reign supreme again in 2024? Or will another local pastry chef, baker, creamery, or candymaker take the title of “Sweetest Treat of the Year?”

You will be the judge! Partygoers will vote at the party using a QR code.

See all of last year’s sweet treat vendors here.

Don’t forget to check back here for the latest list of vendors for the 2024 Birthday Bash.

Are you a Baltimore-based sweet treat provider who would like to showcase your delectable desserts to a large audience of party-goers? This is your chance to gain significant exposure. Contact our Program & Events Manager to seize this opportunity.

What makes a birthday party great? Cake! Singing! Dancing! And of course—presents!

Live Baltimore partners with incredibly generous gift donors for our thrilling present raffle. Get ready to be part of the excitement by purchasing raffle tickets during the party to enter our random prize raffle drawing. Raffle tickets are $20 each, and you can increase your chances of winning by buying multiple tickets. We accept both cash and card payments during the party. Remember to arrive before 8:30 pm to secure your tickets!

Here were some of last year’s raffle prizes:

  • Port Discovery Children’s Museum: A 4-person family membership.
  • Orioles: A package of four tickets to a game and batting practice, four shirts, and four hats.
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: A voucher for two tickets to an upcoming concert at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.
  • Maryland Zoo in Baltimore: Two guest admission tickets and a cheetah plush toy.
  • Sagamore Pendry Hotel: One free night’s stay and poolside cabana.

Don’t forget to check back here for the latest list of raffle prizes for the 2024 Birthday Bash.

Are you a Baltimore-based business that would like to showcase your brand, service, or product to a large party-goer audience? This is your chance to gain significant exposure. Contact our Director of Programs to learn how.

A celebration of Baltimore would be incomplete without a showcase of residents’ talents. The singing of “Happy Birthday” is made memorable each year by a celebrity MC, the Mayor of Baltimore, and performers from across the City. The Oriole Bird, Poe, and Mr. Boh himself have become regular favorites who join guests and performers in the event’s photo booth.

Shout out to the TSU Dance Crew and the Shake & Bake Family Fun Center Skaters, who tore up the dance floor last year with their awesome performances. View more party pictures and highlights from last year’s event.

Live Baltimore may use photos and videos of Baltimore’s Birthday Bash for promotional purposes. By attending the event, you may be photographed or recorded and your likeness and image may be featured in these materials. If you do not wish to be photographed or recorded, please inform a Live Baltimore staff member upon arrival.

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