Something for Everyone

Celebrating music, ideas,
and innovation

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is uniting two of its marquee events: Baltimore Book Festival and Light City. Brilliant Baltimore will illuminate the city with literature, ideas, world-class light art installations, and live performances. Check out the schedule by Books, Performance, Food & Drink, or Light Art to view all the action.

Enhance Your
Festival Experience

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts invites you to experience this year's festival as a VIP. Exclusive ticketed events are now available to the public in limited quantities. Purchase your ticket today!

Featured Exhibits

Featured Authors

Carla Hall

Author | Chef

Chef based in Washington, D.C., TV personality, and author.


Hill Harper

Author | Actor

Author and actor, known for his roles on CSI and The Good Doctor.


Karyn Parsons

Author | Producer

Actor turned producer, sharing stories about unsung black heroes in history.


Sam Talbot

Author | Chef

Chef, author, philanthropist, and TV personality based in Brooklyn, NY.