A festival built by a movement.
The Fell’s Point Fun Festival began in 1967 as a fundraiser to raise money to fight against a project that would have linked 1-83 and 1-95 and demolished an extensive area of Fell’s Point. Thanks to the initial organizers of this festival our neighborhood fought back and Fell’s Point as we know it was saved. Since then, the Annual Fell’s Point Fun Festival has grown to cover 6 city blocks in the heart of our beautiful historic, eclectic, and unique neighborhood.
The Fell’s Point Fun Festival’s organizer, The Preservation Society, has worked to maintain the 18th and 19th century character of the historic structures within Fell’s Point.
The society operates without cost to the city of Baltimore and it currently maintains many of the buildings as well as runs historic tours of Fell’s Point. The Fell’s Point Fun Festival has grown dramatically over the years and continues to have a large impact in maintaining the historic integrity of Fell’s Point for businesses, residents and visitors.
With the exception of 2020, the Fell’s Point Fun Festival has been held for 55 consecutive years.
What does it cost?
The festival is free to attend. Live bands, family activities, and more are always free, always fun!
What are the hours?
Friday, November 4th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, November 5th, 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday, November 6th, 11:00am – 8:00pm
Where do I park?
There are parking lots and garages along Caroline Street. We recommend that you utilize ride-sharing apps or public transit. Neighboring Harbor East, Harbor Point, Fell’s Point, and Canton are vibrant, walkable neighborhoods if you wish to stay in an area hotel.
Where is the festival?
Located on the waterfront in historic Fell’s Point, the festival runs along Thames Street from Caroline to Wolfe and is bordered by Aliceanna on the north edge. Fell’s Point’s Broadway Square and The Sagamore Pendry are destination landmarks.
What kind of food do you have?
The festival is located in the center of retail, restaurant and bar district. In addition to street vendors, there are dozens of locally owned establishments to enjoy.
How do drink tickets work?
In order to carry alcoholic beverages around the festival, patrons must be 21 or over and purchase a wristband for $5.00 (all proceeds go to the Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill and Fell’s Point). Bars do not accept cash, attendees must purchase drink tickets to redeem for alcoholic beverages at festival bars.
Drink tickets may be used at any of the 7 outdoor festival bars only. Drink tickets are not valid at individual bars & restaurants.
Where do I pick up pre-paid drink tickets & wristbands
Will Call is located on the Pier at the intersection of Broadway & Thames
How much are drink tickets?
Beer and Wine tickets are $6 and liquor/cocktail drinks are $9. Online sales will go live shortly!
Can I get a refund on drink tickets I don’t use?
We don’t offer refunds on purchased tickets, make friends by sharing the love.
Do you accept credit cards?
Credit cards may be used to purchase drink tickets at designated sales locations. Festival vendors are independent operators, payment forms may vary.
Are there ATMs on site?
There are several bank ATMs within the festival footprint.
Are pets allowed?
Yes, we love to see our pawed friends – as long as they are leashed.
Where do I stay?
There numerous hotels in the area of the festival, including The Admiral Fell Inn, The Inn at Henderson’s Wharf, and the Sagamore Pendry, both of which are located in the very center of the event on Thames & Broadway. Other nearby hotels are TRU by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton, Waterfront Marriott, The Four Seasons, Hyatt Place, Courtyard by Marriott, Homewood Suites by Hilton.
What time do the bands play?
More details to come, but our festival bands will play throughout the day.
Do you offer reserved seating or VIP for concerts?
At this time, no VIP or reserved seating is offered. All concerts are free and open to the public.
Will any special protocols be taken in light of COVID-19?
The Fell’s Point Fun Festival will follow all local and federal guidelines COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and precautions. The #1 priority for our team is to provide a safe experience for our festival attendees. As we continue to evaluate the changing situation, we will continue to evaluate the appropriate safety measures that will need to be taken.
By attending Fell’s Point Fun Festival, you voluntarily assume all risks associated with Covid-19 and other infectious and/or communicable diseases, viruses, bacteria, or illnesses, whether that exposure occurs before, during, or after the event, and regardless of how caused or contracted. Your attendance waives any and all claims and potential claims against festival owners and/or organizers and affiliated companies.