Ends on February 1, 2018


We want communities city-wide to light up in a show of celebration and unity during Light City. With a little creativity, this can be done very inexpensively! Organize homes and businesses throughout your neighborhood to decorate with twinkle lights, special-colored porch lights, luminaries, etc.

NEW for 2018! All participating communities will be entered into the “Best of BRILLIANT BALTIMORE – Community Showcase” contest, an online voting competition to determine those neighborhoods that show the most community pride by lighting up during Light City! The top vote-getter will receive $2,018 for their community association, with up to nine honorable mentions receiving $1,000 each for their community association!

To be eligible for the cash prize, community light-ups should be organized by nonprofit, community and/or merchant associations, and remain on view from April 6-21, 2018. Registration forms are due to BOPA by February 1, 2018.

***Full contest details, rules, and regulations will be sent and posted at a later date***


  • Free program registration
  • Promote your community as a featured attraction of “Light City Brilliant Baltimore – Community Showcase” © and receive a communications/marketing tool kit, including Light City images to use in marketing, promotional materials and social media
  • Inclusion in the Brilliant Baltimore directory featured on LightCity.org, Light City app and Light City press kit
  • Feature article about Brilliant Baltimore – Community Showcase, listing all participants, in an edition of the Light City daily newsletter
  • Inclusion in on-site signage promoting the Brilliant Baltimore – Community Showcase, placed around the Inner Harbor during the Light City festival
  • Call-out ad promoting your community on LED screen/s placed around the Inner Harbor during the Light City festival
  • Complimentary passes for your lead community organizers to a special night at the Light City VIP Lounge
  • Chance to win cash for your community



Kyree Jones
Festivals Assistant, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
Phone: (410) 752-8632| Email: KJones@PROMOTIONandARTs.org

Brilliant Baltimore is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA).  Light City is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

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