Getting to the Festival

Ride the MTA
  • All MTA services are accessible for individuals with disabilities. For more information on MTA Bus, Metro Subway, Light Rail or Mobility service, visit or call 410-539-5000, 1-866-RIDE-MTA (toll-free), or TTY 410-539-3497.
Charm City Circulator
  • This free public transportation service that travels four routes in Baltimore City, is a fast, friendly, and FREE way to get around town during The Baltimore Book Festival! Four routes are currently operating: the Orange, Purple, Green and Banner routes. The Orange Route runs along Pratt and Lombard streets between Hollins Market/UMB Biopark and Harbor East. The Purple Route runs through the heart of the Baltimore Book Festival and connects Penn Station to Mount Vernon, Downtown and Federal Hill along Charles and St. Paul/Light streets. The Green Route runs between Festival Accessibility Plan, page two City Hall, Fell’s Point, and Johns Hopkins Hospital, while the Banner Route connects the Inner Harbor and Fort McHenry. More information, including hours, maps, and stop locations, can be found at
Driving and Parking
At the Festival
  • Visit Guest Services, located on the corner of North Charles Street and West Mount Vernon Place. Staff and volunteers are happy to assist with questions or concerns while on-site. Festival-goers can also read the Braille or Large Print Version of the Festival Program or listen to the program on 98.3 FM.
  • Please Note: the festival site is very crowded and can be difficult to maneuver - it is located in a historic neighborhood with cobblestone streets. Festival-goers with mobility devices should operate them in a safe and courteous manner.
  • ADA/Wheelchair Accessible portable toilets are available throughout the festival site. Locations include: Madison Street at Charles Street, East Mt. Vernon Place at St. Paul Street and West Mount Vernon Place at Cathedral Street.
  • Accessible eating areas are located in the north park and on Madison Street.
  • Service animals are allowed at the festival. Service animals must be under the control of their owners, on a leash and along side of its owner at all times. Disruptive or dangerous animals will be asked to leave the site.
  • Medics are roaming throughout the festival site to assist with issues. All emergency situations should be directed to 911.
  • The festival does not provide wheelchair rentals. In addition, the festival does not have an area to store medication.

Please direct any questions to the Access Coordinator Kathy Hornig at or 410-752-8632.



Special Events


Sept 26-28, 2014
Fri & Sat: 12 - 8pm
Sun: noon - 6pm


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