In an effort to provide a positive experience for all festival-goers, the Baltimore Book Festival created an access plan to help navigate to and around the festival.Please direct any questions to the Access Coordinator, Symone Audain, at or 410-752-8632.

Before the Festival:
  • Please contact Symone Audain, or 410-752-8632 to request a sign language interpreter – the deadline is Friday, September 9, 2016.
  • The Baltimore Book Festival page on the Baltimore Promotion & Arts website is 508 compatible:
Getting to the Festival:
410-539-5000, 1-866-RIDE-MTA (toll-free), or TTY 410-539-3497.
o    MTA Bus Lines with Inner Harbor/ Downtown Stops
Route 7, Mondawmin Metro Station to Canton
Route 10, Rolling Road/ Paradise Ave. to Dundalk/ Bullneck Road
Route 19, Carney/ Goucher & Taylor to State Center Metro Station
Route 31, State Center to CCBC Dundalk
  • The Charm City Circulator (CCC)
    • The CCC is a fast, friendly, and free public transportation service that travels four routes in Baltimore City.
    • Orange Route runs along Pratt and Lombard Streets between Hollins Market and Harbor East
Purple Route runs from 33rd Street to Federal Hill
Green Route runs between City Hall, Fell’s Point and Johns Hopkins Hospital
Banner Route runs between Fort McHenry and the Inner Harbor
More information, including hours, maps, and stop locations, can be found at
  • Driving and Parking
    • The lot in front of the Baltimore Visitor Center (on Light Street; enter through Lee Street) has very limited handicap parking. The eight spaces are available on a first come first served basis after 6pm. 
    • The Baltimore Visitor Center/ Light Street bus lane can also be used as a drop-off/pick-up location.
    • Flat Lot - Conway and Charles Street – 10 ADA spaces
    • Hyatt Garage – 300 Light Street – 24 ADA spaces
    • Light Street Garage – 30 Light Street – 30 ADA spaces
    • Lockwood Garage – 124 Market Place – 24 ADA spaces
    • Marina Garage (Rusty Scupper) – 402 Key Highway – 5 ADA spaces
    • The Gallery at Harborplace – 101 South Calvert Street – 20 ADA spaces
    • Water Street Garage – 414 Water Street – 22 ADA spaces
Visit for more information about parking.
  • Bike parking is available on the back lawn of the Welcome Center.
  • At the Festival:
·         The Access Center is located at the Top of the Inner Harbor Amphitheater
·         At the Access Center, staff and volunteers can assist festival-goers with accessibility needs. Braille and Large Print festival programs will be available as well as recorded daily programs on MP3 players.
·         Wheelchair accessible temporary restrooms are available near:
o    Bicentennial Plaza (Light St. and Conway St.) – near Visitor Center
o    West Shore Park (near Light St. and Lee St.) – behind Spirit Cruises
o    Rash Field (parallel to Key Highway)
·         Accessible eating areas are located at:
o    Constellation Dock/ Pier 1
o    Inner Harbor Amphitheater
o    West Shore Park
o    Rash Field
·         Medics will be roaming throughout the event site to assist with issues. All emergency situations should be directed to 911.
·         Service animals are allowed at the festival, under the control and alongside of its handler at all times. Disruptive or dangerous animals will be asked to leave the site.
·         The festival does not provide wheelchair rental or an area to store/refrigerate medications.
After the Festival:
Send all comments and/or suggestions to Symone Audain at or 410-752-2832




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