The time of year has come at last
To raise a glass, and toast en masse
Baltimore’s newly “Best” crowned class

True, our fête is second to none
So, don’t delay, join us today
And let us have some fun.

Come one, come all, it’s our annual Best of Baltimore Party on Thursday, August 9 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at The Assembly Room. Take a stroll through Baltimore magazine’s enchanting forest and enjoy special delights from the area’s most noteworthy restaurants, enjoy a dusting of pixie sweetness at our magic cotton candy station spun on-site, channel your inner fairy and craft your own flower crown, taste magical spirits, and celebrate all that Charm City has to offer on the jovial dance floor set underneath a Midsummer full moon.

All ticket sales are final. Guests must be 21 years and older to attend.
If you are a guest in need of ADA accessibility, please email our events assistant at: [email protected] for more information regarding our venue special services.
The Restaurants
The Attire

Suits for the gentlemen, and cocktail attire for the ladies. Our Baltimore Style Editor, Lauren Bell, weighs in on what to wear to this year’s affair with a curated Pinterest board outfitted by her attire inspiration.

The Tunes

Rock out to soulful live jams from the Ron Holloway Band, and dance party beats from DJ Kopec.

Where to Park

Bunting Garage: 250 E. Pleasant Street (Mercy Medical Center garage)

Please note, a parking fee applies when exiting the garage.

Baltimore is proud to continue its partnership with The Family Tree as the event beneficiary of the Best of Baltimore Party. A portion of event proceeds will be donated to towards the nonprofit's mission to prevent child abuse and neglect.


The Family Tree leads Maryland in preventing child abuse, connects caring communities, and builds strong families to National Capital areas, we are committed to ensuring every Maryland family has the tools to raise children to become healthy, productive and competent adults. We do this with the help of 48 professional staff, as well as 480 volunteers who donate over 11,200 hours of their time each year.


Children of all socioeconomic levels are suffering from a hidden epidemic. It’s a widespread war that we have the power to stop, but understanding the issue is the first step.


Each year, The Family Tree provides over 19,000 individuals with research-based education and resources that empower families and provide support to communities. Our services range from a single conversation to a supportive relationship that can last a lifetime.