What better way to celebrate summer than with our annual Best of Baltimore Party on Thursday, August 8 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at The Assembly Room. Cue the real-life daydream, our “Summer in Baltimore” theme will have you swooning over Baltimore’s best, spark your local pride, and perhaps induce a bit of nostalgia. Cheers to Charm City with delicious hand-crafted cocktails, beer and wine, plus, sample bites from some of the area’s most noteworthy restaurants. See you on the dance floor in your summer best!

Scenes from Last Year

The Restaurants

Alma Cocina Latina • Azumi • Bar Vasquez • Cinghiale • Cunningham's • Cocina Luchadoras • Duck Duck Goose • Ekiben • Gertrude's Chesapeake Kitchen • GDL Italian • Gordon Ramsay Steak • Guy Fieri's Baltimore Kitchen & Bar • Ida B's Table • Italian Disco • La Food Marketa • Loch Bar • Magdalena • Orto • Petit Louis Bistro • Rec Pier Chop House • Rye Street Tavern • Tagliata • THB • The Bygone • The Food Market • The Urban Oyster • Tigerstyle

The Attire

Dressy Casual
A sundress or jumpsuit with heels or dressy sandals for the ladies. A blazer and a button-down or polo, think light colors and fabrics, like linen!

The Tunes

Rock out to soulful live jams from Smackmaster, and dance party beats from DJ Kopec.

Where to Park

Parking is available at the Bunting Garage is located at 250 E. Pleasant Street and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please note a parking fee applies upon exiting the garage.

ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL - Unfortunately, we cannot honor any returns or refunds on your tickets. Be sure to check your calendars before any purchase. Guests must be 21 years and older to attend.
If you are a guest in need of ADA accessibility, please email our events coordinator at: [email protected] for more information regarding our venue special services.
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.