Saturday, April 27th 2019

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.



Formerly known at the “Privateer Festival,” the 15th annual event is now the “Maritime Heritage Festival” to celebrate Fells Point’s extensive maritime history.  We are excited to expand our event this year with a larger footprint – Broadway Square onto Broadway Pier – that includes two stages, and an increase in educational demonstrations, tours, and experiences.  Our expanded footprint will include mean that we will be closing down the small section of Thames St. at Broadway to connect the two spaces safely. Thames Street from Ann to Broadway will become one way going west and Thames St. from Caroline to Broadway will become one way going west.

*Do note that we will be jurying the selection of outside vendor applications.  We will try everything in our power to give preference to Fells Point brick-and-mortar businesses AS LONG AS YOU MEET THE DEADLINES FOR APPLYING AND PAYMENT.   We must balance giving you opportunities to join while making sure we take on enough outside vendors to pay for the event. We try to be very careful in making sure our selection of outside vendors do not sell comparable items, however, if deadlines are not met, the chances of this happening could increase. There are a limited number of food vending opportunities and Fells Point businesses have right of first refusal. We will not accept any beverage vendors and do not allow our vendors to sell alcohol.

Registrants agree to:

  • Participate as a vendor in the 2019 Maritime Festival and will provide a pop-up 10×10 tent and all necessary equipment at their own expense.
  • Event is rain or shine and all vendors are required to have liability insurance and must provide proof in the form of a certificate of liability.  If you do not have liability insurance, you can find fairly inexpensive plans with ACT Insurance. 
  • All food vendors are responsible for obtaining necessary permits from Baltimore City Health Department and displaying them prominently.
  • Set up in spaces assigned by Fell’s Point Main Street and are responsible for removing any trash generated by their booth.  
  • Electricity is not provided, and only silent generators will be permitted.
  • All vendors are requested to respect the festival hours listed on the Fell’s Point Main Street website and early breakdowns will NOT be permitted.

Cancellations – We do not refund vendor fees for no shows or cancellations less than 72 hrs before the event. All requests must be sent by 11 am April 24th – no exceptions – and refunds will be given on a case-by-case basis. Fells Point Main Street reserves the right to reject refund requests at their discretion.  Cancellation requests should be sent to director@fellspointmainstreet.org.

  • Vendor Fees for Fells Point Retail Merchant:

               10×10 space @ $75              10×20 space @ $150

  • Vendor fees for Fells Point Food Vendor:

               10×10 space @ $100              10×20 space @ $175           10×30 Food Truck space @$225 

Online vendor registration opens January 25th, 2019 and your application must be in by  MARCH 1ST.  Businesses selling food: If you do not make the deadline to apply, we will have to pull in outside food vendors. 

Once you apply, you will be sent an invoice for payment. Vendor space will not be confirmed until payment is made. All payments are due no later than April 20th, 2019. 

Filing out the form below is an electronic signature and if selected, you will agree to follow all rules and guidelines outlined above.