The Fell's Point Fun Festival began as a small neighborhood festival 47 years ago as a way to raise money to fight against a project that would have linked I-83 and I-95 by building an elevated highway along the north shore of the Baltimore Harbor. This project would have entailed extensive demolition within Fell's Point, and the highway would have cut off the remainder of the neighborhood from the waterfront. Over the years, The Preservation Society has worked to maintain the 18th and 19th century character of the historic structures within Fell's Point.
The Society operates without cost to the city of Baltimore and it currently maintains many of the buildings as well as running historic tours of Fells Point. The Fell's Point Fun Festival has grown dramatically over the years and continues to have a large impact in maintaining the historic integrity of Fells Point for businesses, residents and visitors.
This year, Fells Point Main Street has entered into an agreement to organize and manage the festival for the benefit of The Preservation Society. Fells Point Main Street (formerly the Fells Point Development Corporation) was established in 2003 to proactively generate the revitalization of Fells Points commercial and historic districts. Our mission to promote, strengthen and revitalize the commercial district for businesses and residents alike.