Friday, August 26, 2011

Round-Up: Grand Prix Deals

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! In celebration of the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix, Baltimore Race Week kicks off Sunday, Aug. 28 and speeds through town until Sunday, Sept. 4. Here's a round-up of family-friendly deals to help you gear up for the event. Learn about associated road closures here.
  • Race Week Kick-Off Festival - Harbor East, Sunday, Aug. 28, noon-10 p.m. FREE entertainment and family activities.
  • FREE Admission to 9 Attractions - Deal available Monday, Aug. 29 to Wednesday, Aug. 31 during specific designated timeslots depending on the attraction. Participating venues include Port Discovery, the B&O Railroad Museum, and the Maryland Science Center. Click here for more info.
  • $5 Off Aquarium Admission - Valid Thursday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 5. Enter promo code GRAND at checkout to receive the discount.
  • $1 Off Adult Admission to the Babe Ruth Museum - The museum is holding a special exhibit titled "100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500." From Thursday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 5, admission will be $5 for adults ($1 off) and kids 3-12 will pay the regular price of $3 each. Click here for more info.
  • 5% Off Race Tickets - The actual race is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 2 to Sunday, Sept. 4. To get the discount, enter promo code VISITBALTIMORE here.
  • $4 Off Port Discovery Admission - Valid Saturday, Sept. 3 through Sunday, Sept. 5. Pay $8.95 per person for general admission. Plus, FREE with museum admission, check out these special events - The Science of Speed: Behind every moving vehicle, there is science!  Design Your Own Race Car: If you had a racecar, what would it look like? Design your own colors, choose sponsors for your car, and paint your own racecar to take home! Click here to visit the Port Discovery home page.
  • Race to Little Italy Festival - Friday, Sept. 2, 4 p.m.-midnight and Saturday, Sept. 3, noon-midnight. FREE! High Street will be turned into a pedestrian walkway where you can watch bocce tournaments, hear live music, and dine al freso. Click here for details.
  • FREE Concert and Meet & Greet - Hard Rock Cafe, Friday, Sept. 2, 8 p.m. FREE live music plus a chance to meet the race car drivers. Click here for the Facebook event.
  • Buy One Get One 50% Off at the Zoo - Show your Grand Prix ticket stub on Saturday, Sept. 3 or Sunday, Sept. 4 and for every ticket that's purchased at full price, you'll get another at half off. Plus, special Grand Prix activities are planned, including an animal obstacle course, turtle races and a scavenger hunt (FREE with admission). Click here for more info and to download the scavenger hunt form.
  • Happy Hour Specials and Prix Fixe Menus - If you've got date night on the brain, several downtown favorites are offering drinks and dining specials during Race Week. Click here for participating restaurants.
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