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What is AKIMBO?

AKIMBO is an annual site-specific dance festival in Station North Arts & Entertainment District, Baltimore, MD. AKIMBO events showcase Baltimore and regional professional dance companies and movement artists, from traditional to experimental.

The past four years have demonstrated AKIMBO’s impact upon the community. A growing audience of over 3,500 has visited Station North to experience dance and movement art.

More than 40 professional dance companies including 400 individual dancers, musicians, visual, and multimedia artists have promoted the highly original voices of Baltimore artists as well as those hailing from as far away as Philadelphia and Pittsburg, PA.

AKIMBO has built relationships around Station North businesses, buildings and street corners. This past year, nearly 50 volunteers and 136 artists worked together to make AKIMBO the destination event it has become today.

How do I AKIMBO?

For the main event on September 10, 2016, dance companies and artists will perform simultaneously throughout Station North at various locations including galleries, restaurants, sidewalks, parks, and more.

We suggest audience members walk or bike the neighborhood to explore different parts of AKIMBO. You can view one site or many throughout the day. How you view AKIMBO and pace yourself is up to you!

View the AKIMBO 2016 MAP (coming in June) for company locations and times. Hardcopy maps will be available onsite during the AKIMBO Artwalk.

Volunteers in yellow shirts are scattered throughout the neighborhood to guide audience as needed, answer questions, and contribute to the celebration of community.

AKIMBO Artwalk Schedule ~ September 10, 2016
1:00-3:00 ~ Zone A
3:00-3:45 ~ Drum Circle & Dance Jam at Ynot Lot (corner of Charles and North)
3:45-4:00 ~ Guided walk to Zone B starting at Ynot Lot
4:00-600 ~ Zone B

Do I need tickets?
Many AKIMBO events are FREE and open to the public while some may require a ticket. Please check the list below for more details.

Friday August 26, 2016 ~ 5:00-7:00pm
FREE and open to the public. You do not need a ticket.

AKIMBO Artwalk
September 10, 2016 ~ 1:00-6:00pm
FREE and open to the public. You do not need a ticket.

AKIMBO SPREE at Windup Space
Wednesday September 14, 2016 from 8:00-9:30pm
$5 general admission tickets can be purchased at the door.

AKIMBO is in part about celebrating Station North’s community and businesses. We invite you to check out a local restaurant or cafe in the neighborhood.

Restrooms are located at most indoor AKIMBO locations. For more specific locations please check at the Information table the day of the AKIMBO Artwalk.

There is a parking lot on the south side of Lanvale Street, between St. Paul and Charles Streets behind Penn Station.

There is also plenty of street parking in Station North. There is also an attended parking garage on the west side of Charles Street, across from The Charles Theatre.

If you are using GPS you may use this address: 1701 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201. This will take you to the corner of Charles and Lanvale near the parking.

Ride Your Bike
Park your bike at one of the many bike racks located on North Avenue and Charles Street. A bike can also be a great way to explore AKIMBO and Station North.

Public Transportation
Located one block north of Baltimore’s Penn Station, Station North is convenient to public transportation. Both the MARC and Light Rail lines run to Penn Station. The free Charm City Circulator also stops at Penn Station. The 3, 11, 13, 19A, 31, 61, 64 bus routes all stop within Station North. For schedules and fare information, visit

An information tent will be located at the Ynot Lot in Station North on the corner of North Avenue and Charles Street on September 12, 2015. Stop by for a map, merchandise, or general information about AKIMBO programs.

Do you have a question about AKIMBO, such as times and locations? Please email

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