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Baltimore's Light City brought in $44.3 million

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Posted at 8:31 AM, Jun 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-07 08:31:57-04

Baltimore's Light City made an estimated $44.3 million in 2017, $10.5 million more than last year.

According to an economic impact study on the festival produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, 470,000 people visited Light City in total. Of those people, 106,000 came from outside the city. Compared to last year, approximately 70,000 more people checked out Light City in 2017.

Visitors spent an average of $80 while at the festival.

Many people who filled out a survey about their Light City experience said viewing art work and listening to live music were the event's best activities.

Next year's festival will be one day shorter. It will run from April 14 to April 21. The individual neighbor lights will be on display the weekend of April 6.

The full economic impact report can be viewed here.