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Opening Night Event


Friday, August 24
6:00pm – 9:00pm
UMBC Columbus Center & National Aquarium

Visit Baltimore kicks off the 2018 SYTA Annual Conference with an evening of delicious cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment at the UMBC Columbus Center. From there we’ll move to the National Aquarium, which features more than 20,000 animals from more than 700 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals in award-winning habitats.

SYTA’s Super Hero Theme Party
Six Flags America – Washington DC/Baltimore


Saturday, August 25
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Six Flags America – Washington DC/Baltimore

Six Flags America – Washington DC/Baltimore welcomes SYTA for an evening of coasters, thrills, food, spirits & fun! Get set for ten fast and furious coasters including the 200-foot tall hyper coaster, SUPERMAN: Ride of Steel, Batwing –flying coaster, plus air time on two great wooden coasters – The Wild One and Roar. Also enjoy a variety of thrill rides like the chaotic looping Bourbon Street Fireball and award winning Stunt Show.

Then join us for SYTA’s Super Hero Theme Party in an exclusive area for SYTA attendees. Mix and mingle while sampling delicious food and spirits. Meet The Justice League Superheros, plus enjoy exclusive ride time on our suspended looping coaster –Mind Eraser, giveaways and more.

Witness a Battle of Champions!
Medieval Times Reception, Dinner and Exclusive SYTA Show


Sunday, August 26
7:00pm – 9:15pm
Medieval Times, Baltimore Castle
7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover MD 21076

Travel through the mists of time to a forgotten age and a tale of devotion, courage and love—at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Imagine the pageantry and excitement that would have been yours as a guest of the royal court ten centuries ago. See our electrifying show featuring heroic knights on spirited horses displaying the astounding athletic feats and thrilling swordplay that have become hallmarks of this unique entertainment experience. Enjoy a “hands-on” feast as the dynamic performance unfolds before you. A sweeping musical score and brilliant lights provide a fabulous backdrop for this spellbinding experience that blurs the boundary between fairy tale and spectacle!

Get Down South: A Birmingham Party

SPONSORED BY BIRMINGHAM CVB & Alabama Tourism Department

Monday, August 27
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Power Plant Live

No matter where we go, we always bring a little bit of the South with us. Birmingham will be bringing it to Baltimore in 2018 where we plan to party like it’s 2019. Birmingham will host SYTA in 2019, so the city’s bringing you a taste of what’s to come. Make your plans to get down at the Power Plant with an evening of our traditional food, cocktails and soulful music—all with a Southern flair. It’s just a sample of the good vibes you’ll enjoy when you get down South…in 2019…in Birmingham.


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