Our Mission

The mission of Pigtown Main Street is to enhance the commercial corridor by improving the aesthetics, promoting branded events, connecting community institutions and protecting the Pigtown identity.

Our Community

Pigtown is a small neighborhood with a big heart (and the best name).  It is one of the most culturally and economically diverse communities in Baltimore, where people pull together to make great things happen. Those seeking friendly people, a unique community with a lot of heart and fun can find us in the southwest corner of downtown, just steps from Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium, the B&O Railroad Museum and the Inner Harbor.

Thanks to our vibrant social fabric and city location, Washington Boulevard offers an eclectic mix of boutique shops and restaurants that appeal to all types of visitors. You can visit Charm City Books, eat famous sticky wings at Breaking Bread, dance at Mobtown Ballroom, have a drink at Suspended Brewery and much more!

Pigtown is a historic community, settled as early as the 1840s by railroad workers building the B&O line. It earned its name (and mascot) in the second half of the same century, when cargo railcars from the Midwest would swing open their doors at the nearby platform to let carloads of pigs out. The hogs were then herded through Ostend and Cross Streets to South Baltimore.

About Pigtown Main Street

We celebrate our heritage of pigs running through the streets at our Annual Pigtown Festival where each year swine race in Pigtown’s Squakness.

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Thus, our community was famously known for its spectacle of pigs weaving through the neighborhood. Today, the pig is a proud symbol of our rich, deep roots, and unique personality.

Pigtown Main Street is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the commercial revitalization of the Washington Boulevard commercial corridor.  Founded in 2000, we’re an original member of Baltimore Main Streets (a program of the Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women-Owned Businesses) and we’re an accredited Main Street America member organization.


Board of Directors

Nick Rudolph – President
Maryland Capital Enterprises

Ryan Dietrich, Vice President,  Co-Chair, Promotions Committee
Office of the Attorney General of Maryland

Steve Sutton, Treasurer

Manager, Orrstown Bank

Debbie Ally-Dickerson
Work Printing & Graphics

Clausen Ely III
Results 1 Realty

Piper Booher
SW resident

Terry Manning
Paul’s Place

John Pezzulla
The Bozzuto Group

M. Pierre Stewart
Pierre Stewart Associates

Glen James
Citizens of Pigtown


Kim Lane, Executive Director
Frieda Ulman, Marketing and Special Events Director