Press Release

BIG TRUCKS equal BIG FUN for kids (both big and small)! On BIG TRUCK DAY, the Baltimore City Departments of Public Works (DPW), Transportation, General Services, Recreation and Parks, Police, and Fire will have their big trucks on display for kids to see, touch and sit in.

BIG TRUCK DAY will take place Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway. This event is free and open to the public.

These are the big trucks that clean, repair and keep the City safe! Police cars, trash trucks, street sweepers, fire trucks and other vehicles will be on display and available for some kid-friendly inspections – and horn blowing! 

Vehicles on display will also include “Big Bertha,” the City’s largest tow truck, along with police vehicles and Vactors, Bobcats, load-packers, bucket trucks, rescue vehicles and a BIG BIG BIG fireboat – that will perform a ginormous water display.

Big Truck Day includes: 

  • A FREE, FUN, FAMILY day of activities — face painting, balloon twistinggiant Legos and coloring.
  • Kids (just the little ones, please!) will receive construction hats to wear when inspecting the City’s big truck fleet.
  • See the fire boat water display. 
  • Recycle bins on sale.
  • Recycling-related craft activity 
  • There’s free, limited parking available at 1100 Key Highway! On street parking is available, too. 
  • Plus, the Charm City Circulator’s Banner route stops in front of the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
  • Food trucks will be on the site.
  • Did we mention the big trucks — attendees can see, touch and sit in — at BIG TRUCK DAY? 

Big Truck Day is a rain or shine event. For additional information, contact DPW at 410-545-6541.


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The Baltimore City Department of Public Works supports the health, environment, and economy of our City and region by cleaning our neighborhoods and waterways and providing its customers with safe drinking water and sustainable energy practices.