By George Solis

BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — Baltimore is kicking off its second annual Light City event.

Friday marks the beginning of the weeklong festival of lights, sponsored by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, that will feature parades, art installations, a bike rally and fireworks display.

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The festival started with a light parade with costumed performers, light-up floats and a marching band at 8 p.m.

Last year’s Light City event attracted hundreds of thousands of people to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, but also inspired some criticism and even a lawsuit: the city sued the Light City creators over the festival’s trademark, and the creators counter-sued. The suit is still pending.

The festival will be lighting up Hampden, Hamilton-Lauraville, Station North, Little Italy, Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello, Waverly, Sandtown-Winchester, and Greater Mondawmin.

For more information about Light City Baltimore and took look up the events schedule CLICK HERE.

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