KICKOFF — NEIGHBORHOOD LIGHTS — PIGTOWN
A free festival of light, music & innovation
Pigtown — Presenting Sponsor: University of Maryland
Pigtown is a historic neighborhood, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The neighborhood was settled in the early 1840's by railroad workers (primarily German) who built the B&O railroad. The history and the unique name is owed to the pigs that were herded off the railroad cars at the B&O through the streets of the neighborhood in the 19th century. Pigtown continues to grow. Five new businesses were opened last year, including Culinary Architecture Market + Kitchen, a gourmet market and caterer.her Other businesses have opened and signed leases in 2017, including Pigtown’s first microbrewery, Suspended Brewing Company.