By: Andrew Silverstein

It's getting closer and closer by the day; The Baltimore Grand Prix on Labor Day weekend, September 2 through 4.

Construction has begun in front of the Inner Harbor Amphitheater which is the first segment of the 2 mile, 13 turn street course through Downtown Baltimore.  When all is said and done with the track, more than 2,200 concrete barrier walls will line the sides of the course.  What are now city streets will soon be turned into asphalt to burn as cars race down the track at speeds over 180 miles per hour.

As Baltimore's first Grand Prix event, it's gearing up to be a huge one with over 30,000 people expected to attend throughout the race weekend.  The main attractions will be both the Izod Indy car and American Le Mans series races which will feature famous drivers like Marco Andretti, Tony Kanaan, and Danica Patrick.

In addition to the races, live music and a ton of interactive exhibits will also be featured at the Grand Prix.  Concerts throughout the race weekend will feature artists including Collective Soul, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, The Bridge, All Mighty Senators, and a ton of local acts.

Interactive exhibits include a Family Fun Zone with kids games and more, an Action Sports Zone with race-related exhibits, and a Party Zone with a wide array of delicious food and drink.

After the races, you can be assured the party will spill out into Downtown Baltimore where a number of nightlife venues and restaurants will hold race-related parties, events, and more.

So, get ready Baltimore.  The Baltimore Grand Prix is coming and you owe it to yourself to check out this awesome, brand new event!