Star Spangled Banner Weekend at Fort McHenry 2016 is September 9-11.
The event starts on Friday, September 9, with Baltimore City Schools joining in “Young Defenders,” learning about Baltimore’s role in the War of 1812.
Friday evening, there will be a replica Flag of the Star Spangled Banner paraded from the foot of Hull Street up to Fort McHenry.
On Saturday and Sunday, Fort McHenry will seem like a true open fort, with drills, cooking demonstrations, dress parade, cannon firing, and raising of the large Flag.
Saturday night is the Main Event, with Fife and Drums, a concert by the United States Army Field Band, and the highlight — a “bombardment” with pyrotechnic “bombs” fired over Fort McHenry, and cannons of the Presidential Salute Battery reply from shore, followed by a 30-minute fireworks display!
Sunday is September 11, and Fort McHenry will add in a special tribute to those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001.
Here is more information from the National Parks website.
It sounds like an amazing event to commemorate the Star Spangled Banner and Baltimore as well as Fort McHenry.