Fort McHenry

Defenders’ Day Fort McHenry 2022

September 1st, 2022

Defenders' Day / Star Spangled Banner Weekend 2022 at Fort McHenry is September 9-11. The event starts on Friday, September 9, with a parade through Locust Point at 7pm. 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 [...]

Defenders’ Day Fort McHenry 2021

September 3rd, 2021

Defenders' Day / Star Spangled Banner Weekend at Fort McHenry 2021 is September 17-18. The event starts on Friday, September 17 at 6:30pm with a parade down Hull Street to Fort Avenue and ending at Fort McHenry’s gate. On Saturday, September 18, Fort McHenry will be open with raising of the large Flag, multiple musical [...]

Defenders’ Day Fort McHenry 2019

September 1st, 2019

Defenders' Day / Star Spangled Banner Weekend at Fort McHenry 2019 is September 13-15. The event starts on Friday, September 13, with a parade through Locust Point at 7pm. 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 [...]

Defenders’ Day 2018 Fort McHenry

September 11th, 2018

Defenders' Day / Star Spangled Banner Weekend at Fort McHenry 2018 is September 14-16. The event starts on Friday, September 14, with a parade through Locust Point at 7pm. 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 [...]

Baltimore 4th of July 2018

June 26th, 2018

Baltimore 4th of July has a great number of activities for many to enjoy! The "Baltimore’s Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration" runs from 7-10pm on the 4th. The Commodores, the U.S. Navy Jazz Ensemble, performs at 7pm.  The huge fireworks display begins at 9:30pm, and usually lasts about 18 minutes. Here are more details about Wednesday's events. [...]

Baltimore 4th of July 2017

June 22nd, 2017

Baltimore 4th of July has a great number of activities for many to enjoy! The "Baltimore’s Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration" runs from 7-10pm on the 4th. Commodores U.S. Navy Jazz Ensemble performs at 7pm.  The huge fireworks display begins at 9:30pm, and usually lasts about 18 minutes. Here are more details about Tuesday's events. There are [...]

Star Spangled Banner Weekend at Fort McHenry 2016

September 6th, 2016

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 [...]

Baltimore 4th of July 2016

June 23rd, 2016

Baltimore 4th of July has a great number of activities for many to enjoy! The "Baltimore’s Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration" runs from 7-10pm on the 4th. The United States Navy Band Cruisers performs at 7pm.  The huge fireworks display begins at 9:30pm, and usually lasts about 18 minutes. Here are more details about Monday's events. There [...]

Baltimore 4th of July 2015

June 24th, 2015

Baltimore 4th of July has a great number of activities for many to enjoy! The "Baltimore’s Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration" runs from 7-10pm on the 4th. The United States Navy Band Cruisers performs at 7pm.  The huge fireworks display begins at 9:30pm, and usually lasts about 18 minutes. Here are more details about Friday's events. There [...]

Baltimore: Birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner

January 26th, 2015

Baltimore: Birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner is the new slogan for Baltimore. It has come about after the Star Spangled Sailabration and Star Spangled Spectacular, events which celebrated the bicentennial and the writing of the Star Spangle Banner at Fort McHenry. The fact that the Star Spangled Banner, our National Anthem, was written right [...]

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