Fort McHenry

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 [...]

Star Spangled Spectacular Baltimore September 10-16, 2014

September 2nd, 2014

The Star Spangled Spectacular in Baltimore is September 10-16, 2014 to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the National Anthem! On Saturday the 13th, there is the Star Spangled Spectacular at Fort McHenry from 6-10pm, and Star Spangled Spectacular at Pier Six from 7-10pm, culminating in Fireworks at 9:30pm. The fireworks program will be 20 minutes [...]

Baltimore 4th of July 2014

June 19th, 2014

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 4-10pm on the 4th. Live Top 40 music by Thunderball can be enjoyed at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater beginning at 4, the U.S. Naval Academy Band Electric Brigade performs at 7pm.  The huge fireworks display begins [...]