Star Spangled Banner

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 [...]

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: 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 Star Spangled Weekend September 7-9, 2012

September 6th, 2012

Baltimore will be having a Star Spangled Weekend September 7-9, 2012 at Fort McHenry, commemorating Defenders' Day, when Fort McHenry was bombarded, and the "Star Spangled Banner" was written. On Friday evening, there will be a ceremonial parade of the flag, marched to the Inner Harbor, where a ceremony will take place. Those involved in [...]

Baltimore Star Spangled Sailabration

April 30th, 2012

Baltimore will be hosting its' first air show as part of the Star Spangled Sailabration June 13-19, 2012. The Star Spangled Sailabration revolves around 40 tall ships coming into the Inner Harbor, beginning the National launch of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812! You will be able to have free tours of the tall [...]