More Star-Spangled Spectacular Events

A selection of events happening in celebration of the big 2-0-0.

By Ken Iglehart - September 2014

More Star-Spangled Spectacular Events

A selection of events happening in celebration of the big 2-0-0.

By Ken Iglehart - September 2014

-Photography by David Colwell

Tuesday, September 9

Star-Spangled Banner Living Flag
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Fort McHenry

Wednesday, September 10

Tall Ships and Navy Ships Arrive
9 a.m.-5 p.m. | North Locust Point, Fells Point, Inner Harbor

Welcome Ceremony
6-7 p.m. | Inner Harbor Amphitheater

September 11–15

Free Public Ship Tours
12-5 p.m. | Inner Harbor, Fells Point, North Locust Point

Thursday, September 11

200th March of the Defenders
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Patterson Park to Battle Acre Park
Five-hundred uniformed members of the Maryland National Guard will march the six-mile route along the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail.

9/11 Commemoration and Flag Ceremony
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Fort McHenry

Blue Angels Circle Maneuvers
Afternoon | Inner Harbor skyline and beyond

Friday, September 12


Farm to Galley—A Navy Chef Cook-Off
12-2 p.m. | Inner Harbor

Blue Angels Practice
Afternoon | Inner Harbor skyline and beyond

Meet the Fleet Happy Hour
6-8 p.m. | Inner Harbor
The public is invited to meet and greet the visiting sailors from ships around the world.

September 12-14

Spectacular Festival Villages
11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Inner Harbor and Fort McHenry

Saturday, September 13

Pets on Parade
11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Inner Harbor
Games and prizes for the most patriotic pooch.

Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem and Fireworks
6-10 p.m. | Fort McHenry and Pier Six Pavilion
Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. | Official viewing locations: Inner Harbor, Fort McHenry.

Saturday, September 13–Sunday, September 14

Star-Spangled Air Show featuring the Blue Angels
2-4 p.m. | Viewing locations: Fort McHenry, Inner Harbor, MedStar Harbor Hospital, Port Covington, Canton Waterfront Park

Star-Spangled Aircraft Display and Festival
10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin State Airport

Sunday, September 14

By Dawn’s Early Light
9 a.m. | Fort McHenry
Two hundred years later, experience what Francis Scott Key did when he saw that our flag was still there.

Creative Alliance presents: Hampstead Hill Festival
10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. | Patterson Park
Featuring living history demonstrations and musical entertainment including O’Malley’s March and a performance of 1814! The War of 1812 Rock Opera.

Crew Sports
11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Patterson Park
Cheer on visiting ship crew members as they match skills in soccer and softball games.

Singing on Key
5 p.m. | St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Concert featuring Colonial music, plus writings and reflections from the Battle of Baltimore.

Anthem Remixes and Reinterpretations
5-8 p.m. | Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture
Renowned beat-boxer Shodekeh and other performers remix and reinterpret “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Tuesday, September 16

Tall Ships and Navy Ships Depart
9 a.m.-12 p.m. | North Locust Point, Fells Point, Inner Harbor

Visit for a full list of events.

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