History & Politics

Star-Spangled Spectacular Wrap-Up

Through images, we recap the bicentennial celebration of our National Anthem.

This past weekend, more than one million visitors graced the Inner Harbor, Fort McHenry, Pier Six Pavilion, and practically anywhere with a waterfront view for Star-Spangled Spectacular, or the bicentennial of our National Anthem.

Whether it was touring the tall ships docked in our harbor, seeing Living History reenactments at Fort McHenry, watching hundreds of soldiers recreate a marching path, or gazing in awe at the U.S. Navy Blue Angels soaring overhead, there were eye-catching spectacles all around town.

We present a photo gallery of some of the people and places that made this weekend something tourism officials called the biggest event Baltimore has ever seen.