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Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of our National Anthem

Star-Spangled Spectacular

O Say Can You See! Star-Spangled Spectacular is a free festival that celebrates the 200th anniversary of our national anthem. Tall ships, Navy gray hulls and the Blue Angels will come to Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor to celebrate The Star-Spangled Banner. Landside festivals include living history demonstrations, a family fun-zone, live musical performances, and Chesapeake food and beverage. Events crescendo on September 13 with a star-studded patriotic concert and extraordinary fireworks display over Fort McHenry and the Baltimore harbor.

DateApproximate TimesEvent
Saturday, Sept. 610 a.m.- 6 p.m.Battle of North Point Commemoration
Sunday, Sept. 710 a.m.- 6 p.m.Battle of North Point Commemoration
Monday, Sept. 810 a.m.- 6 p.m.Battle of North Point Commemoration
Tuesday, Sept. 99 a.m.- 2 p.m. (approx.)Bicentennial Living American Flag
Wednesday, Sept. 1011 a.m.- 5.pm.Tall Ships and Navy Ships Arrive
Thursday, Sept. 119 a.m.- 11 a.m.Group Ship Tours
10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.200th March of the Defenders
11 a.m.- 6 p.m.Star-Spangled Festivals: Inner Harbor Village and Fort McHenry Village
11 a.m.- 6 p.m.Public Ship Tours (Inner Harbor and Fells Point)
1 p.m.- 4 p.m.Star-Spangled Air Show Practice
1 p.m.- 5 p.m.Public Navy Ship Tours (North Locust Point)
Friday, Sept. 12 (Defenders Day)9 a.m.- 11 a.m.Group Ship Tours
11 a.m.- 6 p.m.Star-Spangled Festivals: Inner Harbor Village and Fort McHenry Village
11 a.m.- 6 p.m.Public Ship Tours (Inner Harbor and Fells Point)
1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Star-Spangled Air Show Practice
1 p.m.- 5 p.m.Public Navy Ship Tours (North Locust Point)
6 p.m.- 8 p.m.Inner Harbor Village Happy Hour
Saturday, Sept. 1310 a.m.- 5 p.m.Star-Spangled Spectacular Aircraft Display & Festival (Martin State Airport)
11 a.m.- 6 p.m.Public Ship Tours (Inner Harbor and Fells Point)
11 a.m.- 10 p.m.Star-Spangled Festivals: Inner Harbor Village and Fort McHenry Village
1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Star-Spangled Air Show
1 p.m.- 5 p.m.Public Navy Ship Tours (North Locust Point)
8 p.m.- 10 p.m.Star-Spangled Spectacular Patriotic Concert
9/9:30 p.m. (start) Star-Spangled Fireworks
Sunday, Sept. 14 (200th birthday of our national anthem)9 a.m. - 10 a.m. "By Dawn's Early Light" Flag Raising at Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine (Featuring Governor O' Malley)
10 a.m.- 5 p.m.Star-Spangled Spectacular Aircraft Display & Festival (Martin State Airport)
10 a.m.- 8:30 p.m.The Creative Alliance Presents: The Hampstead Hill Festival In Patterson Park
11 a.m.- 6 p.m.Star-Spangled Festivals: Inner Harbor Village and Fort McHenry Village
11 a.m.- 6 p.m.Public Ship Tours (Inner Harbor and Fells Point)
1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Star-Spangled Air Show
1 p.m.- 5 p.m.Public Navy Ship Tours (North Locust Point)
5 p.m. "Singing On Key:" A Concert At Old St. Paul's Church
5 p.m.- 8 p.m. "Anthem Remixes And Re-Interpretations:" Concert At The Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Monday, Sept. 159 a.m.- 11 a.m.Group Ship Tours
11 a.m.- 6 p.m.Star-Spangled Festivals: Inner Harbor Village and Fort McHenry Village
11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Public Ship Tours (Inner Harbor and Fells Point)
1 p.m.- 5 p.m. Public Navy Ship Tours (North Locust Point)
Tuesday, Sept. 1610 a.m.- 1 p.m.Parade of Ships Departure

Schedule of events (03/14/2014). Schedule subject to change.

To learn more about Star-Spangled Spectacular, please call 1-800-266-5699. Add your Star-Spangled event to the calendar.

There will be a wide array of volunteer opportunities with Star-Spangled Spectacular. Details will follow in the coming months. To be added to a volunteer interest list, connect with one or more of the contacts below:

To volunteer at the Inner Harbor or Fort McHenry festival villages, and/or with the crews of the visiting ships, please email Kate Scherr-Adams at kscherradams@promotionandarts.com.

The American Bus Association has named “Star-Spangled Spectacular” the top event in the U.S. for 2014.
To book your tour group, please contact group sales leaders Rich Gilbert or Eric Masterton.

Rich Gilbert
Travel Trade Sales Manager
Maryland Office of Tourism Development
410.767.6288
rgilbert@choosemaryland.org

Eric Masterton, CTA
Director of Group Tour Sales & Hospitality Service Training
Visit Baltimore
410.659.7090

emasterton@baltimore.org

 

 

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