Star-Spangled Sailabration

A sailor stands atop the mainmast which reaches 124 ft 8 inches over the deck of the BAE Guayas, a tall ship of the Ecuador Navy. The three mast barque is approaching the Inner Harbor as part of the Star-Spangled Sailabration, an event that marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. (Kim Hairston / June 14, 2012)

Runs through Tuesday at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Fort McHenry, Martin State Airport and other locations.

Inner Harbor activities
Star-Spangled Sailabration Villages will feature live entertainment, traditional festival fare and hands-on fun for kids. Ships, docked throughout the harbor area, will be open for tours.

Transportation
  • Officials urge visitors to use public transportation, because parking will be limited. Options include the Water Taxi, MTA's MARC, the light rail and buses, Amtrak and the Charm City Circulator's free Banner Route, which travels from the Baltimore Visitor Center to Fort McHenry every 10 minutes.
  • For the air shows, the city has scheduled a free shuttle bus to Fort McHenry only from M&T Bank Stadium, where parking will be available for $20. Beginning Thursday, Fort Avenue will be closed at Andre Street and will not reopen until June 18.<BR><BR>
  • Viewing spots for air shows: Canton Waterfront, Riverside, Cherry Hill, Reedbird Island and Garrett parks in the city. Motorists stopping to watch the show on the side of the road or any major highway will be ticketed.

 

Flag Day Celebration
6:45 p.m., Fort McHenry
A small celebration (Pause for the Pledge) honoring Flag Day will take place Thursday.

Saturday and Sunday
Angels Over Baltimore show  | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. both days, Fort McHenry
There will be two showings of the Navy's Blue Angels, which will fly over Fort McHenry. After the air show on Saturday, there will be a Celebration of the American Flag, ending in fireworks. After the show on Sunday, there will be several musical performances. East Fort Avenue will close at Andre Street from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., allowing no vehicles into the park. Visitors can walk, ride a bicycle or use public transportation. Shuttles will run from M&T Bank Stadium and Camden Yards every 20 minutes.