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Defender's Day - Baltimore MD

Discussion in 'Special Sessions, Events, and Tour Announcements' started by Sailing Bum, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Jaws


    Mar 27, 2007
    Columbia, MD
    Defenders’ Day – The Star-Spangled Banner Weekend!!

    Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 11, 12 & 13

    Join us for Fort McHenry’s flagship event! This three-day encampment and extravaganza is celebrated with over 100 War of 1812 reenactors, parades, military bands, fireworks, a symbolic ship-to-shore bombardment and much more!

    The Star-Spangled Banner Weekend honors Defenders’ Day, Baltimore’s oldest holiday commemorating the bombardment of Fort McHenry and the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner!” Events begin with a Friday evening ceremonial procession of War of 1812 “soldiers” from the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House to the Inner Harbor, followed by a ceremony at the amphitheater. After the ceremony the reenactors will board sailing boats and return with the 30’x42’ replica flag to Fort McHenry. Saturday and Sunday, activities include children’s programs, historic boats, military encampments/demonstrations and a “privateer’s auction” of “captured goods.” Saturday evening’s program, beginning at 6 p.m., features a concert, a musket firing tactical demonstration with volunteer reenactors from all over the country (narrated), a symbolic ship-to-shore bombardment and evening fireworks show.

  2. Jaws


    Mar 27, 2007
    Columbia, MD
    Defenders' Day

    STAR-SPANGLED BANNER WEEKEND: Defenders' Day is celebrated with a parade, War of 1812 living history re-enactors, a patriotic band concert, musket firing and fireworks. The weekend-long festivities start with the parade from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Friday from the Star-Spangled Banner Museum, 844 E. Pratt St., to Locust Point. Saturday and Sunday events take place at Fort McHenry, 2400 E. Fort Ave. Park admission is $7 for adults, free for children. Saturday evening activities are free. Go to http://www.nps.gov/fomc.
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