2016 SPECIAL EVENTS
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US Army Old Guard Performance (afternoon)
Fort McHenry Fife & Drum Guard/National Park Service Parade through Locust Point (7PM)
SEPTEMBER 10 & 11
DEFENDERS’ DAY WEEKEND
[9:00am-5:00pm; Regular Admissions Apply]
Come to Fort McHenry for the annual Defenders’ Day Weekend. Festivities include Fife & Drum performances, flag talks, living historians, children’s activities, talks and more! This year, we are honoring the Centennial of the National Park Service!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
FRIENDS OF FORT MCHENRY ANNUAL STAR-SPANGLED RECEPTION
Celebrate the successful defense of Fort McHenry and the City of Baltimore from British Invasion 202 years ago—by joining the Friends of Fort McHenry for the STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR RECEPTION on September 10th to commemorate Defenders’ Day! Featuring a delicious buffet and desserts from Atlantic Caterers plus delectables and refreshments from Ryleigh's Oysters, Heavy Seas Beer and Atlantic Wines. Enjoy the Friends’ reception under the tent in the shadow of the evening’s public program (beginning at 6:30 P.M.), which will feature a concert by the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, musket firing demonstrations and a spectacular fireworks show! Anyone may attend!
Adults $75 and Youth (6-14) $25 TICKET ON SALE HERE.
Reserved Table/Sponsor $1,000 RESERVED TABLE HERE
Join us Saturday evening to celebrate and honor Mr. Trip Bailey, President, BalTerm, LLP.
A SPECTACULAR EVENING
Enjoy a star-studded patriotic concert and the National Park Service’s ceremony honoring the Defenders of Fort McHenry, past and present. Honoring the spirit of defense –both of Baltimore in 1814 and of the many natural and historic sites across the nation, the evening program begins with greetings by city officials and state dignitaries, fife and drum music and special choral performance by the Society for the Preservation of African-American Arts and Culture. There will also be a stirring patriotic concer, the singing of the National Anthem and more. Plus, the annual FIREWORKS displa!
The evening public program is FREE!
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2016 SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE FRIENDS OF FORT MCHENRY
American Sugar Refining - Domino Sugars
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Society of the War of 1812 of Maryland
Association of Maryland Pilots
Heavy Seas Brewing
Ports America Chesapeake
BGEN Warner Sumpter
UA Locust Point Holdings
National Park Service, Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine
Living Classrooms Foundation
LOOKING BACK TO 2015
We honored Mr. Bill Pencek with the 2015 Francis Scott Key award for distinguished service to the citizens of Maryland and Fort McHenry. As the leader in the statewide Bicentennial commemorations, Bill worked tirelessly for nearly ten (10) years to make these events the amazing success that they were. His passion for history and Fort McHenry has been nothing less than spectacular! As the current Acting Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts, Bill served as the Executive Director of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission for the last six years.
2014 WAS A BANNER YEAR! There was a lot of bicentennial buzz in September-it was all quite incredible and a "spectacular" time was had all over town!!! Giant Living Flag Created Honored Bicentennial of The Star-Spangled Banner! MAKING HISTORY AT FORT MCHENRY! In a spectacular show of red, white and blue On September 9th at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, more than 6,600 Maryland students, teachers and chaperons created the largest 15 stars and 15 stripes Star-Spangled Banner Living Flag ever assembled. Read more...