This week marks the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner," and Baltimore is pulling out all the stops: massive fireworks displays, historical reenactments and live performances all over the city's Inner Harbor.
After organizers originally said Hampdenfest was canceled because of a conflict with another event, a compromise has been reached and the festival will take place on a new date.
The U.S. Navy announced Tuesday the selection of Baltimore as one of six cities in the U.S. to host Navy Week, one of its signature outreach programs. The Baltimore Navy Week is scheduled for Sept. 8-14, 2014, coinciding with Baltimore’s Star-Spangled Spectacular, the culminating event of Maryland’s three-year commemoration of the bicentennial of the War […]
The British are coming, the British are coming! And they might be joined by the Norwegians, the Portuguese, the Serbs — or dozens of other potential visitors.
The Star-Spangled Sailabration, a week-long celebration of the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s penning of The Star-Spangled Banner and War of 1812, generated an economic impact more than three times that of the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix, according to a study released Thursday.
Ships set sale in city As the nearly 40 tall ships and naval vessels that filled Baltimore’s harbor for the last week departed earlier this week, area businesses continued to have something to celebrate: a boost to their bottom lines. With about 1 million visitors drawn to see the ships and a Blue Angels air […]
As the nearly 40 tall ships and naval vessels that filled Baltimore’s harbor for the last week depart Tuesday, area businesses will continue to have something to celebrate: A boost to their bottom lines. The Star-Spangled Sailabration, the kickoff of the state’s 32-month War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration, started with the arrival of ships on […]
On Friday, about a dozen riders experienced the Blue Angels first hand, taking to the sky in Ernie, a C-130 cargo aircraft built in the 1950s by Lockheed Martin.
Aboard the Marine Corps C-130–What’s it feel like to get to 1,500 feet in two seconds? Like a bowling ball pressing against your entire body, but your eyeballs still somehow managing to pop out of your face. Like all the blood rushing to your head and your ice-cold hand white-knuckling the table beside you. Like […]
More than one million people are expected to participate in a weeklong commemoration of the War of 1812 around Baltimore’s harbor, with the biggest crowds expected this weekend. Dozens of tall ships and naval vessels from around the world are open to the public for tours as part of the “Star-Spangled Sailabration,” which runs through […]
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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Gov. Martin O'Malley and naval personnel were on hand Tuesday at the Inner Harbor to announce the start of the 'Star-Spangled Sailabration.' The festival marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.