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USS Donald Cook Arriving for Star-Spangled Spectacular 2012 by Jack Hardway

Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore

Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore celebrates the rich naval traditions of the Chesapeake Bay and the contributions of Marylanders to the defense of the nation. The Blue Angels’ F/A 18 Hornet fighter jets and other aircraft will be on display on the Martin State Airport tarmac and in the skies over Fort McHenry and the Middle Branch on October 15 and 16, while U.S. and Canadian navy vessels will open to visitors in the Inner Harbor, Fells Point and Locust Point throughout the week and weekend.

Historic Ships in Baltimore, in conjunction with the U.S. Navy, the State of Maryland, the City of Baltimore, Sail Baltimore and numerous other partners, is planning Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore. Sail Baltimore is a partner in hosting the U.S. and Canadian Navies. Modeled on the success of Star-Spangled Sailabration and Star-Spangled Spectacular, Fleet Week will include an air show featuring the Blue Angels; the commissioning of the U.S. Navy’s new futuristic destroyer, USS Zumwalt; military ship tours; schooner pageantry in conjunction with the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race; and landside activities for visitors to Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor.

For more information about Fleet Week, go to MDFleetWeek.com

If you are crew on one of the visiting ships, please visit our Fleet Week Crew Information page to find discounts available to you and more.

Celebrating 40 Years of Visiting Ships

A lot of ships have come to Baltimore to help us celebrate our 40th anniversary this year: SS John W. Brown, Stad Amsterdam, ARM Cuauhtémoc, Juan Sebastián de Elcano, Gazela, Pride of Baltimore II, ARA Libertad, JCG Kojima, USNA YPs, JDS Kashima, JDS Setoyuki, JDS Asagiri, Maryland Dove and USCGC Eagle. We’re very excited about Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore October 10 through 17! Later this fall, NE Brasil, a 431′ Brazilian Navy training ship, and HDMS Peter Willemoes will be calling on us. See the entire schedule for 2016.

40th Anniversary Display at the Baltimore Visitor Center

When you are in the Inner Harbor, be sure to stop at the Baltimore Visitor Center, 401 Light Street, to see the special Sail Baltimore 40th anniversary display. The display will be up October through December 2016.

$40 for 40 Challenge Coin

Give to our $40 for 40 campaign and receive a Sail Baltimore challenge coin in a gift box!

Your donation in honor of 40 years of visiting ships will help keep the tall ships coming in 2016 and beyond, as well as provide educational programming for young people. Please support us with your $40 for 40 donation and help keep the parade of ships coming.

Challenge Coin 2      Challenge Coin 1

Shop AmazonSmile to Support Sail Baltimore

Do you shop on Amazon? If so, shop through AmazonSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1189578 and Amazon will make a donation to Sail Baltimore. For each eligible purchase you make, Amazon will donate .05% of the cost of your purchase to Sail Baltimore.


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