Fleet Week Bag Policy

Security Screening Policy


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US Navy Blue Angels in formation
Blue Angels in Formation
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Navy warships stand ready for visitors at North Locust Point in Baltimore
Navy Warships at North Locust Point in Baltimore
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For the safety and enjoyment of all visitors to Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore, a security screening and bag policy has been implemented that conforms to best practice standards for large-scale events. The City’s public safety team continues to evaluate security policies and is always adapting to provide the safest and most secure environment. Developed with the event organizers, this policy represents best practices nationwide and takes into account both safety and visitor experience.

The security and bag policies are only for your visits to:  Fort Avenue east of Andre Street in Locust Point, Martin State Airport and when visiting any naval vessels, domestic or foreign, at North Locust Point, on Under Armour Pier, in the Inner Harbor or on Broadway Pier. (Note – this policy does not apply to visiting Tall Ships.) This comprehensive policy includes details on the types of bags permitted in these venues, prohibited items, and screening protocols.

Bag Policy

To ensure a safe event and minimize long lines, Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore has adopted a bag policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into these regulated areas. The goal of this policy is to enhance public safety and facilitate efficient access to all of these areas. Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore strongly encourages visitors to leave your bags at home, but if you need to carry certain belongings with you, a list of permissible items is outlined below.

Visitors will be able to carry the following style and size bag at all secure festival locations:

1 clear bag per person not to exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″ (1 gallon freezer bag)
Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap. (This is in addition to the clear bag.)

*An exception will be made for medically necessary items like oxygen tanks, medical devices and aids (colostomy bags, etc.) after proper inspection.

Permissible Items

Sunscreen and bug spray (non-aerosol containers)
Rain Ponchos or personal umbrellas

Prohibited Items

No bags other than the type listed above
No outside food or beverage items (baby food will be permissible in reasonable quantities)
No alcohol
No chairs or stools of any type
No metal aerosol containers
No ice or ice packs
No coolers
No outside cans, cups, or containers
No illegal substances, drugs, or drug paraphernalia
No knives with a blade longer than 4”
No weapons of any kind
No banners, posters, or signs
No animals or pets (except service animals)
No Mace, pepper spray or other defensive sprays or chemicals
No flammable liquids
No fireworks or any types of explosives
No skateboards, scooters, or personalized motor vehicles (non-medical)
No bicycles inside security screening points
No tents, canopies, or beach umbrellas
No wagons or carts of any type (children in strollers are allowed)
No poles, sticks, or tripods/monopods
No lasers or pointers
No instruments, megaphones, horns, or noise makers
No grills or cooking devices
No motorized or battery operated model airplanes or toys of any kind
No Drones.  A NO DRONE ZONE will be in force from Oct. 9 through midnight Oct. 17, 2016.  Drones or UAV’s – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles  - are prohibited at or near all locations including over water, over ships, or within the Air Show TFR. 

Screening Protocols

Current best practices for physical security screening will be utilized to include:

Bag searches
X-ray machines




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