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Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore

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Baltimore Light Rail Train Leaving Baltimore Street Station
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Getting to Baltimore
Driving – there will be heavy volume of traffic within the city due to large crowds. There will be ROAD CLOSURES due to the Baltimore Running Festival/Marathon and Air Show on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday October 16

Take Public Transportation—this is a great way in to the City.

Metro-https://mta.maryland.gov/metro-subway (plus  plenty of parking at Metro stations)
MTA Bus- http://mta.maryland.gov/local-bus
Light Rail- https://mta.maryland.gov/light-rail
Amtrak- https://www.amtrak.com/train-schedules-timetables

Check Baltimore City Dept. of Transportation traffic advisories at: https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/news/traffic-advisories

Getting Around the City
Baltimore is a transit-connected city, and also one of the most walkable in the US! Use the Charm City Circulator, ride your bicycle, walk or hop on a water taxi to navigate in and around the Inner Harbor.  "Use Your Feet to See the Fleet" once you get downtown; walking is best!

Getting to and from Locust Point, Fort McHenry, the Inner Harbor and other points around the city:

MTA Bus- http://mta.maryland.gov/local-bus
Charm City Circulator- http://www.charmcitycirculator.com/
Water Taxi- http://www.baltimorewatertaxi.com/
Fleet Week Shuttle - Thursday, October 13, Friday, October 14 & Sunday, October 16, from 1 pm to 6pm (service to U.S. Navy Ships in Locust Point; leaves from Inner Harbor Visitor Center - 401 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202). Everyone using the Fleet Week Shuttle must have a valid state or federal issued photo I.D.
For the most recent updates or questions, please check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mdfleetweek

Check Baltimore City Dept. of Transportation traffic advisories at: https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/news/traffic-advisories

Parking Downtown
There are multiple public garages and lots around Baltimore City within walking distance of visiting ships. Parking will be VERY limited and restricted on Fort Avenue near Fort McHenry on October 15 and 16 due to the air show. And, if you choose to park on the streets, please pay close attention to any and all parking restrictions throughout the city, as they vary from location to location. There will be strict enforcement of all parking and no-stopping zones during Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore.

Two options for parking are Parking Panda and

Parking Near MD Fleet Week


For the most recent updates or questions, please check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mdfleetweek

 

 

Road Closures and Traffic
There will be temporary road closures and parking restrictions but Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore will be a truly unique experience, so simply plan ahead.

Parking Restrictions - Locust Point - Friday, Oct. 14, Saturday, Oct. 15 & Sunday, Oct. 16:
Fort Avenue south side – 6 am Friday to 8 pm Sunday, from Hull Street to Fort McHenry
Fort Avenue north side – 8 am Saturday to 8 pm Sunday from Towson Street to Fort McHenry.
Andre Street – 6 am Friday to 8 pm Sunday, from Fort Ave to McComas Street.  This includes restricted parking in Latrobe Park

Road Closures and/or Heavy Traffic with Parking Restrictions - Locust Point - Friday, Oct. 14, Saturday, Oct. 15 & Sunday, Oct. 16:

On Saturday, October 15 - throughout the entire city, specific closures and restrictions in effect as early as 12 a.m. and as late as 4 p.m. due to the Baltimore Running Festival/Marathon. Details about those road closures are available here: http://www.thebaltimoremarathon.com/race-resources/community/road-closure-info/

On Saturday, October 15 AND on Sunday, October 16 - on Fort Avenue at Andre Street (near Fort McHenry), traffic will be limited and restricted (must have an access pass). Fort Avenue at Andre Street will be closed Saturday, October 15th 8:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday, October 16th 8:00am – 8:00pm. There will be LITTLE OR NO ACCESS TO FORT MCHENRY IN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND NO PARKING AT THE PARK ON THESE TWO DAYS! Plan to take the bus, ride a bike, hop on a Water Taxi or walk!!

Check Baltimore City Dept. of Transportation traffic advisories at: https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/news/traffic-advisories

Getting to and Parking for the Air Show Viewing Sites
Getting to and from Locust Point, Fort McHenry and the Inner Harbor.

MTA Bus- http://mta.maryland.gov/local-bus  [MTA Local Bus #1 to Fort McHenry – delayed morning hours and route changes due to Marathon]
Charm City Circulator- http://www.charmcitycirculator.com/ [Banner Route from Inner Harbor- delayed morning hours and route changes due to Marathon]
Water Taxi- http://www.baltimorewatertaxi.com/ [Take Water Taxi from Fells Point]
Fleet Week Shuttle [Thursday, October 13, Friday, October 14 and Sunday, October 16, from 1 pm to 6pm] Service to U.S. Navy Ships in Locust Point and Fort McHenry [Shuttle leaves from Inner Harbor Visitor Center - 401 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202]. Everyone using the Fleet Week Shuttle must have a valid state or federal issued photo I.D. NO SHUTTLE ON OCTOBER 15.

View the Air Show in A New Way - On the Water!
The view from the water can be the very best.  Recreational boaters should check out the Chartlet created by the USCG that shows where privately owned boat can be anchored outside the restricted zone.  Details are in the USCG Bulletin.

Commercial companies such as Cruises on the Bay and Spirit Cruises are offering air show day trips with viewing from  a spectator area  just outside the Air Box for a great view and less stress.

The Blue Angels Foundation has reserved the SS John Brown Liberty Ship for Air Show Viewing and will offer catering, ship tours and the Blue Angels portion of the Air Show will be narrated by Blue Angels Alumni members.  The John Brown will be stationed just off I-95 in Canton - no need to go through the City.

Fine Tune Your Plans!
Check back often as you plan your trip—updates and links to parking garages and lots will be posted. Check for Road Closure Updates.

Visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mdfleetweek or call 1-866-639-3526

For more information about public transportation, visit mta.maryland.gov or call the MTA Transit Information Center 410-539-5000.
 

 

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