Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show Baltimore
Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore, October 10-17, 2016
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 Middle Branch on October 15 & 16, while U.S. and Canadian navy vessels will be ready for boarding visitors in the Inner Harbor, Fells Point and Locust Point throughout the week and weekend.
Maryland Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism Film and the Arts (DTFA), in conjunction with the U.S. Navy, are planning Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore for October 2016. 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, military ship tours, schooner pageantry and landside activities for visitors to Baltimore's famed Inner Harbor.
1 Baltimore Air Show
The Air Show on October 15 and 16, 2016 will feature precision flight demonstrations from the US Navy, US Air Force, US Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Air Force, Geico Skytypers, Scott Francis Airshows, and more over a two-and-a-half-hour period between approximately 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. over Fort McHenry. The finale is a 45-minute demonstration by the Blue Angels.
Find out more...
2 Fleet Week Vessels
More than a dozen vessels from Canada and various branches of the United States military will sail into the Port of Baltimore as part of the inaugural Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore October 10-17. Baltimore is one of seven elite cities to host the U.S. Navy Fleet Week in 2016, and additionally, is honored to be the chosen location for the October 15th commissioning ceremony for the U.S. Navy’s newest vessel, the USS Zumwalt.
For a complete list of the vessels and their descriptions, click here.
3 The Commissioning of USS Zumwalt
The Commissioning of USS Zumwalt will take place at the Port of Baltimore on October 15, 2016 with special events October 10 - 15. Donors and sponsors of this historic occasion support scholarships and programs for the ship and crew. The USS Zumwalt is docked at a pier at North Locust Point for Fleet Week, but is not open for any public tours. The commissioning ceremony on Saturday Oct. 15 is by private invitation only. More info...
4 Fleet Week Festival at the Inner Harbor
Exhibitors, food and drink, live music, and more will be on hand at the Inner Harbor, between Pratt and Light streets. 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 13-16. A beer garden will be open at West Shore Park, 401 Light St., from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 15 and noon-6 p.m. Oct. 16.
To view a complete list of festival events, click here.
5 Martin State Airport Open House
Martin State Airport is opening its doors for two full days of festivities, Saturday and Sunday - October 15 - 16, 2016; 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
7 Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show Baltimore Information
Where and when are events taking place?
Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore events will occur October 12-17, 2016, at locations around Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, at Martin State Airport, and at Fort McHenry. More information and event schedules will be released soon.
Read more FAQs....