Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show Baltimore 2020:
The Virtual Experience
Naval District Washington (NDW), Baltimore City officials, Living Classrooms, and Historic Ships in Baltimore, in the interest of the health and safety of the citizens of Baltimore, have made the difficult decision to cancel Maryland Fleet Week & Airshow Baltimore originally scheduled for Sept. 9-14, 2020. Maryland Fleet Week & Airshow Baltimore is an extremely popular event and the Navy looks forward to returning to Baltimore when visitors can enjoy a festive event safely and with confidence.
NDW in coordination with partners in Baltimore invite everyone to enjoy Baltimore’s first Virtual Fleet Week & Air Show Sept. 8-11, 2020. The Virtual Fleet Week will capture a small sampling of the majesty and excitement of the traditional fleet week and can be found here on our website in the Events tab or using @mdfleetweek on social media platforms.
ABOUT HISTORIC SHIPS IN BALTIMORE
Located in the heart of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Historic Ships in Baltimore is the steward of two historic U.S. Navy vessels: the US Sloop-of-War CONSTELLATION and the US submarine TORSK. CONSTELLATION is the last all-sail warship built by the U.S. Navy and has an historic provenance dating back to the 1797 frigate CONSTELLATION built in Baltimore. USS TORSK, a WWII era Tench class "fleet boat" submarine, sank the last two Japanese enemy combatants and holds the record for the most dives of any US submarine. Also under the care of Historic Ships are the US Coast Guard Cutter TANEY, the last ship still afloat to witness the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Lightship 116 Chesapeake, which marked the entrance to the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, and the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, built in 1856 to mark the entrance to the Patapsco River and Baltimore Harbor. As significant symbols of our nation's maritime heritage, the non-profit organization plays a key role in the heritage and cultural landscape within the City of Baltimore and strives to raise awareness throughout Maryland and the United States of these important elements of our nation's history. For more information, visit www.historicships.org.
Historic Ships in Baltimore is a program of the Living Classrooms Foundation, which has its roots in the maritime heritage of the Chesapeake Bay. For more than 30 years, Living Classrooms has been providing hands-on maritime and environmental education programming for Baltimore area youth and adults. For more information, visit www.livingclassrooms.org.
ABOUT THE UNITED STATES NAVY AND MARINE CORPS TEAM
The Department of the Navy recruits, trains, equips, and organizes to deliver combat ready Naval forces to win conflicts and wars while maintaining national security and deterrence through sustained forward presence. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Team are deployed around the world during peacetime and during conflicts. The Navy and Marine Corps team also supports humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts. Forward presence allows the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps team to do what needs to be done, when called upon to do it. The service members participating in the Maryland Fleet week are warfighters first who train to be ready to operate forward to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression.
ABOUT MARYLAND TOURISM
The Maryland Office of Tourism is an agency within the Maryland Department of Commerce. Visitors to the state spent $18.1 billion on travel-related expenses in 2018. The Maryland tourism industry also generated $2.5 billion in state and local taxes, and provided Marylanders with more than 150,000 jobs. For more information, go to www.visitmaryland.org.
ABOUT VISIT BALTIMORE
Visit Baltimore is the official sales and marketing organization for Baltimore that generates economic benefits for stakeholders through the attraction of convention, group and leisure visitors. For more information, please visit www.baltimore.org.