Star-Spangled Banner – Defenders’ Day Weekend
Sep. 15 – 16 | Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Experience the premiere event held at Fort McHenry which commemorates the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and the successful defense of Fort McHenry from British invasion during the War of 1812.
Civil War Days
Sep. 22 – 23 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | B&O Railroad Museum
Travel back in time to the American Civil War at the B&O. See live history presentations and medial displays by a Civil War surgeon. Meet the soldiers and learn about camp life, the gear they carried, and troop travel by train.
Charm City Night Market
Sep. 22 | 4 – 11 p.m. | Charm City Night Market
Coinciding with the Lunar Mid-Autumn Festival, the first-ever Charm City Night Market will host musical acts, artists, food vendors, storytellers, and cultural ambassadors – all converging on a historic block of Baltimore’s Chinatown.
Bright Ideas—The History of Light in Baltimore
In 1816, Baltimore was the first city in the United States to suggest illuminating its streets with hydrogen gas lanterns. Light City honors Baltimore’s contribution to urban innovation, forever transforming cities across the country with light. You can view a short video of the 2016 festival here.
.Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore (October 3-9) brings dozens of international naval vessels to the Inner Harbor, Fell’s Point, Locust Point and Canton for public tours, plus catch the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds showing off their aerial skills. To see it all, book your overnight stay with one-of-a-kind hotel packages featuring Orioles tickets, discounted boat tours, and free breakfast.