SEPTEMBER 10 & 11
DEFENDERS’ DAY WEEKEND
[9:00am-5:00pm; Regular Admissions Apply]
Come to Fort McHenry for the annual Defenders’ Day Weekend. Festivities include Fife & Drum performances, flag talks, living historians, children’s activities, talks and more! This year, we are honoring the Centennial of the National Park Service!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
FRIENDS OF FORT MCHENRY ANNUAL STAR-SPANGLED RECEPTION
Celebrate the successful defense of Fort McHenry and the City of Baltimore from British Invasion 202 years ago—by joining the Friends of Fort McHenry for the STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR RECEPTION on September 10th to commemorate Defenders’ Day! Featuring a delicious buffet and desserts from Atlantic Caterers plus delectables and refreshments from Ryleigh’s Oysters, Heavy Seas Beer and Atlantic Wines. Enjoy the Friends’ reception under the tent in the shadow of the evening’s public program (beginning at 6:30 P.M.), which will feature a concert by the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, musket firing demonstrations and a spectacular fireworks show! Anyone may attend!
Adults $75 and Youth (6-14) $25 TICKET ON SALE HERE.
Reserved Table/Sponsor $1,000 RESERVED TABLE HERE
Join us Saturday evening to celebrate and honor Mr. Trip Bailey, President, BalTerm, LLP. Recipient of the 2016 Francis Scott Key Award for his amazing 15 years as Friends’ Board Chair and suppor, guidancet and passion for educating youth about the Birthplace of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
A SPECTACULAR EVENING [6:30PM]
Enjoy a star-studded patriotic concert and the National Park Service’s ceremony honoring the Defenders of Fort McHenry, past and present. Honoring the spirit of defense –both of Baltimore in 1814 and of the many natural and historic sites across the nation, the evening program begins with greetings by city officials and state dignitaries, fife and drum music and special choral performance by the Society for the Preservation of African-American Arts and Culture. There will also be a stirring patriotic concer, the singing of the National Anthem and more. Plus, the annual FIREWORKS displa!
The evening public program is FREE!