This year commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the “Star Spangled Banner,” and Baltimore is pulling out all the stops! The first leg of the festivities, "Sailabration," scheduled for June 13-19, offers many great events close to Federal Hill. We can expect hundreds of thousands of tourists, and hope many find their way to our business district.
During that week, more than 200 ships from around the world will be docked at the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, and Locust Point, with several international Tall Ships right in the Inner Harbor. Activities will include water slides, an airshow featuring the Blue Angels, and much more. Thursday, June 14, is "Sailor Night at the Bars," and several Federal Hill establishments are participating.
For those looking for transportation ideas, check out the new free Charm City Circulator Banner Route, traveling between the Visitors' Center and Fort McHenry. We have Banner Route maps and Sailabration schedules at Federal Hill Main Street, so stop by and pick one up!
For more details and updated schedules, go to www.starspangled200.com.
Margeaux Appel, Intern