In the air, on land and sea, Baltimore launches its second Fleet Week Oct. 3-9. With ship tours, air shows, an airport open house and entertainment at several venues, Fleet Week celebrates maritime history, welcomes naval vessels from around the world, and shows off historic planes during seven days of festivities. Events will stretch from Martin State Airport in Middle River to the Inner Harbor, with more than a dozen naval ships and 2,500 sailors expected.
Visitors can tour naval ships Oct. 4-8 at the Inner Harbor, Fell’s Point and Locust Point. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will entertain Oct. 6-7 in the skies over Fort McHenry and Middle Branch Park, south of the Inner Harbor. These precision pilots exhibit the capabilities of the Air Force’s premier F-16 Fighting Falcon, and other flying teams will join the downtown show.
Surrounding these events will be the Fleet Week Festival, a free extravaganza of entertainment, food and exhibits throughout the area. At Martin State Airport, aircraft will be on display and the Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum will share its collection of planes, historic photographs and aeronautical equipment.
The Historic Ships of Baltimore are the backdrop for the festivities at the Inner Harbor. The USS Constellation, the USS Torsk submarine, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Taney and the Lightship Chesapeake will all be open for tours. These ships cover much of the country’s maritime involvement in war and peace from the 1830s into the 1980s.
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