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June 12
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June 18, 2024
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11:00 am
5:00 pm

Maryland Fleet Week & Flyover Baltimore

Maryland Fleet Week & Flyover Baltimore presented by Northrop Grumman, is a week-long celebration that brings together “Fleet, Flights, and Festivals.” This event honors the dedication of service members who defend our freedoms at sea and in the air, both past and present. It offers a chance for the public to board contemporary naval ships to see sailors’ work up close and to explore historical vessels, providing a window into naval life across history. The festival also features maritime and aviation STEM activities and educational programs, encouraging youth to explore career paths in the uniformed services and technology sectors. Attendees will be treated to a dynamic line-up that includes ship tours, flyovers, community festivals and educational activities. These events occur at prime waterfront locations like the Inner Harbor, with special activities at Fells Point, Under Armour Pier and Martin State Airport.

The Fleet Week App will provide important and up-to-date information about the event. To find out more, log onto www.mdfleetweek.com, connect on social media channels through @mdfleetweek on Facebook and Instagram or call 866-639-3526.

Baltimore's Inner Harbor, North Locust Point, Fort McHenry, Fells Point and Martin State Airport

FREE

301 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, 21202

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Fleet Week Schedule

Wednesday, June 12

  • Official Welcome Ceremony, 4 p.m. at the Inner Harbor Ampitheater

Thursday, June 13

  • Public ship tours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, June 14

  • Inner Harbor Fleet Week Festival, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at West Shore Park
  • Fell’s Point Fleet Week Festival, 2-9 p.m. near 1701 Thames St.
  • Public ship tours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Flyovers, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 15

  • Inner Harbor Fleet Week Festival, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at West Shore Park
  • Kids on the Bay parade, 11 a.m. at West Shore Park
  • Fell’s Point Fleet Week Festival, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. near 1701 Thames St.
  • Public ship tours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Martin State Airport community open house and festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Flyovers, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, June 16

  • Inner Harbor Fleet Week Festival, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at West Shore Park
  • Fell’s Point Fleet Week Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. near 1701 Thames St.
  • Martin State Airport community open house and festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Flyovers, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Public ship tours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, June 17

  • Public ship tours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sponsors

The event is presented by premier sponsor Northrop Grumman and produced by Living Classrooms’ Historic Ships in Baltimore in partnership with the United States Navy, Maryland Department of Commerce Office of Tourism, City of Baltimore and Baltimore County as well as Sail Baltimore, Air Support, Martin State Airport, United States Coast Guard, and Maryland Department of Transportation, along with participating organizations Visit Baltimore, Waterfront Partnership and Downtown Partnership.

Fleet Week FAQs

  • How do I take public transportation to the Inner Harbor?

      Baltimore's scenic Inner Harbor is easily accessible via bus, metro, Light Rail or the free Charm City Circulator. The Yellow and Brown CityLink lines take you to the Baltimore Convention Center, just a short walk from the Inner Harbor. You can also get to the BCC using the Charm City Circulator's Orange Line. You can also get close to the water via downtown bus routes 54, 65, 76, 71, 78 and more. See this map for more details. Appropriate Light Rail stops include Camden Station, Stadium (Federal Hill) and the Convention Center. If taking the Metro, get off at Charles Center and walk two blocks to the Baltimore Arena Light Rail station or enjoy a longer walk to the Inner Harbor. You can also take the Water Taxi during the day from Federal Hill, Locust Point or Fort McHenry. Check the Water Taxi and MTA websites on July 4th for updated schedules.
  • What ships can I see during Fleet Week?

      The ships will include United States and Coast Guard vessels, Army Corps of Engineers vessels, as well as local and visiting traditional sailing ships. They will be docked at various locations around Baltimore, including the Inner Harbor West Wall and Inner Harbor Piers 1 - 5, North Locust Point Pier 4 and the Broadway Pier in Fell's Point.
  • Is Fleet Week free?

      Yes, Maryland Fleet Week and Flyover Baltimore events are free!
  • What security measures are in place?

      Prior to boarding the ships, all bags will be searched and anyone above the age of 18 will be required to show a form of identification. U.S. Navy ships participating in Maryland Fleet Week and Flyover Baltimore are within a Department of Defense Restricted Areas, designated pursuant to 50 USC § 797 and applicable Department of Defense directives. Entry into this Restricted Area constitutes consent to search of personnel and property, physical surveillance, and concealed monitoring, in order to ensure the safety and security of Department of Defense personnel and equipment, as authorized by Title 50, Chapter 23 and Title 18, Chapter 37, U.S. Code. Guests should wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. Strollers or baby carriages are permitted on the pier but are not allowed on ships.
  • Where can I find parking in Baltimore?

      There are a number of affordable garages located throughout downtown Baltimore. Click here for more information, and for additional parking information, please visit the Parking Authority of Baltimore City’s website.