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June 26 - August 18 - Living History Programs presented by youth employed for the summer - weekly every Wednesday thru Sunday in addition to daily Ranger Talks.


August 3 - 6th Annual Fort McHenry Crab Feast 


Enjoy summer BBQ fare from Absolutely Perfect Catering to go along with MARYLAND CRABS and cold beverages from Key Brewing! Enjoy good company and jam to tunes from the Eastport Oyster Boys band.

Benefits the Friends of Fort McHenry. Anyone may attend!

Tickets Now on Sale - Link Here.

Save with a group - Tables of 10 on Sale Here


September 14 and 15 - Defenders’ Day Weekend

September 14 - Star-Spangled Spectacular Reception


The Friends of Fort McHenry hosts a STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR RECEPTION to commemorate Defenders’ Day! Featuring a delicious buffet and desserts from Atlantic Caterers plus delectables and refreshments from local beer and wine companies.

Enjoy the Friends’ reception under the tent in the shadow of the evening’s public program. Anyone may attend!

Tickets Now on Sale - Link Here!

Table Sponsorship - Link Here!

Interested in our annual partnerships program? Contact Lisa Hansen, director, at 410-962-4290 ext. 850 or email.


2019 SUPPORTERS (To Date)


Domino Sugar

Select Event Group

Society of the 1812 Maryland

Absolutely Perfect Catering

Ports America Chesapeake

Atlantic Caterers, Inc.

Rukert Terminals Corporation

Canton Stevedoring


Key Brewing Co and Atlantic Wines

Thanks also to Capital Crab!


*dates subject to change.



Domino Sugar

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Ports America Chesapeake

Society of the 1812 Maryland

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

George Rich Family Fund
Navy League of the United States, Baltimore Council

C. Steinweg Corporation

Villlage Management


Atlantic Caterers, Inc.

Atlantic Wines

GWWO Architects

Heavy Seas Brewing

Key Brewing Co

Ryleigh's Oyster

Select Event Group


Living Classrooms Foundation

National Park Service


Tim Ervin Photography

National Park Service, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

U.S. Army Band “Pershings Own”

Zambelli Fireworks

Friends of Fort McHenry Advisory Board
Fort McHenry Guard Fife & Drum Corps


BalTerm, LLP


GWWO Inc/Architects

Thanks to all who came out for the 5th ANNUAL FORT MCHENRY CRAB FEAST on August 4th,, 2018
The fabulous and fun event was supported by Absolutely Perfect Catering, Capital Crab, Select Event Group, Key Brewing Co and Atlantic Wines; and the Eastport Oyster Boys. Keep an eye out for our 2019 date--the 6th Annual!

FLEET - FLIGHTS - FESTIVAL a great success! Stay tuned for Maryland Fleet Week 2020!

2018 Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore
October 3-9, 2018!




There was a lot of bicentennial buzz in September of 2014 - 200 years later. It was all quite incredible and a "spectacular" time was had all over town!!!

We created a Giant Living Flag in honor of the Bicentennial of The Star-Spangled Banner making HISTORY AT FORT MCHENRY! In a spectacular show of red, white and blue on September 9th at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, more than 6,600 Maryland students, teachers and chaperones created the largest 15 stars and 15 stripes Star-Spangled Banner Living Flag ever assembled.








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