Maryland Fleet Week and Flyover, June 12-18, will feature fleets, flights, and festivals that the whole family can enjoy. Ship tours, flyovers, maritime and aviation STEM educational activities, and military displays are just some of the exciting programming scheduled on the water and in the skies in the Baltimore area. 

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Aircraft will be on display at Martin State Airport in Middle River, MD. Photos by PropTalk

Fleet: Ships will begin arriving in Baltimore on Wednesday, June 12, and include US and international naval ships, US Coast Guard vessels, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and Army Corps of Engineers vessels, and many traditional sailing craft and other working vessels. They will be docked at various locations around Baltimore. An official Welcome Ceremony will take place at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater on the afternoon of June 12. Ships will be open for public tours Thursday, June 13 through Monday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. 

Flyovers: There will be an exciting series of flyovers of modern and historic military and civilian aircraft on Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16, centered over Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. At Flyover Control, located at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, National Aviation Expert Matt Jolley will provide up-to-the minute announcements, commentary, and information on the flyovers.

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Ships will be docked art various locations around Baltimore.

Festival: Locations are: 

  • Baltimore’s Inner Harbor West Shore Park: June 14-16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 401 Light Street, Baltimore. Special events include a Crab Soup Cookoff, a Kids on the Bay Mermaid themed parade on the Promenade, and Family Fun Zone activities.
  • Fells Point: June 15-16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fells Point Town Square and Broadway Pier, 1701 Thames Street.
  • Martin State Airport Open House and Festival: June 15-16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, 701 Wilson Point Road, Middle River, MD. The event will feature aircraft on display, musical entertainment, souvenirs, and local Maryland food vendors.

Download the Fleet Week app for specific ship schedules to be sure the ship you are planning to visit is open. To find out more, visit the Maryland Fleet Week website or call (866) 639-3526.