Organize a Bus Trip for Sailabration Air Show
Maryland Port Administration location offers prime viewing spot
Baltimore (May 14) - Tour and community groups traveling by motorcoach or school bus can watch the Star-Spangled Air Show – featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels – at South Locust Point Marine Terminal, Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17, at no charge. All vehicles must have a minimum of 25 passengers aboard.
The air show takes place over the Middle Branch of Baltimore's Harbor adjacent to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. The air show is part of Star-Spangled Sailabration June 13-19, marking the national launch of Maryland's three-year War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration. Fort McHenry is expected to fill up rapidly with visitors on Saturday and Sunday for the air show and the South Locust Point Marine Terminal provides a great alternative viewing location for groups.
Tour leaders wishing to bring their groups (community, church, scouting or other such organizations) to the Locust Point terminal must reserve space in advance by calling 410-767-6974, or by registering online. Confirmations will be sent for all reservations.
Approximate viewing hours for both days of the show are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Though seating is not provided, passengers in the groups may bring their own chairs. Food vendors and portable restroom facilities will be available. All passengers should have a government-issued identification card to present upon entry to the terminal.
South Locust Point Marine Terminal is located at 2001 E. McComas St. in South Baltimore, a short distance from Fort McHenry and just off I-95 (Exit 55, Key Highway).
About Star-Spangled 200, Inc.
Star-Spangled 200, Inc. is the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports the fundraising goals of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission and is charged with helping to ensure the realization of successful programs, events, and community investment during the three-year commemoration period. For high-resolution images and more information about the Coins and about Star-Spangled Sailabration: visit www.starspangled200.com
About the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
Established by Governor Martin O'Malley, the commission is staffed by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Division of Tourism Film and the Arts. The bicentennial period runs from June 2012 through February 2015. It commemorates Maryland's unique contributions to the defense and heritage of the nation, including the pivotal battle that led to an American victory and the birth of "The Star-Spangled Banner." For more information: visit www.starspangled200.org