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Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show Baltimore 2018

Celebrate famous maritime traditions of the Chesapeake Bay

Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show Baltimore in Maryland 2019 - Best Time
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Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show is a free biennial event that takes place in Baltimore in October. A week-long celebration is all about the Fs—“Fleet, Flights, and Festivals.” It features public tours of over 10 U.S., Canadian and British vessels in the Inner Harbor, Fells Point and Locust Point. Lots of entertainment and festivities await visitors in the Inner Harbor, from Maryland Science Center to the National Aquarium. The USAF Thunderbirds' jets highlight the aerial show on the Martin State Airport tarmac.

US Navy Blue Angels at Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show at Fort McHenry Baltimore MD 2019
US Navy Blue Angels at Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show at Fort McHenry Baltimore MD
USCG SAR Demo HH-65 Dolphin conduct a rescue demonstration during rehearsal at the Baltimore Fleet Week Air Show 2019
USCG SAR Demo HH-65 Dolphin conduct a rescue demonstration during rehearsal at the Baltimore Fleet Week Air Show
GEICO Skytypers perform during rehearsal at the Baltimore Fleet Week Air Show 2019
GEICO Skytypers perform during rehearsal at the Baltimore Fleet Week Air Show

Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show attract about 300,000 attendees to various locations across Baltimore every other year. Air Show Baltimore is the largest in the state of Maryland. It can be watched in the skies over Fort McHenry, Middle Branch, and the Inner Harbor.

Fleet Week at Harborplace at 201 Pratt Street in Baltimore, MD on Sunday afternoon 2019
Fleet Week at Harborplace at 201 Pratt Street in Baltimore, MD on Sunday afternoon
United States Air Force Thunderbirds 2019
United States Air Force Thunderbirds
United States Air Force Thunderbirds 2019
United States Air Force Thunderbirds

Fleet Week opening ceremony takes place at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater and Pratt and Light streets. By this time, several historical ships are supposed to arrive at the Inner Harbor, Fells Point and Locust Point welcoming visitors aboard from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Shuttle buses from the Inner Harbor to Locust Point are available.

Cruisers at Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore 2019
Cruisers at Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore
Navy Blue Angels perform during rehearsal at the Baltimore Fleet Week Air Show 2019
Navy Blue Angels perform during rehearsal at the Baltimore Fleet Week Air Show

Open house at Martin State Airport keeps its doors open all day long and features ground displays, historic planes, interactive exhibits, food, live entertainment and the chance to see the planes take off.