Plenty to Do Today in Baltimore

What a fun weekend in Locust Point! It’s Defenders Day, the annual celebration of the War of 1812 and the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry. Defenders Day is always a good time but especially this year since events are back in full swing after being curtailed the past 2 years because of COVID and also because the celebrations sync up with MD Fleet Week. Fleet Week is always a big deal for people that like military and unique ships as well as air planes and flyovers. Last night we caught the mini Defenders Day parade, which kicks off festivities, that featured historic re-enactors playing drums and waving making the short walk from Hull Street down Fort Avenue to Fort McHenry. It’s always cute to see the kids wave and run along side the parade that travels right past our house. I think they are lucky kids to live so close to such a unique place. Today we started hearing the planes, including F-18’s, around 11am above our house and we continued to see them into our afternoon at the Inner Harbor. We spent about an hour at the Inner Harbor taking in the sights snd sounds, including a band and plenty of people, along the promenade. There was a very long line to get on the war ship docked at the harbor but we did have a chance to tour the Danmark tall ship from Denmark. Before we headed home the kids got a free balloon animal and we got ice cream at Bmore Licks. To round out our celebratory day, my sister and nephews came over to watch the Defenders Day fireworks at Fort McHenry from our rooftop deck. Today as definitely a day to remember in Baltimore.

Defenders Day Parade on Friday Night Along Fort Avenue
Warship at the Inner Harbor
Tall Ship Danmark
Tall Ship!
Fort McHenry Fireworks from our Deck

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