BALTIMORE — Wednesday was the beginning of Fleet Week, and tons of of individuals walked alongside the interior harbor, getting a primary take a look at the USS Marinette and the US Naval Academy Yard Patrol.

For some Baltimoreans, that is all new.

“Very thrilling, very thrilling. I’ve by no means been out right here earlier than in my life; it is my first time,” says Aaron White.

But others have been excited for the ships to return to the harbor as soon as extra.

“I come from a army household, , and I’ve married a army man proper there, so sure, I’m very excited of being amongst all this,” says Alethia Sherrill.

Renee Spence says she enjoys fleet week and is happy to get an opportunity to board the ships beginning on Thursday.

“I like that they’re right here; they’re right here to guard us, save our United States, and it simply brings quite a lot of pleasure,” says Spence.

Fleet Week isn’t simply concerning the locals.

“It’s additionally a possibility for the sailors which can be coming to city to benefit from the hospitality of Baltimore and Charm City,” says Chris Rowsom, Fleet Week Director.

Alongside the fleets and the festivals, others are excited to see the airshows, which start Friday. This yr incorporates a distinctive plane because the finale.

“The factor have been in all probability most enthusiastic about is the Marine Corps F35-B plane, which goes to be the lastly of our present every day. It is the top-of-the-line fifth-generation fighter that has the flexibility to take off and land vertically, so we’re very enthusiastic about having that airplane,” says Mike McCabe, Air Support President.

Major Fleet Week occasions scheduled


4 p.m. — Maryland Fleet Week Welcome Ceremony on the Inner Harbor Harborplace Ampitheater


Fleet of ships open from 10 a.m. to five p.m. from Thursday to Monday.

5-8 p.m. — 5K Fun Run in Fells Point and Rum Punch Tasting Tour: Begins and ends at Charm City Run’s Fells Point Store and goes alongside a path on the promenade. After the 5K, there might be a Rum Punch Tasting Tour at Fells Point companies with reside music by Soundtown on Broadway Square.


10 a.m. to five p.m.—STEM to Stern Education Tent on the Inner Harbor’s Constellation Dock: Challenge and encourage youth to discover profession alternatives within the fields of science, expertise, engineering, and math, with some historical past and artwork sprinkled in so as to add to the enjoyable.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.—Flyover Baltimore (schedule to be posted within the Fleet Week App): Vintage and trendy army and civilian plane will conduct flyovers and demonstrations, all seen from the Inner Harbor.

11 a.m. to eight p.m.—Fleet Week Festival Inner Harbor: Enjoy native food and drinks, reside leisure with greater than 25 bands on two phases, maritime-themed reveals, family-friendly actions, and extra.

Noon–1 p.m.—Crab Soup Cookoff on the Inner Harbor: Check out native cooks as they compete for the final word “Fleet Week Souper Bowl” trophy. The occasion consists of native movie star judges and a “People’s Choice” award.

2–9 p.m.—Fleet Week Festival Fells Point at Broadway Square: Enjoy three days of eclectic reside music and leisure on Broadway Square and all through the neighborhood companies. There might be kid-friendly programming every day, together with a youth version battle of the bands and different actions.

3 p.m. — Fells Point’s Best Crab Cake Contest at Broadway Square: Participating Fells Point eating places will compete to win the title of the perfect crab cake. The occasion will embrace movie star judges.

5:30-6:30 p.m. — Workout with a Sailor at West Shore Park


9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Open House at Martin State Airport: Military plane shows, musical leisure by Navy bands, souvenirs, and meals distributors.

10 a.m. to five p.m.—STEM to Stern Education Tent

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Flyover Baltimore (schedule to be posted within the Fleet Week App)

11 a.m. to eight p.m. — Fleet Week Festival Inner Harbor

11-11:30 a.m. — Kids on the Bay Parade on the Inner Harbor Residents, households, and children alike are invited to take part on this informal, festive parade, full with mermaids in addition to the Oriole Bird, Doc the Tiger, Towson University cheerleaders, Ravens cheerleaders, and even the literary favourite Rainbow Fish. It will kick off the competition and be led by the Naptown Brass Band. All are welcome to affix the road of march.

11 a.m. to 9 p.m.—Fleet Week Festival Fells Point

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Workout with a Sailor

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youth Edition: Battle of the Bands at Broadway Square: Hear music from native faculties, together with School of Rock, Stages Music Arts, The Music Space, and Lee Priddy.


9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open House at Martin State Airport

10 a.m. to five p.m.—STEM to Stern Education Tent

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flyover Baltimore

11 a.m. to eight p.m.—Fleet Week Festival Inner Harbor

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.—Fleet Week Festival Fells Point


7 a.m. to five p.m.: Star-Spangled Science at Fort McHenry: Join National Park Service rangers and educators from the U.S. Naval Academy STEM Center for Education and Outreach to discover the science and expertise that formed the historical past of Fort McHenry and the lives and work of the troopers who served there and the sailors who constructed and defended Baltimore. Throughout the morning, youngsters and adults can participate in hands-on experiments to discover the science of crusing, artillery, structure, and extra.

10 a.m. to six p.m.: Family Fun Day at Broadway Square: Gutter races on Broadway Square from 1-3 p.m.; kits can be found for buy to construct a ship to compete, however utilizing reclaimed and repurposed supplies is inspired (creativity might be rewarded). The day might be free to get pleasure from family-friendly programming, together with an unique film screening at sundown.


8 a.m. to midday: Ships depart