What’s Hot at Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show 2018

A marine standing on the deck of a ship.

Fleet Week rolls – and sails and swoops – into Baltimore this October, taking over the Inner Harbor and other surrounding areas from October 3-9.

The week is jam-packed with great events, from breathtaking air shows to educational ship tours to some entertaining performances from musical and theatric groups. While it’s worth checking out as many of the exhibitions and performances as possible, it might not be possible to check out absolutely everything.

We’ve done some of the hard work, identifying a couple don’t-miss events: the Scott Francis aerobatic airshow and the US Navy Drill Team. While these two events are quite different, they’re both engaging spectacles that will leave you in awe of the people behind the action.img-2


Scott Francis Airshows

On October 6 and 7, aerobatic pilot Scott Francis will fly as part of Fleet Week’s air show, which takes place between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. both days (exact schedule may vary and will be weather-dependent).

Frances, a Kansas native, has been flying on his own since high school; he has logged over 3,100 hours of flight time and has operated more than 40 types of aircraft.

He’s been flying aerobatics for 15 years, competing in airshows and performing in the Bealeton, Virginia Flying Circus.

He flies an MXS aircraft, a high performance vessel that allows him to do amazing tricks that will wow everyone watching.

To learn more about Scott Francis: https://www.scottfrancisairshows.com

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The US Navy Drill Team will snap to attention at the Amphitheater in the Inner Harbor, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 7.

Watching the Drill Team, known for its sharp, exacting performances, is a thrill. Drill Team members handle their weapons and flags with extreme care, putting on a show based on military drill movements. The participants flip and even toss their rifles to one another with perfect timing, showing off their precision and attention to detail.

To see more photos of the US Navy Drill Team in action: https://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/ndw/about/ceremonial_guard/photo_galleries/drill_team_performances.html

Fleet Week Plans

Fleet Week is a busy time for Baltimore, with hundreds of thousands of visitors descending on the downtown area to take in the sights.img-4

When making your plans to see >>> and >>> – and everything else – don’t forget to consider parking. In fact, figuring out where you’ll start and end your trip downtown is one of the first things to decide.

Located at 55 Market Place in downtown Baltimore, Harbor Park Garage is conveniently located just a short walk from the Inner Harbor; it’s a prime spot to park downtown.

The garage is easily accessed from I-83 and other roads in and out of the city and it’s very close to restaurants, bars and other downtown attractions, so you can round out your visit with a meal or drink.

Plus, the well-lit garage is safe and staffed 24/7 with a friendly, knowledgeable crew who can answer questions about what to do and where to go.

Harbor Park Garage: https://harborparkgarage.com/