is a three-year state-wide commemoration that kicked-off with an international maritime festival in June 2012.
View Star-Spangled Sailabration commercial
Star-Spangled Sailabration, June 13-19, 2012, was the national launch of the War of 1812 bicentennial featuring an international maritime and air festival in the Baltimore region and the Chesapeake Bay. This week-long event included dozens of OpSail tall ships and naval war ships, the premiere of a new symphonic work, and the Star-Spangled Air Show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
Overture for 2012
The performance of composer Philip Glass' Overture for 2012 conducted by Maestra Alsop was part of Star-Spangled Symphony, a 90-minute musical celebration highlighting Star-Spangled Sailabration. More info...
2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins The coins embody two of America's most enduring icons - the Star-Spangled Banner flag and anthem. When you buy a commemorative coin, you not only show support of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, but you also become part of a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Buy now!
The Star-Spangled 200 Celebration will continue throughout 2014. Baltimore and Maryland will host a series of programs and events along the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail to commemorate the bicentennial.
The festivities will reach a crescendo in September 2014, when Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine takes center stage in a Star-Spangled tribute to the defense of a nation and the birth of the National Anthem.