Redcoats at North Point

Redcoats at North Point (BALTIMORE COUNTY / June 18, 2014)

Chestertown Tea Party Festival. Maryland had a tea party of its own in 1774, when residents of Chestertown dumped British tea into the Chester River. Celebrate the occasion with a reenactment, colonial parade, street performances, music, and more. May 22-25, Chestertown, chestertownteaparty.org, free.

Colonial Market Fair. Local reenactors, tradesmen, and craftsmen offer a glimpse of what life was like during the 18th century, the same time Benjamin Banneker lived. June 14-15, Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella Ave., Catonsville, (410) 887-1081,benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com, free.

Fairmount Academy’s 1800s Festival. Check out the 1800s-style classroom and participate in a spelling bee. Also enjoy crafts, seafood, desserts, and more. May 31, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fairmount Road, Upper Fairmount, (410) 651-3945, visitsomerset.com, free.

The Fells Point Haunted Pubwalk. Travel to the pubs and watering holes of one of Baltimore’s oldest neighborhoods to enjoy a few drinks and hear some scary stories from the folks at Baltimore Ghost Tours. Through Sept. 27, Saturdays 7 p.m., also Fridays in September 7 p.m. Max’s Taphouse, 737 S. Broadway,baltimoreghosttours.com/pubwalk.html, $20.

Flag Day 2014 #TheFlagICarried. Hosted by Matthew Eversmann, one of the soldiers whose story inspired the book and film Black Hawk Down, this ceremony honors veterans and the symbolism of carrying the flag into battle. June 14, noon-1 p.m., Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and 1812 Museum, 844 E. Pratt St., (410) 837-1793, flaghouse.org, free.

In Full Glory Reflected: Maryland During the War of 1812. The Maryland Historical Society tells the dramatic story of the War of 1812 with 5,000 square feet of displays and more than 100 historic artifacts. Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., (410) 685-3750, mdhs.org, $9, seniors $7, kids and students $6.

Literary Walking Tours of Mount Vernon. A guided tour through Mount Vernon shows you places of significance to such local luminaries as Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Post, Tupac Shakur, H.L. Mencken, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and others. Through Sept. 20, third Saturday of each month except for August, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral St., mdhc.org, free.

Star-Spangled Spectacular: “By Dawn’s Early Light” Flag Raising. Come to historic Fort McHenry for a ceremonious flag raising featuring special guest Governor Martin O’Malley. Sept. 14, 9-10 a.m., Fort McHenry, 2400 E. Fort Ave., (800) 266-5699, starspangled200.com, free.

Star-Spangled Spectacular: 200th March of the Defenders. Join the battle march and celebrate the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore. Sept. 11 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Fort McHenry, 2400 E. Fort Ave., (800) 266-5699,starspangled200.com, free.

Star-Spangled Spectacular: Air Show Practice. Come watch the high-flying planes practice aerial stunts in preparation for the big air show on Sept. 13. Sept. 11, 1-4 p.m., Fort McHenry, 2400 E. Fort Ave.; Inner Harbor, East Marina, (800) 266-5699, starspangled200.com, free.

Star-Spangled Spectacular: Air Show. Now that practice is over, come see the aerial acrobatics of this spectacular air show. Sept. 13, 1-4 p.m., Fort McHenry, 2400 E. Fort Ave., (800) 266-5699, starspangled200.com, free.

Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial Living American Flag. Witness a special show featuring Old Glory herself, the living American flag. Sept. 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Fort McHenry, 2400 E. Fort Ave., (800) 266-5699,starspangled200.com, free.

Star-Spangled Spectacular: Commemoration of the Battle of North Point. Featuring reenactments, a lowering of the American flag and raising of the British flag to signify the occupation of the Patapsco Neck, children’s activities, a memorial service, music, and more. There will be a concert and fireworks display on the grounds of Sparrows Point High School on Monday, Sept 8. Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sept. 7, 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sept. 8, 7 p.m., Fort Howard Park, 9500 North Point Road, starspangled200.com, free.

Star-Spangled Spectacular: Concert at St. Paul’s Church. Join patriotic voices for a concert, Singing on Key. Sept. 14, 5 p.m., St. Paul’s Church, 233 N. Charles St., (800) 266-5699, starspangled200.com, free.

Star-Spangled Spectacular: Concert at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Listen to some patriotic tunes with Anthem Remixes and Re-interpretations at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Sept. 14, 5-8 p.m., Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St., (800) 266-5699, starspangled200.com, free.

Star-Spangled Spectacular: The Creative Alliance Presents the Hampstead Hill Festival in Patterson Park. Bring your patriotic spirits over to Patterson Park to join the Creative Alliance for American festivities. Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Patterson Park, 200 S. Linwood Avenue, (800) 266-5699, starspangled200.com, free.

Star-Spangled Spectacular: Fireworks. What patriotic festival is complete without a rousing round of fireworks? Sept. 13, 9 p.m., Fort McHenry, 2400 E. Fort Ave., (800) 266-5699, starspangled200.com, free.

Star-Spangled Spectacular: Grand Ship Tours. Get a chance to walk the decks of some impressive historical tall ships and navy ships. Sept. 11 and 15, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fort McHenry, 2400 E. Fort Ave., (800) 266-5699,starspangled200.com, free.

Star-Spangled Spectacular: Meet the fleet Inner Harbor Village Happy Hour. Enjoy a few drinks in the midst of the festival. Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m., Inner Harbor, Light and Pratt streets, (800) 266-5699, starspangled200.com, free.

Star-Spangled Spectacular: Parade of Ships Departure. Watch the historic ships sail out of the Harbor. Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Inner Harbor, East Marina, (800) 266-5699, starspangled200.com, free.

Star-Spangled Spectacular: Patriotic Concert. Listen to some patriotic tunes and put your hand over your heart for a star-spangled concert. Sept. 13, 8-10 p.m., Fort McHenry, 2400 E. Fort Ave., (800) 266-5699,starspangled200.com, free.

Star-Spangled Spectacular: Tall Ships and Navy Ships Arrive. Stop by to see tall ships and navy ships arrive in the harbor to add some historical flavor and awe. Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fort McHenry, 2400 E. Fort Ave., (800) 266-5699, starspangled200.com, free.

“Those Honored Dead” Memorial Day at Fort McHenry. Honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Take ranger-led tours and participate in wreath-laying ceremonies at Westminster Cemetery on Saturday at 2 p.m., Greenmount Cemetery on Sunday at 11 a.m., and Loudon Park National Cemetery on Monday at 9 a.m. There is a National Moment of Remembrance in the star-shaped fort on Monday at 3 p.m. May 24-26, Fort McHenry, 2400 E. Fort Ave., (410) 962-4290, nps.gov/fomc, $7.