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Star-Spangled Spectacular brought 1.4 million visitors, $164 million in spending

Star-Spangled Spectacular brought 1.4 million visitors, $164 million in spending

September's Star-Spangled Spectacular drew 1.43 million people who spent $164 million on Baltimore-area hotel rooms, meals and entertainment, down slightly from a similar event that kicked off War of 1812 bicentennial commemorations in 2012, according to a report released Tuesday. The smaller numbers were to be expected, said Bill Pencek, executive director of the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. The Star-Spangled Sailabration attracted 1.54 million people who spent $166 million during the summer tourism season in June 2012, while the Spectacular, coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore on Sept. 14, took place while schools were in session. Both events...

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