Let the Celebration Begin — Events Throughout the Year

To celebrate the Port of Baltimore’s 300th anniversary, the Port of Baltimore Tricentennial Committee, the Maryland Port Administration, public and private port terminals, partner organizations and sponsors are coordinating efforts to create and implement marketing and promotional campaigns, special events, exhibits and activities throughout 2006.

For security purposes, some of the listed events are not open to the public.  Events that are open to the public are noted below. 


Friday, January 20:
The Working Waterfront Exhibit by Kathy Bergren Smith at the Lobby of the
World Trade Center from 5 to 8 PM.

Friday, January 20 -March 2006
The Working Waterfront Exhibit by Kathy Bergren Smith will be on display in Lobby of the World Trade Center during normal business hours until March 2006.Public event.

Thursday, February 2:
Legislative Reception sponsored by the Private Sector Port Coalition at
Calvert House, Annapolis 6 to 8 PM.

Wednesday, February 15:
Helen Bentley will be addressing the Towson Town Rotary Club. 8 AM,
Holiday Inn at Cromwell Bridge Road.

Wednesday, February 22:
World Trade Center Institute sponsoring A Taste of Business in Switzerland,
at 5 PM World Trade Center.

Wednesday, March 1:
Resolution of the General Assembly in Annapolis.  Lunch will be provided for the
Legislature in the President’s Suite.
10 AM- 11 AM.

Thursday, March 2:
The Traffic Club of Baltimore is honoring the eight former and present executive
directors of the Maryland Port Authority since its inception in 1956.
The Traffic Club’s Annual Dinner will be held at Martin’s West.

Thursday, March 23, 2006: 
The Maryland Port Administration will host its 7th annual event honoring women in the maritime world during Women’s History Month from 9:00 a.m. – noon at the World Trade Center, 21st floor, Constellation Room. Public Event.

Monday, March 27, 2006 
The University of Baltimore will host a free public forum “How did an international business transaction become a national security issue,” featuring Mark Montgomery, Sr. Vice President of East Coast Operations – P&O Ports. The event will take place from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. at the William H. Thumel, Sr. Building.

Thursday, March 30:
World Trade Center Institute’s Tenth Annual Maryland International Business Leadership Awards, 5:15 PM at Visionary Center, Key Highway.

Thursday, March 30:
Narrated educational evening cruise of the Port of Baltimore, including its
300 year history, importance of Fort McHenry in the development of the
Port of Baltimore, and the commodities the Port handles. The evening begins at
Pier 5 Inner Harbor at 5:30 PM and runs until 7:30 PM.  Public event.

Monday, April 17 to Thursday, May 4:
Volvo International Races gather in Baltimore for respite as the Sailing Vessels
continue their round-the-world race. Move to Annapolis May 4
and depart May 7.  Public event.

Tuesday, April 4 to Sunday, May 7:
Visit the Maryland Science Center to explore a new special maritime exhibit,
on loan to the Maryland Science Center by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics.
The display, called the E/S Orcelle, represents the the company’s mission
for zero-emission car carrying as it may be performed in 2025. For more
information visit http://www.2wglobal.com/www/aboutUs/Orcelle.jsp.
Public event.

Tuesday, April 18
Helen Bentley will be addressing the Maryland Marine Club at 6:30 PM at the 4100 Club.

Wednesday, April 19:
The historic date of the 300th anniversary of the Port of Entry of the Port of Baltimore. Lexington Market will host a birthday cake celebration starting at 11 AM on Paca Street.
Public event.

Wednesday April 19:
The Baltimore Orioles will celebrate the 300th Birthday of the Port of Baltimore at their home game against the Cleveland Indians starting at 7:05 PM. Mrs. Bentley will throw the first pitch at 6:50PM.  For tickets, please call 888-484-BIRD (mention the Port of Baltimore).
Public event.

Wednesday, April 26:
World Trade Center Institute sponsoring A Taste of Business in Brazil,
at 5 PM World Trade Center.

Thursday, April 27:
Fiftieth Anniversary of the Invention of the Container with dinner gala at the
Smithsonian Institute, Washington, 5:30 PM.

Friday, April 28:
Baltimore welcomes home the Pride of Baltimore II.

Thursday, April 27 to Sunday, April 30:
Baltimore Waterfront Festival, Inner Harbor, Light and Pratt Streets.
The Port of Baltimore Tricentennial Committee and the Maryland Port Administration
will have interactive exhibits at the festival.  Public event.

Thursday, May 4 to Sunday, May 7:
Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival in Annapolis Harbor. The Port of
Baltimore Tricentennial Committee will have an interactive exhibit at the
festival. Public event.

Friday, May 5 to Saturday, May 6:
Maryland Life Magazine celebrates the Port of Baltimore’s Tricentennial
anniversary at the 89th Baltimore Flower Mart in Mt. Vernon. Festivities
begin at 11 AM and conclude at 8 PM on Friday and 6 PM on Saturday.
Public event

Tuesday, May 16 to Wednesday, May 17:
Ro/Ro Rodeo at Dundalk Marine Terminal, with specific times to be announced.  At this event, the manufacturers of various roll-on roll-off equipment demonstrate how such pieces of rolling equipment should be handled.

Sunday, May 21:
Save the Patapsco, Hon! Swim.  The public is invited to a Wade-In and Picnic to celebrate the six dedicated swimmers’ success while featuring a birthday cake and speakers on the Port of Baltimore’s 300 years of history and service to Maryland and the world.  The event will take place at the North Point State Park at noon.
Public event.

Thursday, June 1: 
The Port of Baltimore Tricentennial Signature Event — Enjoy a spectacular evening at
the fun-filled gala fundraiser featuring fine dining, entertainment, and a top-class speaker
at Southside Cruise Terminal at Locust Point. All proceeds benefit the Port of Baltimore’s education campaign.

Thursday, June 1:
The Maryland Port Administration observes its 50th anniversary.

Saturday, June 10: 
Visit Harborplace Amphitheater for City Sand 2006 from noon until 4 PM to
check out this year’s sand sculpture competition. The theme for the
competition is Port of Baltimore: Serving Maryland and The World for 300
Years. The day’s festivities include entertainment, sand boxes for children
of all ages, and fun. Public event.

Sunday, June 11:
Propeller Club observes 75th anniversary of founding of Baltimore Chapter.

Friday, June 30 – Sunday, July 2:
The Port of Baltimore Tricentennial Committee will be celebrating the July 4th celebration and its 300th anniversary at the Dundalk Heritage Festival. Come visit the booth located next to the main entrance.

Friday, June 30:
The Port of Baltimore welcomes the ship USS Ft. McHenry to Baltimore.
The USS Ft. McHenry will be docked at the North Locust Point terminal.

Tuesday, July 4:
Join in the July 4th celebration at the Dundalk and Catonsville parades as the Port of Baltimore Tricentennial Committee is represented by a beautiful birthday cake float. Mrs. Bentley, committee members and supporters will be aboard the floats, showcasing the Port’s importance to the region.

Friday, July 14:
Through a media partnership with Fox 45 and the Living Classrooms Foundation, the Port of Baltimore Tricentennial Committee will participate in Free Friday Flicks, a unique entertainment experience, allowing the Port of Baltimore to reach thousands of Baltimore area residents. This week’s event will be held at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville, MD.  The evening’s movie will be “Wallace & Gromit in the Case of the Were Rabbit.”  Public event.

Wednesday, July 19:
Members of the Port of Baltimore Tricentennial Committee attended and represented at the J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield, MD.  Public event.

Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23:
The Port of Baltimore Tricentennial Committee will participate with the Sister Cities program at Artscape in Mount Vernon.  Visit the Tricentennial/Sister Cities booth near the Ferris Wheel. Public event.

Friday, August 4:
Through a media partnership with Fox 45 and the Living Classrooms Foundation, the Port of Baltimore Tricentennial Committee will participate in Free Friday Flicks, a unique entertainment experience, allowing the Port of Baltimore to reach thousands of Baltimore area residents.  This week’s event will be held at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, with a showing of “Polar Express.”  Public event.

Thursday, August 10:
Propeller Club’s sponsorship of its annual crab feast attended by some 5,000 persons
from the entire East Coast of the United States and other Jurisdictions in
Bowley’s Quarters, Baltimore County. Public event.

Friday, August 25 to Monday, September 4:
The Port of Baltimore Tricentennial Committee along with the Maryland Port
Administration and Maryland Life Magazine celebrate the 300th anniversary
of the Port of Baltimore at the Maryland State Fair at the Timonium Fairgrounds.
Public event.

Saturday, September 9 – Sunday, September 10:
The Ukranian Festival of Baltimore will welcome the Port of Baltimore Tricentennial Committee. Visit the festival in Patterson Park and stop by the Tricentennial’s booth to learn more about the 300th anniversary and the many ways in which the Port of Baltimore plays an integral role in your life. Public event.

Saturday, September 16:
Rukert Terminals Corporation will celebrate its 85th anniversary. For
additional information about the company, visit www.rukert.com.

Saturday, September 23 – Sunday, September 24:
The Baltimore County Italian Festival will welcome the Port of Baltimore Tricentennial Committee. Visit the festival in Towson, MD at the Towson Courthouse Square. Visit the Tricentennial’s booth to learn more about the 300th anniversary and the many ways in which the Port of Baltimore plays an integral role in your life. During your visit, purchase an autographed copy of The Great Port of Baltimore: Its First 300 Years, authored by Helen Delich Bentley and F. Key Kidder. Book signings: Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Public event. .

Thursday, September 28:
World Trade Center Institute’s observance of Embassy Day to be held at the Bethesda, Marriott Hotel in Bethesda, MD 10 AM to 2 PM.

Friday, September 29th – Sunday, October 1st:
The Baltimore Book Festival is the mid-Atlantic’s premier celebration of the literary arts featuring 225+ nationally known and local authors, poetry readings, cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs/cookbook authors, children’s writers and activities, live music, food and more than 75 exhibitors and book sellers. Visit the Port of Baltimore Tricentennial’s booth and purchase an autographed copy of The Great Port of Baltimore: Its First 300 Years, authored by Helen Delich Bentley and F. Key Kidder. Book signings: Friday 6 – 8 p.m., Saturday 12 – 2 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Public event.

Saturday, October 7 – Sunday, October 8:
The Port of Baltimore Tricentennial Committee will take part in the The 40th Annual Fell’s Point Fun Festival, in the heart of Fell’s Point. Visit the Port of Baltimore Tricentennial’s booth and purchase an autographed copy of The Great Port of Baltimore: Its First 300 Years, authored by Helen Delich Bentley and F. Key Kidder. Book signings: Saturday 4 – 6 p.m., Sunday 5 – 7 p.m. Public event.

Saturday, October 14 – Sunday, October 15:
The Port of Baltimore Tricentennial Committee has partnered with local museums and attractions to extend a big “thanks” to all of the employees who work at Port of Baltimore for their dedication and hard work. Partner organizations will offer discount admission to Port employees and their families. Proper ID required. Stay tuned for more details.

Sunday, October 15:
Working Waterfront Appreciation Day – The Port of Baltimore Tricentennial Committee extends its gratitude to the men and women who work at the Port. A special event will be held at the Baltimore Museum of Industry from 12 noon – 4 PM. More details to come.

Saturday, October 21:
The Propeller Club of Baltimore celebrates its 75th Anniversary and the Port of Baltimore’s 300th Anniversary with a black tie dinner-dance at the Tremont Hotel. For details, interested persons may contact kgasior1@aol.com.

Saturday, October 21 – Sunday, October 22:
100th Anniversary of Steam Tug Baltimore. Festivities will be held at the Baltimore Museum of Industry and the Naval Reserve Center from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visit the Port of Baltimore Tricentennial’s booth and purchase an autographed copy of The Great Port of Baltimore: Its First 300 Years, authored by Helen Delich Bentley and F. Key Kidder. Book signings: Sunday at Naval Reserve Center from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Public event.

Saturday, October 21 – Sunday, October 22:
PORT FEST – Maryland Port Administration will conduct bus tours of Dundalk and Seagirt Marine Terminals. The tours will run from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Both days. Visit the Port of Baltimore Tricentennial’s booth and purchase an autographed copy of The Great Port of Baltimore: Its First 300 Years, authored by Helen Delich Bentley and F. Key Kidder. Book signings: Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Public event.

For more information about the events, visit www.steamtug.org.


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