FLEET WEEK: Tons of events expected this weekend

Posted at 10:00 PM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 22:00:35-04

Fleet Week is in downtown Baltimore with plenty to see but, you need to keep a keen eye to the sky as well.

The Air Force Thunderbirds and the GEICO Skytypers will be performing Saturday and Sunday between 1 and 4.

The air show can be seen from the Inner Harbor or Fort McHenry.

Accompanying the planes are more than a dozen ships from around the world.

Besides the Inner Harbor, ships will be in Fells Point and Locust Point, all of which you can board and take a tour. Some 3,000 sailors from those ships will be infused in the Baltimore landscape as well.

Ira Cunningham is a tour guide in town and is looking forward to showing off his city to the world.

"That is great, that's what I look forward to showing people the Harbor as well as the city. That's a part of what I do, showing people this great city, this great Baltimore that we live in, work in and play in," said Cunningham.

There will be plenty of food vendors and other entertainment.

Besides the Inner Harbor, Locust Point and Fells Point other activities will be at Fort McHenry and Martin State Airport, where you can visit with the GEICO Sky Typers and the Thunderbirds on the ground. 

Staff Sergeant Traylor and Nichols are here promoting our marines. Getting to board ships and meeting sailors from a ship from around the globe is their favorite part of this week.

"At the end of the day, you know, this is the same team-same fight. So, it's kind of cool talking to other militaries, different branches. See where they are from, what kind of job they do. Whether it's different ships or different branches it's always a fun experience anytime you get to do a fleet week."

If you can't make it this weekend, not to worry. Fleet Week continues until Tuesday, that's when all the ships sail out of the Inner Harbor.