Watch a display of military pageantry Sunday at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. The tattoo ceremony will present the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, dressed in Revolutionary War uniforms, performing with the Fort McHenry Guard. The guard will demonstrate early 19th-century battle tactics. Also, the audience will assist in folding a 30-foot by 42-foot "Star-Spangled Banner," and the U.S. Army Ceremonial Drill Team will perform modern rifle exercises. The ceremony will be dedicated to Nathan Weinberg, vice president of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.
The ceremony runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, East Fort Avenue. Free. Call 410-962-4290.
High-flying ride at Port Discovery
You say you know Baltimore. You've been atop the World Trade Center. You've seen the Inner Harbor by boat. You've walked the city streets and seen the landmarks close-up. But have you seen Baltimore by hot-air balloon? No? Well, step onto the HiFlyer at Port Discovery. The helium-filled balloon with enclosed gondola carries 25 to 30 passengers 450 feet above Baltimore, the highest public observation point in the city. Rides last 15-20 minutes. Gondola is wheelchair-accessible.
The HiFlyer is adjacent to Port Discovery, 35 Market Place, at Baltimore and President streets. Through Labor Day, HiFlyer hours of operation are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-midnight Thursdays-Saturdays. $12; $11 seniors; $8.50 children; $15 for all riders at night. Call 410-949-2FLY.