Defenders Day Returns to Ft. Howard on Aug. 26

The Annual Defenders’ Day Celebration returns on Saturday Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at Fort Howard Park in Fort Howard.

For over 30 years, the Defenders’ Day Celebration commemorates the Battle of North Point during the War of 1812 between the Americans and British and includes re-enactments, (mock battles with live cannons), Canadians portraying British soldiers, Living History, Cooking Demonstrations, Blacksmithing, War of 1812 Medical Procedures performed by Dr. Shadyfellow, Period Clothing, Music, 1812 Children’s Crafts and Games, Story Time, Walking Tours, a magic show, displays, exhibits, food trucks, and much more. Incorporate the past, History for the future.

The Battle of North Point was the last major battle of the War of 1812 and a prelude to the Bombardment of Fort McHenry which saved Baltimore after the British burned Washington, DC a few weeks earlier.

This year’s event features the role of African-Americans during the Defense of Baltimore during the War of 1812 and an exhibit on the Old Defenders.

Defenders’ Day is Educational and Great family fun. This unique and one-of-a-kind event is a must see event and has something for everyone.  Due to the loud noises, no pets allowed except for service animals.

Free Parking and shuttle service with Free Admission. Defenders’ Day is sponsored by the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society, a 501 (c) (3) organization and all proceeds go towards the event.

For more information, please call Jennifer Egan at 410-903-6938 or visit their website.

B.J. Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later in 2022.