Star-Spangled Spectacular Call for Entry

On behalf of Star-Spangled 200, Inc., the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) seeks exhibitors and entertainers to be featured in the Star-Spangled Spectacular Festival Villages at the Inner Harbor and Fort McHenry, September 11-15, 2014. We are looking for family-friendly, interactive exhibits and entertainers that feature the Star-Spangled Banner, either the song or the flag itself, and its iconic role in America’s past present and future. Exhibits and entertainment may also feature general American patriotism, and/or the heritage, history and culture of Baltimore and Maryland.

Proposals for exhibits may include, but are not limited to, craft-making activities, period re-enactments, games and demonstrations. Exhibits should be designed to engage thousands of festival-goers each day of the festival, at no cost to the festival-goer (to help offset the cost to reach these mass audiences, honorarium for supplies may be available, as well as volunteer support to supplement staff). Exhibit space will generally be limited to a 10’ x 10’ footprint, although additional space may be provided to accommodate the content of the exhibit. As a general rule, sales will not be permitted within exhibit space, but can be addressed on a case-by-case basis for non-profit exhibitors only.

Exhibitors must be available to present their exhibit all days and hours that the Star-Spangled festival villages are open to the public:

Thursday, September 11, 2014
11:00am – 6:00pm
Friday, September 12, 2014
11:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, September 13, 2014
11:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday, September 14, 2014
11:00am – 6:00pm
Monday, September 15, 2014
11:00am – 6:00pm

Proposals for entertainment may involve street theater, pop-up performances and impersonators as well as music and dance stage performances. Performances should be 30-60 minutes in length. All performances will take place at outdoor performance venues only. Please indicate the number of performances you are able to offer and which festival dates/times you are available.

How to Apply
To submit an exhibit or entertainment proposal, please send the following information to Kim Marshall ( no later than June 30, 2014.

  • Name/Organization
  • POC Information: name, mailing address, phone and email address
  • Description of Exhibit or Entertainment
  • Requirements/Requests

BOPA festival coordinators will review all proposals, and reserve the right to ask for revisions if needed.

Please Note
Commercial displays or exhibits that do not complement the theme of the festival will not be considered through this call for entry. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and package pricing, please contact Ann Beegle, Executive Director, Star-Spangled 200 Inc. at 410-767-6274 or

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