There is always something going on in Annapolis, and we can always recommend many activities to do no matter the time of year or day of the week….
So here we go with an annual calendar of events . Always consult with us for actual dates and we can get you booked in. This is not an all-inclusive list, we can always advise of additional events plus all ongoing activities that we list on our Things to Do page…
Polar Bear Plunge – Thousands of crazy people expose themselves to hypothermia for a great cause, Special Olympics. 20 minutes away at Sandy Point State Park
St Patrick’s Parade – This is a BIG deal in town, biggest parade of the year, Held on Sunday before weekend before St Paddy’s day… so early (March 8-ish)
Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning – a great locals event. Celebrates beginning of spring and sailing season. Buy tickets in advance ~3rd Saturday in March
Maryland Day – March 26 – Our state’s birthday! There are all sorts of events happening all over the town and the state
Spring Sailboat Show – a mini version of the gigantic fall sailboat show, this still attracts a big crowd. Preceded by power boat show on Kent Island previous week
Bay Bridge Boat Show – the mini version of fall powerboat show
St John – USNA Croquet Match – another great quirky local Annapolis event. Don’t bet against St John’s! Buy tickets way in advance
May Day Baskets – May 1 – another local tradition – front doors adorned with lovely fresh flower baskets
USNA Commissioning Week – THE event of the year (ok Boat show is big big too) Includes Blue Angels Tu-Wed. Families book way ahead. We do have 2021 openings though
Dinner Under the Stars – Each and every Wednesday night May thru September. West St closes down for a nice evening of music, food and drink
Renn Fest – One of the country’s biggest Renaissance Festivals .. Thru October
Annapolis 10 Miler – right past our front door!
Navy Football – select weekends September – November – arrive early for the pre-game pagentry
Maryland Seafood Festival – Sandy Point State Park
Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival – City Dock
Maritime Republic vs. Annapolis Tug of War – another great quirky tradition – great party in Eastport!
Annapolis by Candlelight – tours of Historic Annapolis homes. Runs through Christmas on weekends
10k across the Bay – Marty did this all 5 years- 22,000 runners and walkers on a unique one way trip across the Bay Bridge
Grand Illumination – Annapolis Tree Lighting – right out of a Hallmark movie
Chocolate Binge Festival – arrive early!
Midnight Madness Holiday Shopping – the first 3 Thursday’s in December – lots of deals and Christmas Spirit
Eastport Yacht Club Boat Parade – all sorts of decorated boats entertain you –
Military Bowl – college bowl game