Blogs on Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay

Want to know more about Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay? Walk down our streets and you'll bump into area residents and small business owners who are happy to give you the inside scoop on their favorite places, pastimes, insider secrets, and bargains. To make it easier for you, we've recruited some of these same individuals to share their thoughts and insights with you through blogs. Be sure to check in regularly for their take on upcoming events, family-friendly activities, sustainable practices, fashion trends, Annapolis and Chesapeake Bay history, outdoor recreation, and so much more. They welcome your feedback. If there's a new topic you'd like our bloggers to pursue, let us know. Better yet, if you like to write and would like to be considered as a blogger for our site, contact Elizabeth Heubeck.

Fall Family Fun in and around Annapolis

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:40AM | Posted by Stacy Meadows, Annapolitan Mom & Photographer Related Categories: Family Friendly Outdoors Pet Friendly History & Heritage

In our house, we love the festivities associated with fall. While my boys delight in the spooky and surprising elements of Halloween, I prefer the jewel tones of mums, silly carved Jack-o-lanterns, and make-your-own scarecrows. We're fortunate to live in Anne Arundel County, where an array of autumn festivals suits the whole family's idea of fall fun.


Take a Haunted Tour of Historic Annapolis

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 9:05AM | Posted by Adam Dalghard, Freelance writer Related Categories: Events Family Friendly History & Heritage

Instead of doing the usual American Halloween rituals this year – walking a haunted trail or watching horror movies – I opted to join Watermark’s Historic Ghost Walk in downtown Annapolis. I’m not one to actively search for a way to scare myself in celebration of All Hallow’s Eve, but I do love history, so I figured I’d hop on the tour and learn a little about Annapolis. Seeing that the city’s history spans over 350 years, it comes as no surprise that many believe the brick-laden streets, tight alleyways, and centuries-old buildings are occupied by more than merely the souls of the living.


Celebrate an Authentic Oktoberfest at Annapolis area’s The Old Stein Inn

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 11:32PM | Posted by Mary Lou Baker, food and travel writer Related Categories: Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly

October is a magical month for the million Maryland residents of German descent, and anyone else looking for a reason to celebrate. Launched in 1810 by fun-loving Bavarians, Ocktoberfest is a 16-day festival in Munich that has evolved into the world's largest fair-and the inspiration for similar celebrations elsewhere. The Annapolis area is home to an authentic German restaurant that rolls out the barrel every fall.


Mark your Calendar for Annapolis Fringe Festival 2014, an Event to Remember

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 1:22PM | Posted by Patrice Drago, Artist, writer, customer service enthusiast Related Categories: Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly Music Scene Outdoors

If you like festivities and excitement, then Saturday, October 4 is the day for you to come to historic West Street Annapolis. From 4 p.m. to midnight on October 4, historic West Street will come to life, celebrating the city’s fourth Annapolis Fringe Festival. Inspired by the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Annapolis Fringe Festival 2014 is a low-cost, wildly fun one-day event of uncensored live performances by artists who push the boundaries, in the streets and hottest venues of Annapolis, Maryland. It’s an eclectic mix of music, dance, art and theatre.


Renaissance Festival: Fantastical Fun for the Whole Family

Posted on September 20, 2014 at 8:49AM | Posted by Stacy Meadows, Annapolitan Mom & Photographer Related Categories: Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly History & Heritage Outdoors

Just outside of Annapolis in Crownsville, MD. there is a magical place, a transformed fairground, where adults and children alike can lose themselves in year 1521. As I walked with my children through the ticket gates into the Revel Grove of Oxfordshire, England, one of my boys commented: It’s like we’re traveling through a time machine.


Bed & Breakfast Owner Welcomes Naval Academy Families during Football Weekends, and Year Round

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 9:11AM | Posted by Elly Tierney, Owner of Chez Amis Related Categories: Dining Family Friendly Naval Academy

As the owner of an Annapolis bed and breakfast, I get great pleasure out of knowing that I can share the ‘comforts of home’ with my guests. This is particularly exciting for me as I welcome Naval Academy parents here. And, as the season shifts to fall, Navy football weekends are the perfect excuse for parents of midshipmen to experience a comfortable overnight stay and visit with their children, too.


Get a Taste History at Three Landmark Annapolis Restaurants

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 8:59AM | Posted by Mary Lou Baker, food and travel writer Related Categories: Dining Family Friendly History & Heritage

Annapolis is steeped in history, its downtown streets a virtual museum and its architecture a source of pride among its residents. This month we celebrate this history, suggesting three restaurants housed in buildings whose floors and ceilings are full of memories. If walls could talk… …More

Enjoy Live Art at the 24th Annual Annapolis Art Walk

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 3:25PM | Posted by Patrice Drago, Artist, writer, customer service enthusiast Related Categories: Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly Outdoors

Summer is the season of vacations. It beckons us to play and indulge all of our senses, and Annapolis offers an occasion for art lovers that provides an opportunity to do just that. In fact, you don’t have to be an art lover to enjoy the 24th Annual Annapolis Art Walk – it’s a fun and festive experience! It’s a great event for day-trippers from D.C., Virginia and Maryland, as well as for those of us lucky enough to live right here in Annapolis.



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