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Every month, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County celebrate special events and festivals that showcase our area's phenomenal resources. So, whether you're coming to town because of the precious Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, our spine-tingling historical landmarks and impressive arts scene, top-notch sporting events, great dining and shopping, or the pulsating night life, check the Spotlight on Upcoming Events below before you go. Chances are you'll find an event that highlights your favorite thing about Annapolis and Anne Arundel County—or introduces you to a new one.

Also, peruse our events calendar for a year's worth of listings on upcoming fun events and festivals in and around Annapolis.


Spotlight On Upcoming Events

2015 Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade

Every year on the second Saturday in December, from 6 pm to 8 pm, magic happens on the water of the Annapolis Harbor—boats suddenly appear out of the cold winter night illuminated with thousands of colored lights and crewed by jolly revelers. Families and friends gather at their favorite viewing spots along the waterfront to see this yearly spectacle and to celebrate the holiday season together. The Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade is one of Annapolis’ signature events and we invite you to join us as a participant in the parade or as a spectator cheering on the decorated boats and their crews...more

The Nutcracker

The Ballet Theater of Maryland invites you to the most famous Christmas Party of all time - "The Nutcracker," where the possibility of dreams, the magic of Christmas, and the wonder of children merge through young Clara's adventures with mechanical dolls, life-size rats, and whirling Kingdoms of Snowflakes and Sweets. Enjoy the performance Saturdays (7:00 pm) and Sundays (1:00 pm & 4:30 pm), December 12-13, 19, and 20 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (801 Chase Street, Annapolis)...more

Spectacular Holiday Light Display Comes to Sandy Point State Park

There’s no better way to get the whole family into the holiday spirit than cruising along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay through a massive light show. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Lights on the Bay, held from November 21, 2015 through January 1, 2016. Weather permitting, the electric wonderland will be on full display nightly from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Sandy Point State Park (1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21409). Take a night – or a couple nights – to enjoy the electric show from the warmth of your own car...more

The Annapolis Shakespeare Co. presents: It's a Wonderful Life

Experience the American holiday classic, It's a Wonderful Life, with one of Annapolis' most acclaimed performing arts studios, the Annapolis Shakespeare Company (Studio 111, Suite 114, 111 Chinquapin Round Road, Annapolis). From December 4 through January 3, Friday-Sunday, be dazzled by world class performers in celebration of Christmas...more

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