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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.


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Spotlight On Upcoming Events

Annapolis Celebrates Maryland's 150th Year of Emancipation with a Week of Events

Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Maryland’s Emancipation with the Annapolis Commission on Maryland’s 3rd Constitution and the Abolishment of Slavery, an organization also known as Annapolis 1864. From October 25th through November 4th, join in commemorating Maryland’s abolishment of slavery by attending one or more of the many events held throughout the week-long celebration. With movies, lectures, re-enactments, and a theatrical performance, remember and honor those who fought and succeeded in abolishing slavery 150 years ago...more

Slaughter Across the Water: A Tug of War between Eastport and Annapolis

Maryland’s capital city is once again gearing up to battle the Annapolis neighborhood of Eastport in the Maritime Republic of Eastport Tug of War on November 8, 2014. Dubbed the lengthiest tug of war across water in the world, the annual clash is an endurance event with teams of no more than 33 tuggers set up on opposite sides of the Annapolis Harbor. Lasting anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes, each Tug of War battle provides onlookers with an exciting taste of a unique, regional tradition. With proceeds from the event going to local charities, attendees can enjoy the food, drinks, and live music on either side of the water – or even join a team and tug – while contributing to a good cause...more

Annapolis by Candlelight

Grab a candle and join the 2014 Annapolis by Candlelight tour on November 7 and 8, hosted by the Historic Annapolis Foundation. You'll travel the city’s centuries-old streets the same way residents did hundreds of years ago, as you explore some of Annapolis’ 18th- and 19th-century architectural icons. History lovers and interior design buffs, you won't want to miss this rare opportunity to get an up-close look at some of Annapolis’ most cherished private homes during this truly special public viewing...more

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