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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

Visit Annapolis for the 2014 U.S. Boat Shows

Don’t miss the 2014 United States Boat Shows in Annapolis beginning with the Sailboat Show from October 9th through October 13th followed by the Powerboat Show from October 16th through October 19, 2014 at City Dock. Now in its 43rd year, the event has been called the largest in-water boat show in the world—held in the sailing capital of the U.S. The shows are your best chance to climb aboard and check out this year’s newest boats. Bring the whole family for the five-day event. With over 150,000 boating enthusiasts from around the world, vendors offering the latest high-tech equipment, and some of the most impressive boats in the water on display, there’s no better place to get your boating fix...more

Celebrate the End of Summer at the Boatyard Beach Bash

Get over to the Annapolis Maritime Museum (723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21401) on September 20, 2014 for the tenth annual Boatyard Beach Bash. From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., enjoy great food and drinks provided by the famed Boatyard Bar & Grill while live music keeps the party going throughout the event. Set at the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s (AMM) waterfront facility in the Annapolis neighborhood of Eastport, the event each year has managed to raise over $50,000 to benefit the AMM and its educational programs...more

The Maryland Renaissance Festival Closes Out the Summer in 16th Century Style

Beginning on August 23, 2014, the Maryland Renaissance Festival welcomes visitors to immerse themselves in a recreated 16th century English village. Located at 1821 Crownsville Road in Annapolis, the festival and its village are situated on twenty-five acres of woodland with 85 additional aces set aside for free parking. Take a day to wander through 16th century England while experiencing jesters, jousters, knights, live music, and activities. Hailed as the region’s premier outdoor event and the second largest Renaissance Festival in the county with over 280,000 visitors a season, you’ll discover a new world full of family-fun, entertainment, food, and more at the Maryland Renaissance Festival...more

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