Featured Current Events

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

Shop 'Til You Drop in Annapolis at Midnight Madness and the Eleventh Hour

Annapolis residents and visitors, Midnight Madness is back. December 4th and 11th, as well as the Eleventh Hour on December 18th, are the perfect opportunities for shoppers to take care of those last-minute holiday gifts. Select stores across Annapolis remain open until midnight (11:00 p.m. on December 18), giving bargain-hunters an excuse to get out and shop well into the night. While customers flow into the city chasing deals, the town will be inundated with live music, holiday entertainment and cheer, and visits from Santa...more

Holiday College Football Returns to Annapolis with the 2014 Military Bowl

Give the football fan in you a late Christmas gift: Attend the 2014 Military Bowl®, where you'll find the holiday season's hottest college football action. Presented by Northrop Grumman at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on December 27, at 1:00 p.m, this Holiday College Bowl game featres teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference against the American Athletic Conference. Take some time to check out the 5k Run through town before the Military Bowl® Parade makes its way through historic Downtown Annapolis. College football fans of all ages won't want to miss all the excitement surrounding this Holiday College Bowl game...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 22, 2014 through January 1, 2015. 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

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