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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

The Annapolis Film Festival Returns

Building on the success of last year’s event, the city-wide Annapolis Film Festival (AFF) will once again attract thousands of guests to enjoy 70-plus films, documentaries, narratives and shorts, from around the world from March 26 through March 29, 2015...more

It's All About Maryland at Annapolis' Latest Art Exhibit

With over 25 galleries within the city’s limits, Annapolis has long been a destination for art enthusiasts of all kinds. As Historic Annapolis’ largest art gallery, McBride Gallery (215 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401) has been at the forefront of Annapolis’ art district since 1980, and has contributed much to the city’s growing name in the art world. The gallery’s newest show, Maryland My Maryland, displays a number of local artists’ work, highlighting the beauty of Maryland and the people that call it home...more

The Inaugural Annapolis Irish Week Jumpstarts St. Paddy's Day Celebrations

Celebrate the city’s Irish spirit at the first annual Irish Week in Annapolis from Saturday, March 7, 2015 through Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The ten day celebration features events across Annapolis at some of its most cherished Irish establishments including live music, food, drinks, history and heritage, and more. Check out the list of events and join in the Irish celebrations all the way through St. Patrick’s Day...more

Sock Burning, a Quirky Right of Spring, Lives On in Annapolis

The maritime tradition of sock burning can be traced back to early sailors. On March 21, 2015 from noon to 5 p.m., head over to the Annapolis Maritime Museum (723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21401) for this one of a kind event. With the loosening grip of winter on the horizon, the seafarers would gather together and symbolically burn their socks to usher in the warm weather while ridding themselves of the uncomfortable socks worn throughout winter while at sea. This tradition has been adopted in Annapolis, with a fun twist. And you don’t have to be a sailor to join in the festivities at the Annapolis Maritime Museum...more

Annapolis Celebrates Maryland Day

Come celebrate the landing of Maryland's first settlers, right in the heart of Annapolis. For the seventh consecutive year, the Four Rivers Heritage Area is partnering with local organizations and businesses to illustrate the region's heritage, history and culture for locals and visitors alike. Held on March 20 through March 22, 2015, the celebrations will take place at 1 Dock Street. Join the community in celebrating Maryland's history through fun, educational, family-friendly activities and events...more

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