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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 Maryland Seafood Festival: Savor the Flavors of the Chesapeake Bay

Come join a 47-year-old Annapolis tradition at the Maryland Seafood Festival from September 6 to September 7, 2014, at Sandy Point State Park (1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21409). With 20,000 seafood fanatics expected to be in attendance, dozens of Chesapeake Bay flavors to sample, family-fun activities, live music, contests, arts and crafts, and more, the 2014 Maryland Seafood Festival is the perfect way to say goodbye to summer...more

Celebrating the 200th Birthday of the National Anthem at the Star-Spangled Spectacular

To celebrate our national anthem’s 200th birthday, Baltimore is gearing up for a week-long celebration aptly named the Star-Spangled Spectacular. From September 10, 2014 to September 16, 2014, Baltimore welcomes visitors to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime event. The week includes an airshow by the famed Blue Angels, Navy tall ships, fireworks, concerts, family-friendly activities, and much, much more. Come celebrate the Battle of Baltimore, the defense of Fort McHenry, and the writing of what would eventually become the “Star-Spangled Banner”...more

Come to the Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival for a Late-Summer Fling with Fun

Sadly, with summer coming to a close, it’s time to pack away the coolers, umbrellas, and beach chairs; but not without one last party. On Saturday, September 13, 2014, the Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival offers a great way to close out the summer and get a jump start on Annapolis’ fall festivities. Come experience over 100 regional and national craft beers, five live bands performing throughout the day, three craft brew seminars, and food at the Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival. This fun last-summer fling takes place at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m...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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