Commissioning Week

United States Naval Academy

May 15 to May 22
May 15 to May 22

Commissioning Week

United States Naval Academy

The United States Naval Academy is gearing up for a week of tradition, ceremony, and celebration for its graduating class of 2018. Commissioning Week involves a full week of celebratory events beginning Friday, May 17, 2019 and culminating with graduation

65th Annual May Day Basket Competition

May 01 to May 01

18th Annual Annapolis Book Festival

Apr 25 to Apr 25


Family Friendly

Turn Your Kid into a Pirate for an Afternoon

Grab the kids and turn them into being pirates for an afternoon with Chesapeake Pirate Adventures. READ MORE


Local Restaurants Serve up a Dose of History

Virtually every place you go in downtown Annapolis has historic roots; if you dig hard enough you’ll find them. READ MORE

Arts & Culture

Amazing Art Collections Await in Annapolis

Annapolis, a picturesque town with countless artists, has long been an art lovers’ destination. READ MORE


Local Restaurants Serve up a Dose of History

Virtually every place you go in downtown Annapolis has historic roots; if you dig hard enough you’ll find them. READ MORE


Five Fabulous Ways to Spend an Evening in Annapolis

Whether meeting up with friends, planning a date, or bringing the whole family, prepare for a great evening. READ MORE


Annapolis: Easy to Access, Hard to Leave—Especially with a Pick of Overnight Choices

With everything from full-service hotels to quaint, historic B&Bs, Annapolis is the perfect place to stay the night. READ MORE


a walkable town...

Visitors Center

Downtown Annapolis

Select a point of interest on the left, or click “see all” below. Need help with ideas on where to go or how to start? Come to the Visitors Center on West Street in the Arts District for suggestions and guidance!

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discover our ANNAPOLIS

ART: Londontowne Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 2003, the orchestra has been serving the community by offering concerts, master classes, and competitions to members of the community for over 15 years!

FOODIE: St. Patrick's Day with Galway Bay

Many restaurants, like Galway Bay, are changing things up and offering more options than ever for the community to enjoy a great meal in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.

HISTORY: Honoring Maryland-Native African American Icons

There are many reasons to visit the Maryland State House in Annapolis, and now there are two more: the new statues of Frederick Douglass & Harriet Tubman.

FOODIE: A Sweet Treat at Sweet Hearts Patisserie

Heaven is a place on earth and it’s filled with hand-crafted sugary delights, I’m talking about Sweet Hearts Patisserie.

LIFESTYLE: Grand Re-Opening at Annapolis Maritime Museum

After undergoing an extensive renovation, the Annapolis Maritime Museum will celebrate a Grand Re-Opening. The museum has always been a lovely place to attend an event, but the renovation has made the facilities even more conducive to a great time, with an enhanced picturesque deck area and beautiful art inside.

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