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History of Unique Spring Traditions in Annapolis

Certain well-known traditions declare the arrival of spring in Annapolis. Here’s a snapshot of several of these one-of-a-kind events that contribute to the reputation of our town as a unique destination. Spring Sock Burning Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning. Photo courtesy of VAAAC. Tracing the…

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History of the Blue Angels

Each year during Commissioning Week for the United States Naval Academy, Annapolitans and out-of-town guests have their eyes glued to the sky during a Wednesday afternoon for the iconic Blue Angels air show. The spectacle has people staking out spots early in the day prior to the mid-afternoon start…

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Watch the Blue Angels from the Water

Who’s ready for a thrill, and a patriotic one at that? The Blue Angels arrive in Annapolis with a roar on May 21 and 22 this month. The Blue Angels Flight Demonstration is a highlight of the Naval Academy’s Commissioning Week, which culminates in the commissioning of the Academy’s 2019 class as…

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5 Historic Sites in Annapolis to Visit

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In 1649, an English community emerged on the land that now makes up Maryland's capital. Puritans, seeking religious freedom, nestled into a spot on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay and called their new town Providence. A lot has happened in Annapolis since these…

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Harbor Queen: the Grande Dame of Annapolis

Annapolis has its very own dowager countess. The grande dame of Annapolis is a true lady – a lady who wears her age well, moves with grace and dignity, and knows how to have fun. Want to meet her? Well, come on down to the Annapolis City Dock and catch a ride on the Harbor Queen. Harbor Queen is a…

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