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Blue Angels, Highlight of Commissioning Week

Who's ready for a thrill, and a patriotic one at that? The Blue Angels Flight Demonstration highlights the Naval Academy's Commissioning Week festivities. This year, the Blue Angels return to Annapolis skies with a roar on Tuesday, May 21sy & Wednesday, May 22nd. Flying up the Severn River…

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Things to Do, May 2023

Boating and sailing season are in full swing; the county is in full bloom, and the United States Naval Academy commissions (a.k.a. graduates) their new class of Midshipmen as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps. It's a full May filled with events, festivals, and unique…

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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. Oyster Roast and Spring Sock Burning Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning. Photo…

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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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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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