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Uniquely Annapolis & Anne Arundel County

Perhaps more distinctive than our iconic State House Dome and intrinsic nautical history are our inspiring traditions, festivals, attractions, and quirks that make visiting Annapolis and Anne Arundel County even more charming and quintessentially unique than you can imagine! Let's explore! May Day…

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A Brief History of May Day

Annapolis knows how to make a lasting impression but combine the quaint beauty of the town with vibrant flowers, and you have an unforgettable memory. The first time I ever visited Annapolis was on May Day, and I was immediately sold. I could not believe the camaraderie between home and business…

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The Beauty of May Day

May Day in Annapolis is one of the most beautiful days of the year. It is a tradition that has been a part of our lovely town, hosted by The Garden Club of Old Annapolis Towne for 68 years! Growing up in downtown Annapolis, I have been participating in the event for many of those years. Every year…

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Behold the Beauty of May Day

Just breathe… It’s springtime in Annapolis. Walk the charming streets and feel the surge of spring energy. Catch a whiff of salt air off the harbor, hear the call of the osprey just home from the south, see the tree buds pushing through the limb tips overhead. This is April in Annapolis—this…

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Top 5 Ways to Welcome Springtime in Annapolis

It is time to come out of hibernation and enjoy the warming weather. Check out our Top 5 Ways to Welcome Springtime in Annapolis. Maryland Day Weekend April 6-8 Maryland’s birthday is March 25, but we dedicate an entire weekend in April to celebrate it! Join us at over 20 locations in Annapolis and…

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An Annapolis May Day Adventure

Monday, May 1st was Annapolis May Day! It's known as the most beautiful day in Annapolis, and it's one of my most favorite days of the year in town. Each year on the first day of May, the homes and businesses in downtown Annapolis create and display gorgeous floral baskets adorned with long, flowing…

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The Power of Flowers Returns to Annapolis

Let’s all agree—there's no denying the power of flowers. They can calm us, energize us, and inspire us. Flowers are heaven to pollinators and essential to plant reproduction. For us humans, they’re known to reduce stress, elevate mood, make us smile, and help us heal. And mostly they’re just… well…

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May Day Blooms in Annapolis

There’s a change in the air in downtown Annapolis. At long last, March winds and April showers are giving way to sunshine, straw hats, and May flowers. Like a long-held secret bursting out, May Day is a beautiful phenomenon in our town, thanks to the traditions of the City’s garden clubs. The…

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