Celebrate the life and times of the first African American to gain international prominence as a social crusader during the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration throughout the State of Maryland in 2018. The City of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is a must stop on your travels featuring The Banneker-Douglass Museum, the State’s official museum of African American heritage, along with a host of events throughout the year. Discover your moment from the list below.


Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival
September 29, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Susan Campbell Park - Dock St, Annapolis
Admission: Free (Donations are greatly appreciated)
Enjoy the rich heritage of Kunta Kinte whose story from the Gambia to Annapolis and for generations on down was told in the book Roots: Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley.  A family-friendly cultural festival celebrating the history and Heritage of people of African American, African, and Caribbean descent. This is the 29th year of this celebration that includes a full day of live music, dance, ethnic foods and wares for sale. You can discover a full list of events and activities HERE.

Sip & Paint Night at the Museum
October 27, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Banneker-Douglass Museum
Join famed artist Laurence Hurst and Banneker-Douglass Museum Director Chanel Compton, and create your own masterpiece as they you on an artistic journey. Info and tickets HERE.