Annual St. Johns/USNA Croquet Match

Apr 27 to Apr 27
From: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Saturday
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Annual St. Johns/USNA Croquet Match

The "Johnnies" and the "Mids" vie for the coveted Annapolis Cup during this annual rite of spring. The croquet match brings together two starkly different institutions for an event Sports Illustrated says has "no parallel in intercollegiate sports." Attendees dress "Great Gatsby"-style while enjoying a lavish lawn party that includes serenades by the St. John's Freshman Chorus and swing music provided by the Naval Academy's Trident Brass Band. The "Johnnies" play in different "uniforms" each year - ranging from camouflage khakis, to U.S. Naval Academy imitation Crackerjack, to Vikings' attire, to bare feet. The "Mids" follow the United States Croquet Association dress code.

Ticket Information:

  • $15.00 Advance Sale General Admission tickets. (12 and under Free)
  • No tickets will be sold at the gate.
  • Current St. John’s students and Midshipmen can attend free by showing their student ID on game day, and do not need tickets.
  • St. John's alumni may purchase reduced price tickets.
  • This event will take place rain or shine.

This Event is Brought to You By St. John's College

Originally King William's School founded in 1696. Site of Revolutionary and Civil War encampments. A long tradition of liberal arts education with present great books curriculum. Traces its origins back to King William's School founded in 1696. Site of Revolutionary and Civil War encampments. Continues a long tradition of liberal arts education with present "great books"