Annual Events & Festivals

 

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There is a lot to see and do in this beautiful seaside town, the question is, what are you looking to experience? Select a category below to discover more about Anne Arundel County.

Annapolis Crab Feast

Known as the world's largest crab feast, the event is an all-you-can-eat/drink party organized by the Rotary Club of Annapolis to raise charitable donations for local community and organizations.

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Renaissance Festival

One of Maryland's most anticipated events of the summer, Anne Arundel county plays host to the Renaissance Festival every year beginning the last weekend in August and lasting through October.

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Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival

The Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival is a celebration of the perseverance, education, and cultural heritage of Africans, African Americans, and Caribbean people of African descent, that takes place on the shores of Annapolis City Dock.

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The Maryland Seafood Festival

The Maryland Seafood Festival has been gracing the shores of the Chesapeake Bay since 1966 with delectable crab, oysters, shrimp, mussels and locally caught fish prepared any way you like it! Come for the food and stay for the views!

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US Boat Shows

With close to 150,000 attendees from around the world flocking to Annapolis for the world's largest in-water boat shows, there's no better place to catch a glimpse of cutting-edge designs and sleek classics than right here in the...

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Bay Bridge Run

Run or walk the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in this iconic 10K race across the Bay! Mark your calendars for November 13, 2022, registration is NOW open.

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St. Patrick's Parade

If there's one thing Annapolis knows it's Irish Pubs and a good time, and the annual Annapolis St. Patrick's Parade is one of the highlights of the year!

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Annapolis Restaurant Week

Foodies of many different tastes are readying their palates for a week of deals and savory dishes.

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Maryland Day

Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area has partnered with regional heritage organizations and businesses to celebrate the founding of Maryland.

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Annapolis Film Festival

Over 70 films from 28 countries around the world will be screened at various locations throughout downtown Annapolis.

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Spring Sailboat Show

Visit the world's largest in-water boat show in America's Sailing Capital, Annapolis, Md.

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Annapolis Up Rigging

Annapolis has deep roots connected to the water. Local waterways including Spa Creek, the Severn River, and the Chesapeake Bay provide transportation, recreation, and seafood.  The water inspires our food, arts, heritage, and...

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Commissioning Week

Commissioning Week involves a full week of celebratory events and culminating with graduation of the United States Naval Academy. 

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Annapolis Pride

The Annapolis Pride Parade celebrates the LGBTQ+ community, engaging residents, businesses, and groups to unite in welcoming and embracing diversity in Annapolis.

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Annapolis Arts Week

Annapolis Arts Week is an annual celebration of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County’s talented and diverse local arts community.

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