Commissioning Week

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May 20th - 27th, 2022. The United States Naval Academy Commissioning Week is a time of celebration for midshipmen, their families and the entire town of Annapolis. Woven into the fabric of our historic city, visitors come from all over to celebrate this special honor with graduating midshipmen.


For a list of the week's festivities, click here. The Blue Angels make their storied return to the skies of Annapolis and tours and events to watch from the water are filling up quickly. Visit our events page for booking information and our parking page for transportation and parking in downtown Annapolis.



This year's commissioning week begins the academy's return to normalcy. While restrictions are still in place, midshipmen and their families are returning to a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.


For those coming to town to celebrate graduating midshipmen, or catch the performance of the Blue Angels, it's important to note that masks are no longer required per the most recent local, county and federal guidelines. For complete information regarding this year's Commissioning Week schedule and what to expect, please visit the U.S. Naval Academy's website HERE.


Planning Your Trip

From downtown Annapolis to all of Anne Arundel County, there is much to explore while visiting for Commissioning Week. We invite you to an authentic Chesapeake Bay experience. Filled with seafood, sailing on the bay, history tours and boutique shopping - all within walking distance of the U.S. Naval Academy. Extend your stay to the BWI/Arundel Mills region of the county for action-packed gaming, sports and unique experiences. Plus, outlet shopping at Maryland's top attraction, Arundel Mills Mall


Annapolis Discovered

Browse the blog for more inspiration and planning assistance for your trip to Annapolis & Anne Arundel County this May! From where to go and what to do, to the best spots for a view of the Blue Angels at


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