May Day in Annapolis

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Anyone who’s been to Annapolis on May Day knows it’s one of our most beautiful days of the year. For decades, passersby have walked the streets of Downtown Annapolis camera in hand ready to capture the baskets of beautiful fresh cut flowers.


Because people everywhere could use a pick-me-up right now, Visit Annapolis and the Garden Club of Old Annapolis Towne encouraged all Marylanders, as well as individuals from across the country and around the world, to make the Annapolis May Day tradition their own this year by placing flowers on doors, in windows, and in front of homes on Friday, May 1. View the full gallery of Annapolis May Day Baskets in Downtown Annapolis and beyond.

Share Your Arrangement

Share a photo of your May Day basket on social media with the hashtags #AnnapolisMayDayAtHome#MayDayAnnapolis2020 and #65thAnnapolisMayDay and upload your picture to be featured on our website. Need some more inspiration? Check out past Annapolis May Day baskets.


Scatter the seeds of May Day joy by using flowers from your own garden and other items you may have around the house. Have the kids work their own May Day magic by coming up with drawings or creations for all to see. Let us help you get started! Watch the videos below to find out how to arrange your own May Day basket, make kid-friendly May Day baskets, and more.

How to Make an Annapolis May Day Basket courtesy of York Flowers

DIY Hanging May Day Baskets courtesy of Babble

21 Pretty Flower Ideas courtesy of 5-Minute Crafts FAMILY

 Virtually Experience May Day in Annapolis

Downtown businesses and organizations updated their Facebook and/or Instagram profile photos with images of this year's or a previous year's May Day basket on May 1 at 10:00 a.m. Tour all of the baskets online by searching the hashtag #AnnapolisMayDayAtHome on Facebook and Instagram!

HOBO Annapolis

Reynolds Tavern

Hammond-Harwood House

The Inn at Horn Point

Overlook Boots

Irish Traditions

Mango & Main

Annapolis Pottery

Flag House Inn

Gibson's Lodgings of Annapolis

William Paca House & Garden

Iron Rooster

Park Deli

Sadona Salon & Spa

Circle Gallery

Images courtesy of the Garden Club of Old Annapolis Towne