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Annapolis Restaurant Week is here! Dozens of to-die-for restaurants offer reduced rates on dining fare throughout Annapolis. For dates and more information, go here. Historical and cultural happenings abound in March as well. To commemorate "sock burning", a quirky maritime rite of spring in which sailors burn their socks as a symbol of discarding the cold of winter, the Annapolis Maritime Museum on March 21, 2020 hosts its own lively Sock Burning and Oyster Roast. You needn't be a sailor to join in the fun. On the heels of that exciting weekend, the Annapolis Film Festival returns for its seventh year in a row on March 26-29, 2020. Dozens of films in four days, premieres, panel discussions, Q&A's with filmmakers, and more promise to make this a must-do event.

Annapolis Restaurant Week
When: February 29 - March 8
Where: Participating restaurants in Historic and Greater Annapolis 


Foodies ready their palates for a week of deals and savory dishes at dozens of Annapolis and Annapolis-area restaurants during the Seventh Annual Annapolis Restaurant Week. Take advantage of the opportunity to try that little-known restaurant you've been meaning to sample or indulge at one of your favorites. Two-course fixed price breakfasts and lunches and three-course fixed price dinners will be offered. Stay tuned for updates regarding next year’s Restaurant Week by visiting the Downtown Annapolis Partnership online.

 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Annapolis

Where: Various locations in downtown Annapolis

The Weekend Kicks Off with a Hooley (Irish party) on March 7th at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel. This Gala will feature Dublin 5, Pipe Bands and Irish Dancers. The sixth annual St. Patrick's Day parade will begin at 1:00PM, Sunday March 8th on West Street in front of Fado Irish Pub.

10th Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning
Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Eastport, Annapolis

Welcome spring with a family-friendly feast celebrating the spring equinox and the arrival of boating season. Festivities include the annual sock burning, live music, shucking and cooking demonstrations, an oyster shucking contest, and exhibits highlighting the area’s unique maritime heritage and the role oysters play in maintaining the health of the Bay. Feast on oysters any way you like them – raw, steamed, fried or grilled. The People’s Choice ticket includes tasting the best oyster dishes from several area restaurants. Proceeds benefit the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Visit for more information.

Eastport Sock Burning

Annapolis Film Festival
Where: Citywide – St. John’s CollegeMaryland Hall, St. Anne’s Parish Hall, among others
Admission: TBD, based on location and film

The excitement of the Annapolis Film Festival returns for a sixth year with more than 70 narrative and documentary films in all genres; Q&A sessions with filmmakers and visiting industry guests; special panels and showcases; and great parties! Local arts and business leaders are teaming up with the City of Annapolis to present the nationally competitive event featuring internationally acclaimed filmmakers and celebrity guests. Visit for more information.

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Additional March Links

  • Annapolis Restaurant Week

    Annapolis Restaurant Week

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

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  • Annapolis Film Festival

    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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  • Maryland Day

    Maryland Day

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

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