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Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Entertainment & Events in Annapolis, Maryland

Special Events

  • Anne Arundel County Fair
    1450 Generals Highway
    Annapolis, MD 21032
    Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
    410-923-3400
    This fairground is host to the county fair that features agricultural exhibits, farm and garden displays, home crafts, art, 4-H exhibits, and food booths, as well as other events such as Bluegrass festivals, crafts shows, demolition derbies, tractor pulls, and more. more

  • Christmas in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
    26 West Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-280-0445
    One can experience the true holiday magic of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County each holiday season through this festival that includes caroling, tree lightings, the arrival of Santa Claus, the greening of the city, concerts, ballet, theatre, and other special holiday events throughout the month of December.  more

  • Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade
    Eastport Dock
    410-263-0415
    Sponsored by the Eastport Yacht Club, this is Maryland’s oldest lighted boat parade, and features over seventy lighted sail and power boats; the event is held for the holiday season in December, and one should contact the organizers as to specific dates.  more

  • First Night Annapolis
    100 Cathedral Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    City Dock
    410-268-8553
    Each December thirty first, Annapolis is transformed into a theatre without walls or boundaries, as hundreds of performers practice their arts all throughout the downtown area; this bringing of people together through the arts begins early with programs geared towards the entertainment of children, and ends with a waterfront fireworks finale.

  • Fourth of July Celebration
    160 Duke of Gloucester Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-263-1183
    Annapolis celebrates Independence Day with an old fashioned parade that is followed by a concert performance from the United States Naval Band, which is accompanied by a spectacular waterfront fireworks display.

  • Annapolis Holiday Stroll
    26 West Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-280-0445
    The Annapolis Holiday Stroll consists of such activities as caroling, tree lightings, a visit from Santa Claus, historic house tours, ballet, concerts, theatre, and many other holiday events throughout the month of December. Special privileges are offered by participating shoppes, restaurants and hotels.  more

  • Mid-Atlantic Wine Festival
    P.O.Box 2983
    Annapolis, MD 21404
    410-280-3306
    This festival features the best in wine, beer, food and music of the Mid-Atlantic region; continuous live entertainment and a plethora of arts and crafts booths are integral parts of the event. more

Concerts & Performances

  • Annapolis Chorale
    801 Chase Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
    410-263-1906
    The Annapolis Chorale strives to strengthen and elevate the life and culture of the community through presenting a variety of first rate concerts, performances, and productions; also included under the aegis of the chorale are the Chamber Chorus, the Chamber Orchestra, and the Annapolis Youth Chorus. In addition to those performances that are of a more Classical nature, the organization at times presents musicals such as “The Music Man,” and other family oriented productions and concerts.  more

  • Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
    801 Chase Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
    410-263-0907
    The Annapolis Symphony presents the best in Classical concerts, as well as an annual Holiday Pops Concert in December; many of the best and brightest conductors and soloists are featured in the concerts presented by this fine organization. The orchestra is also known for its free Labor Day Weekend Concert in the Park.

  • Ballet Theatre of Maryland
    801 Chase Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-263-8289
    This prestigious ballet company presents the best in ballet productions and offers excellent educational and training courses. Seasonal productions for occasions such as Halloween and Christmas are offered, as well as other presentations that relate to certain themes, such as Latin romance, or the American Classics series that presents ballet adaptations of such literary works as “The Scarlet Letter.”

  • Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
    801 Chase Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-263-5544
    The Maryland Hall For The Creative Arts presents productions and concerts that include such varied genres as Chorale, Symphony, Opera, and Ballet Theatre; classes in the performing and visual arts are offered, and the Air and Cardinal Galleries exhibit the finest in local and regional contemporary art.  more

  • Annapolis Opera
    801 Chase Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    401-267-8135
    One can hear rising young stars signing the greatest operatic works at the concerts staged by this world-class opera company. more

  • Annapolis - Songs of the Sea - Concert Series
    80 Compromise Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-263-7837
    Listen to original Chesapeake Bay Music while sailing aboard a classic, wooden schooner on a fantastic sunset sail. This acoustic concert series is in conjunction with the Annapolis Maritime Museum and their Chesapeake Music Institute. Raise the sails, steer the boat or sit back and relax on a two-hour sail while enjoying a different musical guest every Thursday. See link under "Attractions - Tours & Cruises."

Plays & Productions

  • Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre,Inc
    143 Compromise Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    Historic District
    410-268-9212
    This two-hundred-seat outdoor community theatre is located in the courtyard of the old city blacksmith shop in the City Dock area; three productions are offered between the last week in May and the first week in September.  more

  • Colonial Players, Inc.
    108 East Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-268-7373
    A wide variety of dramatic productions are brought to the heart of downtown Annapolis by this theatre group that was founded in 1949 in order to bring fine theatre to Annapolis; the typical season, consisting of five productions, feature a variety of styles including classics, contemporary comedies, musicals, dramas, plays by new and upcoming playwrights, experimental theatre, and theatre for children. There is also a host of workshop options from which to choose, and the annual presentation of “A Christmas Carol” is a perennial favourite.  more

  • Talent Machine Company, The
    P.O.Box 6418
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-956-0512
    This company produces three musicals each year and takes it as a mission to encourage young people to learn about the performing arts and take part in presenting high quality productions to the public.  more

Art Exhibits

  • Annapolis Art Walk
    215 Main Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-267-7077
    This annual event allows one to take an artistic walk through Annapolis and visit over twenty art galleries, learn about different schools and styles of art, and watch over the shoulders of artists engaged in the creative process of creating art itself.  more

Arts & Crafts Shows

  • Anne Arundel Country Fair Spring Craft Show
    1450 Generals Highway
    Annapolis, MD 21032
    Held at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
    410-923-3400
    This annual two-day event is held in late April and features over one hundred craftsmen, a variety of food and delicacies, and open admission and parking. more

  • First Sunday Arts Festival
    79 West Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    Calvert Street and West Street
    410-741-3267
    Watch the streets in downtown Annapolis transform into an open air market. Enjoy arts, crafts, live entertainment and street-side cafe dining in an outdoor arts festival setting. This event takes place on the first Sunday of each month May through October and features Annapolis' finest artists and musicians. This event is fun, free, and family friendly. Each festival runs from 12 to 5 p.m. - weather permitting. more

Festivals & Fairs

  • Maryland Renaissance Festival
    Crownsville Road
    Annapolis, MD 21032
    Located in Crownsville in Anne Arundel County
    410-266-7304
    Every weekend from the end of August to mid-October, enjoy an outdoor English Tudor village at the "second largest Renaissance Festival in the country." Step back to the times of the Renaissance and learn about the costumes, customs, foods, and arts and crafts of this time period. Witness dances and such spectacles as knights engaged in the ancient contest of jousting on horseback. more

  • Maryland Seafood Festival
    Sandy Point State Park
    410-353-9237
    A variety of seafood, chef demonstrations, competitions, live musical entertainment, kids' activities, exhibits, contests, arts & crafts, and more can be enjoyed by the whole family on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay during the annual Maryland Seafood Festival, held each September. more

Sporting Events

  • Bay Bridge Boat Show
    Bay Bridge Marina, P.O. Box 4997
    Annapolis, MD 21403
    Kent Island
    410-268-8828
    Usually held in late April, this annual and popular, premier boat show features new and used power boats and sailboats, as well as new boating equipment, accessories, services, and more. more

  • Naval Academy Athletic Association
    566 Brownson Road
    Annapolis, MD 21402
    410-268-6220
    Here one can enjoy Navy football, other sports, the majestic pageantry of the Brigade of Midshipman march, fly bys, parachuting Navy Seals, and much more. more

  

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