Begin each morning at the Country Inn & Suites with our free, hot breakfast before heading to a fun local event. There’s always something going on, including free concerts at Annapolis Towne Centre and art festivals showcasing local artists. Don’t miss out on lighthearted performances of Shakespeare's most famous works starting in August. If you're in town in September, stop by the Anne Arundel County Fair to sample homemade wine and fresh watermelon.
- First Sunday Arts Festival
When: Every first Sunday, June-November, 2018, noon - 5:00 p.m.
Where: First block of West and Calvert streets, Annapolis
- Dining Under the Stars
When: Every Wednesday, June 21-September 21, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where: West Street, Annapolis
- Paint Annapolis
When: June 3-10, 2018
Where: Streets and countryside of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
- 13th Annual Bands in the Sand
When: June 9, 2018
Where: Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Philip Merrill Environmental Center (6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis)
Admission: $100 per person or limited VIP tickets
Contact: +1 (410) 268-8816
- Independence Day Fireworks Cruises
When: July 3-4, 2018, 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Where: Harbor Queen departs from City Dock, Annapolis
Admission: July 3 - $48 for adults, $25 for children under 12; July 4 - $53 for adults, $30 for children under 12
- Annapolis Fourth of July Parade
When: July 4, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Downtown Annapolis (Annapolis Harbor)
- Annual Rotary Club of Annapolis Crab Feast
When: August 3, 2018 (rain or shine), 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium - 550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis
Admission: Adults - $65 in advance, $75 at the gate; children - $25
- Maryland Renaissance Festival
When: Weekends and Labor Day, August 25-October 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: 1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis
- Annual Maryland Seafood Festival
When: September 8-9, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Sunday
Where: Sandy Point State Park - 1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis
Admission: Adults - $15; children 12 and under - free (parking passes, VIP tickets and crab soup cook-off tickets also available)
- Anne Arundel County Fair
When: September 12-16, 2018
Where: Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds - 1450 Generals Highway, Crownsville
- Annual Boatyard Beach Bash
When: September 15, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum - 723 Second Street, Annapolis
Admission: General admission - $75 (includes dinner and two beverage vouchers); VIP (Very Important Parrotheads) - $125 (VIP ticket holders can mingle with the band and enjoy all the benefits of general admission.)
- Blazers . Bourbon . Cigars
When: September 27, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: William Paca House and Garden - 186 Prince George Street
- Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival
When: September 29, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Susan Campbell Park - Dock Street, Annapolis
Admission: Free (donations appreciated)
- Greenstreet Gardens Fall Festival
Where: Greenstreet Gardens, 391 West Bay Front Road, Lothian
- Homestead Gardens Annual Fall Festival
Where: Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville
- Historic Hauntings Tours
When: Fridays and Saturdays, October 5-27, 2018
Where: Tours departing from the Historic Annapolis Museum Store, 99 Main Street, Annapolis
Admission: Adults - $22; children ages 3-11 - $14; children 2 and under - free