Market Space Oyster Festival

Join Oyster Recovery Partnership for the Annapolis Market Space Oyster Festival on Sunday, April 21st, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Annapolis! Indulge in a shuck-tacular experience while supporting the Oyster Recovery Partnership's restoration efforts! Enjoy delectable oysters from renowned restaurants including: McGarvey’s, Markethouse, Middletons, Iron Rooster, and Federal House. Wash down those briny bites with a cold brew from  Guinness, featuring their perfect pour certification and specialty pairings with oysters and beer. Enhance your oyster expertise with ORP's Shuck Like a Pro one-one-one demonstrations and snag some exclusive swag items onsite. Plus, grab a Tasting Passport to explore each vendor's unique offerings. While you savor the flavors, groove to the tunes of kids bands from the Priddy Music Academy. It's going to be a day filled with fantastic food, refreshing drinks, and live entertainment for the whole family! Don't miss out on this shucking good time!

Annapolis Sailboat Show

October 10th through 14th. Sailors from around the globe gather in beautiful downtown Annapolis every October for the Annapolis Sailboat Show. This annual celebration of sailing features floating docks lined with sailboats from manufacturers around the world. Multihulls, monohulls, cruisers, racers, sailing dinghies and more. Show tents line the shore, stocked with the latest in nautical gear and accessories, electronics, communication equipment, sails, rigging, education, charter companies, clubs and more. Seasoned and novice sailors alike are invited to expand their horizons and connect with fellow sailors during this internationally acclaimed show. Click here for full details.

Annapolis Powerboat Show

October 3rd through 6th at Annapolis City Dock. October brings the transformation of Ego Alley and Annapolis Harbor into a boater’s dream, as floating docks create a temporary marina showcasing new and premiering boats and the latest in boating accessories, equipment and apparel during the Annapolis Powerboat Show. Whether you are a boater, angler, or just getting started, you will want to grab your family and head to downtown Annapolis and soak in the boating lifestyle, catch up with old boating friends, and make new ones as you walk the docks. Click here for full details.

Bands in the Sand

Click here for full details.  Bands in the Sand is the party of the year, and you won’t want to miss it! Each summer 1,600 guests gather on the beach, dance the night away to live music, and raise a drink to a saved Bay. Tickets are all-inclusive and include a tax-deductible donation to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Attendees have reason to celebrate knowing their attendance and support directly fuels our mission to save the Bay. Last year CBF raised over $500,000 with Bands in the Sand. Ticket Information VIP Tickets ($500)—ON SALE MARCH 6 AT 9 A.M. All-inclusive food and drink ticket Access to the HASI VIP Lounge Access to the Choptank by Atlas Restaurant Group Oyster Reef Early entry at 5:00 p.m. Parking pass for onsite parking (one per order) Each ticket includes a tax-deductible donation that supports CBF's education and restoration efforts throughout the year. Committee…

2024 Saltwater Fishing Expo

Presented by the Annapolis Anglers Club. Features dozens of local tackle and fishing vendors, seminars with boat captains and expert anglers, food and beverages (pit beef sandwiches, oysters, etc.), charter captains/guides on site, raffle prizes, and much more.   8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per person; kids 14 & under are free. Click here for full details.

Walk for the Woods

Walk for the Woods is Scenic Rivers Land Trust's signature community event celebrating the joy of the outdoors and our local, protected woods. This beloved spring event is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Bacon Ridge Natural Area in Crownsville (rain date: 4/28). Scenic Rivers will again partner with Anne Arundel County’s Department of Recreation and Parks to offer a wonderful opportunity to hike and explore this beautiful wilderness just minutes from downtown Annapolis. The day features guided hikes, including bird watching, amphibian searches and naturalist hikes, and educational programs. Attendees are also invited to explore the Bacon Ridge Natural Area’s 1000+ acres of woodlands, wetlands, streams, and meadows on their own. It is always a beautiful, relaxing day in our local woods! Click here for full details.