Spring Forward to Annapolis and

Anne Arundel County!

Explore over 500 miles of Chesapeake Bay shoreline as warmer temps beckon the start of boating season. Book a charter or boat tour, join us for the best St. Patrick's Parade and Festival in the region and the Annapolis Film Festival, or sink your teeth into some oysters for National Oyster on the Half Shell Day.

Whether you want to spend a day, a weekend, or a week away, Annapolis & Anne Arundel County is ideal for stepping into spring and putting you on the path to adventure!

From the great outdoors and history to foodie experiences and exciting nightlife, click the link below to start exploring ALL the ways you, your friends, and your family can reconnect over your next vacation.


Things to Do

Family Adventure! 

Annapolis & Anne Arundel County is where family adventure begins! Hop aboard a pirate ship, search for buried treasure, or catch your next meal with a fishing charter. Are you looking for a little more excitement? Schedule a parasailing adventure or rent jet skis

Connect with the stories of the American Revolution with reenactors and history tours on Maryland Day Weekend with free activities and fun for the whole family. Download our Civil Rights Guide and follow the journey of the Civil Rights Movement in Anne Arundel County. Experience art and artists throughout the region at galleries, workshops, and museums. Plan your perfect family vacation on our website.


Things to Do with Kids


12th Annual Annapolis Film Festival

The Annapolis Film Festival isn't merely about the films on the screen; it's about the conversations in the lobby, the friendships forged in line, and the tears and laughter that resonate through the darkened theaters. It's a place where the art of storytelling transcends boundaries, allowing us to see the world through the eyes of others. 

The festival returns to Annapolis April 4-7, 2024, featuring over 70 films over 4 days! Purchase your passes and book your adventure today!


Annapolis Film Festival

Opening Day on the Bay

April 1 is the unofficial start of boating season in Anne Arundel County. The boats emerge from hibernation, and the tour, charter, and fishing vessels ready their boats for the Bay! Connect with Mother Nature and get out on the water with one of these signature events, or visit our website to book your own private experience.


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Santa Maria Cup

Annapolis, known worldwide as America's Sailing Capital, returns to its nautical roots with the return of Women's Match Racing with the Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Santa Maria Cup, supported by the Maryland Sports Commission. This racing regatta is the world's only professional sailing series for women, and Annapolis is one of four host cities for this historic event. The race will be held from April 22-25, 2024.


Santa Maria Cup

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

Jump start the boating season with the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show on April 26-28, 2024. Annapolis Boat Shows, a leading management company, has produced these in-water demonstrations since 1970, drawing over 150,000 people worldwide to the Chesapeake Bay to see the latest and greatest in boats and related gear.


Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

Mike Iserman - Mike's Fabulous Photography

Looking Ahead

May is among the most desirable times to visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. The boating and sailing season is in full swing; the county is in full bloom for May Day, the Blue Angels return, and the United States Naval Academy commissions (a.k.a. graduates) their new class of Midshipmen as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.

Head to our website to learn more about Commissioning Week activities, May festivals, events, tours, and more!


May in Annapolis & Anne Arundel County


Annapolis & Anne Arundel County


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