May & June, in Full Bloom!

Boating and sailing season are in full swing, the county is in full bloom, and the United States Naval Academy commissions (a.k.a. graduates) their new class of Midshipmen, and the Blue Angels make their storied return to the Annapolis skyline!

It's a season filled with events, festivals, and unique celebrations you will only find in Annapolis & Anne Arundel County!


Things to Do


Uniquely Annapolis

Everyone has their quirks, including us! These unique events show off our charming side, from the .05K Bridge Run (yes, you read that right, 0.05K) on May 11th to November's Tug of War across the harbor.


Discover our unique side on your next Annapolis & Anne Arundel County getaway!


Unique Traditions


Blue Angels Air Show

The Blue Angels action occurs in the skies above the Severn River each year in Annapolis as thousands of spectators gather to view the show from the shoreline or, if you're lucky, from a boat anchored on the river. This powerful demonstration of America's strength might make the hair stand on the back of your neck.

Schedule your boat tour, cruise, or charter to experience their awe inspiring performance from the water!


Blue Angels


Celebrate in Anne Arundel County

Mother's Day is just better on the water. With 500+ miles of scenic shoreline in Anne Arundel County, treating mom to a memorable waterfront dining experience, picnic, or excursion is easy!

people sailing on the water

After a special meal with family, take to the quaint shops of Maryland Avenue or the largest discount retail shopping center in Maryland at Arundel Mills. And don't forget Father's Day, June 16th. Stay in the Arundel Mills Entertainment district, only 10 minutes from Camden Yards, and enjoy America's pastime with the special father figures in your life!

With your creativity and our website; you will knock it out of the park!




Looking Ahead

Bookmark these June events and festivals for a perfect Chesapeake summer escape. Head to our website for more festivals, tours, and adventures in Annapolis & Anne Arundel County!


May 31 - June 2 -- Let's Go Music Festival

The brainchild of avid music fans and concertgoers, this three-day festival brings in top performers and national acts to the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds every June. This year’s lineup of artists includes The Revivalists, The Band CAMINO, COIN, The Moss, HARBOUR, Bush, Daughtry, and more! Get your tickets on the festival website; tickets are available for all three days or per concert.  


June 1 - 30 -- Anne Arundel Arts Month

This year, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County has teamed up with AND Creative Studios, Chesapeake Arts Center, and Arts Lab of South County to create a month-long celebration of art called Anne Arundel Arts Month. Find inspiring exhibitions, dance, live music, public art displays, and so much more during this inaugural ode to all things art throughout Annapolis and Anne Arundel County! Read the blog for more information.


Connect & Create


June 21 - 22 -- Annapolis Juneteenth Parade & Festival

The mission of the Annapolis Juneteenth Celebration is to commemorate the emancipation of the last enslaved Africans in the United States. The weekend features a VIP Gala celebration honoring local activists, a parade, and a festival at the Bates Athletic Complex. Featuring a variety of national and local entertainment, the evening culminates in a fireworks display. Free and open to the public! 


Event Calendar


July 2 – Civil Rights Act Anniversary Commemoration

July 2024 marks the 60th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a historic law making discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin illegal. To honor the people who have stood steadfast in the struggle for change, Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County has compiled a list of 60 Civil Rights sites for the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Discover the guide on our website, along with planning tools to explore our rich history and heritage on your next visit to Annapolis. 


National Travel & Tourism Week

Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, May 19-25, 2024, by bidding on great prizes for a wonderful cause!

All proceeds will go to our sister organization, the Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Foundation. Your investment in the Foundation helps sustain and strengthen our region’s tourism and hospitality industry. Donations will fund workforce development, education, and training programs such as job fairs, internships for local students, educational offerings, and more.

Bid on prizes for exclusive boating excursions, VIP concert experiences, and hotel and entertainment packages across the destination, including Live! Casino & Hotel.

Click the link to start browsing, and thank you for your support!


Bid to Win!


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