Foodies won’t want to miss this seven-day dining extravaganza featuring two-course, fixed-price luncheon menus and three-course fixed-price dinners at some of the most popular restaurants in Annapolis. Nearly 40 establishments are expected to participate in the annual culinary event that provides the perfect opportunity to sample new restaurants and enjoy old favorites in the heart of Maryland’s capital city. Sponsored by the Annapolis Business Association, the sixth annual event provides a welcome opportunity for area residents and visitors to treat themselves to the award-winning cuisine Annapolis is famous for – all at an affordable price.
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Austrian Melodies
Saturday, March 1
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10 Students; all sections between $25 and $45
Maryland Hall, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis
The concerts will feature Symphony No. 36 in C major, the “Linz”, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Symphony No. 7 in E major by Anton Bruckner. The “Linz” symphony was composed in just four days as a show of gratitude for a count’s hospitality in the town of Linz, Austria. In contrast, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 took two years to compose and was an instant success when it premiered in Austria in 1884. Both symphonies are examples of important Austrian musical works.
More than 35 pieces of art will be auctioned off at the 9th annual All That Art exhibition to benefit Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts’ galleries and contributing artists. The artwork will be displayed in the Chaney Gallery from February 24 through March 7 for viewing prior to the event.
Patuxent Research Refuge, National Wildlife Visitor Center Birthday Bash
Saturday, March 15
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
The whole family is invited to help celebrate the Patuxent Research Refuge’s 111th birthday. Activities include live animals, children’s activities, crafts, and wildlife habitat tram tours.
Maryland Day Celebration
Friday through Sunday, March 21-23
Sites throughout the Four Rivers Heritage Area
Admission: free or nominal $1 entry fee
Rediscover Maryland’s history with family and friends during a fun-filled festival highlighting the uniqueness of the Four Rivers Heritage Area. Local cultural and heritage sites open their doors to offer special activities and tours. Stroll through downtown Annapolis or visit Historic London Town and the Annapolis Countryside to enjoy educational tours, costumed re-enactors, art exhibits, kids’ activities and more. Visit the Four Rivers Maryland Day website for a more complete listing of participating venues.
4th Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning
Saturday, March 22
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Admission: $25/person; children under 12 free
Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis
Celebrate spring with a family-friendly feast of the Chesapeake’s most cherished bivalve. Festivities begin with the annual sock burning and go on to include live music, shucking and cooking demonstrations, an oyster shucking contest, and exhibits that highlight the area’s unique maritime heritage and the important role oysters play in maintaining the health of the Bay. Feast on oysters any way you like them – raw, steamed, fried and grilled.
Local arts and business leaders are teaming up with the City of Annapolis to present the second annual Annapolis Film Festival. For four glorious days, the nationally competitive event will transform the city with internationally acclaimed filmmakers, guest speakers, panels, and discussions. The festival will showcase all film genres and include celebrity guests and filmmakers.