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Coming Up: Major Events In 2014

| January 09, 2014, 10:01 AM | 0 Comments

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Wednesday Night Sailboat Races
Wednesdays, April 30 through August 20
Annapolis Harbor
First Gun: 6:10 p.m.
www.annapolisyc.com
410-263-9279

Grab your favorite dockside seat in America’s Sailing Capital to watch midweek races where some 150 boats sail around several marks in the Bay before heading back to Spa Creek for a finish in front of the Annapolis Yacht Club. For many, the post-race party is the official beginning of the weekend.

41st Annual St. Mary’s College Governor’s Cup Yacht Race
Friday and Saturday, August 1-2
Annapolis Harbor
Starting at 3:00 p.m.
www.smcm.edu/govcup
240-895-3246

More than 100 yachts compete in the oldest and longest overnight race on the Chesapeake Bay. The 70-mile race to St. Mary’s City at the mouth of the Potomac River includes two separate starts – 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The event provides an impressive on-the-water spectator opportunity.

69th Annual Rotary Club of Annapolis Crab Feast
Friday, August 1
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Adult $60, Child $20
U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis
www.annapolisrotary.org

Crustacean lovers feast on the Chesapeake Bay’s bounty at this all-you-can-eat and drink event that is arguably the largest crab feast in the world. More than 3,000 people are expected to finish off 320 bushels of #1 male crabs (that’s nearly 40,000 of the big ones!), 3,400 ears of corn, 100 gallons of crab soup, 1,800 hot dogs, 150 pounds of beef barbeque, and hundreds of gallons of beer and soft drinks. Proceeds benefit local community and cultural organizations.

First Sunday Arts Festival
Sunday, August 3 (and every first Sunday through October 5)
Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
First block of West and Calvert Streets, Annapolis
www.firstsundayarts.com
410-741-3267

Enjoy live entertainment as you stroll along the first block of West Street and Calvert Street next to Whitemore parking garage and peruse the work of 100 local and regional artists. Local restaurants set up outside cafes that are perfect for people watching and an afternoon bite to eat. Free parking for the family-friendly event is available at the state parking garage on the corner of Calvert and Bladen Streets.

24th Annual Annapolis Art Walk
Thursday, August 21
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Galleries throughout downtown Annapolis
www.artinannapolis.com
410-267-7077

Peek over artists’ shoulders and watch them work. More than 20 galleries in downtown Annapolis host new art exhibits and feature artists working in oil, watercolor, ceramics, woodturning, sculpture, jewelry, handcrafts, and more during this festive evening of visual arts. Musicians perform around town and galleries serve light refreshments. Yellow balloons and a yellow banner are posted at each participating gallery. Maps are available at each gallery. Come discover why American Style magazine has consistently designated Annapolis a “Top 25 Arts Destination.”

Maryland Renaissance Festival
Weekends and Labor Day, August 23 through October 19
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Revel Grove, Crownsville
www.rennfest.com
800-296-7304

The region’s premier outdoor event and second largest Renaissance Festival in the country is celebrating its 38th season at Revel Grove. Travel back in time as you immerse yourself in the culture of a 16th-century English village, complete with King Henry VIII and his court. The festival includes 200+ entertainers, ten stages, a 3,000 seat jousting arena, 122 craft shops, 48 food and beverage emporiums, games, attractions and 85 acres of complimentary parking. Let merriment abound!

Annapolis Ten Mile Run
Sunday, August 24
7:00 a.m.
U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis
www.annapolisstriders.org

Presented by the Annapolis Striders, the race has been listed as one of the top ten 10-mile races in the country by Runner’s World magazine. It is a beautiful course through historic Annapolis and over the Severn River. Registration begins on May 1, 2014.

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About the Author - John Frenaye

John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for nearly 25 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news–and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009.

John’s background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.

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