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Coming Up: Major Events In 2014

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

MD Seafood FestivalSeptember

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!

Maryland Seafood Festival
Saturday and Sunday, September 6-7 Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis
www.mdseafoodfestival.com
410-353-9237

Help celebrate the 47th anniversary of this tasty and entertaining Annapolis tradition. A highlight of the event is the Crab Soup Cook-off, an Annapolis favorite that brings together the city’s greatest restaurateurs and chefs in a classic Maryland showdown. The event is expected to attract some 20,000 seafood lovers. 

First Sunday Arts Festival
Sunday, September 7 (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.

Anne Arundel County Fair
TBD – a Wednesday through Sunday in September
AA County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Hwy, Crownsville
www.aacountyfair.org
410-923-3400

For more than 61 years the Anne Arundel County Fair has been amusing visitors of all ages with fun contests including hog calling and watermelon eating! Booths feature everything from homemade wine and home-brewed beer to furniture and even one-of-a-kind Christmas decorations. Kids will enjoy the amusement rides, illusionist show, 4H Club animals and interactive car racing. There’s something for everyone!

The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival
Saturday, September 13
Noon to 6:00 p.m.
U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis
Admission: See website
www.theannapoliscraftbeerandmusicfestival.com
410-263-4012

Enjoy Maryland cuisine and tastings of award-winning artisan beers from regional and national artisan breweries while listening to a wide variety of music. Shop for gifts from dozens of exhibitors. Sign up early for select beer seminars.

Tenth Annual Boatyard Beach Bash
Saturday, September 20
Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis
Admission: Check website
www.amaritime.org
410-295-0104

Enjoy an evening of great music, food, and drink on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. With the help of Florida-based singer/songwriter John Frinzi, musical guests have included long-time Coral Reefer Doyle Grisham on Pedal steet guitar and Coral Reefers; Musical Director Michael Utley. The Beach Bash benefits Annapolis Maritime Museum’s education programs.

Patuxent Research Refuge, National Wildlife Visitor Center Honey Harvest Festival
Saturday, September 21
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Admission: Free
www.fws.gov/northeast/patuxent
301-497-5763

Join members of the Maryland State Beekeepers Association as they celebrate the Annual Maryland Honey Harvest Festival. Discover the busy world of bees and other pollinators while enjoying arts and crafts, honey tastings, candle making demonstrations, Refuge habitat tram tours, and more!

24th Annual West Annapolis Oktoberfest
Sunday, September 21
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
West Annapolis – Annapolis Street from Taylor Ave. to Melvin Avenue
410-956-7278

Join the festivities at one of Annapolis’ premier street fairs where everyone is invited to be German for the day. The festival features an authentic German band, dancing, German food and beer, arts and crafts vendors and a special kids’ zone.

Historic London Town and Gardens Fall Plant Sale
Saturday, September 27
8:00 a.m. to Noon
Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
www.historiclondontown.org
410-222-1919

Purchase an unusual camellia or magnolia, a London Town-grown perennial, or a seasonal plant from the Melwood Horticultural program. The event features an array of native and exotic woodland species that thrives in our local environment. Master gardeners will be on site to assist. A list of plant offerings is posted on London Town’s website.

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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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