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November events by AAACCVB

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The Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau (AAACCVB) wants to make it easy for individuals to enjoy the many exciting events and activities that will be taking place in Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay throughout November 2014. To assist individuals who are making advance plans for business or vacation travel, the AAACCVB has put together a November 2014 Major Events Calendar. For a more comprehensive overview of events large and small, visit VisitAnnapolis.org.

November 2014 Major Events

U.S. Naval Academy Halloween/All Saints’ Day Concert
Friday-Saturday, October 31 – November 1

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, 101 Cooper Road, Annapolis


Ticket Office: 410-293-2439


Enjoy a spectacular evening of music, light, drama and dance. One of the most popular events on the “Yard”, the concert features U.S. Naval Academy Chapel organist Monte Maxwell and the multi-talented midshipmen in a presentation that has drawn record-breaking crowds to the USNA Chapel. The concert uses special effects and a wide variety of music from multiple genres to celebrate the triumph of good over evil.

Militia Muster
Saturday, November 1

Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD 21037



Join the residents of Anne Arundel County as they partake in the annual militia muster. Learn about colonial life and weaponry and maybe practice some drilling too as you watch re-enactors in action.

MRE Tug XIV (20)Maritime Republic of Eastport’s Tug o’ War
Saturday, November 8

Crack o’ noon

Eastport & Annapolis City Dock


Drawing on a decades’-old rivalry, the annual charitable event features the longest tug-of-war over a body of water in the world, pitting downtown Annapolitans against the rebels of the mock-breakaway Maritime Republic of Eastport. Dubbed the Slaughter across the Water, it features a 1700-foot rope, 450 tuggers and 1000 spectators. A festival-like atmosphere overtakes downtown Eastport and Annapolis beginning at 11:00 a.m. Tugging begins promptly (more or less) at the crack o’ noon.

23rd Annual Annapolis by Candlelight
Friday and Saturday, November 7-8

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Historic Homes in Downtown Annapolis

$30 general admission; $25 for members and volunteers

All tickets $35 after November 2



Take advantage of this once a year opportunity to peek inside some of the finest homes in Annapolis’ Historic District. Luminaries lead the way to centuries-old homes during a magical self-guided tour. This year’s houses are located on Maryland Avenue as well as King George, Prince George and East Streets. Tickets are available at the Historic Annapolis Museum at 99 Main Street or by calling 410-267-7619.

Across the Bay 10K
Sunday, November 9

Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Annapolis


Some 20,000 runners from across the country and around the world are expected to compete in the 6.2-mile inaugural race that includes a 4.3-mile trek across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which reaches 186 feet at its highest point. The race should be an exhilarating experience for runners who will see water vistas dotted with sailboats from atop the major dual-span bridge that normally does not allow pedestrian traffic. The race marks the first organized crossing of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on foot in eight years. Race day also will include a kid’s race. The event will benefit several charities.   

nijefootballNavy vs. Georgia Southern
Saturday, November 15

3:30 p.m.

U.S. Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis


Watch Navy face off against Georgia Southern at U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Rocksgiving Tournament
Saturday, November 15

7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Chesapeake Harbour Marina, 2030 Chesapeake Harbour Drive East, Annapolis, MD 21403



Annapolis’ premiere Striped Bass Fishing Tournament will benefit the Bowen Foundation for Autism and the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Prizes include $100,000 for a striped bass that breaks the Maryland state record (67.8 lbs.), $10,000 for the first striped bass weighing more than 55 lbs. delivered to Chesapeake Harbour Marina, and several other prizes. Rocksgiving kicks off on Friday, November 14, with the captain’s happy hour from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friends of Patuxent Wildlife Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 15

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

National Wildlife Visitors Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Court, Laurel, MD

Free admission



Shop for wild and not-so-wild, new and gently-used treasures.  Decorated ostrich eggs, hand-made birdhouses, and nature-inspired quilts and pillows are just a sampling of what will be available from local crafters. The event will feature activities for children and adults, including live animal demonstrations, wildlife bingo, origami lessons and holiday story time.

Lights on the Bay
Mid-November-January 1, 2015

5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. nightly, weather permitting

Sandy Point State Park

$14/car, $50/bus


Don’t miss this spectacular drive-through holiday lights show beside the Chesapeake Bay. The event features more than 60 animated and stationary displays, including traditional Maryland-themed favorites, holiday, and children’s displays. Proceeds benefit Anne Arundel Medical Center. 

Holiday Festival of Trains & Toys
November 28-December 31

Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

B&O Railroad Museum, 901 West Pratt Street, Baltimore



Celebrate the holiday season at Baltimore’s largest holiday display of toy and model train layouts. Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive by locomotive to the Roundhouse at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 28. The event includes weekend train rides and weekend photo opportunities with Santa and Frosty the Snowman. All ages enjoy indoor train carousel rides and crafts at Santa’s workshop.

Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 29

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 2nd St, Annapolis, MD 21403

Free admission



Celebrate the season with Annapolis Maritime Museum’s first annual Holiday Bazaar. The festive shopping experience will feature 24 local artisans offering one-of-a-kind gifts and works, including carved wildfowl plaques, whimsical water color creatures, hand-designed silk scarves, nautical lamps, sea glass pendants and a host of other unique items. 

small_business_saturday_for_your_storeSmall Business Saturday
Saturday, November 29

Downtown Shops and Stores throughout Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay

This is your chance to show local business owners that you care by patronizing their businesses. In an age of global markets and capitalism, it’s far too easy for small businesses to struggle and fail, even if they have superior products and services. We have the power to turn this around. Small Business Saturday encourages people everywhere to change the world a little bit by shopping at small businesses on this designated day – and to make a habit of it in the future.  

Grand Illumination—City Tree Lighting
Sunday, November 30

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Market Space at the Market House

Join all of Annapolis at Market House’s Hopkins Plaza as we kick off the downtown holiday season! Watch Santa arrive in town. Sponsored by the Annapolis Jaycees, this popular Annapolis event helps everyone get into the holiday spirit.


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