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Visit Annapolis lays out all the March events in the area

| March 06, 2015, 09:24 AM | 0 Comments

visitannapolisorgThe 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 March 2015. To assist individuals who are making advance plans for business or vacation travel, the AAACCVB has put together a March 2015 Major Events Calendar. For a more comprehensive overview of events large and small, visit

Maryland My Maryland
March 1-10  

Held in two locations – McBride Gallery, 215 Main Street, Annapolis and Lowe and Taylor House of Delegates Office Building, Committee Hearing Room, Bladen Street, Annapolis


More than 20 artists will exhibit bronze sculpture, oil paintings, watercolor, pastel and original etchings portraying the beauty of the state. The exhibition will celebrate Maryland scenes from city life, the countryside, the Chesapeake Bay – featuring Bay wildlife as well as recreational activities on and around the water.

Mike + the Mechanics
Monday, March 2

8:00 p.m., Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Rams Head on Stage, 33 West Street, Annapolis

Admission: $79.50


Formed in 1985 by Genesis’ founding member Mike Rutherford, Mike + The Mechanics have recorded seven studio albums and enjoyed a series of hit songs with “All I Need Is A Miracle,” “Word Of Mouth” and “Over My Shoulder.” Surprisingly, the #1 smash, “The Living Years,” from 1989 would become the largest hit of the band’s career.

2nd Annual West County Restaurant Week
Monday-Sunday, March 2-8

Participating restaurants in West Anne Arundel County


Participating restaurants in and around West Anne Arundel County will be offering two-course fixed-price lunches and three-course fix-priced dinners during the second annual event designed to please the foodie in all of us. Presented by West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.

Navy vs. Towson University
Tuesday, March 3

7:00 p.m.

U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis

Watch the Navy Men’s lacrosse team battle interstate rival, Towson University.

Bridges to the World Film Festival – Kenya: Masai: the Rain Warriors
Wednesday, March 4

7:00 p.m.

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis

Admission: Free

World Artists Experiences’ 7th Annual Bridges to the World International Film Festival wraps up with Kenya: Masai: the Rain Warriors. The feature film with English subtitles will be introduced and followed by a discussion.

Treaty of Paris Center’s Monthly Presentation
Saturday, March 7

11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Treaty of Paris Center, Maryland Inn, 16 Church Circle, Annapolis

Admission: Free


The March Treaty of Paris presentation will cover the Mount Vernon Compact between Maryland and Virginia. Noted historian and professor, Dr. Russell J. Rockefeller, will discuss this first step toward the Constitutional Convention at 2:30 p.m. The Treaty of Paris interpretive center focuses on the period 1783 to 1787, the years between the end of the Revolutionary War and the start of the Constitutional Convention. It includes reenactments, lectures, films, exhibits, walking tours, and more. 

Annapolis Irish Week
Saturday, March 7 to Tuesday, March 17

Various locations in downtown Annapolis


The eleven-day Annapolis Irish Week celebration includes a Hooley (Irish party); a St. Patrick’s Parade complete with ten Irish Pipe Bands; Irish History Dinners; Irish coffee competitions; Perfect Pint O’Guinness Contests; Guinness Glass Engravings; and more.

Whooping Crane Observatory Tour
Sunday, March 8

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel

Admission: Free. Registration required.


Enjoy a guided tour to the Whooping Crane Observatory at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center to observe a pair of graceful and endangered adult whooping cranes. Find out more about the Whooping Crane population recovery program.

An Ear for Music, an Eye for Art: Selections from the Ahmet Ertegün Collection
March 11 to April 19

St. John’s College, Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery 60 College Avenue, Annapolis

Admission: Free


This exhibition presents modernist works from the Baker Museum’s largest and most significant single collection, amassed by the late Ahmet Ertegün (St. John’s College, A44), the Turkish American musician and businessman best known as the founder and president of Atlantic Records.

Navy vs. Lehigh
Saturday, March 14

2:30 p.m.  

U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis  

Watch the Navy Men’s lacrosse team battle Lehigh University.

Benson-Hammond House Opening Day
Saturday, March 14

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Benson-Hammond House, Aviation Blvd. and Andover Road, Linthicum 


The Benson-Hammond House opens for its 53rd season with a display of antique quilts. Built in three stages in the 1830s, the house is the last remaining truck farm house in the area.

Eastport Green Beer Races
Saturday, March 14

Noon to 8:00 p.m. (rain or shine)

Eastport Democratic Club, 525 State Street, Eastport, Annapolis


The public is invited to attend the family- and pet-friendly event that includes great food, live music, plenty of Irish food, and green beer. The event will include beer and root races for the young and not so young as well as a premier class for local bar and restaurant workers. Other fun highlights include a keg toss, a cutest leprechaun contest, and for our four legged friends, a best-dressed dog contest.

Refuge System Birthday Bash!
Saturday, March 14

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel

Admission: Free


The whole family is invited to help celebrate the Patuxent Research Refuge’s 112th birthday. Activities include live animals, children’s activities, crafts and wildlife habitat tram tours.

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin
Tuesday, March 17

7:00 p.m.

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis

Admission: Free

World Artists Experiences presents a concert by the 15-member Chamber Orchestra Kremlin. The program will include classical selections, including music by Rossini, Prokopiev, Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saens. Juilliard student Ariel Horowitz will be a soloist in the Saint-Saens piece. Chamber Orchestra Kremlin has performed throughout Europe and the United States.  

CAC Friend-Raiser Event
Thursday, March, 19

5:30 p.m.

Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park

Admission: $50  


It’s not a fund-raiser. It’s a friend raiser! Join us for a riveting performance by the Broesler School of Irish Dance. All of your generous support goes directly into making exciting performances happen at the CAC!

St. John’s Passion
Friday-Saturday, March 20-21

Friday: 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 8:00 p.m.

St. Anne’s Church, Church Circle, Annapolis

Admission: Non-Member, $42; Member, $37; Student, $17 (includes ticket fees)

Live Arts Maryland presents one of the most powerful and dramatic works in Western classical repertoire. J.S. Bach’s choral work of the Passion story from St. John’s gospel has captivated listeners for nearly 300 years.

Maryland Day Celebration
Friday-Sunday, March 20-22

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 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. The theme for Maryland Day 2015 is “Picture Yourself in History: Maryland Day Selfie Challenge.”

5th Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning
Saturday, March 21

Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Eastport, Annapolis

Admission: $25/person; People’s Choice Tasting, $50; children under 12, free


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 highlighting the area’s unique maritime heritage and the role oysters play in maintaining the health of the Bay. Feast on oysters any way you like them – raw, steamed, fried, and grilled.

Historic Inns of Annapolis Wedding Fair
Sunday, March 22

Noon to 3:00 p.m.

Governor Calvert House, 58 State Circle, Annapolis

Admission: Advance tickets, $12; at the door, $15  


Historic Inns of Annapolis celebrates its 12th Annual Downtown Annapolis Wedding Fair. Engaged couples will be treated to a first peak at spring weddings. Show vendors will “dress” the Governor Calvert House in the year’s most popular wedding styles.Guests will have an opportunity to meet with the wedding vendors specializing in photography, music, cakes and confections, stationery, and more.  

Jazz on Sunday with Dance on Bones
Sunday, March, 22

3:00 p.m. 

Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park

Admission: $10 – $15  


From the imagination of David White, what happens when four jazz musicians and four actors throw a script into the air and perform the pages in the order they land? Improvisational jazz and theatre at its finest! Join us. What happens is truly up in the air!

Third Annual Annapolis Film Festival
Thursday through Sunday, March 26-29

Citywide – Screening venues include: St. John’s College, Maryland Hall, St. Anne’s Parish Hall, and Annapolis Elementary School

Admission: $10 to $95


The excitement of Hollywood on the Chesapeake returns for a third year with nearly 70 narrative and documentary films in all genres; Q&A sessions with filmmakers and visiting industry guests; special panels and showcases; and great parties! Local arts and business leaders are teaming up with the City of Annapolis to present the nationally competitive event featuring internationally acclaimed filmmakers and celebrity guests.

Navy vs. Boston University
Saturday, March 28


U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis

Watch the Navy Men’s lacrosse team battle Boston University.

B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon
Sunday, March 29

7:30 a.m.

Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road, Severna Park

Entry fee: $60 half marathon; $70 half marathon, $80 full marathon through March 1

Join the B&A Trail Marathon (24th year) and Half Marathon (20th year). The course will run approximately two miles on residential streets with the remainder on the B&A Trail, an asphalt “rails to trails” bike and running path. There is one significant hill on the marathon course. The course is USATF certified (Boston qualifier). Volunteers will monitor all turns and most intersections. Presented by the Annapolis Striders.

For high resolution images of many of the events listed above, visit the AAACCVB photo gallery or contact Susan Steckman. For timely media updates from the AAACCVB, “like” Visit Annapolis Media Resources on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @visitanapmr.

The AAACCVB is a nonprofit, membership-based destination marketing organization that generates revenues for the local economy by promoting Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay to leisure and business travelers across the country and around the world.

Source: AAACCVB / Visit Annapolis

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