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AAACCVB lists June events in area

First Sunday Arts Fest

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


Image & Imagination: Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition 2015

Monday-Sunday, June 1-7

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

Admission: Free



The Mitchell Gallery is pleased to present this all-county, juried, multi-media biennial exhibition of artists who live or work in Anne Arundel County. Works created in diverse media within the last two years will be on display and the exhibit will feature both two-and three-dimensional artwork.

sailingWednesday Night Sailboat Races

Wednesday evenings, June 3 through September 2

First Gun: 6:10 p.m.

Annapolis Harbor



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.

Annapolis to Newport Race

Thursday-Friday, June 4-5

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The Annapolis to Newport race is one of the most historic and well-known of the U.S. East Coast blue water races. Linking two seaports dating from our nation’s birth, the race provides a contrast between our nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. The course heads south for 120 miles from Annapolis to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, then east to the Chesapeake Light, and northeast to Newport . This year marks the 35th running of the 475-mile biennial race.

Annapolis Towne Centre Free Friday Concerts

Every Friday – June 5 to August 28

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole, 1906 Towne Centre Blvd., Annapolis


Every Friday night, the area’s best talent will take the stage on Towne Centre Boulevard to deliver a rockin’ performance. Enjoy local music, including classic rock, jazz, 80’s, blues, swing and Motown. Event includes a beer garden hosted by Towne Centre restaurants. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

Anna Binneweg, Music Director/Conductor of the LSO
Anna Binneweg, Music Director/Conductor of the LSO

Londontowne Symphony Orchestra Concert

Saturday, June 6

7:30 p.m.

Broadneck High School, 1265 Green Holly Drive, Annapolis

Admission: Adults, $15; Seniors, $10; Students, free



The Londontowne Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-2015 season concludes with the concert, Mastery & Triumph. The program will highlight the German masters Johannes Brahms and Carl Maria von Weber.

You Got Served with Ann Koger

Saturday, June 6

1:00 p.m.

Banneker Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin Street, Annapolis, MD



Before Venus or Serena, there was Ann Koger! The tennis pioneer discusses her life, tennis career, and what it meant to break through color barriers around the world. The proud Morgan State University alumnus shares her thoughts on what it means to be a champion. Hosted in conjunction with Untold Stories: Athletes of Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Kids’ Fishing Day

Saturday, June 6

8:30 a.m. to noon

Patuxent National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel

Admission: Free



Includes fishing demonstrations and instructions for ages 15 and under. Catch and release fishing only. Pre-registration is required. Check website for details.

Riverfest 2015

Saturday, June 6

Noon to 6:00 p.m.

Discovery Village, Shady Side, on the West River

Admission: Adults, $10; Kids, $4; Kids under age 6, free



Discover the roots and tides of Southern Anne Arundel County at this agro/eco/heritage celebration. Touch the water, paddle in the creek, listen to the music, watch the waterfowl, savor the flavor of the Bay with crab cakes and an old-fashioned fish fry, feel the sunshine, and learn to love this magical place. Includes a blessing of the fleet, kayak rides, boat tours, food and drink. Proceeds help the West/Rhode Riverkeeper keep the rivers swimmable, fishable, crabable and kayakable.

24th Annual Ann Arrundell County Historical Society Strawberry Festival

Saturday, June 6, rain date: Sunday, June 7

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

Historic Benson-Hammond House, 7101 Aviation Blvd., Linthicum



Celebrate all things strawberry at this festival honoring Anne Arundel County’s agricultural heritage. Enjoy a day of music, crafts and food, including baked goods, jams, jellies, strawberry wine, and strawberry shortcake.

Treaty of Paris Center’s Monthly Presentation

Saturday, June 6

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

Treaty of Paris Center, Crown and Crab Room, Maryland Inn, 16 Church Circle, Annapolis, MD

Admission: Free



A highlight of this month’s opening will be a 2:30 p.m. lecture on the original French frigate L’ Hermione that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to the United States during the Revolutionary War. An exact replica of the Hermione is scheduled to visit Annapolis June 15-17. Other events of the day include films, walking tours and exhibits related to the 1783-1787 Treaty of Paris period.

Secret Garden Tour

Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7

Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Hammond Harwood House, 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis



Enjoy this once-a-year opportunity to explore a selection of handpicked private gardens in Annapolis. Hidden away from public view, the gardens provide helpful insights to gardeners of all skill levels and to individuals who appreciate the simple, elegant beauties of nature. A new selection of gardens is featured each year in the fundraiser to benefit the historic Hammond-Harwood House.

6th Annual Annapolis Arts, Crafts and Wine Festival

Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis

Admission: $8 for adults; $5 for youth ages 12 to 18 and seniors ages 65 and up; $30 wine tasting ticket



Enjoy a weekend of fine, juried arts and handmade crafts, wine tastings from over 25 Maryland wineries, smooth jazz all day long, delectable cuisine, and activities for the whole family. The outdoor celebration of the arts and fruit of the vine is conveniently located at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

First SundayFirst Sunday Arts Festival

Sunday, June 7 (and every first Sunday through October)

Noon to 5:00 p.m.

First block of West and Calvert Streets, Annapolis

Admission: Free



Enjoy live entertainment and peruse the work of 100 local and regional artists as you stroll along the first block of West Street and Calvert Street next to Whitmore parking garage. 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.

Londontowne Symphony Orchestra Concert

Saturday, June 6

7:30 p.m.

Broadneck High School, 1265 Green Holly Drive, Annapolis, MD

Admission: Adults, $15; Seniors, $10; Students, free



The Londontowne Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-2015 season concludes with the concert, Mastery & Triumph. The program will highlight the German masters Johannes Brahms and Carl Maria von Weber. The concert will also feature trumpeter Rene Hernandez of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Oskar Bohme’s Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra.

35th Anniversary Show

Sunday, June 7-21

Opening Reception: Sunday, June 7

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

McBride Gallery, 215 Main Street, Annapolis



McBride Gallery began with a small group of fewer than 20 artists at 117 Main Street. In the summer of 1990, it moved into a seven- room former colonial home with three fireplaces at 215 Main Street. The gallery now exhibits the works of more than 70 painters, sculptors, printmakers and potters from the Mid-Atlantic States and beyond. The 35th Anniversary Show will feature works by all 70 artists and celebrate their role and the Annapolis community’s role over the past 35 years of the gallery’s history.

Paint Annapolis

Monday-Sunday, June 8-13

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County



The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) will be hosting a four-day juried plein air painting competition that attracts artists and art enthusiasts from across the country.

10th Annual Bands in the Sand

Saturday, June 13

5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Philip Merrill Environmental Center, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis

Admission: $100 per person



These bands are destined to have you dancing in the sand. Check your shoes at the optional “shoe dock” and enjoy an evening of cool drinks, groovin’ live music, tasty food, and to-die-for raffle items. Founding event sponsor, Boatyard Bar and Grill, will provide food & beverages throughout the evening.

Military Appreciation Concerts

Sunday, June 14

3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park

Admission: Free



The CAC would like to thank military personnel for all that they do. Please join us for a special Military Appreciation concert to honor those who serve here in America, and those serving overseas.

10th Annual Eastport Home and Garden Tour

Sunday, June 14

Homes throughout Eastport

Admission: $20 until June 1; $25 thereafter



Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to explore the gardens and/or interiors of 8-10 select Eastport homes in an annual event that celebrates Eastport living. Different Eastport neighborhoods are featured each year. The homes are within an easy stroll of one another. Tickets are limited. Advance purchase is recommended. Proceeds benefit Eastport community organizations, programs and causes.

Maryland Avenue/State Circle Summer Festival

Sunday, June 14

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Maryland Avenue and State Circle, Annapolis

Admission: Free

Enjoy an old-fashioned street festival with merchants and vendors offering art, antiques, jewelry, fashion, home décor, crafts, food and activities for the entire family. Galway Bay and Harry Browne’s offer bistro dining, and Galway Bay provides outdoor live music from noon until 5:00 p.m. Take advantage of free parking at the state garage located at Calvert and St. John’s Streets.

French Frigate Hermione Visits Annapolis

Monday-Wednesday, June 15-17

Annapolis City Dock


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An exact replica of the French frigate L’Hermione will dock in Annapolis for onboard and pier-side visits. Under the command of Louis-Rene de Latouche, The original L’Hermione transported the Marquis de Lafayette to the United States during the Revolutionary War. The vessel played a critical role in battling Cornwallis at Yorktown and helped France become an important ally to the United States. The Hermione visit to Annapolis is part of the vessel’s summer tour to seven U.S. States and Nova Scotia.

bikelikeagirlRace Across America

Tuesday-Saturday, June 16-20

Annapolis City Dock

Admission: Free for spectators


After cycling 3000+ miles through twelve states, Over 300 elite cyclists from all over the world are expected to cross the finish line at City Dock. The solo and team races start on June 16 and the relay team race starts on June 20 in Oceanside, California. Athletes have just nine days to complete the course. To beat the running clock, they must travel at least 300 miles a day on less than four hours of sleep. Thirty-percent longer than Tour de France, RAAM is considered to be the most grueling race in the world. 2015 will be the 34th anniversary of RAAM. The race is one of the longest continuously run bicycle races in America. Come and cheer for these amazing athletes as they complete a monumental journey! 2015 marks the 34th year for the event – making it one of America’s longest continuously running cycling events.

Paca Girlfriends Flower Power Party

Wednesday, June 17

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street

Admission: General Admission, $50; VIP Admission, $150



Join the Paca Girlfriends for the 6th Annual Paca Girlfriends Flower Power Party, a night of food, fine wine, friendship, flowers and fun you won’t want to miss! Experience the charm of the William Paca house and indulge in culinary creations donated by the area’s premier chefs while you sip on our signature Pacatini and stroll through the luxurious English garden, filled with beautiful rose bushes, an endearing fish-shaped pond and other garden features.

Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series

Thursdays, June 18 to August 20

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Annapolis Maritime Museum

Admission: Free, $10 donation suggested


410-295-1040, ext. 4

Ten weeks of folk, classic rock, soul, psychedelic funk, country, Hawaiian swing, Island music, boogie-woogie, and swing – all on the beach!

Eastport A Rockin’

Saturday, June 20

Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Eastport, Annapolis

Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the gate



One day, three stages, more than 25 bands. Recognized as the local music festival of the summer, Eastport A Rockin’ was created to expose local music to a larger audience. From rock, to folk, to roots, to jazz, to bluegrass, to funk, the breadth of music is designed to please a wide range of audiences. Streets and sidewalks are filled with music and lined with local artisans and entertainers. A kids’ area includes a moon bounce, face painters, tattoo artists, laser tag and cotton candy.

4th Annual West Annapolis Paris Flea Market

Sunday, June 21

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

West Annapolis



Come look for treasures culled from your neighbor’s attic, and shop the works of unique artisans and vendors in the Village of West Annapolis. Enjoy international food, a vintage fashion show, free face painting and more as you stroll down the ‘boulevard’ in West Annapolis.

Dawson’s Father’s Day 10K

Sunday, June 21

8:00 a.m.

Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road, Severna Park, MD


This is the 35th year for the third leg of the championship series presented by Annapolis Striders.

Wag & Wine for a Cause

Friday, June 26

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Great Frogs Winery, 3218 Harness Creek Road, Annapolis, MD




Well-behaved dogs and their owners are invited to sip wines produced by Great Frogs Winery and enjoy finger foods from Tastings Gourmet Market on the fourth Friday of each month through August. Attendees learn about a different animal-related charity each month. Proceeds of the June 26 event benefit Maryland Westie Rescue. Event is presented by Great Frogs Winery and Paws Pet Boutique.

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.

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