Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County has it all planned for July
Located in the heart of Maryland, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is the perfect destination to celebrate summer. The voyage is back and Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (VAAAC) invites visitors to access its more than 500 miles of shoreline to create their own unique Chesapeake Bay adventures.
July in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is filled with fun. From outdoor concerts, festivals and historic tours to 4th of July parades and fireworks, art exhibits, al fresco dining and lighthouse tours, July is the perfect time to experience everything Annapolis and Anne Arundel County has to offer.
For a more comprehensive list of July events, festivals, activities and adventures, those looking to get away from it all are encouraged to visit the VAAAC website and events calendar. For more information on parking and navigating in downtown Annapolis, especially on the 4th of July weekend, click here.
Independence Day Weekend Celebrations:
Saturday July 2 – Loose Change – Party at the Boathouse (Deale) Kick off the 4th of July weekend with live music from acoustic duo Loose Change, while sipping an Orange or Grapefruit Crush on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.
Saturday July 2 – Dinner under the stars (Downtown Annapolis) Savor alfresco dining along the first block of West Street under a canopy of white lights in the charming setting of historic Annapolis.
Saturday July 2 – Independence Day Celebration (Edgewater) Celebrate our nation’s independence with a fun parade, fireworks display and live performance by modern rock band Drivetrain Band.
Saturday-Monday July 2-4 – Annapolis Historic Independence Weekend (Downtown Annapolis) Historic Annapolis invites visitors to experience Annapolis history through special family-friendly activities at the William Paca House and Garden, Hogshead, and the Annapolis Historical Museum . Limited access will be available to attend a naturalization ceremony on the terrace of Maison Paca on July 4.
Sunday July 3 – First Sunday Arts Festival (Downtown Annapolis) Stroll the first few blocks of West and Calvert streets to enjoy the creations of over 100 local and regional artisans, live entertainment, art, culture and dining in outdoors.
Sunday July 3 – Annapolis Fireworks Cruise to Sherwood Forest (Departs from downtown Annapolis) Board a Watermark vessel for unobstructed views of Sherwood Forest fireworks and the Severn River.
Sunday, July 3 – Laurel’s 4th of July Celebration (Laurel) This one-day event includes a family parade, vintage car display, live music and a final fireworks display.
Monday, July 4 – City of Annapolis 4e july parade (Downtown Annapolis) Enjoy a patriotic tribute to our nation with marching bands, old and new fire trucks, cars and vans, service tanks, civic groups, scouts and more!
Monday, July 4 – USNA Blues & Gold Independence Day Concert (Susan Campbell Park, City Dock) The United States Naval Academy Band will play patriotic music followed by Blues & Gold at Annapolis City Dock at 8:00 p.m. The music will precede the city’s fireworks display on July 4. The event is free and open to the public.
Monday, July 4 – City of Annapolis 4th of July Fireworks (Downtown Annapolis) Join the City of Annapolis for its annual 4th of July fireworks display launched from a barge in Annapolis Harbour. Watch the show from shore or hop on one of the many cruises to watch the show from the water.
Monday, July 4 – Independence Day Celebration (Severna Park) Greater Severna Park and Arnold’s Chamber of Commerce presents the community’s annual Independence Day Parade. This year’s theme is “Celebrating our rich history”.
Monday July 4 – Independence Day at Ft. McHenry (Severna Park, B&A Trail) Hike the B&A Trail from Severna Park through the urban trails and streets of Baltimore on this annual hike to the historic Fort. McHenry and Fells Point in Baltimore City.
Friday to Sunday July 1 to 3 – Cirque Fl!p (Arundel Mills) This exciting new show offers a modern yet vintage atmosphere where you engage with the artists as they perform.
Wednesday, July 6 – H2G Young Artists Showcase (Downtown Annapolis) Come to Maryland Hall for a Front Stairs Series event featuring Maryland Hall’s ArtReach team and Hood2Good (H2G) in an outdoor showcase of youth artists.
Saturday July 9 – Culturefest (Crownsville) Enjoy dynamic live performances by international reggae, soca and afrobeat artists at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. Stroll through the food court and artisan village and sample drinks created by expert mixologists.
Saturday-Sunday July 9-10 – Revolutionary London Town (Edgewater) Experience the heady days of 1776 as you chat with people from London Town’s past and learn what they thought of the Revolution. Attend demonstrations of black powder; listen to a recitation of the Declaration of Independence; try your hand at colonial crafts; and play tavern games in the newly restored William Brown House during this family-friendly event.
Saturday July 16 – Annapolis Irish Festival (Crownsville) 2022 marks the return of the Annapolis Irish Festival. The event includes great music, family activities and a crowd of food and drink vendors. Admission includes admission and free parking at the event.
Wednesday July 20 – Arundel Grown Dinner (Greater Annapolis) This incredible farm-to-table dinner will be held against the backdrop of Great Frogs Winery on Harness Creek to commemorate Maryland’s Buy Local Week and support agritourism in Anne Arundel County.
Wednesday, July 20 – Live Arts Maryland Season Preview (Downtown Annapolis) Enjoy an outside look at Live Arts Maryland’s 2022-2023 performance schedule. The season opens with Guys & Dolls. To find out what the rest of their repertoire will be, music lovers are invited to attend Live Arts Maryland’s “Under the Summer Stars” season preview concert at Maryland Hall.
Saturday July 23 – Saturday Morning Tunes: Beatles for Kids with Yellow Dubmarine(Downtown Annapolis) Maryland Hall and WTMD team up to present Beatles reggae tribute band Yellow Dubmarine at an outdoor concert at Maryland Hall. The band plays reggae versions of favorite Beatles songs that the whole family will enjoy.
Recurring seasonal events:
Dinner under the stars (Downtown Annapolis) On Wednesday evenings and select Saturdays from May 25 through September 24, the first block of West Street is closed to vehicular traffic and invites visitors to dine and shop alfresco under a canopy of white lights reminiscent of old European cities. Treat yourself to an evening with family and friends under a canopy of white lights, enjoying live music and art demonstrations against the backdrop of historic Annapolis.
First Sunday Arts Festival (Downtown Annapolis) Held on the first Sunday of each month from May through November, the first blocks of West and Calvert streets are filled with street vendors, artists, musicians and more. In a festive celebration of the arts, thousands of visitors enjoy an afternoon of alfresco dining, performances and a stroll past the works of more than 100 artisans and craft vendors.
food trucks (Greater Annapolis and Severna Park) Discover new cuisine on Friday nights by visiting no less than ten food trucks at the Anne Arundel County Farmers’ Market site at the corner of Harry Truman Parkway and Riva Road in Annapolis. On Tuesday evenings, head to the grounds of the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company in Severna Park to sample the cuisine of a total of 24 rotating food trucks.
Farmers markets (Countywide) Support our local farmers by sourcing organic fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat, poultry, local pies and jams, honey and more with a trip to one of Annapolis County and Anne Arundel Farmers Markets.
Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Tours (Annapolis) Two-hour tours from the Annapolis Maritime Museum are available three times daily most Saturdays from June 4 through October 15. These are the only tours that also provide access to an interior tour of the National Historic Landmark Lighthouse.
Tides and Tunes Summer Concert Series (Annapolis) Held Thursday nights from June 16 to August 18, the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s popular concert series features ten weeks of music – from rock to folk to blues – against the incomparable backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay . The concerts are free. Donations are gratefully accepted. Food and spirits are available for purchase. Beverage sales support the Museum’s educational programs. No outside alcohol is allowed. Bring a chair or blanket.
City Dock Concert Series (Downtown Annapolis) From June 5 to September 9, Sunday nights are filled with free entertainment at Susan Campbell Park at Annapolis City Dock from 6 p.m. to dusk. Bring your own chair or blanket.
Summer Concerts at Quiet Waters Park (Annapolis) Join Friends of Quiet Waters Park on Saturdays July 16-July 30 and Sunday September 4 for a fantastic lineup of performing artists in this free concert series. Bring your own blanket or chair, and a picnic or dessert. Admission to the park is waived for concerts. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
Fridays at Le Capitaine (Shady Side) Head to the Captain Avery Museum on Fridays this summer to enjoy Fridays at the Captain’s, an engaging twelve-night series of activities featuring live music, art lessons, local history, etc Refreshments are available for purchase.
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