Get your tickets now for the Silopanna Music Festival, a Rams Head Promotion that will be held from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway in Crownsville.
The fest includes 19 national and regional bands, including the headlining Flaming Lips, performing on three stages. There also will be an array of vendors, more than a half dozen food trucks and other food and beverage purveyors.
Parking onsite is $10 and reservations are suggested as the parking space is limited. Or park at the Riva Road Park-And-Ride Lot and take the shuttle to and from the festival starting at 10:30 a.m. and running until midnight.
Tickets are $70 at the gate and VIP tickets are $175 at the gate.
For tickets and more information, visit http://www.silopannafestival.com.
There's still time to catch...
Summer thrills - The Annapolis Knights of Columbus' 34th annual family carnival opens tonight in Edgewater and continues through Aug. 16. For details, see Top Billing on Page 3.
Thursdays at the dock - During Thursday Night with the Stars, the City Dock stage will come alive. In this new initiative by the Arts in Public Places Commission, local actors, actresses and musicians will showcase their star power from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Performances, which continue through Aug. 28, are free; bring a lawn chair.
"Spamalot" - The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre continues its 49th season at its "theater under the stars" with "Spamalot," with performances through Aug. 31. Lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot will leave you in stitches. Showtimes are at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays at 143 Compromise St. across from City Dock. $20. 410-268-9212 or http://www.summergarden.com.
It's fair time - The Queen Anne's County Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Aug. 16 at 4-H Park, 100 Dulin Clark Road in Centreville. For more information, see Top Billing on Page 3.
Towne Centre concert — The Annapolis Towne Centre's free outdoor summer concert series continues from 7 to 8:30 Friday night with a performance by Chanssez. http://www.visitatc.com or 410-573-0703.
Quiet Waters concerts — The U.S. Navy Cruisers will perform a free concert at 6 p.m. Saturday at Quite Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic. 410-222-1777.
See the light - Summertime tours of the majestic Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, the last screwpile lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay still in its original location, will be held Saturday. The tour, which will be held at 9 a.m. and again at 11:30 a.m., cost $70 and it departs from the Barge House at 723 Second St. in Eastport. All tour participants must be at least 12 years old and at least 48-inches tall. Reserve your seat by calling 415-362-7255. Tours also will be held Aug. 16 and 30, Sept. 6 and 13, and Oct. 4 and 11.
And make plans for...
Aug. 15 - The annual Canines & Cocktails for a Cause Series continues from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 15 at the outside patio of the West Kitchen and Tavern at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, 125 West St. This dog-friendly happy hour also will be held the last Friday of the month through October and it also includes a raffle. Self-parking is available at the hotel for $5. 410-263-8683.
Aug. 16 - The 11th annual 12-Ounce Regatta and celebration, featuring boats made out of beer and soda cans, will be held from 9:30 to 7 p.m. at the Eastport Democratic Club, 525 State St., Annapolis. Contestants must assemble their sailboats from materials provided by the Chesapeake Outdoor Group, and then race them in a large pool of water. There will be races for adults and kids, music, a silent auction, and food and beverages available for purchase. You also can buy a duck to race. Racing space are limited and you must register in advance. Spectators are welcome to just show up and enjoy the fun. http://www.chesapeakeoutdoor.org.