Anne Arundel


Sunday, June 29

Music by the bay The Bayside Summer Concert Series will feature the band Sunset from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Downs Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena. No bikes, skateboards or roller skates are permitted in the concert area. Information: 410-222-6230 or go to


Monday, June 30

Are you game? Family Game Night will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Broadneck Community Library, 1275 Green Holly Drive, Annapolis. Games range from Candy Land to Scatagories, with a short Bingo session to end the night. Snacks and small prizes for all. Information: 410-222-1905.


Tuesday, July 1

Book Buddies A Book Buddies session for elementary school-age children will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Crofton Library, 1681 Riedel Road, and will discuss the book "Summer at Forsaken Lake" by Michael Beil. Information: 410-222-7915 or 301-261-3909.

Wednesday, July 2

Something fishy Teens and adults are invited to take part in a fish survey from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian. Join staff naturalists to monitor the fish living in streams. Volunteers willing to get wet are needed to help catch, identify, measure and release fish. Wear old shoes that tie tightly and clothes that can get wet and muddy. Bring a bag lunch, change of clothes, shoes and a towel. Information: 410-741-9330 or

Thursday, July 3

Concert The Annapolis Maritime Museum's Tides and Tunes summer concert series presents the Shatners from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 723 Second St. Admission is free, though a $10 per person donation is welcome. The event will be canceled if it rains. Information: 410-295-0104 or

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 100 Compromise St. Installation of officers will be held. Information: 410-956-7672.

'Critter Hour' Visitors can join museum educators from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Be prepared to get wet and muddy as you explore oyster habitats, catch crabs and wade to catch Chesapeake Bay critters. Free and open to the public. Information: 410-295-0104 or


Friday, July 4

Parade and fireworks The annual Annapolis Fourth of July parade will kick off at 6:30 p.m. at Amos Garrett Boulevard and proceeds down West Street, around Church Circle and down Main Street. The U.S. Naval Academy Concert Band will perform at 8 p.m. in Susan Campbell Park. Fireworks will begin about 9:15 p.m. The display will be launched from a barge in the harbor and can be viewed from several locations. Information: 410-263-7973.

Saturday, July 5

Lighthouse tour The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Tour to benefit lighthouse preservation will be held 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., beginning from 723 Second St., Annapolis. Tickets are $70. Information: 415-362-7255.


First Sunday Arts Festival The event from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 6, will feature crafts, artists, music, street performers and sidewalk dining in the first block of West Street and Calvert Street in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-741-3267 or


Crab feast The Rotary Club of Annapolis will hold its 69th annual crab feast from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Tickets are $65, $20 for children 3-12 and free for children younger than 3. Buy tickets at or call 877-333-9667 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Online and telephone sales end at noon Aug. 1. Tickets will be available at the stadium box office starting at 4 p.m. the day of the event.

Music festival The Silopanna Music Festival, featuring performances by Eric Hutchinson, the Flaming Lips, Dashboard Confessional, Matt & Kim, Sleeper Agent, Hellogoodbye, Chappo, Twin Forks, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Pasadena, Sweet Leda, Higher Hands and others will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway in Crownsville. Tickets are $59.50 until Aug. 1, when they increase to $69.50. VIP passes are $150 through Aug. 1, $175 after. For information, go to

Wine festival The third annual Kegs and Corks Beer and Wine Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway in Crownsville. Tickets include a souvenir cup, limited samples of beer and wine, and entertainment all day. Food will be available for purchase. Musical entertainment includes performances by Uncle Jack, the Roadhouse Clams and Tom Larson. Proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Bay Trust, which funds educational programs in schools to teach children about the environment and ground restoration work. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the gate, $25 each for groups of 10 or more, free for children 12 and younger. Information: 410-507-2186 or

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