Sparked by the 300th anniversary of the signing of Annapolisâ€™ Royal Charter, the people of Annapolis are celebrating for an entire year, with events all over town, from the US Naval Academy to neighborhoods, shops, schools, and restaurants and more.The celebration called Annapolis Alive! joyfully marks this unique cityâ€™s independence and truly participatory democracy. Annapolis Alive! was officially kicked off by the Queen Anne Ball on September 30, 2007, and the rest of 2007 and the year 2008 will be like no other. Major arts, cultural and historic events will share the stage with community festivals, parties, special historical tours, pub crawls, and even a Town Crier competition.
Every year on the second Saturday in December, magic happens on the water of the Annapolis Harbor … boats suddenly appear out of the cold winter night illuminated with thousands of colored lights and crewed by jolly revelers. Families and friends gather at their favorite viewing spots along the waterfront to see this yearly spectacle and to celebrate the holiday season together. The Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade is one of Annapolis’ signature events.
2010 marksÂ The Eastport Yacht Club’sÂ 28th annualÂ Lights ParadeÂ in Annapolis Harbor.Â Â The Lights Parade will take place along the Annapolis Spa Creek waterfront, below and above the bridge.Â For the parade, area boaters decorate their sailboats and powerboats with holiday lights and decorations. The lights can be seen along Spa Creek, the Severn River (near and opposite the USNA), and Ego Alley/City Dock. Date:Â Saturday, December 11, 2010 Time:Â Â 6:00pm to 8:00pm followed by fireworks.
The King William Players, St. Johnâ€™s student theater troupe, will once again take part in a long-standing tradition: performing the plays of William Shakespeare. This holiday season The King William Players presents Shakespeareâ€™s tender romantic comedy â€œThe Tempest.â€ The performance, which is free and open to the public, will be … Continue reading →