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.