January 18, 2016
How far would you go for a good deed? Would you willingly put yourself in an uncomfortable situation for a noble cause? How about a cause dedicated to the Special Olympics Maryland? If you answered positively to any of those questions, the 20th Annual Polar Bear Plunge is all for you.
This year’s plunge will be January 30th from 8am-2pm at Sandy Point State Park, only a few miles and a quick drive away from Holiday Inn Express Annapolis. Participants will jump into the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay to raise funds for the worthy organization and the chance to win special prizes along the way. A minimum donation of $75 is required to splash in the Bay, but even if you aren’t feeling particularly courageous, you can still participate in other ways. There will be heated tents available for supporters and spectators along with a food court, live entertainment and carnival amusements. This is a family-friendly event so bring the whole gang!
In appreciation, all plungers will receive a well-earned Polar Plunge sweatshirt for their donations, effort and time.
Then, once you’ve gloated enough about your fearlessness to jump into icy waters, let one of the top hotels in Annapolis warm those bones. Blast the heater, relax in a soothing Whirlpool bubble bath and later take advantage of the exciting things to do in Annapolis!
Remember, members of the military and their families always receive special rates and promotions – simply because we appreciate all that you do.
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December 30, 2015
With only a few days remaining in 2015, it’s time to party! Ring in 2016 the Annapolis way with the city’s annual New Year’s Celebration. The fun starts at 3:00 PM on December 31, 2015 and lasts all the way into the new year! Take a look at some of the best events happening throughout the celebration:
3:00 PM - Annapolis Drum and Bugle Corps “Pied Piper”
3:00 PM - Join Squire Frederick at the Market House Big Tent
3:00 – 7:00 PM - Face Painting
4:30 – 5:00 PM - The Magical Worlds of Jack Julius
5:30 – 6:30 PM – Kid friendly music/dancing and limbo contest
7:30 PM – Fireworks!
7:00 – 9:00 PM – Deejay Scott Hymes hosts dance party
9:00 PM – Radio City Band performs
12:00 AM – FIREWORKS! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
New Year’s Annapolis is a family-friendly event that provides guests with a fun and safe environment for all ages to celebrate New Year’s Eve. As you can see, the event includes live musical entertainment and will feature TWO fireworks displays—an early show for families with young children and a traditional midnight spectacular to ring in 2016.
If you can’t make the daytime festivities, but want a good look at the fireworks show, here are a few places that give you the best seat in the house:
-Susan Campbell Park
-Northeast of the Severn River
-Spa Creek-facing parks
-On a boat in Annapolis Harbor
This year’s New Year’s Annapolis events are completely free, so bring the whole family out for a night of fun and excitement! Happy New Year!
December 22, 2015
The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, previously known as the EagleBank Bowl and the Congressional Bowl, kicks off for the eighth time on December 28, 2015 at 2:30pm at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. This year’s game, which features a matchup between the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference, will pair the Navy Midshipmen (10-2) against the Pittsburgh Panthers (8-4).
The game benefits the United Service Organizations (USO), which provides critical support to deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, and families of fallen soldiers. The Military Bowl serves as a premier regional with first-rate participants and seeks to generate widespread support for the USO. This year’s Military Bowl will be televised nationally on ESPN.
There are also several Military Bowl events happening this year, including the first ever Military Bowl 5K and a parade! At 8:15am, runners will line up at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and follow a 3-mile course into downtown Annapolis and back. At 9:00am, the parade will begin at the Annapolis City Dock and make its way up Main Street, around Church Circle, and down Rowe Boulevard en route to the stadium.
Make sure to buy your Military Bowl tickets today and secure your spot at one of the most anticipated games of the post-season!
October 31, 2014
Annapolis, MD will host one of America’s most accomplished and beloved classical violinists live in concert in November. Experience the magic of Grammy nominated Jenny Oaks Baker’s artistry as never before at this local concert at Maryland Hall on Friday, November 7 where she will be performing with the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra.
The evening’s performance commences at 7:30pm and will feature live music from the world of film and rock and roll. The program includes movie favorites from The Wizard of Oz, The Mission and classic rock. This Casual Friday performance will also include a Q&A with Jenny after the concert.
Playing the violin since the age of four, Jenny began her solo orchestral debut in 1983 at the age of eight. Going on to receive her Master of Music degree from the renowned Juilliard School in New York City, Jenny has release 12 albums which have sold over a quarter of a million copies since 1998. She earned a Best Pop Instrumental Album Grammy nomination for her album “Wish Upon a Star: A Tribute to the Music of Walt Disney” at the 54th Grammy Awards. Her most recent CD, “Classic: The Rock Album” is topping Billboard charts.
Jenny Oaks Baker boasts live performances at renowned venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Library of Congress. Jenny’s music has been featured on the soundtracks of many films, including Mitch Davis’ new film where her music appears alongside The Killers. Jenny will make her acting debut in “Stuck”, to be released Fall of this year.
Jenny Oaks Baker’s November 7th concert is a benefit for “Our Daily Bread”, an employment center dedicated to improving the lives of people in need by providing resources to help them achieve self-sufficiency through employment.
Don’t forget to book one of the hotels in Annapolis MD and make your Jenny Oaks Baker experience a weekend getaway from D.C. and surrounding areas. After your evening of stimulating music, relax and unwind in one of our spacious guest rooms or suites. Your stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Annapolis also includes free on-site parking, free breakfast and internet access. Book our Annapolis shopping package and get a jump on your Holiday shopping with a $25 gift certificate and VIP Coupon Book to Queenstown Premium Outlets or Arundel Mills mall. Our Annapolis hotel shopping package also includes a late check-out at 1:00 p.m. so you can enjoy the numerous sites and things to do in Annapolis. USNA midshipmen – don’t forget to book our exclusive rates for US Naval Academy midshipmen and their families.
October 25, 2014
November 15th and 16th is an exciting time in the Annapolis, Maryland area as hundreds of excited young athletes and their families travel to Centreville to take part in the 2014 Fall Brawl Lacrosse tournament. This year’s tournament is promoted by Matt Hogan and Hall of Fame coach of the Chesapeake Bayhawks, Dave Cottle. This year the competition will be heated as more than 100 teams of young men, age nine to 15 take the field.
Each team will compete in three games conducted in a round-robin format. Teams can choose to compete in age or grade-based divisions. Sponsors and Annapolis hotels expect record numbers of young athletes, their families and spectators to attend this year’s event. Come out and support your favorite team and remember to book hotel reservations early. The Annapolis Holiday Inn Express makes it easy to arrange hotel rooms for sports groups and families.
Fall Brawl Lacrosse tournament
The competition takes place at White Marsh Park and Route 18 Park in Centreville, Maryland Saturday November 15 and Sunday November 16, 2014. Matches are expected to begin by 8 a.m. and end by 6 p.m. The playing fields are convenient to quality restaurants, shopping and comfortable Annapolis hotels so you can find everything you need close to the action.
The Holiday Inn Express in Annapolis, just a short drive from the Fall Brawl Lacrosse tournament, offers easy access to the event and affordable group rates for teams and their families. Our hotel is located just off Route 50 and can easily accommodate your entire team. You are sure to enjoy our comfortable spacious suites and amenities. The hotel provides our guests with free high-speed Internet access, free parking and a select number of Whirlpool suites. Make sure to stop by and enjoy our free Holiday Inn Express Start breakfast bar on the way to the tournament.
October 24, 2014
Are you interested in getting your high school lacrosse player in front of college recruiters and college lacrosse coaches? If the answer is yes, then the Ultimate Performance Lacrosse Shootout in Centreville, MD is the must attend lacrosse event of the season for your player. Over 100 collegiate coaches were present at last year’s Ultimate Performance Lacrosse Shootout, making this a major Annapolis area lacrosse tournament and recruiting opportunity for your player dreaming of NCAA lacrosse play.
The Annapolis, Maryland area lacrosse tournament will take place at Central Sod Farms at 920 John Brown Road, Centreville, MD on November 8th and 9th and November 15th and 16th. Teams from near and far will be participating including Annapolis Black Hawks from Annapolis, MD, the official lacrosse team of the state of Texas, Texas United, and Edge Canada.
Players will have plenty of field time as each team will play (3) 60 minute running time games. This lacrosse tournament is for high-school aged players and is a great opportunity for kids to sharpen their techniques in competition against other elite teams and players while showcasing their skills for some of the top college lacrosse coaches in the country.
According to scholarshipstats.com, almost 500 colleges and universities offered scholarships to lacrosse players last year. Make sure your team is fresh and ready for their game with a great night’s sleep, hearty breakfast and short ride to the competition location.
The Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis is just a few minutes from Central Sod Farms, the venue for the 2014 Ultimate Performance Lacrosse Shootout and offers spacious team and family-friendly guestrooms, complimentary breakfast, a well-equipped fitness center, free parking and free WiFi. Our award-winning service team is skilled at handling the unique needs of elite athletes and sports groups.
Of hotels in Annapolis, MD, our group blocks and fan rates make the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis hotel the best option for your lacrosse team or family. Coaches and exhausted parents will appreciate spacious Jacuzzi suites to relax and unwind after the tournament. Click here to book your Ultimate Performance Lacrosse Shootout hotel reservations or click here to request lacrosse team group block information now.
November 19, 2013
Rams Head On Stage Christmas
This winter is full of jolly and what better way to find your spirit than at a concert conveniently a six minute drive from your hotel. Join The Celts, a band that has been playing around the world for 17 years and are well known for their voluntary, fast and imaginative interaction with their audience. And why pay more for a great time, take advantage of the Manager’ Special and save up to 20% when you book now, the earlier you book the more you save. Don’t miss out this winter, come enjoy dancing, singing, humor, a fusion of Celtic pop rock with Scottish/Irish traditional instruments played with a natural Celtic practice, and overall an incredible experience.
Come to Rams Head on Stage and enjoy the show!
When: December 03, 2013; Time: Tuesday at 8pm
Where: Rams Head on Stage; 33 West St., Annapolis, MD 21401
Online at http://www.ramsheadonstage.com/event/343507-christmas-celts-as-seen-on-annapolis
May 16, 2013
When: June 8, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | June 9, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Wine Tasting Ticket: $30.00 includes wine tastings and entry. Wine by the glass and bottle are available for purchase.
Non-tasting Ticket: $8.00
Youth Ticket Ages 12-18: $5.00
Children under 12 are FREE.
This annual event is ideal for friends, families and couples looking to kick off the summer in a unique way. Over 200 artists and artisans will be showcasing and selling their work. Smooth jazz will be performed all day long by both Three Shot Mocha and Mosaic Jazz Ensemble. Twenty-five Maryland wineries will be at the event offering tastings, so feel free to purchase a bottle of wine, peruse the artwork, relax and enjoy the music.
Featured work includes:
- Digital Art
- Mixed Media
- Fiber Art
- Metal Photography
If you are planning to bring the little ones with you, be sure to stop by the Kids’ Art area. Check out the schedule here on the website to see exactly what is going on, but here is a little taste:
- Theatrical & Musical Performances
- Face Painting
- Arts & Crafts Activities
April 3, 2013
Annapolis Wine Expo 2013
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Where: The Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Session I: 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Session II: 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Expo coordinators have partnered with Southern Wine and Spirits to bring the city the annual Annapolis Wine Expo. Held over one afternoon, over 100 varietals of wine – national and international – will be served to wine connoisseurs and newbies alike. Guests will move from station to station, tasting the wines and sampling light fare. Some of the afternoon’s events also include:
Tasting Seminars – Learn to swish, swirl and taste like a pro. Get an education on how to recognize flavors and aromas in many popular types of wine. Also, learn what wines are best paired with which foods.
Dining at the Chef’s Table – This event must be reserved in addition to the wine expo. Visit select restaurants throughout Annapolis for a multi-course, wine-paired menu.
Visit the Annapolis Wine Expo Website for more information on pricing, participating restaurants and more.
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March 5, 2013
Join the residents and visitors of Annapolis and beyond as we celebrate the sixth annual Maryland Day from March 22 – 24, 2013. Maryland Day is a statewide holiday honoring the formal founding of Maryland as a colony. The holiday is celebrated with a weekend of activities, events and fun for the whole family. As various museums across the city, there will be guest speakers, special kids’ activities and live music performances. Read along as we take you through some of the upcoming Maryland Day Celebration events.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation – The foundation will be leading a hands-on restoration and tour of the Oyster Restoration Center. Dress appropriately and assist in the construction of concrete reef balls that will serve as a habitat for critters such as oysters, fish, blue crabs and more.
MainStreets Annapolis Partnership/ City of Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission – The Annapolis Historic District will be hosting a scavenger hunt starting at City Hall. The hunt will put you on the lookout for historic and architectural items.
Maryland State House – Go on a behind the scenes tour of the newest exhibit in the Maryland State House. “The Enemy Nearly All Around Us” chronicles the war of 1812 and how the Maryland State Government was able to protect its citizens from attack.
For all other events and information, please visit the Maryland Day website.
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