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.
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.
February 1, 2013
Bring out the stretchy pants; Annapolis Restaurant Week is upon us. Throughout the last week of February, over 40 of the area’s finest restaurants are bringing hungry patrons three-course dinners and two-course lunches. Two of the city’s diners, Miss Shirley’s Café and Metropolitan Kitchen are offering a two-course breakfast.
When you visit the official Restaurant Week website, all the participating eateries are listed, with a link to their websites, menus, and what meal(s) they will be serving. Reservations are encouraged, and can be made for select restaurants through the main page.
The city of Annapolis has made transportation and parking hassles non-existent through the Park & Shop Program and the Circulator. The Park & Shop Program is a partnership of retailers and some parking garages for free parking vouchers. Many of the included restaurants are within comfortable walking distance of the garages. The Circulator is the trolley that circles downtown, with fifteen stops along the way, and will be free all week.
So, come hungry and leave full. Enjoy Restaurant Week!
Dates: February 25 – March 3
3-Course Dinner: $32.95
2-Course Lunch: $15.95
2-Course Breakfast: $12.95
January 7, 2013
Guests visiting Annapolis, and even residents, enjoy this 18th century Georgian mansion built by William Paca. Paca was a three-term governor of Maryland, as well as a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The architecture of the home was designed largely by Paca himself. Construction of the two-story home with a 2-acre walled garden lasted from 1763-1765. Although many changes were made to the home over the two and a half centuries of its existence, it has since been restored to its original state.
Guided tours of the home take place hourly, on the half hour, and last roughly 40 minutes each. Visitors may feel free to tour the garden at their own pace and leisure. Admission to the National Historic Landmark is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, youth between the ages of 6 and 17 get in for $5, and children 5 and under are free. If you wish to tour the garden only, admission is $7 for all ages.
Address: 186 Prince George Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Telephone: (410) 267-8146
Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Princess Tea Party Celebrating Queen Anne’s Birthday
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Admission: $20 each participating person
Bring your little princess out to this birthday celebration hosted by Queen Anne herself for a tea party afternoon at the Paca House & Garden. Have your little one dress up as their favorite princess to honor the British monarch for which Annapolis is named.
December 17, 2012
Join the celebration ushering in 2013 at City Dock as Annapolis lights up the night for their annual New Year’s Eve fireworks performance. The Circulator, Annapolis’ local shuttle, is running free to help visitors and residents make it to the event. City parking garages are open 24 hours to park securely and from there you can ride the Circulator to the celebration at no cost. Be sure to dress in layers to keep warm as you watch the show. This performance is ideal for families with children of all ages. No food will be sold at the event, but feel free to pack a picnic of your own! The best viewing areas are City Dock from Susan Campbell Park, along Main Street, any public spaces northeast of Severn River, any street-end parks facing Spa Creek, or aboard a boat in City Harbor. This event will be held after dark on December 31, 2012, and all performances are free to attend.
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November 15, 2012
Around the Thanksgiving season take part in the Continental Congress Festival which will showcase America’s political evolution from 1774 to 1789. This three-day comprehensive experience will highlight the Treaty of Paris Proclamation. Not only does November 26 – 28 mark the dates of this intriguing festival, but are also the dates marking the first time this broadside will be displayed in Annapolis, where the Treaty was created. The Treaty of Paris Proclamation was signed by President Thomas Mifflin and Secretary of Congress Charles Thomson right in Annapolis on January 14, 1784.
Date: November 26-28
Location: Governor Calvert House (58 State Circle, Annapolis)
Parking: Trolley Service USNA Stadium, City of Annapolis garages, Circulator
Here are some of the features of the 2012 Continental Congress Festival:
• Compilation of unique Revolutionary War & Founding manuscripts, letters & documents written by George Washington, Elias Boudinot, John Jay and other leaders
• Lectures by noted scholars in the US Founding Field covering the 1774-89 period
• Rare copy of the 1775 manuscript copy of the Articles of Confederation
• Author signings
• Historic memorabilia
• Film screenings
• Trivia contests
• Children’s activities
Festival attendees will soak in even more history relating to Annapolis and enjoy special family friendly events at the Continental Congress Festival. Purchase books, enjoy short films, meet Poe from the Baltimore Ravens, attend lectures or get an up-close look at rare documents dating back to the 1700s.
Monday & Tuesday 9am – 9pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
2451 Riva Road | Annapolis, MD 21401