Six Not-To-Miss March Events In Annapolis And Anne Arundel County, Maryland


— What’s happening in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County in March 2019? Plenty! To make it easier for you, Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (VAAAC) is highlighting six celebrations you won’t want to miss.

Annapolis Restaurant Week ushers in the month with price fixed breakfasts, lunches and dinners at new and old favorite dining hot spots. For the first time, the March 2-10 event covers two weekends.

First-ever Mardi Gras at Market Space on March 3, 2019

First-ever Mardi Gras at Market Space on March 3, 2019

Food and drink will be front and center at the first-ever Mardi Gras at Market Space on March 3. Market House and Market Space restaurants will serve up crawfish boil, grilled oysters, shrimp gumbo and shrimp po-boys cooked on outside grills during the noon to 5:00 p.m. event. Hurricanes, Orange Crushes and craft beers from New Orleans will flow as revelers dance in the streets to live Dixieland and zydeco music.

The partying continues March 9-10 with the Annapolis Hooley Celebration and St. Patrick’s Parade. Grab a spot along the parade route for an earful of some of the best pipe bands around.

Film lovers will get their fill at the March 21-24 Annapolis Film Festival. The 7th annual event screens more than 70 shorts, documentaries and feature films spanning the globe – some for the very first time.

The action cuts from the red carpet to the shores of the Chesapeake for the March 23 Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning. You can add fuel to the fire by tossing in those smelly old socks you’ve saved for the occasion. In addition to a grand bonfire, the Eastport tradition includes live music, a shucking contest and plenty of raw and roasted oysters!

Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning, March 23, 2019

Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning, March 23, 2019

If you’re hungry for history, the March 29-31 Maryland Day Celebration provides the perfect opportunity for families to explore historic sites and attractions throughout the Four Rivers Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County for free or $1.

For a more complete listing of events, visit the online calendar of events at

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