Annapolis Harbour Center
7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Events pavilion of the Annapolis Harbour Center, 2512-A Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-266-5857 or www.annapolisharbourcenter.com.
July 7: 1960s and '70s rock by Back Pages Band.
July 21: Good Deale Bluegrass Band.
Aug. 4: 1950s and '60s rock and country by Pure Luck.
Aug. 18: Zydeco, rock and soul by the Crawdaddies.
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
Two alcohol-free family concerts to celebrate the summer holidays, sponsored by the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Free. 410-269-1132.
July 3: Fourth of July celebration includes patriotic tunes such as Tchaikovsky's "1812" Overture and John Philip Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever." Conducted by Maj. Timothy J. Holtan of the U.S. Army bands. 8 p.m. Stadium, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold.
Sept. 6: "Summer's End" concert conducted by Annapolis Chorale Music Director J. Ernest Green. Includes David Ott's "Annapolis" Overture and other classical pieces. 6 p.m. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Tolchester Beach Bandstand. Mill Street, St. Michaels. Big Band Night concerts, $10; members, $5. Family concerts, free. 410-745-2916 or www.cbmm.org.
Saturday: Family Concert, Rick Forrest, 7:30 p.m.
July 3: Big Band Night, Rhythm Doctors, 7 p.m.
July 24: Family Concert, Bay Country Chorus, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 21: Family Concert, Andrew McKnight, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 28: Big Band Night, the Notables, 7 p.m.
Thursdays in the Park
All concerts begin at 7 p.m., are free and are held rain or shine. Sponsored by the Queen Anne's County Arts Council. 410-758-2520 or www.arts4u.info.
Today: Sean Fleming Band, Millstream Park, Route 213 South, Centreville.
July 8: David Bach Consortium, Kent Manor Inn, Route 8 South, Stevensville.
July 22: Special Gifts, Millstream Park, Route 213 South, Centreville. 6 p.m., learn how to play spoons during a workshop.
Aug. 12: Blue Daze, Kent Manor Inn, Route 8 South, Stevensville.
Aug. 26: Hawk and the Satyr Hill Band, Millstream Park, Route 213 South, Centreville.
Glen Burnie Summer Concert Series
All concerts held 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays, unless otherwise noted. Corcoran Pavilion, Glen Burnie Town Center, Crain Highway and Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard. Free. 410-647-0057.
Tomorrow: Favorites from the big-band era by the Crabtowne Big Band.
July 2: Patriotic songs by Faith Baptist Church choir, 7 p.m.; 1950s and '60s rock by Package Deal, 8 p.m.
July 9: Sinatra covers by Richie G and traditional barbershop songs by Sons of the Severn.
July 16: Bluegrass by Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition.
July 23: Easy-listening music of the '50s and '60s by Glen and the Gemstones.
City Dock Concerts
7 p.m. Tuesdays. City Dock, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1183.
Concerts June 29, July 20 and Aug. 10 and 24 featuring the Rob Levit Trio, Derivative and Squashua.
Naval Academy Band Concerts
Summer Serenade Series
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. City Dock, Annapolis. Free. 410-293-0263 or www.usna.edu.
July 6: Series opens with the Naval Academy Concert Band.
July 13: Top 40 and rhythm and blues by the Electric Brigade.
July 20: Alumni concert. Past and current members of the Naval Academy Band perform in "Old Comrades." Tentatively schedule to take place at the City Dock.
July 27: Concert Band.
Aug. 3: Classic and contemporary big-band jazz by the Next Wave.
Aug. 10: Concert Band.
Aug. 17: Finale concert featuring the Naval Academy's chamber, concert and jazz bands, 6:30 p.m.
Other Naval Academy Band Performances
July 4: Pre-fireworks concert featuring Naval Academy Concert Band. 8 p.m., City Dock, Annapolis.
July 18: Electric Brigade, a Top 40 band, 6 p.m., Downs Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena.
July 31: Electric Brigade, 6 p.m., Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis.
Aug. 12: Electric Brigade, 7:30 p.m., Rip Miller Field, Naval Academy, 121 Blake Rd., Annapolis.
Aug. 15: The Next Wave, 5 p.m., Linthicum Park, Benton Avenue, Linthicum.
Concerts in the Park
6 p.m. Sundays in Linthicum Park, Benton Avenue, Linthicum. Free. 410-859-3308.
Sunday: Broadway tunes with the Young Columbians.
July 11: Marches by the Baltimore Symphonic Band.
July 18: Irish music by Maggie's Farm.
July 25: Tunes from the 1920s, '30s and '40s by New Hots Jazz Orchestra.
Aug. 1: Traditional and contemporary bluegrass by Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition.
Aug. 8: Big-band favorites by Crabtowne Big Band.
Aug. 15: Jazz by the Naval Academy's Next Wave band, 5 p.m.
Bayside Concert Series
Sundays at Downs Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena. Free. Parking, $5. 410-222-6230.
Sunday: Oldies by the Goldenaires, 6-8 p.m.
Passport to the Arts Summer Concerts
Held throughout downtown Easton. Free. 410-820-8822 or www.avalontheatre.com.
July 10: "Motown in Downtown," featuring rhythm and blues, Motown hits and soul by the XPDs, 7 p.m.
July 17: Jazz and pop by the Commodores, 7 p.m.
July 18: Celtic rock by O'Malley's March, 6 p.m.
July 23: The Air Force's Singing Sergeants, 7 p.m.
Aug. 21: Rock from the Cruisers, 7 p.m.
Aug. 28: The Air Force's Airmen of Note, 7 p.m.
South County Sundays
Sponsored by Four Rivers: the Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County. These Sunday summer events feature activities for children and special programs. 1-4 p.m. in southern Anne Arundel County through Aug. 22. 410-222-1805 or www.fourriversheritage.org.
Sunday: Children can dress up, play games and participate in an interactive Department of Natural Resources display. Includes West River boat tours. Refreshments for sale. Galesville Heritage Museum, 988 Main St., Galesville. Boat tours, $10; children 11 and younger, $5.
July 11: Tour of the William Brown House and the schooner Resolution. Includes children's activities. Tours led by costumed guides. Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater. Museum admission, $7; children 7-12, $3; children 6 and younger, free.
July 18: Experience the watermen's life during Watermen's Sunday. Includes oyster tonging, culling and crafts. Refreshments. Discovery Village, 4800 Atwell Rd., Shady Side. Captain Salem Avery House Museum,1418 E. W. Shady Side Rd., Shady Side.
July 25: Tour of a Quaker burial ground, quilting, doll making, spinning and candle making demonstrations. Live music by the African Methodist Episcopal Ebenezer Church men's choir and the Needham Family Trio. Galesville Heritage Museum, 988 Main St., Galesville. Free.
Aug. 1: Tours of the William Brown House; hearth cooking and harvest demonstrations. Includes children's activities and games. Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater. Museum admission, $7; children 7-12, $3; children 6 and younger, free.
Aug. 8: Learn about Maryland's horse racing history at historic Larkin's Hills. Includes a Maryland Horse Breeders Association display. Larkin's Hills, Route 2, Harwood. Free.
Aug. 15: Artists' studio tour, tractor-wagon tours of Galesville, tobacco and native plant displays at the Galesville Heritage Museum and tours of the West River. Galesville Heritage Museum, 988 Main St., Galesville. Boat tours, $10; children 11 and younger, $5.
Aug. 22: Historic clothing displays and demonstrations, Civil War crafts for children and a Civil War reenactment by the 2nd Maryland Company, Confederate States of America. Includes a visit to the Marion Warren Chesapeake Bay photo gallery and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's oyster restoration project. Discovery Village, 4800 Atwell Rd., Shady Side. Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. W. Shady Side Rd., Shady Side. Free.
Twilight Tattoo Show
Military sunset pageant performed by the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band. The event also features the Army Drill Team, the Fife and Drum Corps and the Army Chorale. Soldiers perform in period uniforms. 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. Free. McGlachlin Parade Field, Fort Meade. 301-677-1361 or www.ftmeade.army.mil.
Anne Arundel Community College pays tribute to the county's dramatic talents with a three-day festival tomorrow through Sunday featuring several one-act plays by local theater companies, including the Colonial Players, 2nd Star Productions, Anne Arundel Community College's Moonlight Troupers and the Children's Theatre of Annapolis. 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $10; seniors, $8; children, $5. 410-777-2457.
A celebration of Hispanic cultures with live music, food, face painting, raffles, games, arts and crafts, fire evacuation demonstrations and appearances by members of the Bowie Baysox. Live music by Sol y Rumba, the Cantare duo and Patricia Vergara and Cecilia Esquivel. Sponsored by the Centro de Ayuda, a nonprofit Hispanic outreach center. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Parking lot, Salvation Army, 351 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis. Free. 410-974-9131.
Amish Olde Tyme Days
Pennsylvania Dutch Farmers Market includes a pig roast, homemade ice cream, a quilting bee, hot dogs, french fries, homemade lemonade and horse-drawn carriage rides. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 8, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 9 and 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 10. Free. 2512-A Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis. 410-266-5857 or www.annapolisharbourcenter.com.
John Paul Jones Day
Exhibits and events focusing on the life and times of the American naval hero buried beneath the Naval Academy Chapel. Begins with a wreath laying ceremony and historical presentation in crypt of John Paul Jones at 9 a.m.; at 10:35 a.m., a flag raising ceremony. Includes tours, slide shows, lectures, demonstrations, book signings and children's activities related to the Naval Academy and Jones. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 10. Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center, Naval Academy, 121 Blake St., Annapolis. 410-263-6933 or www.navyonline.com.
A celebration of the blue crab with live music, boat rides, cooking demonstrations and children's activities. Participants can feast on all things crabby, with vendors selling steamed crabs, crab cakes, crab soup and more. $10; members, free. 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 1. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mill Street, St. Michaels. 410-745-2916 or www.cbmm.org.
Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival
African, African American and Afro-Caribbean influences in the county are celebrated during this festival filled with arts and crafts, fine arts, children's activities, live music and dance. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 14 and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 15. $5; seniors, children ages 4 to 12, $3; children 3 and younger, free. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 General's Hwy., Crownsville. 410-349-0338 or www.kuntakinte.org.
Rural Heritage Day
Learn about the rural heritage of the Eastern Shore with live music, storytelling, exhibits and food during the Eastern Shore's first annual Rural Heritage Day. Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 28. Queen Anne's County 4-H Park, 100 Dulin Clark Road, Centreville. $5; children 12 and younger, $4. 410-827-9756.
Maryland Renaissance Festival
Live music, dancing and food reminiscent of 16th-century England. The festival takes place in the make-believe, 125-acre English village of Revel Grove and includes jousting contests, eight stages with entertainment, and craft and food vendors. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, through Oct. 24. Opens Aug. 28. $17; seniors, $15; children 7-15, $8; children 6 and younger, free. Maryland Renaissance Festival, 1821 Crownsville Rd., outside Annapolis. 410-266-7304 or www.rennfest.com.
Maryland Seafood Festival
Live music, seafood, children's activities, and arts and crafts vendors during this annual fundraising event. Festivities include a Save the Bay Day celebration 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 11. $10; children 7-12, $4; children 6 and younger, free. Proceeds benefit nonprofit organizations in central Maryland. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 10-12. Sandy Point State Park, 1100 E. College Pkwy., Annapolis. 410-268-7682 or www.mdseafoodfestival.com.
Anne Arundel County Fair
Petting farm, live music, fair ambassador contest, food and craft vendors, and art displays. 4-10 p.m. Sept. 15, noon-11 p.m. Sept. 16, 4-11 p.m. Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 19. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 General's Hwy., Crownsville. $5; children 6-15, $2; children 5 and younger, free. 410-923-3400 or www.aacountyfair.org.
Rotary Club Crab Feast
The Rotary Club of Annapolis's 59th annual fundraiser. In addition to crab soup and steamed crabs, the feast boasts side dishes and draft beer, barbecued beef sandwiches, hot dogs, coleslaw and sodas. Live music, a silent auction and a raffle. 5-8 p.m. Sept. 17. $50 at the door; $45 in advance; children 6-12, $15; children 6 and younger, free. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Taylor Avenue, Annapolis. 410-544-2924 or www.annapolisrotary.com.
Deale Bluegrass Festival and Car Show
Live music by the Osborne Brothers, Jeanne Kendall, the Good Deale Bluegrass Band and the Naval Academy's Country Current bluegrass band. Includes steamed crabs and other refreshments. Noon-7 p.m. Sept. 18. $20, in advance; $25, at the gate; children 10 and younger, free. Herrington Harbour North Marina, Route 256, Tracys Landing. 410-867-2400 or www.gooddealepromotions.com.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS
All events happening on July 4 unless otherwise noted.
Three days of carnival rides, antique car shows, hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and patriotic music. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. July 4. Pre-fireworks concert begins at dusk. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. July 2-4. Must have picture identification card to enter Fort Meade. Parking is limited. McGlachlin Parade Field, Fort Meade. Free. 301-677-2988 or www.ftmeade.army.mil.
A Shady Side Fourth of July
An old-fashioned parade that includes floats, Boy Scout troops, firetrucks, unusual cars and prominent members of the Shady Side community. The parade starts at Cedarhurst and Shady Side roads at 1 p.m., continues down Shady Side Road and ends at the Shady Side Kiwanis Club. 410-507-3177.
Kent Narrows Celebration
Food vendors, face painting, live music by Kent Island Community Band, performances by Blue Sky Puppet Theatre and Upper Queen Anne's County Lions Cheerleaders, pony rides, and a moon bounce. Parking available at the Kent Narrows Factory Outlets, with shuttle service to festival grounds. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. July 3. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Chesapeake Exploration Center, 425 Piney Narrows Road, Chester. Free admission and parking. 410-758-0835.
"Fourth Of July Spectacular"
Patriotic music by the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, fireworks and a canon blast top off this year's "Fourth of July Spectacular" by the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and Anne Arundel Community College. The orchestra, under the direction of Army staff bands officer Maj. Timothy J. Holtan, will perform Tchaikovsky's "1812" Overture and John Philip Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever." A 25-minute fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks Internationale follows the program. Free. 8 p.m. July 3. Stadium, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. 410-269-1132.
Annapolis Parade and Fireworks
Parade begins at 6 p.m. at Amos Garrett Boulevard and West Street and will include the Naval Academy Band, the Navy Cadet Youth Corps and the Annapolis Fire and Police departments. It will continue on West Street, turn left on Calvert Street, turn right on North West Street, go around Church Circle and head down Main Street to the Annapolis City Dock. 8 p.m., Naval Academy Concert Band performs at the City Dock's Susan C. Campbell Park. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. 410-263-1183 or www.ci.annapolis.md.us.
Reenactments, children's arts and crafts, Colonial-era music and readings of the Declaration of Independence highlight the Historic Annapolis Foundation's Independence Day Celebration. Children can sign a copy of the Declaration of Independence while adults tour the William Paca House and Garden. Paca was one of the few signers of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland. Free. Noon-5 p.m. William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. 410-990-4543 or www.annapolis.org.
Galesville Fourth of July
Horses, floats, firetrucks and a color guard star in a parade that starts at 7 p.m. at Main Street and Anchors Way in Galesville. It will head down Main Street, turn onto Benning Road and loop back to Main Street. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. at the West River waterfront. Parking is available at the top of Main Street, and a shuttle will take spectators to the waterfront. Parking, $5. 410-867-0403.
Annapolis Art Walk
New exhibits, demonstrations and refreshments in downtown Annapolis galleries. Participating are Whitehall Gallery, 49 West Cafe, ARTFX, Banneker-Douglass Museum, McBride Gallery, Main Street Gallery, League of Maryland Craftsmen, American Craftworks Collection, Easy Street Gallery, Annapolis Marine Art Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Ann Munro Wood Studio, Annapolis Pottery, Chesapeake Photo Gallery, Aurora Gallery, Maria's Picture Place, Dawson Gallery and La Petite Galerie. 5-9 p.m. Aug. 19., downtown Annapolis. Sponsored by the Annapolis Gallery Association. 410-267-7077 or www.artinannapolis.com.
Galleries in downtown Annapolis will serve refreshments and host demonstrations on the third Thursday of every month. Artists may also be present to talk about their work. 4-9 p.m. Participating galleries include ARTFX, Annapolis Pottery, Easy Street Gallery, Main Street Gallery, La Petite Galerie, McBride Gallery, Annapolis Marine Art Gallery and American Craftworks Collection. Sponsored by the Annapolis Gallery Association. 410-267-7077 or www.artinannapolis.com.
First Sunday Arts
An all-day arts festival on the first Sunday of every month through October. Includes demonstrations by artists, vendors, dancers, musicians and potters. Also live music and dance performances. Events held in parking lot of Sean Donlon's Restaurant. Participating galleries, shops and restaurants include ARTFX, Acousticopia, Sean Donlon's, Tsunami, Rams Head Tavern, 49 West, Whitehall Gallery and Garrett Park Guitars. Noon-8 p.m. Free. 410-990-4540 or www.geocities.com/artfx_in_annapolis.
The Annapolis Reel Cinema Festival and the St. John's College Film Society host this summer film series. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 10. Francis Scott Key Auditorium, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. $5; St. John's College students, faculty and staff, free. 410-626-2539 or 443-995-4246.
Tuesday: "The Retired Actor's Home," "Hungry" and "The Haunted House," an Abbott and Costello triple feature.
July 13: "Variety."
July 20: "The Golem."
Aug. 3: "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari."
Aug. 10: "The Floorwalker" and "The Gold Rush," a Charlie Chaplin double feature.
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre
Outdoor performances next to the Annapolis City Dock. 8:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. 143 Compromise St., Annapolis. $12; children, $10. 410-268-9212 or www.summergarden.com.
Through Saturday: "Gypsy."
July 2-31: "Taming of the Shrew."
Aug. 6-Sept. 4: "Crazy for You."
Annapolis's many boating events this summer are aimed at spectators and sailors alike. For easy viewing, go to the Eastport Bridge or the mouth of the Severn River. The Schooner Woodwind, a boat that sails daily from the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel, takes spectators to races occurring farther from shore. The boat leaves for two-hour sails at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays and 6:30 p.m. only on Mondays. Tickets cost $27-$32. Kids can sail for $18. Visit www.schoonerwoodwind.com for details. Here's a list of this summer's races and regattas:
Annapolis Yacht Club
2 Compromise St., Annapolis
Through Sept. 8: Wednesday Night Racing.
Saturday and Sunday: Annual Regatta.
July 6: Junior Regatta.
July 31-Aug. 1: Summer One Design Regatta.
Sept. 17-19: J22 East Coast Championships.
Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club
PO Box 280, Easton
Aug. 13: Oxford Regatta.
Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association
612 Third St., Eastport
Sept. 4-6: CBYRA Race Week.
Eastport Yacht Club
317 First St., Annapolis
July 16-17: Solomons Island Race.
July 25: Chesapeake Bay Women's Challenge.
July 30-Aug. 1: MORC International.
Through Aug. 20: Beer Can Friday Night Racing.
Aug. 29: Battle of the Chesapeake.
J World Annapolis
213 Eastern Ave., Annapolis
Through Aug. 26: Thursday Night Racing.
Naval Academy Sailing Squadron
U.S. Naval Academy
121 Blake St., Annapolis410-293-2291
Aug. 15: Reina Mercedes Regatta.
Sept. 18: Oxford Regatta.
Severn River Yacht Club
519 Chester Ave., Annapolis
July 10: Heineken Regatta.
Shearwater Sailing Club
PO Box 3312, Annapolis
Sept. 11: Hospice Cup.
Severn Sailing Association
311 First St., Annapolis
Tuesdays, through Sept. 7: Tuesday Evening Summer One Design Races.
Saturday, July 3, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and Aug. 14, 21, 22: Summer Series Sails.
Sunday: Keelboat Regatta.
July 15: Junior Regatta.
July 17-18: 420 Invitational Regatta.
Aug. 22: Optimist Junior Regatta.
Aug. 28-29: J22 Mid-Atlantic Champs.
Sept. 4: Fall Regatta.
Sept. 18-19: Fall Series.
St. Mary's College Sailing Association
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Sailing Center, St. Mary's City
Aug. 6: Governor's Cup Regatta.
Junior Sailing Camp
Beginner and intermediate courses introduce children 8 and older to water safety, rigging, boat handling, navigation and sail trim. Advanced classes, for youngsters 9 and older, teach students how to participate in dinghy races and basic racing rules and tactics. 8:30 a.m.-noon or 1-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. Sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mill Street, St. Michaels. $130; members, $110.
Basic Class Schedule
Intermediate Class Schedule
Advanced Class Schedule
Adult Sailing Courses
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mill Street, St. Michaels. 410-745-2916.
Course teaches the fundamentals of cruising in large sailboats on board a 30-foot sloop. Participants will learn basic navigation, chart plotting, boat handling and boating safety. They will also learn how to use marine electronics. 6-9 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Classes will be held tomorrow through Sunday , July 9-11, July 30-Aug. 1, Aug. 6-8 and Aug. 27-29. $250; members, $225.
Learn the basics of sailing a 15-foot boat. Includes information about handling, boating safety and sail theory. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Designed for students with little to no sailing experience. Classes will be held July 10-11 and Aug. 28-29. $125; members, $105.