Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (VAAAC) wants to make it easy for individuals to enjoy the many exciting events and activities that will be taking place in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Maryland in August 2016.
ANNAPOLIS, MD-JUNE 15, 2016
Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (VAAAC) wants to make it easy for individuals to enjoy the many exciting events and activities that will be taking place in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Maryland in August 2016. To assist individuals who are making advance plans for business or vacation travel, VAAAC has put together an August 2016 Major Events Calendar.
71st Annual Rotary Club of Annapolis Crab Feast
Friday, August 5, rain or shine
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis
Tickets: Adult, $60; Child, $20
Crustacean lovers feast on the Chesapeake Bay’s bounty at this all-you-can-eat and drink event that is arguably the largest crab feast in the world. Nearly 2,500 individuals are expected to finish off 345 bushels of #1 crabs (that’s nearly 40,000 of the big ones!), 3,400 ears of corn, 100 gallons of crab soup, 1,800 hot dogs, 150 pounds of beef barbeque, and hundreds of gallons of beer and soft drinks. As was the case last year, the local environmental group, Annapolis Green, is working with the Rotary Club of Annapolis to compost the crabs and other food remnants and utensils. It’s anticipated that 20,000 pounds of food waste will be collected. About two months following the feast, the watermelon rinds, corn cobs, brown paper and crab shell bits will have turned into compost used to benefit area gardens. Plastic will be collected as well – moving the event ever closer to its goal of sending nothing to the landfill. Proceeds of the Crab Feast benefit local community and cultural organizations.
40th Annual Maryland Renaissance Festival
Weekends and Labor Day, August 27 through October 23
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis
The region’s premier outdoor event and second largest Renaissance Festival in the country is celebrating its 40th season at Revel Grove. Travel back in time as you immerse yourself in the culture of a 16th-century English village, complete with King Henry VIII and his court. The festival includes 200+ entertainers, ten stages, a 3,000 seat jousting arena, 122 craft shops, 48 food and beverage emporiums, games, attractions and 85 acres of complimentary parking. Let merriment abound!
VAAAC is a nonprofit, membership-based destination marketing organization that generates revenues for the local economy by promoting Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay to leisure and business travelers across the country and around the world.
For a more comprehensive overview of August events large and small, go to August 2016 Events in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
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