Get down with free art and music
Every Thursday from July 7th through August 25th, the Annapolis Maritime Museum hosts free concerts on the beach (donations appreciated), and every first Sunday, from August through November, 100 local artists, crafters, and performers set up shop along the first block of West St and Calvert St for the free First Sunday Arts Festival. Enjoy live arts, crafts, music, dance, street performers, and food. All year long, the Art in Public Places Commission invites you to tour the city like you would an art gallery; they’ve created a catalog that highlights the monuments, sculptures, murals, stained glass, cemeteries, landmarks, and museums throughout the city.
Tour the Maryland State House
This beautiful piece of architecture is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use. It’s also where the Continental Congress met from November 1783 to August 1784, during which time George Washington resigned as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. Today, the Maryland General Assembly and the state leadership use it to conduct business. The Old Senate Chamber just reopened after three years of restoration, so now is the time to check out the old/new attraction. Self-guided tour information is available daily.