Annapolis Memorial Day Happenings

16th May 2017
American Flag blowing in the wind off the stern of the boat

As Memorial Day approaches, you are probably wondering what kind of events in Annapolis you should attend. We have compiled a short list of some of our favorite events that are great for all ages.

Naval Academy Commissioning Week (5.19) To kick things off, the week before the holiday is the Naval Academy’s graduation week which includes concerts and drills. For a full list of events check out the USNA websites page here.

Blue Angels Fly Over (5.24) On Wednesday, the Blue Angels hold their practice over the bay before the Naval Academy’s graduation ceremony. This is a pretty big deal in Annapolis and being on a boat is a must! The jets fly just above the masts of the boats and perform all sorts of elaborate flight patterns to prepare for the big gig later in the week. Annapolis Bay Charters offers day sails on this day and for the whole week which is perfect for experiencing this jaw-dropping event!

Memorial Day Parade (5.29) What kind of Memorial Day would it be without a parade? Starting at 10 AM, the parade will follow the traditional route down West Street to Church Circle and down Main Street. There is also a Memorial Day ceremony to follow at Susan Campbell Park.