First Sunday Arts Festival

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About First Sunday Arts Festival

The First Sunday Arts Festival Stop by West and Calvert Streets in Annapolis, June through December. For five hours – from noon until five -- a portion of historic West Street above Church Circle is closed to cars and transforms into a fun festival of live music, dance, art and crafts. The Festival, which continues around the corner into Whitmore Park on Calvert Street, is free and a family affair for all ages. It’s the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon outdoors surrounded by talented performers, musicians, and over 100 booths of arts and crafts. Plus several of the West Street restaurants become outdoor cafes with perfect seating to watch the fun and people go by!

Chocolate Binge Festival
First Sunday Arts Festival

Chocolate Binge Festival

December 3, 2017

The Inner West Street Association and The Annapolis Arts District have joined forces to bring another unique street festival to downtown Annapolis for the holidays. On Sunday December 3rd from noon to 5pm on the first block of West Street will be the  Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival, featuring family friendly entertainment, chocolate, holiday shopping and the lighting of the new West Street Light Canopy. Start off the December holiday season with some fun and indulge your sweet tooth at this fun annual Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival, to benefit the Annapolis Arts District and We Care and Friends.  The day is loaded with family friendly fun. There is a giant gingerbread house moon bounce for the kids, you can roast marsh mellows and make smores at the fire pit in the middle of West Street with the Annapolis Fire Department, enjoy Hot coco from the po po and race down West Street and the snowball run. get a balloon animal, and visit Santa. Santa will be collecting toys, coats and hats for the We Care and Friends Holiday Party for the areas homeless and kids in need. Take a chocolate tour along West Street with a dozens of vendors selling various chocolate specialties , including chocolate caramels, bars, truffles, fudge, cookies, rice crispies, fondue, cakes, martinis  and more. You can also complete your holiday shopping at our holiday market at the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival featuring local craftspeople with a wide range of handmade items including jewelry, pottery, candles, wood turnings, glass ornaments and more. The live music entertainment starts off at noon and ends at 5pm with the lighting of the newly expanded West Street Holiday Light Canopy. Make sure you have your camera ready for this magical moment. Admission is just a $5 suggested donation. Money raised from the festival will support the Annapolis Arts District. Everyone making a donation will get a complimentary Hot chocolate from the air stream camper (While supplies last) Plenty of easy parking is nearby on Calvert Street at Whitmore Parking Garage, Gotts Court Parking Garage and the State Parking Garage.

First Sundays Arts Festival Holiday Market
First Sunday Arts Festival

First Sundays Arts Festival Holiday Market

November 5, 2017

This holiday season experience shopping from the regions best artisans at the popular First Sunday Arts Festival - Holiday Edition on Sunday November 5th in the historic streets and parks of downtown Annapolis, Maryland. This event hosts 130 of the regions best artists, crafters, musicians and food. Plus downtown Annapolis is filled with boutiques and galleries just a short stroll from the festival. The First Sunday Arts Festival has themed the November 5th festival as the "Holiday Edition" as this is one of the best days to start your holiday shopping.. The festival has 130 artisan vendors packing the streets with original and unique gifts. Thousands of shoppers visit Annapolis for this fun street festival. Shop from handmade jewelry, wheel thrown pottery, hand knitted hats and scarves, alpaca clothing, photography, paintings, books, metal arts, fused glass, ornaments, home décor, handmade candles, soaps and more. This is your opportunity to have fun while shopping made In Maryland. No mall stores hassles with untrained seasonal staff and no boring nights shopping home alone off the internet. Here you can meet the people that make the gifts you select and truly get to appreciate the American craftsman. The afternoon also includes a great line of free entertainment/ live music including Fred Hughes 11am-1pm, Skribe noon-2pm, Joe Keyes and The Late Bloomer Band 3-5pm and bands from the Priddy Music Academy Noon-5pm. For the kids there is face painting and the coolest game room in town at Mission Escape Rooms - Annapolis. After you finish shopping at the festival check out the unique boutiques and galleries in the Annapolis Arts District including Nancy Hammond Editions, The Annapolis Collection Gallery, FinArt Gallery & Studios, Sparrow, ArtFarm Annapolis, Cindy Loo Hoo's Boutique, Whitehall Gallery, Sadona Salon + Spa, Nap town furniture and more. Parking is easy near the festival at the following garages Whitmore's Garage, Gott's Court Garage, Knighton Garage and the free Calvert Street Parking Garage at 19 St Johns Street. First Sunday Arts Festival are hosted by the Inner West Street Association and managed by Evans Management LLC.

First Sunday Arts Festival
First Sunday Arts Festival

First Sunday Arts Festival

May 7, 2017

It's a Street Festival, an Art Market, an Entertainment Venue and a Arts and Craft Fair all rolled into one. Join us on the First Sunday of Every Month (May-December)  11am to 5pm in Downtown Annapolis at the intersection of West and Calvert Streets. Free Admission. Shop from 130 local and regional artists and crafters.  Explore galleries and shops along West Street including The Annapolis Collection Gallery, 49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar & Gallery, Whitehall Gallery, Nancy Hammond Editions, FinArt Gallery & Studios, Nap town furniture and more. Take a gameroom challenge at Mission Escape Rooms or create your own artwork at Wine & Design and ArtFarm.  Several of the West Street restaurants become outdoor cafes with perfect seating to listen to the live music and watch the fun and people go by! Free parking for the family-friendly event is available at the state parking garage on the corner of Calvert and Bladen Streets.