With its colorful foliage, brisk weather, and nostalgic atmosphere, fall is a wonderful time for spending time with friends and family. Thankfully, if you’re looking for fun, family-friendly activities for the season, Annapolis abounds with an array of options to make this autumn a memorable one.

For fans of art and live entertainment, the First Sunday Arts Festival is sure to delight. Enjoy strolling West and Calvert Streets while you admire the works of local and regional artists. You can join the fun starting Sunday, October 6th, and every Sunday in November! If you’re interested in more outdoor activities, head over to the City Dock for the U.S. Powerboat Show. This exhibition not only features an array of powerboats ranging from luxurious yachts to family cruisers, but also a variety of marine gear and accessories to browse. The event runs Thursday – Sunday, October 3rd – 6th, but the City Dock is a great place to relax anytime, with its scenic views and boutique shopping.

Another highlight of the season is the Maryland Renaissance Festival, which is the second largest in the country! Take a stroll through the past in a 16th-century English village, all while exploring the variety of shops, attractions, and more. The Maryland Renaissance Festival follows a storyline featuring the reign of Henry VIII, pulling you back in time and into the action. Musicians, dancers, and other stage performers are more of the entertainment at this unique event, which is open weekends through October 20th, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.   Of course, no fun day is complete without great food. After your adventures, don’t forget to stop by Red Hot & Blue Annapolis for a family-friendly environment, southern hospitality, and most importantly, amazing Memphis-style barbeque.

With an atmosphere inspired by classic and contemporary blues music, not to mention an array of tasty options, our restaurant is the perfect way to top off your day in Annapolis. For more information, visit our website at redhotandblue.com/annapolis, or contact us at (410) 626-7427.