5 Things to Do in Annapolis This Weekend (March 24-26, 2023)

Special events and activities happening in the Annapolis area that your kids will enjoy.

By Darla Winstead - Publisher of Macaroni Kid Annapolis March 23, 2023

Looking for something fun to do with your family over the weekend?  Macaroni KID Annapolis has you covered? While there are many family-friendly events and activities happening in the Annapolis area, we've rounded up our top 5 suggestions to help make your weekend planning a bit easier. The events are local or worth the drive.* 

Annapolis Harbor and U.S. Naval Academy Cruise

  • What: Step aboard the classic Harbor Queen for a narrated cruise of the Annapolis Harbor and the banks of the U.S. Naval Academy. Hear the history of the Naval Academy, Annapolis’ role as a historic seaport, the region’s waterways, and catch a glimpse of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. This cruise is an Annapolis tradition and fun for the whole family.
  • When: Daily through October
  • Who: All Ages
  • Where: Annapolis City Dock, Annapolis
  • Fee: $8 - $22 per person, Purchase Tickets Here

 Arundel High School Presents: Little Shop of Horrors

  • What: A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years and has become one of the most popular shows in the world. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! This version of the wildly produced classic features the original libretto we all know and love paired with the 2003 Broadway orchestrations.
  • When: 7pm on Thurs., March 23, Fri., March 24, and Sat., March 25
  • Who: All Ages
  • Where: Arundel High School, Gambrills
  • Fee: General Admission: $15.00, Student/Senior (ID required): $10.00 - Purchase tickets here.

Parent's Night Out at Naptown Sings & Plays

  • What: Parent's need a break sometimes! Kids need music! It's a win-win situation. Send your kids to Naptown Sings and Plays! for an evening of fun musical activities they won't forget, and have a night out on the town. 
  • When: Fri., March 24, 5:30-8:30pm
  • Who: Ages 3-11, must be potty trained
  • Where: Naptown Sings and Plays!, Annapolis 
  • Fee: $40, Pre-registration required. Register Here

Mr. Paca's Garden Storytime: Mae Among the Stars

  • What: A fun hour full of reading and activities in the William Paca Garden, a secret treasure in the Historic District of Annapolis. Each program is designed for little ones with a book reading, song, and craft/art project, plus time to explore the garden following the story hour. This Week’s Book: Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? Little Mae imagined dancing in space, surrounded by billions of stars. She wanted to be an astronaut! Her mom always told her, “If you believe it, and work hard for it, anything is possible.” This inspirational story illustrates the importance of encouraging and supporting children’s dreams. Come learn about the first African American woman to travel in space!
  • When: Sat., March 25, 10-11am
  • Who: Ages 3-7
  • Where: William Paca House Garden, Annapolis
  • Fee: $10 per Child and $5 per Adult for General Admission; $8 per Child and Free for Adults for HA Members and Military - Register Here  

Women in STEM

  • What: Eureka! Young scientists will discover the accomplishments of famous women scientists through hands-on experiments inspired by their work. 
  • When: Sat., March 25, 2-3pm
  • Who:  Ages 6-10, with an adult
  • Where: Discoveries: Library at the Mall, Annapolis
  • Fee: Free

*Publishers Note: This page is updated each week. Top picks are merely suggestions based on a variety of interests suitable for a wide demographic of families. We encourage parents and caregivers to use their own judgement when choosing events to attend. From time to time, events may be canceled or postponed without notice. Be sure to double-check with the venues to make sure the event is still scheduled.