Patriotic Events Around Anne Arundel County


Fourth of July is over, but summer and fall are filled with several opportunities to celebrate patriotism and learn about U.S. history.

Naval Academy Band Performances
Annapolis City Dock
Dock Street, Annapolis
July 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 7:30pm

Several of the United States Naval Academy Band ensembles will perform in downtown Annapolis on Tuesdays in July. On July 9, the Blues & Gold will entertain audiences with classic blues and blues-infused music. The following week, the Bravo Zulu Brass Band will perform a contemporary New Orleans-style street band concert, and on July 23, the brass ensemble perform a variety of traditional and contemporary works. Rounding out the month, the Superintendent’s Combo will present a varied program of jazz, classics from the swing era, and newer works.

All Naval Academy Band concerts are free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. For more information, go to

Revolutionary London Town
London Town and Gardens
839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
July 13-14 from 10:00am-4:00pm

Historic London Town and Gardens has programming year-round for families, adults and seniors. Its signature event, though, is Revolutionary London Town, which explores what independence meant for the people of London Town in 1776. Meet a colonial Marine or militia member, enjoy crafts and games, and talk with costumed historic interpreters to learn about life on the brink of revolution.

Food trucks will be onsite, including Kona Ice of Annapolis (Saturday and Sunday), Salt and Pepper BBQ (Saturday) and Smash Up Burgers (Sunday).

No preregistration is required. For more information, go to

U.S. Navy Band Cruisers Concert
Glen Burnie Town Center
101 Crain Highway North, Glen Burnie
July 27 from 7:30pm-9:00pm

The Glen Burnie Summer Concert Series will include a free performance by the United States Navy Band Cruisers at the Glen Burnie Town Center pavilion in late July. The Cruisers are the Navy’s premier popular music group featuring eight performers who play music from a variety of genres including jazz, rhythm and blues, classic rock, contemporary, pop and some of their own original tunes as well. Their concerts are for all ages, and they strive to entertain veterans, families, individuals and people interested in joining the Navy.

For more information, go to or view the Glen Burnie Improvement Association Facebook page.

9/11 Heroes Run
Navy-Marine Corps Stadium
550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis
September 15 at 11:00am

Hosted by the Travis Manion Foundation, the annual 9/11 Heroes Run is a 5K that invites community members to honor the heroes of 9/11 and the service members who served in the wars that followed. The Travis Manion Foundation exists to “empower veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations.” The foundation was inspired by First Lieutenant Travis Manion, of the United States Marine Corps, who made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of his patrol in 2007.

To learn more or register for the event, go to


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