The top 10 questions asked about First Sunday Arts Festivals
When is the First Sunday Arts Festival?
It is held on the first Sunday of the month from May to November 11am to 5pm except November which is 11am to 4pm and in December 12pm to 5pm for the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival
Where is First Sunday Arts festival?
On the first blocks of West Street between Church Circle and the Graduate Annapolis Hotel and Whitmore Park on Calvert Street in downtown Annapolis.
If it rains, is the event held?
The festival may be cancelled due to severe weather. For light rain the festival may be held. If canceled it will be posted on our website and Facebook pages by 7:30am on the day of the event.
How much is admission?
Admission is free May through November. In December there is a $5 suggested donation.
Where should I park?
Parking is easy around the festival. If you're heading into town via Bladen Street there are 3 easy parking garage options off of Calvert Street. Whitmore Garage and Gott's Court Garage are right next to the festival and there is FREE parking about two blocks from the festival at the Calvert Parking Garage at 19 St. John's Street. If you are arriving into town via West Street park at the Knighton Parking Garage or the Loews Hotel parking garage. Click here for parking maps
I'm bringing a large group, is there a place for my bus to unload and pick up passengers?
Yes, along Calvert street.
Can I help sponsor First Sunday Arts?
Yes, this festival attracts thousands of people each month and it's a great way to show your company's commitment to the community. Please contact us.
I'm an artist, crafter, musician, street performer, arts organization, etc, can I join First Sunday Arts Festival?
Yes, fill out the application on our website today. We usually start accepting applications in late February of each year and vendor spaces sell out quickly.
How can I stay updated about First Sunday Arts Festivals ?
Join us on your favorite social media sites and sign up for the West Street email newsletter. See the links at the top of the page.
Where can I spend the night in Annapolis?
Make a weekend out of your visit to Annapolis, there is so much to see and do. There are three hotels on West Street within walking distance: Graduate Annapolis, Reynolds Tavern, the Hilton Garden Inn and the Westin Hotel.