🍦How will you celebrate Juneteenth?

RV Park, Taste of Arundel Grown, Summer Events


Good morning, Annapolis. This is Naptown Scoop where we serve up your local news hot off the grill, with picture-perfect char marks.

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • RV park coming to Annapolis?

  • Taste of Arundel Grown

  • Tons of events for all ages

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

Juneteenth Plans 🎉 🎶

On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation (signed two years prior). That day, 250,000 enslaved African Americans learned they were free. A century and a half later, people across the U.S. celebrate the day’s significance, now recognized as a federal holiday. Below are the big events to check out around town.

  • Carr’s Beach Reunion: Join Annapolis Rec & Parks Department for a celebration of the history of Carr’s Beach. From 3–7 PM on June 19 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum Park (7300 Edgewood Road, Annapolis, MD). They’ll have live music, local vendors, and food trucks.

  • Juneteenth Parade + Festival: The parade steps off at noon on Saturday (6/22) with a new route and rolling road closures along the way. The parade begins on Calvert Street at Bladen Street, heads outbound on West Street, and ends on Amos Garrett. The festival at Bates Athletic Complex (behind Maryland Hall) runs from 1–9 PM. At the festival, enjoy live music, vendors, and food. It’s an alcohol-free event and is free to attend.

    • Parking at Navy Stadium is $10, and shuttles are available to the parade/festival areas. Downtown parking spots include the new Hillman, Gott’s Court, Park Place, and Knighton garages, with the free magenta shuttle to Main Street.

  • Don’t forget about the Juneteenth Pop-up at Annapolis Town Center running until June 29 with special exhibitions and activities!

Closings or other changes: City of Annapolis offices, The Pip Moyer Recreation Center, and Stanton Center are closed on June 19. Refuse, recycling, and Annapolis Transit schedules won’t be affected.


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Annapolis Hope’s big week at Wrabyn 🛍️

One of our favorite local boutiques and West Annapolis gems is showing their support for Annapolis Hope. Wrabyn’s weeklong fundraiser from June 24–29 will benefit Annapolis Hope’s mission to save the late Nick Mireles’ wife and 8 kids from eviction. 10% of sales will go to Annapolis Hope all week long.

While you’re shopping, enter the drawing for a chance to win big. We have six prizes; check them out here. Tickets for the prize pool (5 prizes) are $25 each or 3 for $60 or 5 for $100 – and you can buy as many as you want! Tickets for the Really Big Prize are $50 and we’re only selling 100 tickets. Winners from the prize pool will be drawn each day of the week.

You can find Wrabyn at 12 Annapolis St, Annapolis, MD.

🚐 To RV or not to RV

The town is talking about a proposed RV park on the grounds of Naval Support Activity (NSA). It has the approval it needs to build 35–50 pads that would provide power supply needed for modern RVs. And although RV camping options could add to the variety of accommodations Annapolis already has, there are environmental concerns. Locals point to the risks of runoff from the park which would affect the surrounding watershed. Building the park would also mean tearing down habitat and displacing wildlife. The public could see a draft assessment as early as this fall, with a final draft next spring. ($)

Eat local with A Taste of Arundel Grown 🌻 

As much as Anne Arundel County has grown over the decades, it’s sometimes hard to remember that it used to be mostly farmland. But there are still plenty of farms operating in Anne Arundel County, providing residents with healthy, homegrown products. Taste for yourself at A Taste of Arundel Grown on July 19 from 5–8 PM at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville. This signature event by Arundel Ag sold out quickly last year, so if you want tickets, you’ll need to get them early — and the first people to know when sales are live will be Arundel Ag’s newsletter subscribers and Facebook followers. So, if you aren’t already, be sure to subscribe and follow.

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Coming up this week 🗓

We love any week that combines yoga, stand-up comedy, Pride, art, storytime, bees, and so much more. Let’s get into it:

🧘‍♀️ Join LifePower for summer solstice yoga on Thursday at the Annapolis Town Center. It’s free, but spots are limited, so reserve early.

🚙 West Annapolis Artworks has an Ultimate Creative Car Boot Bazaar — basically a pop-up flea market (car boot = trunk) for arts and crafty finds on Sunday 10 AM–4 PM.

🖼 Work completed during Paint Annapolis is now on display at Circle Gallery (18 State Circle) and Pop-Up Gallery (14 Church Circle), 11 AM–5 PM. Stop by and see these plein air paintings of the downtown area.

😂 Park Books gets funny this week with The HUMOR Section: Comedy Night on Friday 7–9 PM. BYO drinks and food and hear from 10 comedians. Get tickets.

🏳️‍🌈 Chesapeake Arts Center holds an opening reception for its Pride Month Exhibit on Thursday 6–8 PM. Enjoy drinks and light snacks while celebrating pride, love, and self-expression.

🐝 Quiet Waters Park observes Pollinator Week every day with different activities celebrating bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and others. Registration is required for some events.

Hot Fudge Summer: The Scoop’s Weekly Keep-Kids-Busy List

At the Scoop, we love to help connect readers with fun local events. So, every Monday from now through August, we’re bringing you a list of (at least) one kid’s activity every weekday of the summer. Enjoy . . . and hang in there! Just know, the moms at Naptown Scoop are telling ourselves the same thing. 😜

MONDAY 6/17: Bay Buddies: Parents and Preschoolers
Delight your preschooler with songs, stories, and exciting lessons all about our maritime and ecological heritage at the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s from 10–10:45 AM. Explore the great outdoors together on a memorable hike. Costs $10. Register.

TUESDAY 6/18: Infant/Toddler Hike
This recurring event takes place the next 5 Tuesdays this summer at 11 AM. Join Ranger Liz at Quiet Waters Park for about a 30-minute hike! The gate attendant will tell you where to meet, as the location changes each week.

WEDNESDAY 6/19: Play Street Museum - Open Play
They offer 2-hour play sessions at the Severna Park location. Play stations and activities best for kids ages 1-8. Costs $14.50. Book a session any day of the week.

THURSDAY 6/20: Creek Critters Nature Walk
All ages will love this guided nature walk, learning about native plants and animals. Every Thursday, 10:30–11 AM. Meet outside the Chesapeake Children’s Museum. $5/ticket for Nature Walk Only; $8/ticket for Nature Walk + Museum Admission.

FRIDAY 6/21: Making Reef Balls: Building Artificial Reefs
On Day 1 (Friday) of this outdoor event, create reef balls and learn about the importance of the reefs to our environment. Join on Day 2 (Saturday) to watch the reefs "hatch" from the molds and see them off! Wear old clothes as it’s messy. Register through the Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland. Best for kids ages 6 and up. Both days run from 10 AM–1 PM at the Busch Annapolis Library branch.

SATURDAY 6/22 Bonus!: Scoop writer and lacrosse coach Lauren Burke Meyer leads storytime at Park Books on Saturday morning at 11 AM, reading aloud from her book, Charlie STEPs UP to Lacrosse. A lacrosse-themed craft will follow.

Musical Monday

Summertime and the living is easy, especially when there are so many great chances to hear live music. Here’s what’s on the calendar this week:

🎶 The 60-piece BayWinds Band plays at Unity by the Bay on Tuesday 7–8 PM.
🎶 Join the Annapolis Blend for its Spring Singing Guest program on Tuesday 7–8:15 PM at the Annapolis Senior Center.
🎶 Join Tony-nominated actress Nikki Crawford on Friday 6–9 PM for a musical theater workshop  for ages 11–18 at Compass Rose Theater.

Nothing in this section is sponsored. They're just the things you need to know. I'll always let you know when something's sponsored.


⚖️ County Council meeting

On the agenda for today’s County Council meeting:

  • General Development Plan and Comprehensive Rezoning

  • Planned Unit Developments

  • See full agenda

The meeting is at 6 PM in the Arundel Center. The public is welcome to attend. Click here to submit testimony or watch online. — 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD

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86 🌡️ 72 | ☀️ | 4% | 💨 S 14 mph (12 knots)


86 🌡️ 72 | 🌤️ | 4% | 💨 SSE 11 mph (10 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 77ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



49 West | The Black Feathers | 7:30–10:30 PM
Rams Head On Stage | In The Vane of The Police | 7 PM | Tickets


49 West | Unified Jazz Ensemble | 7–9:30 PM
Brian Boru | Ray Weaver and Co | 6–9 PM
Maryland Hall | Corinne Bailey Rae  | 8 PM | Tickets
Pirates Cove | Josette & Bill | 6–9 PM
The Point | Kavoossi | 5–8 PM


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