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By Curt Hess | Agent in Annapolis, MD

Annapolis Boat Shows

The 41st Annual US Sailboat Show takes place in Annapolis on October 7-11, 2010.Two Annapolis Boat Shows take place over the next couple of weeks: the 41st Annual US Sailboat Show and the 39th Annual US Powerboat Show.  The Sailboat Show happens Thursday, October 7th through Monday, October 11th while the Powerboat Show takes place on Thursday, October 14th through Sunday, October 17th.

There will be a Navy home football game on Saturday, October 16th so parking won't be available on that day.  However, every other day that the boat shows are going on, you can park at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium on Route 50, Exit 24 for just $10 per day.  There will be a free shuttle available from the stadium parking lot to the boat show as well.  The shuttle will operate between 9am and 6pm Monday through Friday and 10am to 6pm on the weekends.  Shuttle stops include Church Circle, US Naval Academy Gate 1 and City Dock.

On the 16th, the shuttle will be available every 1/2 hr from the Court of Appeals Building (Taylor Ave and Rowe Blvd).  Parking for that day only will be available at Route 50, Exit 22/Aris T Allen Blvd.  Parking is again $10 for the day and the last shuttle will return one hour after the Powerboat Show ends.

The 39th Annual US Powerboat Show takes place in Annapolis on October 14-17, 2010.Parking is also available at the following garages and parking lots:

  • City Dock/Susan Campbell Park - Near Spa Creek, metered parking
  • Fleet Parking Lot - Next to Fleet Reserve Club, metered parking
  • Donner Parking Lot - Near City Dock, metered parking
  • Noah Hillman Parking Garage - 150 Gorman St, call 410-267-8914 for more info
  • Gotts Parking Garage - Historical District off Main St, call 410-263-9749 for more info
  • Whitmore Garage - 37 Clay St, call 410-222-1150 for more info
  • Knighton Garage - Colonial Dr & West St, discount parking after 8pm, call 410-263-7170 for more info
  • Larkin St Lot - Off City Lane, metered parking
  • South St Garage - Across from Courthouse
  • Bladen St Garage - Free parking available 6am to 6pm Monday through Friday and all day on the weekends
  • Park Place Garage - At Westgate Circle
  • Stadium Park & Ride - At Westgate Circle

There are plenty of restaurants available in the area to have lunch and/or dinner at when you attend the boat shows.  Whether fresh Maryland seafood, Mexican tapas, Japanese, Thai, upscale fine dining or light cafes are your choice, there's a dining establishment for you!

If you love everything boat-related, come to the Annapolis Boat Shows taking place October 7-11 (US Sailboat Show) and October 14-17 (US Powerboat Show).  You'll have a ton of fun!

Curt Hess, your Annapolis real estate specialist

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