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Get ready for the long-awaited return of Annapolis’ beloved First Sunday Arts Festival (FSAF) on May 5, 2019! The event is Chesapeake Bay’s foremost street arts festival. A one-of-a-kind arts & crafts show, the FSAF will be held on the first Sunday of every month from May through November in 2019.

While spending a weekend at Maryland’s beautiful and historic seaside capital, you can enjoy a few hours at the festival by taking a look at the work of more than 130 local artists and craftspeople. Live entertainment will be provided by artists performing demonstrations and performing street musicians. If you get hungry or thirsty, you can get meals and drinks from nearby restaurants, cafes, and food trucks.


Founded in 2001, the FSAF was created when two popular art receptions that were held at the ARTFX gallery and 49 West Coffeehouse on the first Sunday night of every month became so overcrowded that people spilled onto the sidewalks. Several businesses on West Street subsequently joined in, and the street festival expanded into a day-long affair that was dubbed the First Sunday Arts Festival.

Event Details

Sunny or rainy, every FSAF will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month from May 5 to November 3, 2019. The events are fun and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Attendance is free, and the festival is located on the intersection of West Street and Calvert Street.

For More Information: First Sunday Arts Festival

Your Inn Near the Festival

The First Sunday Arts Festival is a little more than half a mile away from Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis offering superb accommodations and free parking for guests.

Gibson’s three houses host 20 fully-furnished guest rooms, with three 19th-century parlors, a dining room, conference room, and a beautiful central courtyard. See the photos of our beautiful rooms by clicking on the link for each house below.

Berman House

Lauer House

Patterson House

Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number (877) 330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.

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