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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Press Release: Citywide Dining and Shopping Event on Wednesday June 3

Press Release
Mayor Gavin Buckley

Public Information Office
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401


Media contact: Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or

Citywide Dining and Shopping Event to
Take Place Wednesday from 4 to 11 p.m. 

ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 2, 2020) – On Wednesday, June 3 starting at 4 p.m., the City of Annapolis will play host to a citywide outdoor dining and shopping event. Some roads will close so that tables can be added to increase capacity for stores and restaurants. The event is similar to the summertime “Dining Under the Stars” events on West Street.

“We are all looking forward to Wednesday,” said Mayor Gavin Buckley. “We welcome residents and visitors back to Annapolis, where we can all enjoy a dining and shopping experience in a safe environment.”

The following roads will close:

  • Main Street between Church Circle and Francis Street
  • Maryland Avenue between State Circle and Prince George Street
  • West Street between Church Circle and Cathedral Street
  • Market Space between Pinkney and Fleet Streets

The following areas will have reduced parking so that tables can be added without street closures

  • Main Street in front of Buddy’s Crabs & Ribs
  • Main Street in front of O’Brien’s
  • Market Space in front of Harvest

The following area will have extended outdoor dining space:

  • Bay Ridge Market Shopping Center

Parking will be free at Hillman Garage and Gotts Garage between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. Paid parking will resume at 11 p.m.

Weather is expected to be hot and sunny with a high of 90F and a light wind. The sun will set at 8:27 p.m. There will be a full moon on Friday. (Weather “pro” tip: That’s a lovely summer evening forecast!).

Wednesday’s event is a pilot for the City’s Recovery Zones and a unique collaboaration between the City of Annapolis, handling road closures, permits, public safety, and cleanup, and business associations, handling tables, security, and public health and safety procedures. After Wednesday, the business associations for each Recovery Zone will determine future dates and refine planning as necessary.

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