Annapolis, MD (10-3-2018) – Thousands of visitors will descend on downtown Annapolis over the next two weekends for the annual boat shows. The United States Sailboat Show takes place October 4-8 and the United States Power Boat Show takes places October 11-14. Here are a few parking tips:
Plan Ahead: Complete Boat Show parking details are available at http://www.annapolisboatshows.com/united-states-sailboat-show/plan-your-visit/directions-accommodations. Visitors can also explore city-owned parking options at www.annapolisparking.com.
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium: Visitors can park at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for $10 and take a FREE shuttle downtown EXCEPT on Saturday, October 13, due to the Navy Football game. On that day, Saturday, October 13, a free Boat Show shuttle will be available from the Park-n-Ride located on Riva Road.
Regular Parking Rates: There will be no event rates for parking this year at the four city-owned garages, Noah Hillman, Knighton, Gotts Court, and Park Place. Parking prices will remain at normal rates with the exception of a pre-paid option described below.
Online Pre-Paid Parking Option: Visitors who wish to guarantee a parking space downtown can reserve premium parking in advance in the Noah Hillman Garage at 150 Gorman Street. The reserved parking rate is $30 per day (expires at Midnight). Reserve your guaranteed space or explore all other parking options online at www.annapolisparking.com.
Resident Only Parking: To accommodate residents’ parking needs during the event, the following street sections will be designated with signs as “Resident Only Parking:”
- Prince George Street from Craig Street to East Street
- Randall Street from Prince George Street to King George Street
- East Street from Prince George Street to King George Street
- Green Street, Newman Street, and St. Mary’s Street.
Free Circulator: The Circulator shuttle is free and will service city-owned garages throughout the boat shows. Visitors can track the Circulator’s shuttle in real-time by downloading the “RLS Shuttle” app and clicking “Annapolis.” You may also track the Circulator in real-time at www.AnnapolisParking.com.
Additional Garages: Visitors may also find free parking at the State-owned Garage (aka Calvert Street Garage) at 19 St. Johns Street after 6 pm, Monday-Friday and all weekend. Whitmore Garage located at 25 Clay Street is also available to the public as space allows for a fee after 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Whitmore is free to the public every Sunday until 4 pm.