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Happy Spring Events! Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, St. Michaels Winefest, and More

Apr 21, 2016 04:00PM ● By Melissa Lauren
Happy Spring Events! The Annapolis Spring Sailboat show is this weekend. Enjoy a sparkling tea in the William-Paca House Garden hosted by Historic Annapolis. Cheers to the St. Michaels Winefest! Travel to South Africa as Fishpaws hosts their wine dinner at Carrol’s Creek Café. Plus, the What’s Up? for Grabs giveaway is a tasty prize!

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

Friday, April 22nd through Sunday, April 24th, 10 a.m.
Enjoy a picturesque weekend as the charming seaport of Annapolis celebrates the end of winter and marks the opening of the sailing year. The 2016 Spring Sailboat Show is the first opportunity of the year for experienced and novice sailors to visit over 100 land exhibits and shop for the latest in equipment, electronics, clothing and boating accessories.

Sparkling Spring Tea Party Presented by Historic Annapolis

Sunday, April 24th, 2-5 p.m.
Celebrate the beginning of spring in Annapolis with tea and cocktails whilst roaming the most beautiful garden in town! You will have the unique opportunity to sip new signature tea blends transformed into floral cocktails and sample produce direct from the William Paca Garden in cakes and tea sandwiches.

St. Michaels Winefest

Saturday, April 23rd & Sunday, April 24th, 12-5 p.m.
Sample, sip, and savor nearly 400 wines from vineyards around the world. Wine tastings are available at various locations in St. Michaels with shuttle service to escort participants safely along the tasting route. Most venues are within walking distance.

An Evening of Food and Wine

Presented by Fishpaws Marketplace Featuring the Wines of South Africa at Carrol’s Creek Café Wednesday, April 27th at 6:30 p.m.

  • Chef’s Choice Horsʹ d’ Oeuvres and Ayama Chenin Blanc
  • Coffee Rubbed Braised Pork Belly with Country Greens & Grits and paired with the Ayama Pinotage
  • Roasted Codfish with Lobster & Shrimp Sauce paired with the Zorgvliet Simoné Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pistachio Encrusted Pork Tenderloin with Spring Peas and paired with the Zorgvliet Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Lamb Wellington, Lamb Loin wrapped with Prosciutto and Mushroom in Puff Pastry paired with the Zorgvliet Richelle Blend
  • Strawberry & Rhubarb Tart Enigma paired with the Cabernet Franc Rose

What’s Up? for Grabs Giveaways

Check out the E-Newsletters each week for new giveaways up for grabs!

(Only Events E-Newsletter Subscribers are eligible. Please make sure you are available to attend the event before you enter the contest. Thank you.) Subscribe now. Good luck!

This Week's Prize

Photo Courtesy of Naptown barBAYq

A Pair of tickets to attend Naptown barBAYq Contest and Music Festival at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds on Friday, May 6th or Saturday, May 7th. What’s Up? Media is a proud sponsor of The Naptown barBAYq Contest and Music Festival held at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville. The festival is Friday, May 6th 4–10 p.m. and on Saturday the 7th noon–10 p.m. This family-friendly event features food, libations, continuous live music from two stages, activities for all ages, arts and crafts vendors, and cooking demonstrations. Money raised by this Annapolis Rotary Club will be used to fulfill grant requests. Tickets are $15–20; admission is free for kids 12 and under. This prize has a $40 value!
Gain valuable exposure and feature your business by participating in the What’s Up? for Grabs cross-promotion. For more information, email

What’s Up? Events: #TBT Photo Contest

What’s Up? Events Throwback Thursday Contest (#TBT Photo Contest) is an engaging way to interact digitally with your local community. We all love reflecting back on fun times. Now will be your chance to share these moments with your local community. Did you learn about a cool happening from What’s Up? Did you document the good times? Share the photo of your memory at the event and you could be a winner! One photo will be selected to be chosen each week and featured in our weekly What’s Up? Events E-Newsletter, website, and social media pages. What do you win? You get to bask in the limelight of your 15 seconds of fame, you win bragging rights, and who knows? The photo may even make it into a future issue of our print magazines in the Out and About section, which features the month’s most notable events. Details on how to submit your photo here.

Be Our On-The-Scene Food Critic!

Have you dined at a delicious new spot or want to rave about your favorite restaurant? We want you for your restaurant review! Send your short and sweet tasty reviews by using the quick form here. Winners will win a $50 gift certificate to a local eatery. Plus, the winner’s review will be printed in a future Readers' Restaurant Guide in What’s Up? Magazine. 


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