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St. John's Croquet Match


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A beloved Annapolis tradition celebrates its 35th anniversary this spring when St. John’s College and the U.S. Naval Academy battle for victory—and bragging rights—at the annual Annapolis Cup.

This beloved community event is heralded as much for the friendly rivalry as the spectators’ attire—elaborate fashions reminiscent of the stylish lawn parties depicted in books like “The Great Gatsby.” Event highlights include lavish picnics, nostalgic gowns and hats, serenades by the St. John’s Freshman Chorus, and swing music provided by the Naval Academy’s Trident Brass Band.

The event draws thousands of spectators to the St. John’s campus, many of them St. John’s College alumni who see it as a springtime reunion, Navy families who relish a chance to cheer for their team, and regional residents who enjoy an old-fashioned community event and a visit to historic Annapolis.

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