First Sunday Arts Festival is one of the main Summer attractions in downtown Annapolis. It’s a fun atmosphere where the public can come and meet and make purchases from 130 local and regional artists and enjoy live music and performances on the first Sunday of each month (May to November). Admission is free. For complete event information, visit https://www.firstsundayarts.com.
Parking for First Sundays can be very convenient if you know where to look. Here are a few tips:
Free Parking at Whitmore Garage: Whitmore Garage located at 25 Clay Street is free to the public on Sundays until 4 PM or just $2 all day and is located just steps from the Festival. Visit our Whitmore Garage page for more details. You can also find free weekend parking (from 6 PM Friday to 6 AM Monday) at the Calvert Street Garage (aka State Garage) at 19 St. John’s Street, just a few minutes stroll from the Festival.
Reserve a Space in Gott’s Garage: Visitors can reserve garage parking online in Gott’s Court Garage, which is right around the corner from all the fun. Simply visit the Gott’s Court Garage page, and select “Buy Daily Parking” to complete your transaction. Gott’s can reach full capacity at times during the festival, so be sure to reserve online or arrive early.
Best Garage for Avoiding Crowds: Visitors who wish to avoid the city’s busiest parking locations and see all the shopping West Street has to offer should consider the Park Place Garage located at One Park Place on West Street.
Enjoy the Free Circulator: Best of all, each garage is serviced by the free Circulator, a comfortable and convenient mode of transportation to hit all points of interest downtown, including the festivals. You can even track the Circulator’s location in real-time by downloading the RLS Shuttle app and clicking “Annapolis” or visiting our Circulator page.