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Event Details

Best of Party 2018

When is it?

Thursday, June 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Loews Annapolis Hotel

Event Details

Join us at our annual celebration in honor of our Best Of winners of the year! Enjoy freshly prepared food and drink samples from the best local restaurants, entertainment and music This event sells out each year, so be sure to purchase your tickets early to join the party! Follow our Facebook page for party updates. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the YWCA of Maryland and Haven Ministries.

Showing Off Our Best of Green!

Led by Annapolis Green and working with the Loews Annapolis Hotel's Green Team, our event will be Zero-Waste with NOTHING going to the landfill! Beverage bottles and cans will be recycled and everything else will be composted as our commitment to the environment.

*Winners will not be announced on stage this year. Photo opportunities will be available at the Winners' Station all night & with James Houck and Veronica Tovey from 7-8pm.

Best of Party goes Green!

This year our Best of Party is going ZERO WASTE! What does this mean? It means that no waste goes to the landfill! With your help, we’ll be composting ALMOST EVERYTHING and recycling the rest. This is being made possible by Annapolis Green, Loews Annapolis Hotel and by our Zero Waste Sponsor, Premier Planning Group, Partner Stephen R. Holt.

What's The Dress Code?

Dress your best with nautical flair! And feel free to be inspired by perusing photos from last year's event. View photos from last year here.

General Admission

General admission tickets include one free drink ticket to any of the cash bars at the party and access to all restaurant tastings, music, and entertainment.

*All Tickets are Non-Refundable*

VIP Tickets

In addition to the general access to the party, VIP tickets include early access (5:30pm), valet parking services, unlimited drinks all night, access to the catered VIP lounge and swag bags


Loews Annapolis has its own lot with valet and self-parking services available.
Other parking garage options include:

Knighton Garage
Corner of Colonial Avenue and West Street // Discounted Rates After 4 pm

Larkin Street Lot
Metered parking located off City Gate Lane

Whitmore Garage
Across from Gotts Court Garage // 37 Clay Street

Gotts Court Parking Garage
Near the Visitors' Center State and County Offices
250 Northwest Street // Discounted Rates After 4 pm

Participating Restaurants

Carrol’s Creek
Main & Market
Bread and Butter Kitchen
Annapolis Ice Cream
Melting Pot
Capital Teas
City Dock Coffee
Brian Boru
Ledo's Pizza
Lewnes Steakhouse
Iron Rooster
Ram's Head Tavern
Ram's Head Shore House
Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen
Miss Shirley's
The Big Cheese
Fishpaws Market
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Pascal's Chophouse
Mamma Roma
Mother's Peninsula Grille
Sam's on the Waterfront

Silent Auction

Mission Escape Room (for 8). Work together as a team testing your wits and skills, to escape from a locked room in 50 mins or less. Annapolis or Gambrills location.

Blue Crab Chesapeake Charters, Rock Hall MD. A day or sunset sailing cruise for 2.

Skin Wellness, Kelly Sutter. Eliminate Stubborn Fat without Surgery or Downtime and 1 cycle of Coolsculpting.

Disney World Family Adventure 4 night stay with airfare for 4.

Cult Winemakers VIP Access in Napa Valley, 3 night stay with airfare for 2

The Links at Spanish Bay (Pebble Beach, CA) 3 night stay with airfare for 2

Sandel Duggal Center for Plastic Surgery. The Ultimate Spa experience. One Syringe of Juvederm, One Treatment of Botox and a Skin Therapy Treatment from the medispa.

Island Tackle Outfitters Yeti Roadie Cooler

Great Harvest Bread Co. Basket of Breads & yummy treats!

4 night stay at The Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda includes airfare for 2

2 night stay at the Loews Annapolis Hotel – includes breakfast and parking


For information on sponsorship opportunities click here.

Venue Information

Hotel Annapolis (formerly Loews)
126 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 263-7777
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Organizer Information

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201 Defense Highway
Ste. 203
Annapolis , MD 21401
(410) 266-6287

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