Boat Parade Returning To Annapolis: Where To Watch


The Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade is this Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Spa Creek in Annapolis. A stock photo of a different boat parade is shown above. (Lisa Frost/Patch)

ANNAPOLIS, MD - An Annapolis holiday staple returns this weekend.

The Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade is this Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Spa Creek.

The city expects heavy boat, car and pedestrian traffic. Viewers should arrive early and plan for extra travel time.

Spectators can watch from these locations:

  • Eastport Bridge
  • Naval Academy
  • City Dock
  • Ego Alley
  • Walkway in front of Annapolis City Marina in Eastport

Viewers can also watch from any streets that dead end at the harbor or Spa Creek. Those dead-ends are:

  • Market, Shipwright and Revel Streets
  • Acton Cove
  • Southgate, Taney and Cheston Avenues
  • Lafayette Park
  • Monticello Avenue
  • Primrose Road (Truxtun Park)
  • Burnside Street
  • Fourth Street
  • Third Street
  • Second Street
  • First Street

For a paid experience, spectators can check out:

A map of the parade route is posted here.

Not only is the lights parade a local favorite, but it's also garnering national attention.

The EYC Lights Parade is a finalist for one of the best holiday parades in the country. Public voting was open through USA Today until Nov. 29. The top 10 parades will be announced Friday at noon at this link.

More information on the lights parade is posted at and on the event's Facebook page.

Related: Boat Parade Returning To South County, Viewers Can Watch From These Restaurants 

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