Football bowl season starts in earnest after Christmas, and this year we have the Military Bowl to celebrate right here in Annapolis. It's a perfect time for SHR folks to join in the festivities of the holidays with a cool event in a great town!
The football game at Navy-Marine Stadium will feature teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Conference USA playing at 2:30 pm. Before the game, there will be a parade up Main Street through downtown Annapolis to the stadium at 11:00 am, followed by a pre-game tailgate party event sponsored by Budweiser. The parade will be led by the famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses that we've all seen on TV ads for many years.
Our SHR group will meet up at the Boatyard Grill to get prepared, and then walk a few blocks over to City Dock to view the parade and follow it to the stadium.
The Parade and Tailgate Event at Navy-Marine Stadium
The Military Bowl parade starts at Annapolis City Dock at 11:00 am. It will feature military bands, color guards, cheerleaders, and the famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses. The parade route ends up at the stadium parking lot where there's a tailgate party event before the game with Budweiser products, food, and entertainment.
You can read all about it at Eye on Annapolis:
Although we won't be attending the game as a group, you can find details about the Military Bowl and purchasing tickets here:
Meetup and Watching the Game After the Parade
Before the parade, we'll meet at the Boatyard Bar & Grill to prepare ourselves before walking together to City Dock where the parade begins. The Boatyard is a favorite place in Eastport with a comfy atmosphere, good food, off-street parking, and nourishing drinks:
City Dock is just a few blocks away over the scenic 6th Street Bridge and Spa Creek. Once there, we'll find a good spot to watch the parade. By following the parade and the crowd afterwards, we should end up at Navy-Marine Stadium for the tailgate event, which appears to be a mini-festival in the parking lot outside the stadium. We'll check it out...
Since we aren't going inside the stadium to watch the football game, our group will walk back towards downtown and Eastport when the game starts to find a good place to hang out and watch it on TV. It's being televised on ESPN, so we should be able to watch in comfort while spending game ticket money on good food and drinks. The total walking distance for this event should be about three miles, but who's counting?
Call Jake at[masked] to find us. I often can't hear my iPhone at events, but you can always try.
I hope to see you there!