Maryland Seafood Festival
Endless summer fun continues at the 50th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival, entertaining young and old with eclectic music, exciting contests and flavorful foods. New this year, private cabanas! Enjoy the festival from your own private space at Sandy Point State Park. It is perfect for a family reunion, corporate outing, or just a group of friends having a good time. And, each cabana can be customized for you from bare bones, to catered with unlimited beverages!
Saturday will host the popular 27th Annual Crab Soup Cook-off, a festival favorite with attendees voting on their favorite soup. Swing and sing along with local bands while savoring over 100 mouth watering food items sold by professional and non-profit food vendors. Back by popular demand is an Official Sand Soccer Tournament! There will be lots to do for kids too from crab shell painting, crab races, moon bounce fun, a Treasure Hunt sponsored by SPRINT, and of course, face painting! The Xpogo stunt team will be back performing some outrageous stunts throughout the weekend! The Chef Demo Tent showcases area chefs preparing and sharing samples of their favorite seafood dishes while you relax by the breeze of the bay. Stroll through the Chesapeake Arts Village to enjoy and shop with local artisans showcasing their Chesapeake Bay inspired crafts and products. When you are done satisfying your shopping whims, head to the Craft Beer and Oyster Tasting Tent for new and favorite craft beers while enjoying the Navy and Ravens games. On Saturday night there will be a first-ever beachside FIREWORKS to celebrate the 50th anniversary. And if that isn't enough to keep you busy, claim you place ringside as you watch in awe as Jimmy Riffle and his crew from Animal Planet's GATOR BOYS play with some real alligators!
Bring your family, friends and sunscreen and hop on the convenient shuttle bus at Anne Arundel Community College to relax and enjoy a day on the bay celebrating and supporting Festival charities. Buy your admission, crab soup cook-off tickets and/or parking tickets in advance! Parking at Sandy Point will be available only for those who pre-purchase a parking pass. Additional parking is available at Anne Arundel Community College, and will have a shuttle to transport guests from the parking to the Maryland Seafood Festival and back again! A portion of the proceeds from the satellite parking fees are donated to YMCA Camp Letts.