Saturday September 25th & Sunday September 26th, 2021
Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, MD
Tickets purchased for 2020 will be honored on September 25-26, 2021.
We can’t wait to see you at this staple of Maryland heritage!
The event is rain or shine! Parking at Anne Arundel Community College will be available on SATURDAY and SUNDAY. Pre-purchased on site parking is available for $10 (Sandy Point State Park charges $20 per car). Please plan ahead.
NEW THIS YEAR – Due to the limited availability of crabs and crab meat this year, crab prices are higher than previous years. In addition, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood is taking pre-orders for steamed crabs. A LIMITED number of steamed crabs will be available on-site without pre-orders. PLEASE PRE-ORDER BY SEPT. 21, 2021.
The Maryland Seafood Festival hosts loads of seafood vendors, local shopping and vendor options, a fantastic beverage selection with lots of local craft beer and tons of kids activities, all hosted along the beautiful shores of the scenic Chesapeake Bay.
|VIP||$65 (or $120/couple)|
|Seniors (65+)/Military (with ID)||$10|
|Kids (12 & under)||FREE|
|Steamed Crabs (1/2 dozen)||$35|
|11:00am||Festival Opens to the Public|
|11:00am||Island Breeze||Main Stage|
|12:00pm-5:00pm||Beer & Oyster Tasting||Beer & Oyster Tent|
|1:00pm||Sara and the Igniters||Main Stage|
|5:00pm||Weird Science||Main Stage|
|7:00pm||Festival Closes||Please Drive Safely|
|11:00am||Festival Opens to the Public|
|11:00am||Chris Sacks Band||Main Stage|
|12:00pm – 5:00pm||Beer & Oyster Tasting||Beer & Oyster Tent|
|1:00pm||Kiti Gartner & the Drifting Valentines||Main Stage|
|3:00pm||Another Day Band||Main Stage|
|5:00pm||The Golden Road||Main Stage|
|7:00pm||Festival Ends||Please drive safely!|
|Things to Do||September 25||September 26|
|Festival Doors Open||11:00am||11:00am|
|Kids Zone||All Day||All Day|
|Axe Throwing||All Day||All Day|
|Mobile Escape Room||All Day||All Day|
|Flippenout Trampolie Shows||1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm||1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm|
|Annapolis Sports League Tournaments (Beach VolleyBall, KanJam)||12:00pm – 5:00pm||register @ https://annapolis.leagueapps.com/tournaments|
|Annapolis Sports League Tournaments (Corn Hole, Spikeball)||register @ https://annapolis.leagueapps.com/tournaments||12:00pm – 5:30pm|
Jimmy’s Famous Seafood
Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls
Sherri’s Crab Cakes
The Paella & Tappas Place
Chesapeake Food Works
Laughing Crab Catering
PKG’s Mobile Kitchen
Diner On The Go
Greer’s Kettle Corn
Kathy’s Mini Donuts
Bayou Billy Old Fashion Soda
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept 26, 2021 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Note new times this year!
Tickets are non-refundable.
In case of inclement weather:
The Festival is open rain or shine. The event is held in an open air setting, however there are multiple eat-under tents provided on the Festival grounds.
General Admission does not include food or drink. Most food inside the festival is purchased via cash, although some food vendors accept credit cards. You can click here to see a copy of the 2019 menu.
VIP Tickets Include: admission, beer/wine/soda/water. Exclusive restrooms. Complimentary priority parking adjacent to the main entrance available with online purchases only.
Live entertainment is provided during the weekend long event. Special events include Chef Demonstrations, Craft Beer & Oyster Tastings and much more. The Festival also features a large variety of artisans and craft vendors, interactive kids zone and much more. There is plenty to do, for all members of the family.
While the park is handicap accessible, visit the Sandy Point State Park’s website to learn more about their accessibility.
Please note, the Festival is held on the East Beach area which has a majority of hard packed dirt and beach access. Some of the Festival events/activities do include the sandy beach, but no stairs. To get a better idea of the grounds, visit the Sandy Point State Park website to view their map.
Yes. The festival map will be updated and posted prior to the festival.
There’s lots to do for the kids!
At this time, we do not have any volunteer opportunities.
Parking at Sandy Point State Park requires a pre-purchased parking ticket, available online for $10. On Saturday and Sunday, there is also parking at Anne Arundel Community College for $5 and free shuttle to the festival. Sandy Point State Park will charge $20 per car to anyone trying to enter the park without a pre-purchased parking pass. Please visit the Festival’s Parking Information page for more information.
Yes. DoubleTree of Annapolis offers discount rates for the Maryland Seafood Festival! Click here to book a room.
Sandy Point State Park does not allow camping or overnight parking on grounds. The Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau should be able to help you find camping/RV locations. You can also check the website for the Maryland Association of Campgrounds. If you are using the “interactive directory” on their site, Central Maryland Area would probably be the closest to the festival, which is located in Annapolis, MD.
Coolers and outside food/beverages are not permitted at the festival. The purchase of food and beverages inside the festival helps support local organizations and charities. The Festival offers a wide variety of food, beer, wine, soda, tea, and water.
The festival offers a large eat under tent where chairs and tables are provided. Seating is also provided at the main stage. You are more than welcome to bring your own chairs if you would like, but keep in mind the festival spans about 2-3 football fields.
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at the festival or in Sandy Point State Park.
Please read the information and complete our online bus reservation form if you would like to bring a bus group to the Maryland Seafood Festival.
In kind donations: