It’s official – The Maryland Seafood Festival is coming to Annapolis City Dock.
City Dock and Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis, MD
We can’t wait to see you at this staple of Maryland heritage!
Due to our new location, we have had to make some changes to the event. Please read below for more information.
The event is rain or shine!
Parking is at the Naval Academy Stadium and is available for purchase for SATURDAY or SUNDAY. You can pre-purchase your parking pass on our ticket page – parking will be $10 plus fee with a free shuttle to the festival.
AGAIN 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 August 10, 2023.
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 kids activities. The Crab Soup Cook-off will again occur on-site on Saturday and tickets are available in advance. We are excited to be including many of the local restaurants in the festival. Once you are done enjoying the festival, please wander around downtown Annapolis (DTA) and take advantage of the many establishments within walking distance.
Tickets are non-refundable. NO PETS ALLOWED!
|General Admission – Early Bird||$10|
|General Admission – regular||$15|
|General Admission – day of||$20|
|Kids (12 & under)||FREE|
|Navy Stadium Parking w/free shuttle||$10|
|Crab Soup Cook-Off (Saturday Only)||$15 (Limited ticket availability, get yours now!)|
|Steamed Crabs (1/2 dozen)||$40 (pre-order only). Limited availability and Market Price the day of event.|
|11:00am||Festival Opens to the Public|
|11:30pm – Soup runs out or 2:30pm||Crab Soup Cook-Off||Beer & Oyster Tent|
|3:00pm-7:00pm||Beer & Oyster Tasting||Beer & Oyster Tent|
|7:00pm||Festival Closes||Please Drive Safely|
|11:00am||Festival Opens to the Public|
|1:00pm – 6:00pm||Beer & Oyster Tasting||Beer & Oyster Tent|
|7:00pm||Festival Ends||Please drive safely!|
|Things to Do||August 19||August 20|
|Festival Doors Open||11:00am||11:00am|
|Kids Zone||All Day||All Day|
|Stay tuned for more details||All Day||All Day|
Jimmy’s Famous Seafood
Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls
Sherri’s Crab Cakes
Chesapeake Food Works
Saturday, August 19, 2023 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 20, 2023 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
General Admission does not include food or drink. Most food inside the festival is purchased via cash, although some food vendors accept credit cards.
Due to our new location, we are re-evaluating our VIP section and will update soon.
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.
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at the festival.
There’s lots to do for the kids!
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 numerous areas to sit and enjoy your purchased food. 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 that space is limited.
Pop-up tents and beach umbrellas are not allowed at the festival.
Profanity or obscene gestures/references on any part of visible clothing/jackets/hats etc is not allowed. Attendee will be asked to remove items and/or refused admittance. Refunds will not be given.
Yes. The festival map will be updated and posted prior to the festival.
yes, the festival is handicap accessible.
Parking will be at the Naval Academy Stadium and requires a pre-purchased parking ticket, available online for $10. Parking at the stadium includes a free shuttle to the festival.
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.
Yes! There are discount rooms available for our customers at Country Inn and Suites by Radisson. Simply go to radissonhotelsamericas.com/countryinn, put in Annapolis for destination and use the Promotional Code = ABC22.
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.
At this time, we do not have any volunteer opportunities.
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: