Maryland Seafood Festival Coming This Weekend To Annapolis City Dock


The 55th Maryland Seafood Festival will be held Aug. 19 and 20 at a new location in the Annapolis area. Here's where and how to buy tickets. A stock photo of steamed crabs is shown above. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

Patch Editor Deb Belt wrote this story.

MARYLAND — The 55th Maryland Seafood Festival returns to Annapolis City Dock and Susan Campbell Park in Annapolis on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19 and 20.

Because of the new location, organizers have made some changes to the event. Last year, the event was held on the beach at Sandy Point State Park.

The event is held rain or shine.

The Maryland Seafood Festival hosts multiple seafood vendors, local shopping and vendor options, a variety 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.

Buy tickets online via ABC Events in advance, or at the site the day of the festival.

Ticket prices are:

  • General Admission – regular, $15
  • General Admission – day of, $20
  • Kids (12 & under), free
  • Navy Stadium Parking with free shuttle, $10
  • Crab Soup Cook-Off (Saturday only), $15 (limited ticket availability)
  • Steamed Crabs (1/2 dozen), $40 (pre-order only). Limited availability and market price the day of event.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Musical entertainment includes: Ruben Montoya, Mozaic, Tony Stramella Band, Shawn Musselman, Ready Set Go!, All You Need and Grayson Moon.

Parking is at the U.S. Naval Academy Stadium and is available for purchase for Saturday or Sunday. You can pre-purchase your parking pass; parking will be $10 plus a fee with a free shuttle to and from the festival. Shuttles will run continuously throughout the day.

Parking will be $15 the weekend of the festival.

New this year: The Naptown Seafood Sampler, which includes eight samples from area restaurants plus a drink (beer, water, soda) for $25. Limited quantities are available.

Back by popular demand: 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. Pre-orders were due by Aug. 16.

No pets are allowed.

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