A brown parchment lined table with mallets and steamed crabs, shrimp and hushpuppies on the table.

Jennifer Chase

Maryland Seafood Festival


September 14-15, 2024

Sandy Point State Park

Plan your stay for this delicious Annapolis tradition!




The Maryland Seafood Festival has been gracing the shores of the Chesapeake Bay since 1966 with delectable crab, oysters, shrimp, mussels, and locally caught fish prepared any way you like it! Come for the food, and stay for the views!


sunrise view from Susan Campbell Park
2023's festival was held in downtown Annapolis, along the Annapolis Harbor. In 2024, the festival returns to Sany Point State Park.


Things to Do At The Maryland Seafood Festival

The Maryland Seafood Festival is a two-day event with a wide array of food vendors and activities for everyone in the family! Try a beer and oyster tasting, kids' activities, live music, and so much more! The Crab Soup Cook-off will again occur on-site on Saturday, and tickets are available in advance.  This year's event will also feature local restaurants and chefs. Once you are done enjoying the festival, please visit downtown Annapolis (DTA) and take advantage of the waterfront, shops, and nearby restaurants!


An aerial shot of a beach with water in the background
Sandy Point State Park


Plan Your Stay For The Maryland Seafood Festival


Come for the seafood and stay for the entertainment!


Live Music At The Maryland Seafood Festival

Enjoy live music on the Main Stage while you enjoy your favorite seafood. You can even order fresh steamed crabs ahead of time! There will also be plenty of hot dogs and chicken tenders for the kids. This event is perfect for the entire family. For more information and to secure your tickets, head to their website.



Stay tuned for parking updates at Sandy Point State Park.

And remember, any day with Old Bay is a good day!