Maryland Seafood Festival

Saturday August 19, 2023 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Susan Campbell Park at City Dock71 Prince George StAnnapolis MD 21401
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August 19 and 20 - Rain or Shine


The Maryland Seafood Festival returns to Susan Campbell Park - Annapolis City Dock. The Seafood Festival got its start at City Dock decades ago, before moving to Sandy Point State Park. 

This year's specials: 

  • Seafood Sampler featuring Annapolis' finest restaurants
  • Mildred Belle deck tours
  • Reef ball making by the Coastal Conservation Association

SATURDAY, Aug. 19: The Festival opens to the public at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Musical performances on the Main Stage will begin at 11 a.m. and continue throughout the day. The Crab Soup Cook-Off will begin at 11:30 a.m. under the Beer & Oyster Tent. The soup typically runs out by 2:30 p.m. The Beer & Oyster Tent will later host beer and oyster tastings from 3 to 7 p.m. 

SUNDAY, Aug. 20: The Festival opens to the public at 11 a.m. on Sunday with music on the Main Stage throughout the day. Beer and oyster tastings will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 7 p.m. under the Beer & Oyster Tent. The festival concludes at 7 p.m. on Sunday. 

COST PER DAY: Presale/General Admission tickets are $15 advance/$20 at the door. Add the Crab Soup Cook Off $15 advance/$20 at the door (tickets are required to enter the tasting pavilion). Other add-ons: half-dozen steamed crabs for $40 pre-order only; Naptown Seafood Sampler ($25 advance/$30 at the door) includes eight samples from local restaurants plus a drink. 


  • Hillman Garage (150 Duke of Gloucester) is open and now has 590 parking spaces. Use ParkMobile, scan the QR code on signage around the garage, or pay using cash or card at the kiosks at the exits. With the City’s new gateless entry and exit system, parking must be paid within 15 minutes of entering the garage. 
  • Parking is also available at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Gate 5). Maryland Seafood Festival has arranged for $10 prepaid/reserved parking through ParkMobile on the Maryland Seafood Festival website

ROAD CLOSURES AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS: Dock Street from the Harbormaster’s Office on Craig Street to Susan Campbell Park will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning 6 a.m. on Friday, August 18 through noon on Monday, August 21. There will be restricted/reserved parking on Prince George’s Street from Craig Street to the waterfront. 


All Ages


$15 advance, $20 at the door, Kids 12 and under are free with paying adult


TICKETS: Purchase advanced tickets here for $15. They will be $20 at the event. Kids 12 and under are free with paying adult.

  • Crab Soup Cook Off ADD ON - Saturday Only $15

  • Steamed Crabs - 1/2 Dozen Male - Available Saturday and Sunday $40

  • Naptown Seafood Sampler - Available Saturday and Sunday $25

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