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Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning

Event Date: 
March 24, 2018 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Celebrate the spring equinox and the beginning of boating season each March by burning those nasty winter socks at the Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning. In a tradition dating back to the mid-1980s, Annapolitans relieve themselves of the necessities of winter as the “Ode to the Equinox” is recited.

Live music is provided by the popular local band, The Eastport Oyster Boys, who entertain with a wide variety of musical styles. A shucking contest provides a chance to show your shucking prowess, and guests can purchase the People’s Choice ticket to participate in an exclusive tasting contest in which local restaurants and catering companies compete to prepare their Best Oyster Dish.

For the young at heart, there will be fun activities and exhibits highlighting the area’s unique maritime heritage and the importance of the oyster to the health of the Chesapeake Bay. This year, guests can take electric boat tours of Back Creek — see the location of our new Park campus!

Of course, there will be plenty of oysters – raw and roasted — to eat, and BBQ, hotdogs, hamburgers, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase.

Tickets are on sale via What’s Up Tix. This event sells out each year, so get your tickets early! For more information, visit


Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second St. Annapolis, MD 21032
United States