10th Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning
March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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 late-1970s, Annapolitans relieve themselves of the necessities of winter as the “Ode to the Equinox” is recited.
Live music is provided by the popular local bands, who entertain with a wide variety of musical styles. A shucking contest provides a chance to show your shucking prowess, and 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. Guests can take electric boat tours of Back Creek — see the location of our park campus!
In 2020 – Look out for John Van Alstine, one of the Southern Maryland Oyster Guide’s featured producers, who’ll be presenting a special educational exhibit teaching visitors all about life on the water. (Tickets will go on sale in early January 2020.)