Four Rivers, one of Marylandâ€™s state heritage areas, is an established heritage tourism destination on the Chesapeake Bayâ€™s western shore. With Annapolis, Marylandâ€™s historic capital city, as its â€œcrown jewel,â€ the Four Rivers Heritage Area stretches from Sandy Point State Park at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, through southern Anne Arundel County, to Rose Haven at the Calvert County line. Framed by the Chesapeake Bay on the east and by Route 2/Solomons Island Road on the west, Four Rivers reflects Marylandâ€™s rich historic, cultural, and natural legacy.
Sandy Point State Park will again be the host site forÂ the 43rd annualÂ Maryland Seafood Festival, a tasty and entertaining tradition, with music, great food, exhibits, arts and crafts, and featuringÂ The Capitalâ€™s 20thÂ Crab Soup Cook-offand the Department of Natural Resourcesâ€™ Maryland Fishing Challenge Featuring Diamond JimÂ Award Ceremony. ThisÂ family fun and feasting event is expected to draw 20,000+ visitors from the all across the mid-Atlantic region.
The Maryland Seafood Festival is a rich tradition in the State and has been held annually for 40+ years, with the most recent 30 years being held the weekend after Labor Day at Sandy Point State Park.
That tradition has been built around a safe, family friendly environment showcasing the great seafood that Maryland has to offer while bringing people from all over the East Coast in the off season.
Live music performances, local charities selling delicious treats, creative craft booths, not to mention everyoneâ€™s seafood favorites, guaranteed fun is had by all!
Podickory Point is a privately owned yacht and beach club on the Chesapeake Bay, two miles northwest of the Bay Bridge, near the mouth of the Magothy River and is surrounded by the state-owned nature preserve of the Sandy Point State Park.