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7th Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning

From 12:00PM to 4:00PM


Every March, Annapolis welcomes spring with a curious ritual: A bonfire stoked by socks a ritual that means boating season is just around the corner. This year join Annapolis Maritime Museum’s 7th annual oyster roast, which is a party in itself. Admission includes unlimited raw and roasted oysters, live music, admission to the Museum’s exhibits and a chance to enter the oyster shucking competition. Barbeque, lobster rolls, beer, wine, bloody marys, dark & stormies and more will be available for purchase. A display of waterman’s workboats will be at the Museum’s waterfront campus.

The general admission ticket is $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door, and free for kids 12 and under. 


The “People’s Choice” ticket, $75, will feature samples of oyster cuisine from twelve premier Annapolis restaurants; includes 2 beverage vouchers. “People’s Choice” guests vote for the best oyster dish and enjoy all the activities included with general admission ticket.

All tickets are available for purchase online at The event is expected to sell out. 



The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating students and adults on the area’s rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through programs, exhibits and community events.  The Museum partners with community groups, government entities, and other like-minded organizations to deliver high-quality educational initiatives and programs on subjects ranging from history and culture to the environment and good stewardship practices.