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2021 Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning – Cancelled

Photography by Kaitlyn McQuaid

The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM) regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2021 Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning. For months AMM has been hopeful that it would be able to resume this beloved Annapolis tradition, typically scheduled on March 20th, close to the spring equinox. However, after closely monitoring the pandemic guidelines of both the County and the State, AMM feels it should cancel the event.


As the current restrictions stand in Anne Arundel County, this event that typically accommodates roughly 500+ guests would now be limited to 100 guests. While these restrictions may fluctuate, our community’s health and safety are paramount. “We are deeply disappointed to cancel this long-standing, quirky tradition, and rite of spring, for a second year in a row,” stated Alice Estrada, President/CEO. 


The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park is grateful for the support and steadfast dedication of its members, donors, and sponsors and for understanding the decision and for their support throughout the pandemic. 

The Museum has several programs on the horizon including a grand re-opening of their extraordinary new exhibits in April 2021. AMM remains hopeful about hosting summer concerts beginning in June 2021.