Press Release: 2018 Boatyard Beach Bash Cancelled

September 11, 2018

Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park
Cancels 2018 Boatyard Beach Bash

Annapolis, M.D. – The Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park regrettably announces that the Boatyard Beach Bash scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2018, has been cancelled due to the state of emergency issued by Governor Hogan for Hurricane Florence.

“We are deeply disappointed to have to cancel our largest fundraiser and arguably the best party of the year, but safety is always our first concern,” stated Alice Estrada, executive director of the Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park. “With current weather-related information and the challenges for both musicians and guests to travel to the event, we saw no other alternative.”

This is the first time in the 14-year history of the event that it has been cancelled. Weather forecasters have indicated that there is the potential for life-threatening conditions, including catastrophic flooding as well as high winds and dangerous conditions in our waterways.

The Museum sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. Please save the date for next year’s Boatyard Beach Bash on September 14, 2019.

Full refunds will be issued on tickets. You will receive an email within the next two days to confirm your refund has been issued. At that point, it will take five to seven banking days for your funds to be available for use.

For those still wishing to donate to the Museum, you can do so here.

About the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park
The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating students and adults on the area’s rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. To stay up-to-date on all of the Museum’s events and programs, visit

Contact: M.K. Richardson | (410) 295-0104 x3 |