Anne Arundel County To Host Five River Days Festivals This Summer

Annapolis, MD (May 23, 2024): County Executive Steuart Pittman today announced that Anne Arundel County will expand River Days festivals, which offer free public water access and activities on county rivers, to five different locations this summer. Registration for the first River Days festival will open on May 29, 2024, at 12 p.m.

“Watching families experience the magic of our rivers for the first time at our festivals last year was an incredible experience,” said County Executive Pittman. “By hosting five festivals this year, even more families will get the opportunity to get out on the water, celebrate our local rivers, and learn how to protect them.” 

River Days Festivals are hosted by the County Executive’s Office. Registration is free and required for entry, as capacity is limited. Registration does not include boat ride tickets, which are also free but must be reserved separately for a specific time slot. Registration for entry and boat ride reservations will open one month prior to each event date at

The dates and locations for the 2024 festivals are listed below:

Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 
647 Contees Wharf Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037
Registration will open on Wednesday, May 29 at 12 p.m. 

Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Annapolis Maritime Museum Park, in partnership with Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating and Annapolis Sailing School
7300 Edgewood Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403
Registration will open on Thursday, June 20 at 12 p.m. 

Sunday, August 11, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

West River Center 
5100 Chalk Point Rd, West River, MD 20778 
Registration will open on Thursday, July 11 at 12 p.m. 

Sunday, August 25. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Quiet Waters Park 
600 Quiet Waters Park Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403
Registration will open on Thursday, July 25 at 12 p.m. 

Saturday, September 14, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Fort Smallwood Park
9500 Fort Smallwood Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122 

Registration will open on Wednesday, August 14 at 12 p.m. 

Each festival will feature fun activities for all ages, including water activities, environmental educators, boat rides, live music, food trucks, games, crafts, face painting, county agencies, and more. 

Members of the public should direct questions to

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