Registration Opens For First River Days Festival of 2024

Free festival will feature water activities, live music, environmental education, games, food trucks, and more 

Annapolis, MD (May 29, 2024): Anne Arundel County opened registration today for the first River Days Festival of 2024, which will take place on Saturday, June 29, at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. 

This event will be the first of five River Days that will take place over the summer at different waterfront locations around Anne Arundel County. Registration for each event opens one month prior to the event date.

“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.” 

Registration is free and required for entry, as capacity is limited. 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

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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. 

Members of the public should direct questions to