River Days

County Executive Steuart Pittman invites you to join us at our 2024 River Days Festivals!

River Days are festivals that provide free water access opportunities to county residents through fun recreational and educational activities on county rivers. 

2024 Festivals

This summer the Anne Arundel County Executive’s Office will host five River Days festivals at different waterfront locations throughout the county. 

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. 

Registration to the festivals is free and required for entry, as capacity is limited. Registration does not include boat ride tickets or kayak lessons, which are also free but must be reserved separately for a specific time slot. 

Registration for festival entry, and reservations for boat rides and kayak lessons will all open one month prior to each event date. Sign up here to be notified once registration is open for each event. 

For questions and special accommodations requirements, please email riverdays@aacounty.org.

Saturday, June 29th 11 AM - 4 PM

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD. 21037

Registration is free and required for entry. 


Saturday, July 20th 11 AM - 4 PM

Annapolis Maritime Museum Park
In partnership with Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating and Annapolis Sailing School
7300 Edgewood Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403
Registration will open Thursday, June 20th at 12pm

Sunday, August 11th 11 AM - 4 PM

West River Center
5100 Chalk Point Rd, West River, MD 20778 
Registration will open Thursday, July 11th at 12pm

Sunday, August 25th 11 AM - 4 PM

Quiet Waters Park
600 Quiet Waters Park Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403
Registration will open Thursday, July 25th at 12pm

Saturday, September 14th 11 AM - 4 PM

Fort Smallwood Park
9500 Fort Smallwood Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122 
Registration will open Wednesday, August 14th at 12pm



These events are hosted by the Office of the County Executive. Any questions should be directed to riverdays@aacounty.org. Please do not contact the venues with questions about River Days. 

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