Patuxent River Appreciation Day (PRAD)
WELCOME to Patuxent River Appreciation Day
Saturday, October 7, 2023
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
American Chestnut Land Trust, American Legion Arick L Lore Post, American Red Cross, AnnMarie Sculpture Garden, Calvert County 4-H, Calvert County Environmental Commission, Calvert County Government, Calvert County Historical Society, Calvert County Natural Resources, Calvert County Waterman's Association, Calvert Marine Museum, CHESPAX, Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust, Delta Waterfowl Chesapeake Bay Chapter, ECOBay Landscape, Friends of Hunting Creek, Friends of Mill Creek, Friends of St. Leonard Creek,
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum,
Humane Society of Calvert County, Knights of Columbus, Linda Kelley Animal Shelter,
Morgan State-PEARL, Point Lookout State Park, Quilts of Valor, Shorething Shell Fish Company, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Southern Maryland Sierra Club, Southern Maryland Spay and Neuter (SPOT), UMCES-CBL, University of Maryland Extension, US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Arts and Crafts and Food Delights
2 Friends w/ Chocolate, Amanda Weed, Anne Made, Bubbles and Butterflies, Carlos Zepeda-Cozaana, Chesapeake Stained Glass and Jewelry, Christine Trent-Author, Crafty Creations by Bonnie Lee,
Creations by Ace, Daynaira-Xara Photography, Eco Adventures, Fire Paws Studio, Freeze Daddy, The Garden Pot, Imaginarium, Jally's Soapicary, LC Designs, Mary Lou Troutman, Nonnie's Creations, One Hundred Shores, Out of the Blue, Scentsy, Southern Charm Kreations, SpiritualArts Co., Sunshine Bakery, Tio Esteban's Salsa, Treats by Janet, Two if by Sea, Vivian Cawood Art, and Woof.
Calvert Crabs, Dan D's Catering, Judy's Food Truck, Frosty's Shaved Ice,
Beer and Wine sold by Calvert Marine Museum.
Would you like to sign up to sell arts and crafts, home spun goods, homemade goods to eat, produce, or used marine items? Please contact Melissa.Mccormick@calvertcountymd.gov
Patuxent River Appreciation Day (PRAD) is an annual festival, held at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Maryland. This celebration creates awareness, recognition, and promotion of the economic, social, recreational, cultural, and historical impact of the tributaries and environs of the Patuxent River and the basin through which it flows.
The festival brings together and reflects the continuing commitment of the community, Calvert County Board of County Commissioners, Calvert Marine Museum, and other organizations that share a desire to preserve the Patuxent River and to celebrate its positive influence on the area's quality of life in the past, present, and future.
By bringing these people together in a public forum, PRAD hopes to continue the interest in support of the environmental programs and tourism activities surrounding the Patuxent River and its tributaries.
FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING, FREE BOAT RIDES, CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES, ARTS AND CRAFTS, ENVIRONMENTAL AND NON-PROFIT EXHIBITS, PETTING ZOO, AND LIVE MUSIC!
This event is sponsored by the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners, Calvert Marine Museum, Arick L Lore Post American Legion, and Calvert County Watermen’s Association.
THIS EVENT IS HELD ON THE SATURDAY OF COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND, SINCE 1978.