WELCOME to Patuxent River Appreciation Days
Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12, 2014
Patuxent River Appreciation Days (PRAD) is a festival, which 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 has been held annually on Columbus Day weekend since 1978.
The festival brings together, and reflects the continuing commitment of the community, Calvert County Commissioners, the Calvert Marine Museum, and other organizations which 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 the future.
By bringing these people together in public forum annually, PRAD hopes to continue the interest in the support of the environmental programs and tourism activities surrounding the Patuxent River and its tributaries.
What will 2014 offer?
Come see for the first time the all new
River to the Bay Exhibit!
We have 45 Art and Craft show participants.
We have 40 Environmental and other exhibitors inside our newly refinished Harms Gallery and outside on the grounds.
We will have great food here this year including Boomerang's, Calvert Kettle Corn,
Hardesty Haven Catering, Maggie Moos, Myra Campbell La. style cooking, Prince Frederick Rotary and Hollywood Oyster Co. So come out for great oysters, Maryland crab soup, fried chicken and great beef and BBQ.
At the Corbin Pavilion on Saturday there will be live music, fresh produce and wine tasting including Port of Leonardtown, Solomons Island, Pengeauz, Running Hare and Slack Winery.
On Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The Honorable Bernie Fowler will serve as the Grand Marshal in the Shriner's Parade.
NO ADMISSION FEES, NO PARKING FEES, FREE BOAT RIDES, CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES, AND LIVE MUSIC!
Sunday, October 12, 2014
REMEMBER-NON PROFITS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE 2014 PARADE.
IS YOUR SCHO0L OR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION READY TO PARTICIPATE?
The Patuxent River Appreciation Days (PRAD) is a two-day celebration held annually in Solomons, Maryland. This year the event will be on October 11th and 12th, 2014. The Calvert County Board of Commissioners, Calvert Marine Museum, Pa-Po-Peake Shrine Club, SMILE and the Calvert County Waterman’s Association are the sponsors of this event. The purpose of this celebration is to promote interest in the Patuxent River for both environmental and cultural awareness.
One highlights of PRAD takes place on Sunday the 12th, in the form of a parade, which steps off at 2:00 p.m. Participants include dignitaries, Shrine Units, the American Legion, local high schools and various other non-profit organizations. Pa-Po-Peake Shrine Club, being the parade organizers, would be honored to have your organization participate in the parade. Your presence would contribute to the parade’s success and add to the enjoyment of those who line the street of this mile-long pageant.
All groups are encouraged to have a float, program, decoration or presentation, as appropriate for the parade theme centered around the Patuxent River and its environment and culture.
Please contact Randy Geck prior to September 30, 2014, regarding your participation in the parade. If you require additional information please feel free to contact me.
To see if you are eligible to be in the parade please contact Randy Geck at firstname.lastname@example.org Parking is in Glascock's field and there is limited handicap parking on the museum grounds.