Wm. B. Tennison
Solomons, MD – The 40th celebration of Patuxent River Appreciation Days was held at Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons. The two-day event—Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8—featured a variety of attractions, displays, cuisine, entertainment and hands-on activities.

Free boat rides on two celebrated vessels—the Wm. B. Tennison, a bugeye; and Dee of St. Mary’s, a sailing skipjack—give fest-goers a chance to experience the expanse of the Patuxent River.

Live music was performed in two separate venues during the festival’s Saturday segment. Performers included Jay Armsworthy, Pond Scum, the California Ramblers, Calvert Swing Band, Bone and String, Bob Pfeiffer and Eric Skow, Some Assembly, Patuxent Voices and Smoke Creek Ramblers.

A Solomons tradition, the PRAD parade presented by the Shriners, was held Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m.

According to event organizers, PRAD is one of the Southern Maryland region’s longest-running festivals. 

Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com