Tag: Sandy Point State Park

Chesapeake Bay Blues Fest a roaring success

Chesapeake Bay Blues Fest a roaring success

| June 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chesapeake Bay Events announced  that the 2015 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival was a huge success. After holding a smaller festival in Southern Maryland in 2014, the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival (CBBF) returned to Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Maryland  in May 2015.  “Not only did we offset a fairly large deficit from 2014, the […]

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Arnold skipper wins C. Gaither Scott Trophy in Annapolis to Newport Race

Arnold skipper wins C. Gaither Scott Trophy in Annapolis to Newport Race

| June 11, 2015 | 2 Comments

New York Yacht Club’s historic Harbour Court provided a picturesque backdrop for the 2015 Annapolis-to-Newport Race Prize-Giving Ceremony. Participating sailors from 71 boats in 10 classes gathered at the Renaissance Norman-style mansion located high on a hill overlooking Newport harbor to cheer place-winners as they received their trophies while several special awards were also bestowed […]

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Chesapeake Swan Song exhibition opens at CBMM in APril

Chesapeake Swan Song exhibition opens at CBMM in APril

| February 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

The story of the evolving relationship between the people and swans of the Chesapeake Bay will be told through a curated collection of decoys, photographs, and artifacts in a new exhibition at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Chesapeake Swan Song: From Commodity to Conservation will open Saturday, April 1, 2015 and continue through April 3, […]

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More than 5000 take the plunge for Special Olympics (PHOTOS)

More than 5000 take the plunge for Special Olympics (PHOTOS)

| January 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

…the land of the free and the home of the brave……… And with that 5000 seemingly sane people ran toward the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay yesterday afternoon at 1pm.  Some sort of religious ritual? Nope! Cult? Nope! A great cause? BINGO! It was the 19th annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge to […]

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Freeze your buns this weekend

Freeze your buns this weekend

| January 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

The week before the Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge is always the time to freeze your bun off!  This year is no exception with the Freeze Your Buns Run scheduled for January 17th at Anne Arundel Community College. WHAT:  The Freeze Your Buns 5K Walk/Run, presented by Anne Arundel Community College Department of Public Safety […]

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Local chef to heat up things at Polar Bear Plunge

Local chef to heat up things at Polar Bear Plunge

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jim Holderbaum, personal chef/owner of the brand new Range and Reef, will be serving his delicious seafood and sirloin in the VIP tent at the 19th Annual Polar Bear Plunge on January 24th. As a local of Maryland, Jim is excited to be a part of a regional tradition benefiting the Special Olympics of Maryland. As thousands plunge […]

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Diamond Jim eludes anglers in this year’s DNR contest

Diamond Jim eludes anglers in this year’s DNR contest

| September 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources presented more than $70,000 in cash, prizes and merchandise to lucky anglers this morning at the 2014 Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale. Nearly 2,000 people, including sponsors, contestants and their guests, attended the celebration of fishing, held in conjunction with the Maryland Seafood Festival at Sandy Point State Park in […]

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AAACCVB details upcoming area events

AAACCVB details upcoming area events

| August 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau (AAACCVB) wants to make it easy for individuals to enjoy the many exciting events and activities that will be taking place in Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay in September 2014. To assist individuals who are making advance plans for business or vacation travel, the AAACCVB […]

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47th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival

47th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival

| August 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

The 47th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival (MSF) celebrates a weekend of fresh and mouth-watering seafood on September 6 and 7th, along with a variety of entertainment, exhibits and activities. “At last year’s event, we enjoyed two beautiful days that provided record breaking crowds on the picturesque shores of the Chesapeake Bay; we all enjoyed the […]

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Maryland Seafood Festival coming to Sandy Point State Park for 47th year

Maryland Seafood Festival coming to Sandy Point State Park for 47th year

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sandy Point State Park will again be the host site for the 47th annual Maryland Seafood Festival on September 6th and 7th, a tasty and entertaining tradition, with regional music favorites, great food, exhibits and arts as well as the popular Capital Gazette’s 25th Crab Soup Cook-off and the Department of Natural Resources’ Maryland Fishing […]

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Annapolis Police go fishing with the kids

Annapolis Police go fishing with the kids

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The week of July 21st saw the Annapolis Police Department holding its annual youth fishing camp for the 14th year.  Youngsters from Annapolis learned how to fish with the help of officers, civilian employees, and volunteers.  Longtime participant Lt. Kevin Krauss even took vacation from his job as Commander of Criminal Investigations to go out […]

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Katcef Brothers and Sea-Tow provide free life jackets to boaters in need

Katcef Brothers and Sea-Tow provide free life jackets to boaters in need

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Katcef Brothers, Anheuser-Busch and the Sea Tow Foundation officially opened five new Annapolis-area Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Stands at the Sandy Point State Park marina. The Life Jacket Loaner Stands, which offer free life jackets to boaters who need to borrow them for a day out on the water, are sponsored by leading on-water […]

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47th Maryland Seafood Festival tickets on sale now

47th Maryland Seafood Festival tickets on sale now

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 47th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival (MSF) celebrates a weekend of fresh and mouth-watering seafood on September 6 and 7th,  along with a variety of entertainment, exhibits and activities.  “At last year’s event, we enjoyed two beautiful days that provided  record breaking crowds on the picturesque shores of the Chesapeake Bay; we all enjoyed the […]

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CRAB SailFree on Sunday

CRAB SailFree on Sunday

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) is dedicated to making the thrill of sailing a reality for physically and developmentally disabled individuals. Join them for the next SailFree at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. Come and experience the joy of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. There is no charge for this event. Their experienced skippers will be taking groups […]

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Plunge Is On For March 8th

Plunge Is On For March 8th

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Special Olympics Maryland, Maryland State Police and the Sandy Point Park Service are happy to announce that the 18th Annual MSP Polar Bear Plunge has been successfully rescheduled for March 8th, 2014 at Sandy Point State Park. It will be a Plunge Only environment with a PeeWee/Family Plunge at 11am and open plunges at noon, 1pm and […]

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Plunge Cancelled

Plunge Cancelled

| January 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story indicated the PlungeFest was still on. In fact, it has been canceled as well. Sorry for the confusion. In all events that we conduct, the health and safety of all involved are at the center of all important decisions related to continuing or canceling all or a portion […]

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Bears On The Beach

Bears On The Beach

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The temperatures are down, but the tents are up as final preparations are being made for Maryland’s largest and most unusual outdoor winter events set to occur this Friday and Saturday at Sandy Point State Park. The 18th Annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics will be the main event of 2014 […]

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Baby It’s Cold: Surviving The Polar Bear Plunge

Baby It’s Cold: Surviving The Polar Bear Plunge

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The organizing team of the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics is reminding all those participating in or visiting the event tomorrow that their safety is a top priority and it is vital to heed safety precautions. Conditions for tomorrow’s 18th annual Plunge are not the coldest they have been, but the […]

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Time To Get Your Plunge On

Time To Get Your Plunge On

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Maryland State Police (MSP) will host the 18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge and PlungeFest on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Md. More than 10,000 from across the state will plunge into the Chesapeake Bay for a chilly dip to benefit Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD), which provides year-round sports […]

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Lights On The Bay To Light Up On November 23

Lights On The Bay To Light Up On November 23

| November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel Medical Center’s annual holiday light show, Lights on the Bay, will open to the public on Saturday, November 23 and run through Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Staged at Sandy Point State Park, the event features a two-mile scenic drive along the Chesapeake Bay with approximately 70 animated and stationary displays illuminating the roadway. […]

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Blair Wheeler Of Virginia Catches Diamond Jim And $25,000

Blair Wheeler Of Virginia Catches Diamond Jim And $25,000

| September 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

Today marked an exciting day in the nine-year history of the Maryland Fishing Challenge as Blair Wheeler, 25 of Herndon, Va., became the first person to win a $25,000 cash prize. After confirming her August catch was the real deal –  tagged with the randomly selected winning number – Wheeler walked off stage with a […]

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46th Maryland Seafood Fest On Tap For Sandy Point

46th Maryland Seafood Fest On Tap For Sandy Point

| August 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sandy Point State Park will again be the host site for the 46th annual Maryland Seafood Festival on September 7th and 8th, a tasty and entertaining tradition, with regional music favorites, great food, exhibits and arts as well as the popular Capital’s 24th Crab Soup Cook-off and the Department of Natural Resources’ Maryland Fishing Challenge […]

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