Patuxent River Appreciation Day (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 was held annually on Columbus Day weekend since 1978-2018.
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.
NO ADMISSION FEES, NO PARKING FEES, FREE BOAT RIDES, CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES, AND LIVE MUSIC!
The Patuxent River Appreciation Day (PRAD) is a celebration held annually in Solomons, Maryland. The Calvert County Board of Commissioners, Calvert Marine Museum, Pa-Po-Peake Shrine Club, Arick L Lore Post American Legion 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.