Annapolis, MD - The Rotary Club of Annapolis would like to thank all our guests who attended the 77th Annual Crab Feast! We had over 1,000 attendees who joined us at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on August 5th for an evening of crabs, barbeque, corn-on-the-cob, and plenty of beverages to help people stay cool on a very steamy night. Since 2005, the Rotary Club of Annapolis has awarded over $950,000 in grants via the Crab Feast grant program and the proceeds from this year’s event will once again be donated to local charities.
It was great to see a crowd at the stadium again after we chose to do Crabs-to-Go for two years due to the pandemic. The crabs were tasty, and we raised money to contribute to local non-profits, but the best part was seeing so many people enjoying themselves over a traditional Maryland crab feast at the stadium.
The pandemic also created other changes. The seafood vendor we used for many years decided to close their business and the event committee was left to seek another vendor to provide crabs for our guests. While the Maryland Blue Crabs provided were delicious, we unfortunately ran out before the event was over. This was a new experience for Rotarians who have worked on the event for many years. We regret that some attendees were left disappointed after traveling for the all-you-can-eat feast, and we will ensure that next summer there will be enough crabs that all guests get their fill.
The Rotary is already planning for our 78th Annual Crab Feast, which will take place on August 4th – save the date! We look forward to welcoming our guests back to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for the must-attend celebration of summer!
Robert Dews, President
Rotary Club of Annapolis