ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

EDUCATION.CONSERVATION.CELEBRATION.

The Maryland Osprey and Nature Festival is a grassroots movement by the citizens throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The support and collaboration of our local government, state wide conservation and wildlife rehabilitation agencies, local, and international businesses and military community share our goals and mission: Education.Conservation.Celebration of our beautiful surroundings, and nature, and wildlife.

Proceeds from the Festival will go to these three worthy organization serving our wildlife and natural resources throughout our community and State:

Owl Moon Raptor Center, http://www.owlmoon.org

Phoenix Wildlife Center, http://www.phoenixwildlife.org

Calvert Nature Society, http://www.calvertparks.org

For Sponsorship Information please email or call 443-624-5590 marylandospreyfestival@gmail.com

If you wish to become an exhibitor, please email marylandospreyfestival@gmail.org or call 443-624-5590

WHEN: Saturday, April 1 2023 – from 11:00 A.M. 4:00 P.M. RAIN OR SHINE

The 2022 The Maryland Osprey and Nature Festival donated $3,000 to Owl Moon Raptor Center, who was then our only recipient. Please donate in 2023 to help fund our three selected organizations.

LOCATION: Drum Point Club – Lusby, Maryland

PARKING: STRICTLY at Patuxent High School, 12485 Southern Connector Blvd, Lusby, Maryland. Courtesy Shuttle Transportation to and from Drum Point Club – ONLY HANDICAP PARKING WILL BE ALLOWED AT DRUM POINT CLUB

ADMISSION FEE: $10 for adults, $15 per family

PLEASE NOTE: PETS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND WILL BE ENFORCED DUE TO LIVE RAPTORS. ONLY SERVICE ANIMALS ARE ALLOWED – NO EXCEPTIONS

Drum Point residents are urged to walk, ride your bike, etc. to and from the Festival.

2022 VIDEO

Please join us at the Drum Point Club, where the trees and the shoreline meet.  See live raptors up close, attend lectures with wildlife experts from all over the State, participate in bird watching, and enjoy nature is this idilic venue. It will be an event for the entire family and people of all ages. PLEASE no pets, as there will be live raptors; only service animals.

Drum Point Beach. Feel free to bring beach blankets or towels.

If you love birds and nature, or just want to learn more about wildlife, come out and join us. Deanna Dove with Island Girl Records will perform live and keep us entertained throughout the day. Grizzly Mountain Grill will be serving up some of Southern Maryland favorite dishes including Raptor Talon Pulled Pork and Oscar the Osprey Braised Beef. BONUS, free Rita’s Italian Ice to children.

Patuxent High School – 12485 Southern Connector Blvd, Lusby, Maryland

Drum Point Club – GPS address 435 Overlook Drive, Lusby, Maryland

For More Information please email Sal Icaza at marylandospreyfestival@gmail.com

Meet Oscar, The Bay’s most prolific aerial angle.