When is the Festival? The Festival will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. The event will be held rain or shine.
Where will the Festival be held? The Festival will be held in Lusby, Maryland (southern Calvert County) near Solomons Island on the grounds of the Drum Point Club. The Club is on a 25 acre property at the tip of Drum Point where the Patuxent River joins with the Chesapeake Bay. The Club is a private, non-profit organization that was created to preserve this beautiful and important natural space. The property has been utilized for educational and recreational activities and is generously being made available for the Festival.
Where is parking for the Festival located? All parking for the Festival will be at Patuxent High School, Lusby, MD which is 3.5 miles from the Festival location. A shuttle bus will provide transportation from the parking area to the Festival location. We will have limited handicap parking at the festival site.
Directions to the Patuxent High School: from Route 4, take the Rousby Hall Road exit, travel approximately 1.4 miles, at the traffic circle take the first right onto the Southern Maryland Connector Blvd, and the take an immediate left into the parking area. The address of the school is 12485 Southern Connector Blvd, Lusby, MD 20657.
Directions to Drum Point Club: from Route 4, take the Rousby Hall Road exit, travel approximately 1.4 miles, at the traffic circle take third exit to continue onto Rousby Hall Road , travel approximately 2 miles and turn left onto Barreda Blvd, continue for 1.2 on Barreda which turns into Overlook Drive (slight left). The address to the Drum Point Club is 465 Outlook Drive, Lusby. If your are using Waze, please use 435 Overlook Drive.
Is there an admission fee to the Festival? Yes, in order to cover costs some associated with the Festival, and as fundraiser, a modest admission fee is being charged: $15 Per Family or $10 for Single Admission. Net proceeds from the Festival will be donated to Owl Moon Raptor Center, Phoenix Wildlife Center, and Calvert Nature Society. Each of these organizations’ missions’ align with the Festival’s goal to promote and protect wildlife and natural resources throughout the community and the State.
What types of activities can I expect to find at the Festival? The Festival is designed to be a family oriented program with raptor demonstrations, notable experts giving presentations on Maryland wildlife, bird walks led by Audubon guides, and the opportunity to meet and have your photograph taken with Oscar the Osprey!
Are pets allowed? No. Only service animals. Because of live raptors, no pets are allowed. This will be strictly enforced. Thank you for your understanding.