Attend an event


Our partners throw great oyster festivals! Simply by attending one of the below events, you are making an impact in our efforts to restore the local oyster population. In some cases, proceeds from the event will directly support ORP programming, and in others the shell collected will be circulated through our shell recycling program, and later reused as host shells for planting more oysters into the Bay. If you would like your event to be added to our list below, please contact us at:





Saturday, Sept. 24 I 11 am – 5 pm

Bring your family and friends to the fun-filled festivities of RiverFest 2016. It will be an exciting, fun-filled weekend along the waterfront of the scenic Chester River and the popular Arts and Entertainment district of historic Chestertown. ORP will share information on oyster restoration and provide guests the chance to try hand tonging for oyster shell.


Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest

Thursday, Sept. 29 | 6-10 pm

It’s a bivalve lovers bash showcasing local aquaculture and the delicacies that has earned Mermaid’s Kiss the reputation as best raw bar event in Baltimore. Guests will celebrate the year’s successes with the oyster industry’s leading network of restaurants, farms, friends and advocates. The evening will feature live music, a silent auction and signature dishes from some of the best seafood restaurants in the region.

Baltimore Museum of Industry: 1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230


Westminster Oyster Stroll

Oct. 8 I 12-5pm

Guests are invited to come out enjoy raw or cooked oysters at shucking stations along Main Street in Downtown Westminster.


Ryleigh’s Oyster Fest

Oct 8-9 I Saturday 12-9 pm & Sunday 10 am-8pm

Baltimore’s Historic Federal Hill transforms into an Oyster Lovers Paradise! This annual two-day food-and-entertainment festival calls thousands of oyster-loving locals & visitors alike to our great community for a weekend full of Bold Baltimore flavor & big time fun!

32 E. Cross Street Baltimore, MD 21230


Shuck it! Beer and Oyster Fest at Tony & Joes

Sat. Oct. 22 I 2-6 pm

Get your Early Bird tickets now! Guests will enjoy grilled and freshly shucked oysters by local suppliers, whole roast porqueta, steamship of beef, locally brewed beers, local wines, oyster shooters and live music entertainment by rockabilly band Jumpin’ Jupiter and The Yachtsmen

Tony and Joe’s: 3000 K Street, Washington, DC 20007