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Our partners throw great oyster festivals! By simply attending one of these events, you’re making an impact in our efforts to restore the local oyster population. In some cases, proceeds from the event directly support Oyster Recovery Partnership programming, and in others, the shell collected will be circulated through our shell recycling program and reused as host shells for planting more oysters into the Chesapeake Bay. If you’d like your event added to the list below, please contact us at


Lures Anniversary Party: Operation Build-a-Reef Severn River Fundraiser  

Saturday, May 18 | 3-9 p.m.
Lures Bar & Grille: 1397 Generals Hwy, Crownsville, MD 21032

Lures is celebrating its 11th anniversary with a party featuring tons of raffle prizes and giveaways, oysters, specials, their exclusive aged Lures beer with Crooked Crab Brewing Company and much more! Proceeds from the event benefit Operation Build-a-Reef, a partnership between the Severn River Association & Oyster Recovery Partnership to restore and protect the Severn River.


Get Crooked Fest

Saturday, June 1| 2-9 p.m.
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds: 1450 Generals Highway, Crownsville, MD 21032

Get Crooked Fest is a festival celebrating local music and beer in support of the Oyster Recovery Partnership. This event will host live performances by: Jimmie’s Chicken Shack; Stolen Rhodes; Yellow Dubmarine; Joey Harkum; Burt the Dirt. Crooked Crab Brewing Company will be offering both year round and seasonal beers for purchase, and more beer from other Maryland breweries. In addition to beer and music there will be food, games and lots of fun. Tickets available here.


Cobb Island Day Festival & Parade

Saturday, June 8| 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Old Fisherman’s Field, Cobb Island

This annual event features various local crafters, vendors and organizations, a parade including the Cobb Island Fire Department, children’s and neighborhood groups, etc., food, and entertainment. ORP will be on hand to share more in the Marylanders Grow Oysters Program, the importance of shell recycling to oyster reef projects, and some great restoration work taking place in Maryland.


Save the Date: Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest

Thursday, September 19| 6-9 p.m.
Baltimore Museum of Industry: 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Get ready for an experience you won’t soon forget at Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest! Whether you like them raw, fried, baked, or boozy, we’ve got oysters from all across the Chesapeake Bay region served any way you want them!  Now in its 9th year, Mermaid’s Kiss is the premiere event in Baltimore to eat, drink and be merry as mermaids – all while supporting large-scale oyster restoration projects in the Chesapeake Bay. Enjoy creative small plates from some of the region’s top chefs, live music, an open bar and a plethora of local, freshly shucked oysters. Stay tuned for more info.