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:


Learn to Shuck Like a Pro

The Local Oyster at Mt Vernon Marketplace
520 Parke Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201
Thursday, March 30 I 6-8 pm

Got oyster shucking talent or looking to learn? Join us at The Local Oyster on Thursday, March 30 for our free workshop! ORP is in need of volunteer shuckers for our 2017 event season. Your skilled hands and a little bit of volunteered time can help support our efforts to restore the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay.

Learn from the best: The Local Oyster’s Nick Schauman will guide you step-by-step through the process. Skinny Dipper oysters, shucking knives and positive encouragement provided free of charge. While you’re there, order a local beer and the best shrimp salad sandwich in town. Space is limited! We are accepting reservations on a first come first serve basis. To reserve your spot, email us at:


Baltimore Speaker Series featuring ORP 

Womble Carlyle Baltimore Office
100 Light Street, 26th Floor Baltimore, MD 21202
Thursday, April 6 | 7:30 – 9 am
Please join us on Thursday, April 6 for Womble Carlyle’s Baltimore Speaker Series monthly breakfast featuring Paul Schurick, Director of Partnerships with Oyster Recovery Partnership. Paul will discuss the State of Maryland’s approach to oyster recovery and what has been done to demonstrate commitment to restoring the bay.  He will also share how the non-profit works with the scientific, aquaculture, and commercial fishing communities to improve the environment and expand economic opportunities in the Chesapeake Bay.


Pride Spring Sailibration Fundraiser

Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230
Thursday, April 27 | 6 – 9 pm
Pride friends and family, and local business leaders will come together on the waterfront to celebrate 40 years of Pride. Guests will enjoy live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks from local establishments, a silent auction, and great company. Pride II, illuminated in twinkling lights, will be docked outside of the BMI open for guests to board for a deck tour.


Bourbon & Bowties

Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230
Thursday, May 11| 6 – 9 pm
Bourbon & Bowties is QG Community Charities’ annual fundraiser and the premier charity event of the year in the Baltimore area.  In the last three years, Bourbon & Bowties has raised more than $120,000 for Baltimore Health Care for the Homeless and the Semper Fi Fund.  The 2017 event will also support The Oyster Recovery Partnership.

Along with the Baltimore Museum of Industry‘s attractions, guests will enjoy an outdoor tent, fine bourbon, spirits, beer and wine, and world class cigars, all complemented by delectable food from the area’s best dining establishments.  Live and silent auctions offer additional opportunities to support the featured charities.


Save the Date: Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest

Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230
Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 6 – 10 pm

Can’t attend? Make a gift to help ORP continue to do great work throughout the Chesapeake Bay region.