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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 events@oysterrecovery.org.

 

Fager’s Island Oyster Garden V

Saturday, February 17 | 12-4 p.m.
Fager’s Island: 201 60th St, Ocean City, Maryland

Learn about local oyster cultivation and enjoy an incredible selection of the best oysters you’ll find anywhere. Admission includes all you can eat oysters,  select craft beers from Evo and Flying Dog plus a commemorative pint glass, as well as BBQ ribs, chicken and side dishes. Tickets are $49 in advance and at the door (if available). ORP will be on hand collecting shell for restoration and share more about oyster reef plantings in the Chesapeake Bay.

 

Shuck Like a Pro at Grapes Wine Bar

Saturday, March 3| 12:30-2 p.m.
Grapes Wine Bar: 1410 Forest Drive (Clock Tower Place) Annapolis, Maryland

Interested in honing your oyster shucking skills or looking to learn?

Join us at Grapes Wine Bar for a shucking class, where ORP’s very own Bryan Gomes will guide you step-by-step through the process using hands-on instruction. A $25 fee covers all supplies including oysters, gloves, your shucking station and a “graduation gift” – your very own knife. While there, enjoy a glass of wine, flatbread or one of there seasonal starters. Limited to the first 20 registrants. Must be 21+. To reserve your spot, visit oysterrecovery.org/shuck-like-a-pro/. Generously sponsored by our friends at Grapes Wine Bar. Proceeds will benefit the Oyster Recovery Partnership, an Annapolis-based nonprofit and national leader in Chesapeake Bay oyster restoration.

 

ORP Shuckin’ at Waredaca Brewing Co.

Saturday, March 29| 4-8 p.m.
Waredaca Brewing Co.: 4017 Damascus Rd, Laytonsville, 20882

The Oyster Recovery Partnership is heading to Waredaca Brewing Company stocked with (over 1,000!) oysters for $1 each.
Get your fill of shucked-to-order oysters while enjoying a variety of beers brewed right on site using locally grown ingredients. All proceeds from the sale of oysters go directly to ORP AND Waredaca has generously offered to donate $1 for every pint sold, along with ALL their tips for the night! All money raised will go toward creating and enhancing large scale oyster reefs in the Chesapeake Bay. So grab a pint, a plate of oysters, a seat by the fire pit and enjoy!
No pre-registration necessary. Oysters available on a first come, first served basis.

 

1st Annual Annapolis Watersports Festival

Saturday, May 12 | 12-5 p.m.
Annapolis Sailing School: 7001 Bembe Beach Road, Annapolis

Capital SUP Annapolis and the Annapolis Sailing School have joined to create the Annapolis Watersports Festival, bringing together the paddling and sailing communities for a fun day of maritime activities in support of the Live Water Foundation. The day will be filled with watersport races and activities, live music, local vendors, the best of Annapolis food and drink, a silent auction, beach games and more! ORP will be on hand to share interesting oyster facts and share restoration updates. Check back here for more information and to register.

 

Ocean Pines Bay Day

Sunday, May 20 | 11:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
White Horse Park: 235 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, Maryland

Join ORP and the Maryland Coastal Bays Program for a day of fun, hands-on activities and educational talks about how watershed residents can make a difference right in their own backyards. From bay-friendly backyard guidance to educational exhibits, this day is sure to entertain! This event launches a collaborative campaign to encourage residents to accept the challenge of improving the health of the local St. Martin River.

 

Save the Date: Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest

Thursday, September 20 | 6-9 p.m.
Baltimore Museum of Industry: 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore

Join ORP for the Chesapeake Bay region’s biggest raw bar event, featuring unlimited food and drink tastings from some of the region’s top restaurants and aquaculture farms, live music, a silent auction, games, prizes and more! Proceeds benefit ORP and projects to restore the native oyster. Stay tuned for the details.