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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.

 

Bourbon & Bowties

Thursday, May 10| 6-9 p.m.
Baltimore Museum of Industry: 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, Maryland

Bourbon & Bowties is your destination for fine cocktails, food and fun – and it’s all for a great cause. The QG Community Charities‘ annual fundraiser will feature top-rated bourbon, beer and wine, in addition to world-class cigars, and delectable food from the area’s best dining establishments.  Live and silent auctions round-out the evening, which will be hosted by WBAL’s Pete Gilbert.

Over the last several years, Bourbon & Bowties has raised more than $200,000 for Healthcare for the Homeless,The Semper Fi Fund, and The Oyster Recovery Partnership. This year, a grant sponsored by our 2017 premier partner, Northwestern Mutual, will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand.  Get your tickets here.

 

MOM’s Organic Market Save the Dandelions Event

Saturday, April 21| 11 a.m.-3p.m.
MOM’s Organic Market: 5566 Randolph Rd, Rockville, Maryland

Our partner MOM’s is working to protect and restore our natural world through sustainable practices, and through their support of local environmental organizations. Join the Oyster Recovery Partnership as we share more on oyster restoration efforts taking place in the Chesapeake Bay.  There will be environmental education opportunities, family-friendly activities, food samplings, wellness demonstrations and more.

 

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 the Oyster Recovery Partnership 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.

 

1st Annual Annapolis Watersports Festival

Saturday, September 15 | 12-5 p.m.
Annapolis Sailing School: 7001 Bembe Beach Road, Annapolis, Maryland

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! We will be on hand to share interesting oyster facts and restoration updates. Click here for more information and to register.

 

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, an open bar, an oyster shooter station, silent auction, games and more! Proceeds benefit ORP and projects to restore the native oyster. Tickets go on sale in June.