Attend an event

We and our partners throw great oyster events!

By simply attending, you’re making an impact in our efforts to restore Chesapeake Bay oysters. In some cases, proceeds from the event directly support ORP’s programs, and in others, oyster shells will be collected as part of our shell recycling program to be reused for planting more oysters in the Bay.

Bay Paddle & Rock The Hall 5K

July 22 – July 23 | From Kent Island to Rock Hall

There will be two paddling races on Saturday the 22nd, a 33-miler and a 12-miler, and a NEW 5K on Sunday, July 23! “Rock the Hall” 5K is a fun and active way to celebrate the Chesapeake and is open to anyone who cares about the Bay. Teams are welcome but not required. Proceeds benefit ORP, the Chesapeake Conservancy, and Waterkeepers ChesapeakeSign up today!

Shuck Like a Pro at District Fishwife

August 4 | Session one 5pm – 6pm: SOLD OUT | Session two 6:30pm – 7:30pm | SOLD OUT

An oyster renaissance is underway! The Oyster Recovery Partnership and The District Fishwife have teamed up to teach you how to shuck oysters, pair them with wine and discuss the importance of oyster shell recycling and how it impacts the Chesapeake Bay. You will also learn tips on how to purchase and store oysters so you can enjoy them at home. 100% of ticket sales will be donated to the Oyster Recovery Partnership which will fund the planting of 500 water filtering oysters back into our local coastline. Your ticket price includes 6 oysters, a glass of Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc and an oyster shucking knife to take home! Wine and oysters to take home can be purchased as an add on upon checkout at a discounted price or at the day of the event at full price.

National Oyster Weekend 

 August 1st – August 6th 2023 | Join the Facebook event page for full list of participating restaurants and more!

The seafood lovers’ holiday is back and better than ever this summer. ‘Cause we are celebrating all week long!

Maryland Seafood Festival

August 19 – August 20 | Location TBA

The Maryland Seafood Festival hosts loads of seafood vendors, local shopping and vendor options, a fantastic beverage selection with lots of local craft beer and tons of kids activities, all hosted along the beautiful shores of the scenic Chesapeake Bay.

World Is Your Oyster Fest

September 28 | B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore | PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

A ‘party with a purpose’ that will educate, impress, and leave your taste buds tingling! You’ll slurp, eat, and drink to your seafood-lovin’ heart’s content, gain the skills and tools to “Shuck Like a Pro,” and cheer for pro shuckers competing in ORP’s second annual shucking contest all while learning how you can help the Bay’s keystone species thrive. Plus, live music, enticing raffle items, and a vendor village featuring oyster wares, gear, and other goods!
Tiered ticket pricing means the sooner you purchase, the more you save for this all you can eat and enjoy festival!
Follow @oysterrecovery on social and join the facebook event page to keep up with announcements.

Baygrass 2023

Sept. 30 – October 1 | Sandy Point State Park
Baygrass blends the finest progressive bluegrass music with a gorgeous beachfront venue and a core mission to protect and restore the Bay. You’ll enjoy 14 top touring bands on two stages over two days, delicious local food, microbrews, wines, craft cocktails and mocktails, workshops, vendors, and fun activities for all ages. Get tickets today!