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: events@oysterrecovery.org.


 Anne Arundel County Farmers’ Market
Oysters are now available at the Anne Arundel County Farmers’ Market! ORP is working with local watermen to bring fresh oysters straight from the Bay to market. Buy them by the dozen.
Saturdays | 7 am – noon
275 Truman Parkway Annapolis, MD 21401

10th Anniversary Corsica River Conservancy Watershed Awareness Day
A free family event featuring hayrides, eco-tours, restoration exhibits, kids activities, pony rides, food and live bluegrass music by Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass.
Saturday, Sept. 19 | noon – 4 pm
Bloomfield Farm in Centreville, MD 21617

Art in Action at the Annapolis Design District
Come hang out and enjoy live music, food, a beer garden, artists, crafters, a kid zone, a fire engine, Annapolis Design District businesses, an upcycle planter competition and the unveiling of neighborhood street art.
Saturday, September 26 | 11 am – 4 pm
Edgewood Ave – Annapolis, MD 21401

Chestertown RiverFest
Chestertown RiverArts and Washington College Center for Environment and Society and SANDBOX are launching RiverFest, a new, annual event that will include an afternoon festival at Wilmer Park, water activities and the lighting of a large, floating, solar-powered sculpture at sunset.
Saturday, September 26 | noon – dusk
Wilmer Park, Chestertown, MD 21620

Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest
ORP’s 5th annual Mermaid’s Kiss event will be held in partnership with the National Aquarium on Tuesday, October 6 in Baltimore. This year 800 oyster and Chesapeake Bay enthusiasts will eat, drink and mingle during the region’s largest oyster raw bar event in history. Enjoy signature dishes from some of the area’s best restaurants, live entertainment and of course, an unlimited supply of the freshest and tastiest oysters grown right here in local waters.
Tuesday, October 6 | 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
National Aquarium 501 E. Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21202