Get ready for an experience you won’t soon forget at Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest! Whether you like them raw, fried, baked, or boozy, we’ve got oysters from all across the Chesapeake Bay region served any way you want them! 

Now in its 8th year, Mermaid’s Kiss is the premiere event in Baltimore to eat, drink and be merry as mermaids – all while supporting large-scale oyster restoration projects in the Chesapeake Bay. Enjoy creative small plates from some of the region’s top chefs, live music by the Pressing Strings, an open bar and a plethora of local, freshly shucked oysters.

This year's participating restaurants are Blackwall HitchCapital GrilleFaidley’s SeafoodGunther & Co.Loch BarLib’s Grill, Ludlow MarketThames Street Oyster HouseVida Taco BarWoodberry Kitchen and desserts by the Classic Catering People. 

Libations include craft beers from Flying Dog Brewery, wine from Big Cork VineyardsCrow Vineyard, Linganore, Proud Pour, specialty drinks, Old Pulteney Whisky tastings, and oyster shooters with spirits from Blackwater Distilling. Coffee drinks provided by Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company

Oysters brought to you by Double 'T' Oyster RanchHarris SeafoodHollywood Oyster Co., Hoopers Island Oyster CompanyMadhouse Oysters, Philip’s Wharf Oyster Co. and War Shore Oyster Co. 

We’ll also have a Bay-themed silent auction and mermaids galore. Attire is cocktail casual, but for some added fun, we encourage guests to incorporate nautical or mermaid flair to their party ensemble. 

Proceeds from Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest go right back into the Bay, supporting ORP’s mission to build a healthy and sustainable native oyster population.

Event sponsorship information can be downloaded HERE. Questions? Email or call