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.

Participating restaurants this year include Blackwall HitchCapital GrilleFaidley’s SeafoodGunther & Co.Loch BarLib’s Grill, Ludlow MarketThames Street Oyster House and Vida Taco Bar, with more to be announced! 

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.

Oysters brought to you by Double 'T' Oyster RanchHarris SeafoodHollywood Oyster Co.Madhouse Oysters, Philip’s Wharf Oyster Co., War Shore Oyster Co. and others. Stay tuned for more!

We’ll also have a Bay-themed silent auction and mermaids galore. In fact, this year we’re giving guests the option to add mermaid/merman flair to their party ensemble. Best costume takes home a heaping bushel of fresh, Chesapeake Bay oysters.

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