Mermaid’s Kiss

Mermaid's Kiss Oyster Fest

General Admission - Single ticket price: $95
General Admission - Couple ticket price: $170
Aquarium Member - Single ticket price: $90
Aquarium Member - Couple ticket price: $160

The Oyster Recovery Partnership’s fifth annual Mermaid’s Kiss gala will be held in partnership with the National Aquarium on Tuesday, October 6 in Baltimore. This year, Chesapeake Bay enthusiasts will eat, drink and mingle during the region’s largest raw-oyster-bar event in history. Enjoy signature dishes from some of the best local restaurants, as well as live entertainment and, of course, the freshest and tastiest oysters grown right here in local waters.

Mermaid’s Kiss is both meaningful and fun—a celebration of past and present efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay oyster and inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. Its name reflects the old saying that “eating an oyster is like kissing the sea.” We hope to see you there.

Doors open at 6 pm for touring and featured tastings. Restaurants and oyster farms open at 6:45 pm. The event will occur, rain or shine. Please note: There are no refunds for inclement weather.

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