26th Annual Old Ebbitt Oyster Riot

The 26th Annual Oyster Riot will once again take place in the Atrium of the Old Ebbitt Grill on November 17th & 18th, 2023. The evening sessions will be backed by the groovy tunes of the Yacht Lobsters playing favorite yacht rock tunes from the 70s and 80s while the Matinee Riot will once again feature the blues backed tunes of Bad Influence. In a town that can often be divided over many issues, the Oyster Riot is a truly American event that brings people together over some things we can all agree upon – great oysters, great wines and great tunes make a great Oyster Riot! Click here for full details. 

Oyfest 10

Dive into the 10th annual OYFEST, organized by Union Craft Brewing, The Local Oyster, and True Chesapeake and benefitting Oyster Recovery Partnership! Join us for a day of celebrating our favorite bay-valves at Oyfest 10! The shuckers are ready, the Oyster Eating Contest is set, and Sauce Patrol is geared up! UNION Craft Brewing has a delicious selection of beer to quench your thirst, and The Swingin’ Swamis will keep the tunes rolling. Don’t miss the INFAMOUS Baltimore Oyster Eating Contest at 5 p.m.! Who will dethrone the Two-Year Reigning Champ, Ethan, by scarfing down Twenty-Four Oysters and sipping a can of Skipjack Pilsner the fastest? The coveted OYFEST BELT is up for grabs!️ Tickets for the eating contest are $50 (includes entry), and all proceeds go directly to ORP, supporting oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay. Space is limited, so secure your spot and buy tickets now. Click here for details and tickets.

OysterFest at CBMM

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will celebrate the Bay’s favorite bivalve at OysterFest on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10am-4pm. CBMM’s OysterFest features oysters served a variety of ways, along with other local fare, craft beer, and spirits, plus live music on two stages, an oyster stew competition, a full schedule of demonstrations and presentations, children’s activities, and more. Guests can savor Chesapeake Bay oysters, with both raw and cooked options available, from the Talbot Watermen Association and other local oyster farms. There will also be a variety of Chesapeake delicacies and other food offerings via local vendors available for purchase, plus a beverage selection that includes specialty cocktails and an array of local craft beer options. For OysterFest, guests will enter campus through CBMM’s new Welcome Center, getting a first look at the new building overlooking Fogg’s Cove and the chance to shop in the new Museum Store inside. (Please note that the…

Maryland Seafood Festival

The Maryland Seafood Festival will return to Susan Campbell Park Annapolis City Dock on Saturday August 19 and Sunday August 20, 2023. The Seafood Festival got its start at City Dock decades ago, before moving to Sandy Point State Park. This is the first year the festival will return to City Dock and the City of Annapolis.    ROAD CLOSURES AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS: Dock Street from the Harbormaster’s Office on Craig Street to Susan Campbell Park will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning 6 a.m. on Friday, August 18 through noon on Monday, August 21. There will be restricted/reserved parking on Prince George’s Street from Craig Street to the waterfront.    PARKING BEST BETS: Hillman Garage (150 Duke of Gloucester) is open and now has 590 parking spaces. Use ParkMobile, scan the QR code on signage around the garage, or pay using cash or card at the kiosks at…