Oysters, Blues & Brews to Celebrate Chesapeake Bay

The Oysters, Blues & Brews festival is set to take place on Saturday, September 16, at the Port Covington Marina in Baltimore, Maryland’s Baltimore Peninsula neighborhood. This free event promises a delectable spread of locally harvested oysters, an array of craft beers from nearby breweries, and a soulful backdrop of live blues music. Families can engage in wholesome activities such as a fishing derby and a shoreline cleanup.

David Sikorski, Executive Director of Coastal Conservation Association Maryland, emphasized the event’s mission: “The Bay and its resources are a shared heritage, and this event embodies the same principles that define Baltimore Peninsula. All are welcome!” Sikorski expressed his delight in uniting people from diverse backgrounds for a waterfront experience, “Like so many Marylanders, fishing and the Bay has been a formative part of my life, leading me to my role at CCA. This is what drives me, our members and partners to focus on ensuring the health and conservation of our marine resources and anglers’ access to them.”

This event stands as a collective effort of various non-profit organizations: The Maryland Waterways Foundation, The Coastal Conservation Association Maryland, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Minorities in Aquaculture, Blue Water Baltimore, and The Chesapeake Oyster Alliance. Each entity is committed to upholding the vitality and abundance of the Bay.

While general admission is free, VIP tickets are available for purchase. VIP privileges include early entry, exclusive access to a private bar, unlimited oysters, and a commemorative souvenir mug.

Come rain or shine, the festivities will go on. Parking at the Port Covington Marina is limited, hence attendees are encouraged to carpool or utilize public transportation.

While the event is family-friendly, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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