Inaugural Houston Oyster & SeaFest to Benefit Oyster Shell Recycling & Habitation Restoration Efforts
- May 20, 2022
The Galveston Bay Foundation announced plans for the inaugural Houston Oyster & SeaFest sponsored by Coca-Cola, which will be held Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park. The festival will feature a variety of acclaimed restaurants from throughout the greater Houston area and will also include live music, libations, educational exhibits and more. Event proceeds benefit the Galveston Bay Foundation’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program and habitat restoration efforts.
Tickets for the festival start at $35, and VIP experiences are also available. For tickets and more information, visit galvbayevents.org.
Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a variety of menu items including cooked oyster bites and signature seafood dishes from all participating restaurant partners. Event restaurant partners include: 1751 Sea and Bar, BB’s Tex-Orleans, Brennan’s of Houston, Captain Benny’s Seafood, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Frank’s American Revival, Harold’s in the Heights, Indianola, Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, the Palm Restaurant, Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House, and Willie G’s Seafood & Steaks.
The festival will also feature food trucks, beer, wine and vodka bars, and live music performances by Hunter Perrin and Thunderado and Kung-Fuze.
All proceeds from the Houston Oyster & SeaFest benefit the Galveston Bay Foundation’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program. Started in 2011, the Oyster Shell Recycling Program has collected more than 1,300 tons of oyster shells from 26 restaurant partners located from Houston to Galveston for use in habitat restoration projects. To learn more about the program, visit galvbay.org/oysters.
“We are tremendously proud of the success of our Oyster Shell Recycling Program and the habitat we have restored using shell that otherwise would have been thrown away,” said Bob Stokes, President of the Galveston Bay Foundation. “Funds raised through this event will make it possible for us to expand the program to include more Houston area restaurants and restore more habitat at a critical time for oysters in Galveston Bay.”
The inaugural Houston Oyster & SeaFest is made possible with support from corporate event sponsors including Coca-Cola, Avera, Corda, the Coastal Conservation Association, H-E-B, Intercontinental Terminals Company, and Phillips 66. Food and beverage sponsors for the event include Prestige Oysters, Barrier Beauties Premium Sustainable Oysters, Bloody Revolution, Deep Eddy Vodka, Miller Lite, Molson Coors, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, and Topo Chico Hard Seltzer.