For a decade, the New Orleans Oyster Festival has hosted its annual event in an effort to raise awareness about the Louisiana Gulf Oyster, as well as coastal erosion and how it affects the regional ecosystem. Additionally, the festival celebrates local restaurateurs and farmers who provide millions of people with the local fare. Partial proceeds from each year’s festival are donated to organizations like ORA Estuaries, the Louisiana Artificial Reef Program and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.
Now, it’s the festival’s turn to raise money for its own work. On Thursday, February 13, the organization will host its 11th annual “Oysters 4 the Coast” mid-year fundraiser, where folks can dine on the finest oysters while benefiting the beloved New Orleans Oyster Festival.
Taking place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Superior Seafood (4338 St. Charles Avenue), the fundraiser’s ticket price of $44 earns you a choice of four beers, four wines and four types of oysters. There will also be additional dishes to enjoy.
For more information about the New Orleans Oyster Festival, click here.