The 4th Annual OysterFest Returns Saturday, June 15th | Enjoy a Festival Experience Unlike Any Other in San Diego

May 25, 2013

The 4th Annual San Diego OysterFest returns to the picturesque Marina Embarcadero North by Seaport Village on Saturday, June 15th for a day filled with the three essentials for a great time - booze, music, and food. This year, the festival maintains its local focus and includes live bands, beer from area microbreweries, as well as plenty of fresh oysters and food offerings from a variety of San Diego restaurants.

This 21-and-over event spotlights some up and coming bands and entertainers, including headliner Mayer Hawthorne, plus Poolside, Tyrone Wells, Blood Diamonds, Family Wagon, Social Club, and several DJs (Chris Clouse, Fresh One, Mike Czech, Who, and Artistic).

Presented by SDO Productions, this year’s Oysterfest is sure to be an epic party just like last year. Oysters from British Columbia, along with mollusks from the west coast down to Mexico will be available, as well as offerings from many of San Diego's favorite restaurants.  Pacifico and Victoria Beer will be served throughout the event, but there will also be craft beer areas with selections from local craft breweries including Ballast Point, Coronado Brewing, Green Flash and more.  If you prefer a cocktail or a wine with your oysters, those will also be served at the event.

"What could be better than fresh succulent oysters, a cold beer and great live music in the most beautiful San Diego waterside setting?!" asked OysterFest producer Myles O'Reilly. "I can't think of anything."

In between musical acts visit cooking demonstrations by celebrity chef's, cheer on the teams in the shuck and suck competition to find out who San Diego's fastest oyster shucker is, and learn all about oyster farming in California at the Oyster Expo. This event benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training and the Veterans Research Corporation.

As in years past, general admission tickets are $25 and VIP tickets are $100.   VIP admission includes preferred entry, seating, restroom, meal tickets, a hosted bar, and a $50 voucher for your Uber Cab ride to or from the event.  VIP tickets are limited to 150 people.  Food and beverages are not included in the GA ticket.  Both ticket options can be purchased online, so get ‘em while they last.

Doors open at 11:00am and the festival goes from noon until 7:30pm.  Check out Rowlberto Productions' video below for scenes from last year's OysterFest.