Oyster Invitational

sunday, May 5th

VIP Admission 12 - 5pm: $185
Includes a VIP Hour from 12-1pm featuring a welcome reception with Chef Barbara Lynch and Executive Wine Director Cat Silirie, as well as a first look at specially featured chef stations. 

General Admission 1-5pm: $135
3 drinks, all-you-can-eat oysters, bites from local chefs, shucking competition, shucking classes, demonstrations, DJ, and auction to benefit the Barbara Lynch Foundation.

Tickets now on sale!

We're thrilled to bring back one our favorite events of the year on May 5th!  Oyster Invitational, a block party on Waltham Street, is a city-wide celebration of our favorite bivalve... the oyster!  This year, we're also honored to celebrate over 15 years of serving seafood (B&G) and steaks (The Butcher Shop) in the South End. 

For OI, we'll welcome fellow chefs and shuckers from around Boston and pair them with some of our favorite New England oyster vendors to create delicious oyster-centric bites.  In addition to the featured restaurant stations, the afternoon will feature raw bars, curated wine and beer bars, a specialty cocktail station, DJ Ryan Brown and dancing, demonstrations at Stir, an auction to benefit the Barbara Lynch Foundation, and of course, a shucking competition.

Our Mission

Oyster Invitational 2019 provides a platform for local and regional oyster farms and purveyors to collaborate with local chefs to foster old and create new relationships between the producers, restaurants and our community. B&G Oysters and all of us at the Barbara Lynch Collective seek to highlight the South End as a hub of culture and creativity in Boston by inviting chefs and restaurants to present delicious seafood dishes. At OI, we are excited to celebrate the positive impact of oyster farming with the community at large and raise awareness to the Massachusetts Oyster Project's cause in addition to supporting the Barbara Lynch Foundation.  

Featured Restaurants and Vendors


B&G Oysters, Babbo, Café Artscience, Drink, Formaggio Kitchen, Menton, Neptune Oyster, No. 9 Park, Island Creek Oyster Bar, Salt Water, Select Oyster, Sofra, Sportello, Stir, The Butcher Shop, Uni, Waypoint


American Mussel, Browne Trading Company, D'Artagnan, Harpoon BreweryIsland Creek Oysters, La Colombe, North Coast Seafoods, Pangea Shellfish, Peak Event Services, Ruby Wines, San PellegrinoSiena Farms, Winebow

Oyster Invitational will take place on Sunday, May 5th rain or shine.  Tickets are non-refundable but transferrable.