The Taste: Celebrate the Chesapeake

Celebrating the Chesapeake Across the Watershed

The Alliance’s annual Taste celebration presents an opportunity for like-minded clean water advocates to gather and celebrate our beautiful watershed and all we have accomplished to protect it. In 2023, over 360 guests attended the three Taste events, raising over $9,400 through silent auctions and raffles. With the generous support of our guests and event sponsors, the three Taste events raised a combined total of over $126,000 for clean water in our Chesapeake communities!

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About The Taste – Celebrate with Us!

Over 100,000 streams and rivers flow through 64,000 square miles of forests, fields, cities, suburbs, and communities on their way to the Chesapeake Bay. Our watershed is a patchwork of communities that rely on its forests, streams, and rivers. It’s a sustainable source of fish, crabs, and other shellfish. It’s where we recreate and connect with nature. It’s our source of clean drinking water. It’s ours to protect.

The Taste is a celebration of our Chesapeake Bay watershed, offering live music, locally-inspired eats, awards, silent auctions, and comradery. As our largest annual fundraiser, the Taste aims to bring together like-minded corporations and conservationists within three distinct Chesapeake Bay watershed communities.

As a regional event offering a small, intimate atmosphere, the Taste presents a unique opportunity for you to support our critical work and enjoy an evening with other individuals who genuinely want to make a difference in our watershed.



Railroad House Inn



The Boathouse



The Annapolis Maritime Museum

Ticketing Information

Taste tickets are on sale now! We encourage you to purchase tickets ahead of time as a limited number of tickets are available.

  • Early bird tickets – $85 per person (on sale until July 19, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST)
  • Regular tickets – $95 per person

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“As an industry partner with an inherent passion for helping to rid the Bay of harmful pollutants, Luck Ecosystems has teamed with the Alliance on a number of projects that enhance communities and create environmental solutions throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Working together, we have installed rain gardens, protected streams, and utilized our RainScape biofiltration products for more effective stormwater management. Luck Ecosystems and Luck Stone are proud to support the Alliance’s mission to bring together communities, companies, and conservationists on far-reaching initiatives to keep our lands and waters healthy for generations to come.” – Jimmy Rodgers, Regional Sales Manager for Luck Ecosystems

Collaborate for clean water with us. Become a Taste sponsor today.

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Stay Tuned for More!

Stay tuned for more details about our 2024 Taste events including when tickets will go on sale and who we will honor as our Watershed Champion and Fran Flannigan award winners.

Thank You to Our 2023 Taste Sponsors!


Stein Family Charitable Foundation


Kate Fritz & Stefan Kunz