• 113 6th Street San Leon, TX 77539
  • 281-413-3914
  • info@sanleonoysterfest.com

About Us

The American Dream

The San Leon Oyster Festival was founded by Prestige Oyster’s very own Lisa Halili.

CEO Johnny Halili migrated from Albania to the U.S in the 1970’s. Landing in the projects of Chicago, Johnny got his first job at a local car wash. After moving from job to job, Johnny made his way down to Louisiana after hearing of work from his cousin. Having never been on a boat, Johnny began working as a deckhand. After many hard years of working as a deckhand, Johnny Halili bought his first boat – Lady Katherine.

Johnny’s best deckhand was his wife Lisa, together they weathered many cold winters oyster harvesting and hot summers shrimping to create an oyster company unlike any other. In the summer of 2010, Prestige Oysters installed the Quintus 350L high pressure processing machine  and Cryo-Quick tunnel to process oysters. In 2013 Johnny acquired Joeys Oyster Company’s state of the art facility with HPP technology in Amite, Louisiana.

At present day, Prestige Oyster’s is still a family run business with Johnny, Lisa and son Raz running day to day operations. Prestige Oyster’s Inc. has two full time processing plants and provides market for over 100 boats stretching from Texas and Louisiana up to Maryland.

About Us

We hope you attend our 4th Annual San Leon Oyster Festival on April 25th 2020

Donations and proceeds from the San Leon Oyster Fest are dedicated to the continuing restoration of the public oyster reefs and health of Galveston Bay – The Pearl of the Gulf Coast!


MISSION STATEMENT: The San Leon Oyster Fest is a non profit 501©3 educational and environmental restoration organization whose mission is to protect, restore and sustain oyster reefs in Galveston Bay, educate the general public on the importance of the ecosystem, protect the oyster industry, and to collaborate with other agencies to achieve our goal.

  • Kerry Esmond, Attendee

    Went both years. Worked the last year to help. Was awesome to help and will do it again! By the way the good folks at Prestige have the best oysters!

  • Luci Minchew, Attendee

    It was a blast for the whole family! Great food, great drinks and loved the entertainment!!

  • Sally Tyler, Attendee

    Great Fun, good music, and kid-friendly event! Oysters were delicious!