Seafood Festivals and Restaurant Weeks

From picking crabs at a table to haute cuisine, Maryland has that and everything in between. Many communities and their local restaurants sponsor a week-long experience so that you can eat to your hearts' content - at a great price.


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Late May & June 2017 -  Restaurant Weeks and Food Festivals
May 27 - 28:  Good Life Feastival at Boordy Vineyards - Feastival kicks offs the festival season with abundant fresh local food, Boordy wines, food from BricknFire Pizza and Lib's Grill, local vendors, live music and hayrides.

May 28:  Festival of India - Ratha-yatra in Baltimore - Celebrate Indian cuisine and culture including Food, Indian Music and Dance. Parade begins at MD Science Center. Visit McKeldin Square for foods delights.

May 28:  Soft Shell Spring Fair in Crisfield - Festival featuring fresh soft shell crabs & homemade crab cakes, arts/crafts, live entertainment, family oriented, free admission. Back for its 25th year.

June 3:   Strawberry Festival in Sykesville -  Visit this quaint historic town and enjoy the fresh strawberries, strawberry shortcake, other tasty foods, plus pony rides, entertainment, a silent auction, crafts and antique vendors.  Admission is free; parking is plentiful.

June 3 - 4:  Great Grapes -  Wine and Food Guided Tour - Take Luxury Transportation from Vino 301 Wine Concierge from one of several pick-up locations.  You will be whisked away on a guided wine tour to the 14th Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival at Oregon Ridge Park.

June 4:  Taste of Wheaton - Sample some of downtown Wheaton's best restaurants. Prices range from $1 to $5 per "taste."

June 10:  St. Mary’s Crab Festival - Celebrate St. Mary's County crab culture and cooking with steamed hard crabs, soft crabs, crab cakes, crab soups, and other seafood dishes all available for purchase.

June 10 -11:  Annapolis Arts and Wine Festival - Art Week wraps up with a weekend of fine, juried arts, handmade crafts, wine tastings from more than 25 Maryland wineries, live music, and delectable cuisine.

June 16 - 17:  Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival - National Harbor - Enjoy great beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’ and barbeque eatin’. Over 60 beers, 40 bourbons, lots of barbeque, live music at a great location.

June 17:  Baltimore Wine Fest - Canton Waterfront Park - Sip the day away at Canton Waterfront Park. More than 160 wines from around the world and at least 30 local eateries are represented with gourmet surprises. Enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations, tasting seminars, unique shopping, a family zone. Admission fees are customizable.

June 17:  Interstate Wine Fest Hagerstown (formerly Taste of the Valley Wine & Food Festival) -  Interstate still offers a wide range of curated foods, live music, more than 12 regional wineries showcasing 80 wines.  New this time is a Distillery Village.  Also new, "Express Paint" your wine glasses in 20 minutes.

June 17:  Taneytown Wine, Art and Music Festival - This festival keeps getting better.  Now in its 6th year, enjoy visiting vineyard and brewery vendors. Meet unique artists and crafters in person.   Find music for everyone, plus a kid zone and of course, a wide array of food for every palate.

June 18:   Taste of Garrett -  Sample the best from area restaurants, cafes, bakeries and caterers. This event is organized by Garrett Trails and Volunteers and is  hosted at Wisp Resort Lodge.

June 24:   Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival - Baltimore - An All-You-Care-To-Taste extravaganza  with over 30,000 crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun and more.  Over 22,000 people have come to enjoy this annual event.

Events by month:

Jan:  Baltimore County Restaurant Week
Jan:  National Harbor Restaurant Week
Jan:  Baltimore City Restaurant Week
Jan:  Howard County Restaurant Week

Feb:  Annapolis Restaurant Week
Feb:  Calvert County Restaurant Week
Feb:  Chocolate Affair
Feb:  Havre de Grace Restaurant Week
Feb:  Wine + Chocolate Evening
Feb:  Annual GumboFest in Annapolis

March:  Frederick Restaurant Week
March:  Heavy Seas Brewery Happenings - Wing Festival
March:  Pancake Breakfast at Oregon Ridge
March:  Flying Dog University (of Beer)
March:  Colonial Rum Tasting with Blackwater Distilling
March:  Empty Bowls Baltimore
March:  Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning
March:  Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival

April:  Maryland Chicken Wing Festival
April:  Pork in the Park BBQ Festival
April:  Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
April : Main Street Heat Chili Cook-Off 
April:  Taste of Catonsville
April:  Ocean City Restaurant Week
April:  Salisbury Restaurant Week
April : Talbot Restaurant Week
April:  Interstate BBQ Festival Hagerstown
April:  Savor Bowie Food and Wine Festival

May:  Ocean City Restaurant Week - continued
May:  Somerset Strawberry Festival - Marion Station
May:  Baltimore Wine and Food Festival - Guided Tour
May:  Baltimore Wine and Food Festival - Rash Field
May:  Naptown BarBAYq Contest and Music Festival
May:  Fine Art and Wine Tasting Festival
May:  Maryland Craft Beer Festival
May:  Wine in the Woods at Symphony Woods
May:  Good Life Feastival at Boordy Vineyards
May:  Festival of India - Ratha-yatra in Baltimore
May:  Soft Shell Spring Fair in Crisfield

June:  Annapolis Arts and Wine Festival
June:  St. Mary’s Crab Festival
June:  Taste of Wheaton

June:  Great Grapes!  Wine & Food Festival
June:  Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival - National Harbor
June:  Baltimore Wine Fest
June:  Interstate Wine Fest Hagerstown (formerly Taste of the Valley Wine & Food Festival)
June:  Taneytown Wine, Art and Music Festival
June:   Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival
June:   Taste of Garrett
June:   Strawberry Festival Sykesville

July:  Baltimore Restaurant Week
July: Taste of Cambridge and Crab Cook-Off
July: Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival
July: J. Miller Tawes Crab & Clam Bake
July: Tilghman Island Seafood Fest
July:  Howard County Summer Restaurant Week
July:  Trifecta Food Truck Festival

August: Howard Co. Summer Restaurant Week
August: Seafood Feast-I-Val 
August: Havre de Grace Seafood Festival
August: Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival 
August: Baltimore Restaurant Week 
August: Baltimore County Restaurant Week
August: Carroll County Restaurant Week 

Sept:  Calvert County Waterman's Festival
Sept:  National Hard Crab Derby and Fair
Sept:  Maryland Seafood Festival
Sept:  Mountain Maryland Restaurant Week

Oct:   Taste of Bethesda
Oct:   Harvestfest Cornhole Tournament
Oct:   Maryland Oyster Festival
Oct:   Ocean City Restaurant Week
Oct.   US Oyster Festival St. Mary's County


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