Restaurant Weeks and Food Festivals

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.  


In coordination with the Restaurant Association of Maryland 



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February Events:


Black Restaurant Challenge
February 2- 25, 2018
Visit two black-owned Baltimore restaurants during the month of February. Then, go to  Black Restaurant Challenge's Facebook and Instagram page and share a photo of video of your experience at the restaurant. Share with friends and invite them to take the challenge.

National Harbor Restaurant Week
February 4-10, 2018
The epic eats are back along the waterfront.  A number of favorite restaurants are participating in this traditional restaurant week.  Dine out and enjoy all that National Harbor has to offer.

Calvert County Restaurant Week
February 16 - 25, 2018
The list of participating restaurants is growing so check back often.

Havre de Grace Restaurant Week
February 19 - 25, 2018
Specials at $10, $20 and $30 created for Restaurant Week in historic and charming Havre de Grace.

Maryland Chili & Beer Festival
February 24, 2018
Enjoy great Maryland beer at our signature event! Featuring Maryland breweries and local restaurants showing off their best Chili recipes.
La Fontaine Bleue
Glen Burnie

Annapolis Restaurant Week
February 25 - March 3, 2018
Choose from more than 40 restaurants with two  or three course specials offered for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


March Events:


Frederick Restaurant Week
March 5-11, 2018
This year's Frederick Restaurant Week features unique and fine dining options available in Downtown Frederick and the surrounding area. Participating restaurants will offer diners multi-course meals at appetizing prices. Visit an old favorite or try something new, Frederick is full of delicious dining options!

Maple Syrup Festival
March 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2018
Join the staff and volunteers of Cunningham Falls State Park as they demonstrate traditional maple syrup making and sap collection. Enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast by fireside and purchase maple syrup products on site. 

Dine Out 2 Help Out
March 19-22, 2018
Visit a participating Maryland restaurant and 5 percent of your total bill will be donated to the Maryland Food Bank to help make sure children, indiduals, and families in Maryland get access to nutitious food.

Talbot  Restaurant Week
March 19-25, 2018
Participating restaurants offer prix fix lunches and dinners, many with special menus designed to showcase their finest dishes. A wonderful opportunity for diners to try new restaurants or revisit favorites.

Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning
March 24, 2018
Join us as we say goodbye to this year’s harsh winter and hail the beginning of boating season! Admission to this Eastport party includes unlimited raw and roasted oysters, live music by the Eastport Oyster Boys, admission to the Museum’s exhibits, and a chance to tour a skipjack. Food trucks will be on site, and beer, wine, and themed cocktails will be available for purchase.


Events by month:

Jan: Berlin Restaurant Week
Jan: 2nd Annual Little Italy Meatball Festival
Jan: Baltimore County Restaurant Week
Jan: Baltimore City Restaurant Week
Jan: Howard County Restaurant Week
Jan: Harford County Restaurant Week 
Jan: Bethesda 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 County Summer Restaurant Week
August: Baltimore Restaurant Week 
August: Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week
August: Seafood Feast-I-Val 
August: Havre de Grace Seafood Festival
August: Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival
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:  Taste the Beaches in Calvert County
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

Nov:  Taste of Howard County


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