Maryland Restaurant Weeks & 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.


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Salmon at Ouzo Bay Restaurant
Salmon at Ouzo Bay Restaurant
Photo By: Clark Vandergrift
Foodie destination Volt Restaurant in Frederick serves up a plethora of food experiences, from fine dining to casual comfort food.
Family Meal at Volt Restaurant in Frederick

July 9, 2016 -  5-10pm - Taste of Cambridge and Crab Cook-Off 
A showcase of the Cambridge culinary heritage and the county crabbing industry. Head to the street to taste award-winning dishes,  enjoy the celebrity judges and vote on your favorite crab dip, crab cake and crab specialty.

July 9, 2016 - Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival
Visit St. Clement's Island and experience the best of all worlds with great music and amazing foods such as New Orleans by Myra; Chief's - Your Neighborhood Bar, Bear Creek BBQ, Bruster's Real Ice Cream, Calvert Kettle Corn and more at the Festival that appeals to taste buds and your taste for Jazz.

July 16, 2016 - 11am-6pm - Tilghman Island Seafood Fest
Crabs are fresh from the Bay. Crab Races are famous and Music in the Park inspires dancing and appetities. 

July 18, 2016 - 6-8:30pm - Howard County's Annual Film Feastival
Feastival celebrates connections between Howard County farms, restaurants, food producers, community, and film. The array of delicious farm food samples preview the Summer Restaurant Week in Howard County. After sampling the farm foods and visiting the Farmer's Market, stay for the film "Just Eat It" about the movement to exist on fresh, nutritious foods that would otherwise be thrown away because of "imperfections."

July 18 - Aug. 1, 2016 - Howard County Summer Restaurant Week
Pre-Fixe menus designed by Howard County's top chefs.  Delicious local fare with fresh from the garden ingredients true to the vision of locally grown and made ingredients.

July 20, 2016 - 12-4 pm - J. Miller Tawes Crab & Clam Bake
Famous as the must-attend, see and be seen political institution, this event is also long on taste.  This outdoor all-you-can-eat affair features crabs, clams, fish, corn on the cob and watermelon along with lots of politicians.  Or reserve a space in the private Crab Trap Tent with its own beer wagon and other amenities.

July 22-31, 2016 - Baltimore Restaurant Week
From hand crafted street foods to James Beard Award-winning chefs, creativity and diversity is the hallmark of Baltimore's food scene.  Restaurant Week is a must for foodies and everyone else who enjoy "delicious" in its many forms.

Events by month:
March:  Frederick Restaurant Week
March:  Heavy Seas Brewery Happenings
March:  Restaurant Week at National Harbor
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

June: Annapolis Arts, Crafts & Wine Festival
June: St. Mary’s Crab Festival
June: Taste of Wheaton

June:  Great Grapes!  Wine & Food Festival
June:  Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
June:  Baltimore Wine Fest
June:  Taste of the Valley Wine & Food Festival aka Interstate Wine Fest Hagerstown
June:  Taneytown Wine, Art & Music Festival
June:  Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival
June:  Taste of Garrett

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

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

Oct: Taste of Bethesda
Oct: National Harbor Restaurant Week
Oct: Mount Airy’s Smoke’n BBQ Showdown
Oct: Maryland Oyster Festival
Oct: Ocean City Restaurant Week

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