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 heart's content - at a great price. 
 

 

In coordination with the Restaurant Association of Maryland 

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August:

  • Baltimore Restaurant Week - Baltimore is a foodie town and its restaurant weeks feature more than 100 participating restaurants.  Join the fun.  August 2 - 11, 2019.
  • ​Baltimore County Restaurant Week - Participating Restaurants are throughout the county so please check the website.  August 2 - 17, 2019. 
  • Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week - Celebrate the fifth and summer edition of Vegan Restaurant Week: Let’s Make That One Dish (or Dessert). Restaurants are challenged to demonstrate their love and compassion for promoting healthier diets, and reducing environmental impacts.  August 16 - September 1, 2019.
  • Pig Out in the Park Backyard BBQ Bash - Frostburg - Enjoy this day-long festival featuring music, artisan and food purveyors, family fun and the Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned Backyard BBQ competition.  August 17, 2019. 
  • Allegany County Mountain Maryland Restaurant Week - A 10-day annual celebration that invites community and visitors to indulge in what locally-owned eateries in Allegany County have to offer. August 23 - September1, 2019
  • National Hard Crab Derby and Fair - Crisfield.  Enjoy the famous crab races along with crab picking, cooking and the boat docking contest.  There are fireworks too and much more.  August 28 - September 1, 2019. 
  • Dinner Under the Stars - Annapolis. Make Wednesday nights special with this new Annapolis tradition. Have dinner under the stars on the first block of West St off Church Circle.  Call the participating restaurant of your choice to reserve your table.  Wednesday evenings through mid-September 2019.

September:

  • Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week - Restaurants are challenged to demonstrate their love and compassion for promoting healthier diets, and reducing environmental impacts.  The week concludes September 1, 2019.
  • ​National Hard Crab Derby and Fair - Crisfield.  Enjoy the famous crab races along with crab picking, cooking and the boat docking contest.  There are fireworks and more.  The event concludes September 1, 2019. 
  • Allegany County Mountain Maryland Restaurant Week -  The 10-day annual celebration invites all to indulge in what locally-owned eateries in Allegany County have to offer continues through September1, 2019.
  • Maryland Seafood Festival - Annapolis/Sandy Point State Park.  This Festival has the view, the eclectic music, the sand soccer, paddle-boarding and exciting flavorful foods and contests including the crab soup cook-off.  September 7 - 8, 2019. 
  • Taste the Beaches in Calvert County - Chesapeake Beach.  This festival at Kellams Field provides music, a Kids' Zone and of course great local foods, perfect for an end of summer family outing.  September 14, 2019. 
  • Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival - Annapolis City Dock.  Expect lavish offerings such as "world food," "soul food," and more plus artisans, live music and dance performances, African drumming, a petting zoo and fashion show.  Convenient free shuttles are available from several lots.  September 28, 2019. 
  • Dinner Under the Stars - Annapolis. Make Wednesday nights special with this new Annapolis tradition. Have dinner under the stars on the first block of West St off Church Circle.  Call the participating restaurant of your choice to reserve your table.  Wednesday evenings through mid-September 2019.

October:

  • Taste of Bethesda - Nearly 50 restaurants showcase their best ideas at this cultural event that features music on multiple stages and a kids' corner. October 5, 2019.
  • ​Fall Fest with Oysters in Rock Hall - Enjoy the fun on Main Street Rock Hall as you consume oysters, enjoy the festival music and kids' court.  October 12, 2019. 
  • Ocean City Restaurant Week - Participating restaurants offer special fixed price menus options. Take this chance to try new foods or return to your favorites and enjoy a great price.  This extra long week is so popular, reservations are recommended. October 13 - 27, 2019. 
  • US Oyster Festival St. Mary's County - Leonardtown.  Celebrate the opening of the Chesapeake Bay's oyster season with the U.S. National Oyster Shucking Championships & National Oyster Cook-Off.  October 19 - 20, 2019. 
  • OysterFest at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum - St. Michaels.  The great Chesapeake Oyster signals it's time to sip, slurp and savor once again with live music, boat rides, retriever demos and oysters, oysters, oysters.  October 26, 2019. 
  • Harvestfest Cornhole Tournament​
  • Taste of North County
  • North County Restaurant Week

November:

  • The Great Havre de Grace Oyster Feast - Expect Oysters of all styles in addition to crab soup, Old Bay wings, pit beef, turkey, ham, kielbasa, cheeses, fruits and much more at this old-fashioned, emphasis on the food, oyster feast.  November 16, 2019. 

December: 

  •  Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival - It's all about the chocolate, and the music, and the holiday lights.  In fact, this is a street party that is great for the family and for getting into the holiday spirit.  December 1, 2019. 


​January 2019:
Baltimore City Restaurant Week
Harford County Restaurant Week
Baltimore County Restaurant Week
Howard County Restaurant Week 

​February 2019:
Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week
Coffee Workshop with Gracefully Coffee Roasters
Sante:  A Taste of Baltimore 

March 2019:
St. Michaels ChocolateFest
Annapolis Restaurant Week
Flying Dog University
Frederick Restaurant Week
Cellars & Seedlings:  Tavern Gambols at the William Brown House
Empty Bowls Baltimore
Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning
Taste of Solomons
Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
Empty Bowl Project Soup Dinner

April:
Mount Airy Restaurant Week
Maryland Chicken Wing Festival
Savor Bowie Food and Wine and Music Festival
Restaurant Week Rock Hall
Interstate BBQ Festival
Tacos' N Taps
WineFest at St. Michaels
Ocean City Restaurant Week
Vegan Burger Smackdown
Salisbury Restaurant Week (SBY) 

May:
Salisbury Restaurant Week (SBY) continued
Ocean City Restaurant Week continued
Charles County Wine & Food Festival - La Plata 
Taste of Garrett - McHenry
Baltimore Wine and Food Festival - Rash Field
Art and Wine Tasting Festival - Sykesville
Maryland Craft Beer Festival - Frederick
Somerset Strawberry Festival - Westover
Wine in the Woods at Symphony Woods - Columbia
Good Life Feastival at Boordy Vineyards -  Hydes
Soft Shell Spring Fair - Crisfield
Dinner Under the Stars - Annapolis

June:
Great Grapes!  International Wine & Food Festival
Taste of Wheaton 
St. Mary’s Crab Festival
Interstate Wine Fest Hagerstown 
Home Town Chili Cook-Off & Custom Car Show 
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival 
Baltimore Wine Fest 
Tri-State Wing Off 
Strawberry Festival 
Taneytown Wine, Art and Music Festival 
Chesapeake Crab, Wine & Beer FestivalMaryland Foodie Fest 
Dinner Under the Stars  

July:
Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival - Coltons Point and Leonardtown
Taste of Cambridge and Crab Cook-Off
Tilghman Island Seafood Fest
J. Miller Tawes Crab & Clam Bake - Crisfield 

August:
Smoking on the Dock of the Bay - Crisfield
The Maryland State BBQ Bash
Seafood Feast-I-Val - Cambridge.
Taste Of Linganore, Wine and Food Festival - Mount Airy.

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