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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July Events:
Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off & Street Festival
July 14, 2018
Enjoy two blocks of the street festival's games, kid's watermelon eating competitions & restaurant offerings.  Then, move onto the ticketed portion, rating the best crab dishes in five categories.

Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival
July 14, 2018
Visit historic St. Clement's Island and spend the day enjoying fantastic seafood during an intimate and amazing Jazz Festival that will bring you back year after year.

J. Miller Tawes Crab & Clam Bake
July 18, 2018
People come from many miles away to partake in this all you can eat seafood (crabs/clams/fish/sides/beverage) event with entertainment and interesting guests.

Tilghman Island Seafood Festival
July 21, 2018
This annual event features a classic menu in a lovely location with lots and lots to do.  Enjoy Steamed Crabs, Crabs, Shrinp, BBQ Chicken, Hot Dogs, Corn on the Cob and more.  Cold Beer and Sodas available, plus children's activities, artisans, indoor flea market, live music, and crab race.

Howard County Summer Restaurant Week
July 23 - August 6, 2018
Culinary talent is on display throughout Howard County.  Summer restaurant fare benefits from more than 300 local farms.  Seafood abounds with rockfish and crab cakes featured on many menus. 

Trifecta Food Truck Festival
July 28, 2018
More than 35 Food Trucks turn out for a food truck event so large it is held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds' Racetrack Infield.  Food trucks are joined by local craft beer, wine & cocktail makers, fashion trucks, vendors, pie-eating contest and live entertainment. Plus bounce houses, mechanical bull and inflatable slides for kids.

Baltimore Restaurant Week
July 27-August 5, 2018
Dozens of Baltimore City Restaurants cook up their best for this very popular dining out week.  Take a long-deferred lunch with a friend, try a cultinary adventure date. re-discover lunch, brunch and dinner selections at special "Restaurant Week" prices.

August Events:
Baltimore County Restaurant Week
August 3 - 18, 2019
The Summer version brings you the same delicious deals and even more local flavor coming from Baltimore County's many farms, vineyards and culinary artisans. At least two dozen Baltimore County Restaurants offer specials to show off the best of the season.

Baltimore Restaurant Week continues
through August 5, 2018
Dozens of Baltimore City Restaurants cook up their best for this very popular week.  Take a long-deferred lunch with a friend, or try a cultinary adventure date.  You'll discover lunch, brunch and dinner selections at special "Restaurant Week" prices.

Howard County Summer Restaurant Week continues
through August 6, 2018
Culinary talent is on display throughout Howard County.  Summer restaurant fare benefits from more than 300 local farms.  Seafood abounds with rockfish and crab cakes featured on many menus. 

Seafood Feast-I-Val
August 11, 2018
Back for the 39th year,  Feast-I-Val takes place in lovely Sailwinds Park.  It's an all-you-can-eat afternoon in the sun with a friendly crowd and down-home and hearty (sea) food.  Music by "Golden Touch."

Carroll County Restaurant Week
August 12 - 19, 2018
Participating Carroll County restaurants offer prix fixe menus daily all week. More than two dozen restaurants devise Summer menus to show off local specials, County wines and beers and farm fresh fare.

Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week
August 17 - 26, 2018
Summer Love is the theme for this returning Restaurant Week featuring delicious and innovative plant-based menus offered by a growing number of Vegan Restaurants who provide healthy fare that is tasty and accessible.

Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival - National Harbor
August 18, 2018
It's the All-You-Care-To-Taste-extravaganza complete with more than 65,000 crabs, beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun and enough crab paper to stretch across the Potomac and back.  Choose your table under the tent.  Two sessions and a number of VIP/Designated Driver Packages.

Curtis' Coney Island Weiners 100th Celebration - Downtown Cumberland
August 2018
Since 1918, Curtis Coney Island Famous Weiners has been serving old-fashioned hot dogs in classic style.  The restaurant is located just off the mall, in an older part of downtown Cumberland. It provides a simple and colorful dining experience.  It is worth the visit during this, its 100th year, or really, during any year.

Mountain Maryland/Allegany County Restaurant Week
August 24 - September 2, 2018
Allegany County's Restaurant Week returns with 10 days of specials, prix fixe menus, great service and surprises galore.  From a revered hotdog joint to Queen City's iced & creamy treats, to dining aboard the Scenic Western Maryland Railroad, experience the adventure during Restaurant Week.

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:  Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival - Timonium
April : Main Street Heat Chili Cook-Off
April:  Ocean City Restaurant Week
April:  Salisbury Restaurant Week
April:  Interstate BBQ Festival Hagerstown
April:  Savor Bowie Food and Wine and Music Festival
April:  Restaurant Week Rock Hall

May:  Somerset Strawberry Festival - Marion Station
May:  Baltimore Wine and Food Festival - Rash Field
May:  Naptown BarBAYq Contest and Music Festival
May:  Art and Wine Tasting Festival - Sykesville
May:  Maryland Craft Beer Festival
May:  Wine in the Woods at Symphony Woods
May:  Good Life Feastival at Boordy Vineyards
May:  Soft Shell Spring Fair in Crisfield
May:  Taste of Garrett

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:  Tri-State Wing Off - Cumberland
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: Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival
August: Baltimore County Restaurant Week
August: Carroll County Restaurant Week
August: Curtis' Coney Island Weiners 100th Celebration
August: Mountain Maryland/Allegany County Restaurant Week

Sept:  Mountain Maryland/Allegany County Restaurant Week
Sept:  National Hard Crab Derby and Fair
Sept:  Maryland Seafood Festival
Sept:  Taste the Beaches in Calvert County

Oct:   Taste of Bethesda
Oct:   Harvestfest Cornhole Tournament
Oct:   Ocean City Restaurant Week
Oct.   US Oyster Festival St. Mary's County
Oct.   Fall Fest with Oysters in Rock Hall

Nov:   Taste of Howard County
 

 

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