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Food Events - Annual Food Festivals

The Washington, DC area hosts food events at a variety of venues throughout the year. Find out about these special food and restaurant festivals in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia

Alexandria Restaurant Week
During Alexandria Restaurant Week more than 60 restaurants will be offering special menus and pricing to entice visitors to dine in Alexandria, Virginia, just five miles south of Washington, DC. Alexandria Restaurant Week is a great time to try a new restaurant at reduced prices.

College Park Restaurant Week
The event features a variety of three-course meals and other discounts at 16 of the city’s restaurants.

Annapolis Food and Wine Festival
The Annapolis Food and Wine Festival is a new event offering wine lovers and foodies a weekend of fun with food and wine pairings; gourmet chef cooking demos; and wine tasting flights.

Bethesda Chevy Chase Restaurant Week
Experience Bethesda, Maryland's best restaurants at affordable prices. More than 30 of Bethesda's finest restaurants will be offering lunches for $15 and dinners for $30.00 for this gourmet event.

Annapolis Restaurant Week
Annapolis Restaurant Week provides an opportunity for area residents and vacationers to treat themselves to great food at a reasonable price. Annapolis Restaurants offer special menus for this special event.

Capital Wine Festival in Washington DC
The Capital Wine Festival is a two-month long festival in Washington DC that brings together winemakers and wine enthusiasts to celebrate great wine from around the globe paired with seasonal cuisine.

Food Tours in Washington DC
Find a variety of food tours in Washington, DC, Sample local cuisine at a variety of Washington DC restaurants, cafes and public markets while exploring historic neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to Georgetown to U Street.

Chocolate Lovers Festival in Fairfax, Virginia
The Chocolate Lovers Festival is an annual two day event held each year in February in Old Town Fairfax. Chocolate Challenge, Taste of Chocolate, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, and more.

Germantown Oktoberfest
The fall festival includes live music and performances, food, beer, children’s games and inflatables, exhibits by local crafters, artists and businesses, roaming entertainment, dancing and fireworks.

Frederick Restaurant Week
Frederick Restaurant Week is a 7-day promotion that features the unique and fine dining options available in the city of Frederick, Maryland and the surrounding area.

Maryland Seafood Festival - Annapolis
The Maryland Seafood Festival is an Annapolis tradition with great food, music, and family fun. Marylands greatest restaurateurs and chefs participate in a weekend festival showcasing great Maryland seafood including crabs, oysters, and a wide variety of fish.

Kids Restaurant Week in Washington, DC
Washington DC will host Kids Restaurant Week with a week of kid-friendly cuisine and fixed-price menus at some of Washington, DC’s most popular restaurants. See the details about Kids Restaurant Week in Washington, DC

Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Washington, DC
Washington, DC Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show at the Washington Convention Center focuses on food and entertaining. Find, dates, times, schedules and ticket information.

Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tours
Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tour celebrates the history of wine in Virginia with special evening tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances by “George and Martha Washington”, and live jazz on the east lawn of George Washington's Mount Vernon home.

National Capital Barbecue Battle
If you love barbecue you’ll love the food samples, cooking demonstrations, interactive displays and children’s activities at this sizzling summer festival in Washington, DC.

National Harbor Food and Wine Festival
National Harbor Food and Wine Festival includes more than 70 exhibitors representing the Chesapeake region’s diverse restaurants, food crafters, wineries, breweries and wine and beer retailers. A bazaar-style emporium will feature gourmet foods, specialty wines, cutlery, glassware, handcrafted accessories, high-end kitchen equipment, cookware,...

Northern Virginia Summer Brewfest
Northern Virginia Summer BrewFest, a Virginia beer festival with food, live music and children’s activities. The Brewfest is held at Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia.

National Harbor Restaurant Week
National Harbor Restaurant Week offers prix fixe lunch for $20 and three-course dinner menus for $35. National Harbor Restaurants feature a variety of cuisines including American, Chinese, Mexican, Seafood, and more.

Restaurant Weeks in Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia

Restaurant Weeks provide prix-fixe menus at reduced prices at fabulous restaurants across the country. They are becoming very popular and there are now several communities offering special promotions in the Washington DC Area. See a guide to the Restaurant Weeks in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Alexandria Food and Wine Festival
The festival in Alexandria, Virginia showcases local food and wine with live entertainment, craft vendors and children activities.

Rockville Restaurant Week
During the Rockville Restaurant Week, it is a good time to try something new. A wide variety of restaurants in Rockville, Maryland will offer pre-fixed meals, lunches for $10 and dinners for $25.

Shirlington Restaurant Week
Learn about Shirlington Restaurant Week and Shirlie’s Girls Night Out in Arlington, Virginia

Silver Spring Restaurant Week
During Silver Spring Restaurant Week, restaurants in Silver Spring, Maryland will feature prix fixe lunch at reduced prices.

Taste of Arlington
The annual Taste of Arlington is a lively street festival featuring the cuisine of more than 40 restaurants, live entertainment, arts and crafts, children’s activities and a farmer’s market. Proceeds from Taste of Arlington will benefit the Virginia Hospital Center and Arlington Community Foundation.

Taste of DC 2012 – A Washington DC Food Event
Learn about the Taste of DC, a food, wine, beer and music festival in Washington, DC. Find out how to attend and the highlights of the Taste of DC.

Taste of Bethesda
Taste of Bethesda, an annual food and music festival held each October in Bethesda, Maryland, sample foods and live entertainment

Taste of Dupont - A Dining Event in Dupont Circle
The Taste of Dupont is an annual event where participants create their own progressive dinner while sampling cuisine at some of the most popular restaurants in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington DC.

Taste of Georgetown
This fall food festival features samples of more than 25 of Georgetown’s most distinguished restaurants, live music, wine tasting and children’s activities.

Thai Restaurant Week in Washington DC
Thai Restaurant Week, sponsored by the Royal Thai Embassy and Office of Agricultural Affairs in Washington DC, honors Songkran, the traditional Thai New Year observed each year from April 13 -15. Throughout the week, diners in the Washington DC area will have an opportunity to taste distinctive dishes and receive discounts at participating...

Vintage Virginia Wine Festival
The Vintage Virginia Wine Festival in Centreville, Virginia, features tastings 50 wineries including over 250 award-winning Virginia wines, educational seminars on food pairing, fine art exhibits, children’s activities, food and live entertainment.

Virginia Wine Festival
The Virginia Wine Festival features wine tastings from 60 Virginia wineries, gourmet food samples, seminars, concerts, arts and crafts and more.

Washington, DC Restaurant Week
During Restaurant Week, more than 100 of the Washington, DCs finest restaurants offer 3-course meals at reduced prices.

Washington, DC International Food & Wine Festival
At the Washington, DC International Food & Wine Festival, sample wines from over 280 domestic and international winemakers, seminars and gourmet food tastings.

Annual Beer Festivals in the Washington DC Area
The Washington DC area hosts a variety of beer festivals throughout the year. See a guide to annual beer related events in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Washington, DC’s Restaurants Celebrate The Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington, DC’s Restaurants Celebrate The National Cherry Blossom Festival® with Cherry Picks (Cherry Inspired Recipes)

Calvert County Restaurant Week – Southern Maryland
Calvert County Restaurant Week offers special fixed-price menus to highlight many of the county's best restaurants and encourage diners to enjoy a variety of cuisine.

Maryland Craft Beer Festival
The annual festival brings together 25 Maryland brewing companies offering samples of more than 175 unique, local beers. The event includes live local music and local foods.

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