Ethnic Dining and Food Festivals in DC, MD & VA

This is one of the handouts I compiled for the Ethnic foods month long course which I taught at OASIS Montgomery County, Maryland, thus the Chesapeake Bay activities.

Ethnic Dining Guide for DC area - by Tyler Cowen
The WETA Guide to Neighborhood Eats. DC
The WETA Guide to Fine Dining. DC
Where the Locals Eat. Food Blogs from the 50 largest cities

Feb - Chocolate Lovers Festival. Fairfax VA
Feb - Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Dept. Stuffed ham, Oysters fried & raw. MD usually last Sat.
Mar - Stuffed ham and oyster dinner. Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall MD
Apr - Songkran Festival (Thai New Year) . Wat Thai. Silver Spring MD
May - Greek Festival . St Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral. DC
June - Alexandria Armenian Festival City Hall-Market Square, Alexandria VA
June - Greek Festival . St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Bethesda. MD
June - Italian Festival . St Anthony Festival. Little Italy. Baltimore MD
June - Greek Folk Festival . St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Baltimore MD
June - Polish Festival . Patterson Park. Baltimore MD
June - Smithsonian Folklife Festival . DC
July - African American Heritage Festival . Baltimore MD
July - Maryland German Festival . Maryland State Fairgrounds. Timonium. MD
Se - Annual Maryland Wine Festival . Carroll County Farm Museum. Westminster MD
Se - Maryland Seafood Festival . Annapolis MD
Se - Slavic American Festival . Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, Annandale. VA
Se - Ukrainian Festival . St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of Washington DC
Oct - Lexington Market Annual Chocolate Festival . Baltimore MD
Oct - Russian Bazaar . St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral. Washington DC
Oct - Annual Czech and Slovak Festival. Baltimore MD
Oct - Baltimore Russian Festival. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church. Baltimore MD
Oct - Maryland stuffed ham & oyster dinner. St. George Catholic Church. Valley Lee. MD
Oct - Sour Beef Event . Zion Church of Baltimore. MD
Oct - Maryland stuffed ham & oyster dinner. 4th Sunday. Sacred Heart Church. Bushwood MD
Nov - Maryland Irish Festival. Md State Fairgrounds. Timonium MD
Nov - Maryland stuffed ham & oyster dinner (with fried chicken, steamed spiced shrimp). Trinity Episcopal Church. St. Mary's City MD
Nov - Danish Bazaar . [Danish open sandwiches] St. Elizabeth's Church. Rockville MD
Dec - Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend. Alexandria VA

Showcase of Nations Ethnic Festivals Baltimore
Maryland Seafood festivals
Virginia Seafood festivals
Ramp festivals in spring

Restaurant Weeks
Baltimore July & winter
Bethesda/Chevy Chase July-Aug
Washington DC Aug

Taste of...
Arlington VA - May
Baltimore MD - Sept
Bethesda MD - Oct
Georgetown DC - Oct

National Harbor Food and Wine Festival June
Washington, DC International Food & Wine Festival Feb
Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show DC

Historic restaurants in Washington DC

Gadsby's Tavern. Alexandria 1770
Willard Intercontinental [1850] 1901
Martin's Tavern, Georgetown 1933
Ben's Chili Bowl 1958
Old Ebbitt Grill 1984 [1856 Rhodes Tavern building torn down in 1984, new building include the old wooden bar and renamed]

©2017 Patricia Bixler Reber