In Good Taste

Inaugural Baltimore Seafood Festival in Canton

A ton of local restaurants will be featured in this first annual festival.

By Jess Mayhugh | August 06, 2014, 2:00 pm

In Good Taste

Inaugural Baltimore Seafood Festival in Canton

A ton of local restaurants will be featured in this first annual festival.

By Jess Mayhugh | August 06, 2014, 2:00 pm


-Itze Alonzo via Captain James Landing


The Baltimore Seafood Festival, a new event showcasing local restaurants, will be held at Canton Waterfront Park on September 20 from 12-6 p.m.

The inaugural festival will, of course, include oceanic offerings from restaurants like Aggio, Barcocina, Café Gia, Farmstead Grill, Ryleigh's Oyster, Captain James Landing, Jimmy's Famous Seafood, Blue Agave, Stuggy's, Atwater's, and Pitango—with more being added daily. 

Additionally, there will be live music from Strykers' Posse and Super Bueno, cocktails, cooking demonstrations from chefs, oyster and crab cake eating contests, and a family-friendly zone. There will be a VIP area and a crab-feast tent with private tables for groups.

The event is presented by B Scene Events & Promotions, the brainchild of one our very own "40 Under 40" honorees Beth Laverick.

“Baltimore loves all things seafood. Baltimore also loves all the wonderful local restaurants that truly make this city one of the best places for foodies to live or visit,” Laverick said. “The Baltimore Seafood Festival will allow locals and visitors to sample signature seafood dishes in a fun, casual environment. My hope is that this event becomes a tradition for years to come."

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance.

We have seen recent food festivals take place with decidedly mixed results, but we are confident that Laverick—with all her experience at Waterfront Partnership—will make the city's first family-friendly seafood festival a big success.


Meet The Author
Jess Mayhugh is the digital editor for Baltimore, where she covers nightlife, sports, food, and events.

You May Also Like

Food & Drink

Holding Court

Asian Court gets a new address in Ellicott City.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Johnny’s; Arômes; Mad River; Brewery Buzz

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.


Food & Drink

Review: Tark's Grill

New ownership at Tark’s Grill makes small tweaks.

On The Town

Nepenthe Homebrew Relocating to Expanded Brewpub in Hampden

Owners add an on-site taproom to their home-brewing supply shop in new digs.

Food & Drink

Smooth Ride

Handlebar Café brings a West Coast vibe to Fells Point.

Connect With Us

Most Read


Top Ten with Stephanie Barber
The MICA artist-in-residence shares her favorite things.

My Top Ten with Alex Obriecht
The owner of Race Pace Bicycles shares his favorite things.

Shore Thing
Maggie Rogers discusses her fast, Pharrell-featuring rise to fame.

What Morgan Means to Me
As Morgan State celebrates its 150th anniversary, five noteworthy alumni recall their college years.

Fixer Upper
We’ve devised a wish list of some realistic (and some unrealistic) improvements to Pimlico Race Course.