Tastes of Summer

Eat and drink your way through August with our guide to the best epicurean events in Maryland this month.

8/5-20: Restaurant Week
Participating restaurants. Whether it’s brunch, lunch, or dinner, enjoy 15 days of prix fixe menus from 60 of Baltimore County’s top chefs and best restaurants.

8/6: Frederick Wine Festival
Carroll Creek Linear Park, S. Market St., Frederick. At this inaugural festival, feast on eats from local chefs as you wine your way through vintages from Maryland vineyards.

8/6-7: Caribbean Wine Splash
Dove Valley Winery, 645 Harrington Road, Rising Sun. Sip wine, shop local artisans, and soak up the sounds of Caribbean music, steel drums, and reggae in Cecil County.

8/12-13 MD State BBQ Bash
2 S. Bond St., Bel Air. Join thousands of meat lovers for this annual food truck rally and competition for the best barbecue in the state.

8/13: Sip and Stroll
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1876 Mansion House Dr. Take an intimate evening tour of the zoo while enjoying wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres.

8/20: Vegan Soulfest
Baltimore City Community College, 2901 Liberty Heights Ave. Learn about the vegan lifestyle with guest speakers, local purveyors, food vendors, and local artists.