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2016 WASHINGTON D.C. - April, May & June 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event

(See also: 2017 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2008)

March 20-April 17, 2016  National Cherry Blossom Festival - Washington D.C.


 

April 4, 2016  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Washington D.C.
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

April 15, 2016 - Truckeroo Food Truck Festival - Washington D.C.
The Fairgrounds.  Join us at the Bullpen for the first Truckeroo of the summer! Truckeroo is a monthly festival held at Fairgrounds that showcases the hottest food trucks in the DC area. Held April through October, Truckeroo is family friendly event and features live music, cold drinks, games, and more. Come try all the hottest food trucks in town- all in one place! Only at the Bullpen.

April 17, 2016  Cochon555 - Washington D.C.
Cochon555, the signature culinary competition featuring five chefs cooking five heritage breed pigs in a friendly competition for a cause.  The tour is dedicated to helping Piggy Bank create the first open-source agriculture platform for heritage species while raising global awareness for socially responsible farming. The event unites consumers with local farmers, renowned chefs, prominent winemakers, restaurateurs, craft brewers and distillers in each city for a nose-to-tail culinary showdown celebrating family farms. At each event, 500 guests including notable judges will vote for the best bite amongst 2,000 pounds of awesomeness and the winning chef will be announced the “Princess or Prince of Porc”.  On June 18th, the ten regional winners of Cochon555 fly to Aspen/Snowmass to compete at Grand Cochon, a spotlight of 10 chefs, 10 pigs and the best 30 bites from tour. The winner of the grand finale walks away with the crown and title of “2016 King or Queen of Porc”.

April 20, 2016  2nd Annual Food Tank Summit - Washington D.C.
Food Tank, in partnership with American University, is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Washington, D.C. Food Tank Summit. This two-day event will feature more than 70 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for panels on topics including; nourishing the planet, improving nutrient density, the future of organic, investing in the food movement, legislating change in the food system, and more.

April 22, 2016  Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement.  Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify.

May 8, 2016  MOTHERS' DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 18, 2016  Celebrity Chef Tour - Washington D.C.
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs

May 20, 2016 - Truckeroo Food Truck Festival - Washington D.C.
The Fairgrounds.  Join us at the Bullpen for the first Truckeroo of the summer! Truckeroo is a monthly festival held at Fairgrounds that showcases the hottest food trucks in the DC area. Held April through October, Truckeroo is family friendly event and features live music, cold drinks, games, and more. Come try all the hottest food trucks in town- all in one place! Only at the Bullpen.

 

June 1-9, 2016
Young Cattlemen's Conference
Washington D.C.
The primary objective is to develop leadership qualities in young cattlemen and women and expose them to all aspects of the beef industry. The tour will begin in Denver with a comprehensive overview of the industry. Chicago is the next destination, where the group will visit the Chicago Board of Trade. The participants will then travel to the nation’s Capitol, where they will meet with their respective congressmen and senators.

June 3-4, 2016  SAVOR – An American Craft Beer & Food Experience
Washington D.C.
SAVOR is the main beer and food pairing event in the US! With 65 of the nation's top independent craft brewers participating, this is where beer enthusiasts and foodies can interact directly with some of the greatest brewers and brewery owners in the world.

June 8, 2016  Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Dinner
Washington D.C.
Join Us to Help End Childhood Hunger in America - No Kid Hungry Dinner

June 14-15, 2016  42nd Annual Convention: Independent Bakers Association
Washington D.C.
The Independent Bakers Association is a Washington, D.C. based national trade association of over 200 mostly family owned wholesale bakeries and allied industry trades.

June 17, 2016  Truckeroo Food Truck Festival - Washington D.C.
The Fairgrounds.  Join us at the Bullpen for the first Truckeroo of the summer! Truckeroo is a monthly festival held at Fairgrounds that showcases the hottest food trucks in the DC area. Held April through October, Truckeroo is family friendly event and features live music, cold drinks, games, and more. Come try all the hottest food trucks in town- all in one place! Only at the Bullpen.

June 25-26, 2016  24th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle
Washington D.C.
This internationally acclaimed event is one of the world’s largest BBQ contests, and draws more than 100,000 people from all over the world to welcome summer on Pennsylvania Avenue, and enjoy world-class BBQ, music, food, celebrity chefs, interactive exhibits, and kids’ activities.
 

 

2017 WASHINGTON D.C. - April, May & June 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event


May 12-14, 2017  Green Festival Expo 2017 -  Washington D.C.
Join the Green Festival Marketplace by exploring over 200 exhibitors, learning from over 50 inspirational speakers, indulging in some delicious vegan or vegetarian food and learning all you need to know to live a more sustainable lifestyle! SHOP. TASTE. ENJOY
 

 

2015 WASHINGTON DC - April, May & June 2015
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

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April 13, 2015  State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability - Washington D.C.
Symposium and Book Launch.  Join the Worldwatch Institute for the release of the latest edition of its annual publication, 'State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability' in Washington, D.C. Space is limited, so make sure to RSVP. If you can't make it in person, please join us through our online video live stream.  Experts explore hidden threats to sustainability and how to address them. Eight key issues are addressed in depth, along with the central question of how we can develop resilience to these and other shocks.

April 14, 2015  Pinot in the City - Washington D.C.
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Willamette Valley’s first Pinot noir plantings. In the past half century, we’ve grown from a few brave families and their dreams to a world-renowned wine region. This April, 50 wineries are coming to New York City to celebrate the milestone and give our fans a taste of how far we’ve come.  Come see what all the Oregon buzz is about. Meet winemakers and owners from 50 of the region's top wineries. Taste the Valley's signature Pinot noir and Pinot gris in addition to rising stars including Chardonnay and Riesling. Enjoy Pinot-friendly hors d'oeuvres from City Winery to top off an evening full of wine!

May 15, 2015  Truckeroo Food Truck Festival - Washington D.C.
Truckeroo is a monthly festival held April thru September at the corner of Half St. and M St., SE showcasing food trucks from the Washington, D.C. area.

May 17, 2015  XVII Annual Food Festival of the Americas
Washington D.C.
The Organization of Women of the Americas (OWA) annual Food Festival of the Americas. This annual event is an opportunity to experience a diversity of foods, music and dance offered by the countries of the hemisphere. International cuisine, music, dancing, cultural performances, silent auction and raffles. Great networking event with diplomats in the DC area as the food is donated by the Permanent Missions and Permanent Observer Missions accredited to the Organization of American States (OAS). Proceeds from the sale of food will go to charities in the DC area and the Americas. A family friendly event, bring your kids to get their faces painted and to play on the moon bounce.
 

 

2014 WASHINGTON D.C. - April, May & June 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event

waiting for new dates

April 29, 2014  WorldWatch State of the World Symposium
Washington D.C.
The Worldwatch Institute will release the latest edition of its annual flagship publication, State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability, in  Washington, D.C.  The event will feature some of the book's key contributors, who will share their expertise and ideas on the three main themes of the book, discussing how the term "sustainability" should be measured, how we can attain it, and how we can prepare if we fall short. A reception with food and refreshments will follow the event.

May 1, 2014  Wine Spectator's Grand Tour - Washington D.C.
More than two hundred of the world's finest wineries will pour one of their best wines. All wines Are Wine Spectator's top-scoring selections. Meet and mingle with many winery owners and/or winemakers. Taste wines are that hard to find—discover new favorites. Enjoy a light buffet to complement your evening. A souvenir Riedel tasting glass is included.  (New York City, Washington D.C. and Las Vegas)

May 17, 2014  Fiesta Asia - Washington D.C.
Fiesta Asia Street Fair happenings include outdoor craft exhibits, live performances, food and open market vendors, interactive displays, martial arts demonstration, talent show, cooking demo, flash mob dancing and many more!
 

 

2013 WASHINGTON D.C. - April, May & June 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event

these events are waiting for new dates

May 4, 2013  DC101 Chili Cook-Off - Washington D.C.
Held on the RFK Stadium grounds, the chili cook-off and rock concert benefit the National Kidney Foundation's programs in research, patient services, education and organ donation awareness.

May 18, 2013  Bite of DC -  Washington D.C.
A one-day culinary event, featuring five elite DC restaurants/chefs, five unique dishes, five creative wine and beer pairings, as well as unlimited wine and beer (in addition to the pairings), culinary demonstrations, and assorted live entertainment. BITE will be held in three sessions, on Saturday May 18th, along the waterfront at Yards Park in Washington, DC: 11a-2p, 3p-6p, 7p-10p

June 5-6, 2013  World Cocoa Foundation 23rd Partnership Meeting
Washington DC
The 23rd WCF Partnership Meeting & Roundtable Sessions.  The theme of the meeting is, “Meeting Tomorrow’s Demand: Productivity, Quality, and Farmers’ Livelihoods.”   Twice yearly, around May/June and October, WCF hosts a Partnership Meeting & Roundtable Sessions for the international cocoa community, uniting the private & public sectors in a shared mutual interest in advancing cocoa sustainability.

 

2012 WASHINGTON D.C. - April, May & June 2012
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event

these events are waiting for new dates

June 17, 2012  Real Men Cook - Washington, DC
Real Men Cook promotes male involvement, education, outreach and advocacy on food resources, healthy eating, healthcare and public policies on these issues. Takes place each year on Father's Day in cities across the U.S. A national movement--get involved!

 

2008 WASHINGTON DC - April, May & June 2008
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

waiting for new dates

September 16, 2008  An Evening with Celtic Chefs - Washington, D.C.
An evening of fine cuisine and Irish culture at Sewall-Belmont House to benefit the Washington Ireland Program.  Entertainment.

 

 

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