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2023 WASHINGTON D.C. - April, May & June 2023
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event

(See also: 2022  -  2021  -  2020  -  2019  -  2018  -  2016  -  2015)


March 20-April 16, 2023
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington D.C.


April 22, 2023  Earth Day
Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify.

May 6, 2023  Dessert Wars - Washington D.C.
This is your chance to sample over 50 local dessert vendors that you might not know about. Whether you prefer cookies, ice cream or donuts, our vendors sample their best and compete to be Dessert Wars Champion!

May 9-11, 2023 - Organic Week 2023 - Washington D.C.
The Organic Trade Association’s Organic Week in Washington, D.C. is all about the future of organic. Join us for 72-hours in the nation’s capital to work on solutions for the complex issues surrounding organic food and farming. We will focus on continuous improvement in organic, celebrate organic leaders, and lay the groundwork to advance organic policy priorities.  Organic Week is a place of discovery, collaboration and advocacy for farmers to retailers and everyone in between looking for clarity on what’s happening now and how to prepare for the future.

May 14, 2023 - MOTHERS' DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 17-20, 2023  Heart's Delight Wine Tasting & Auction
Washington D.C.
A premier destination event where master winemakers, culinary greats and our distinguished guests gather to play and bid in the Nation's Capital.

June 3, 2023  Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
DC Metro, Washington D.C.
Beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.


2022 WASHINGTON D.C. - April, May & June 2022
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event
events waiting for new dates

June 11, 2022  The Whisky Extravaganza - Washington D.C.
Features a sampling of unlimited expressions of the world's finest whiskies.   Each event is held at the finest hotels and private clubs in the United States to ensure an elegant, comfortable and relaxed environment. Tickets by advance purchase only.

June 14-15, 2022  48th 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 24, 2022  SAVOR – An American Craft Beer & Food Experience
Washington D.C.
SAVOR is the main beer and food pairing event in the US! With 90 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.  6pm to 9:30pm.

June 25-26, 2022  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.  Attendance: 100,000+

2021 WASHINGTON D.C. - April, May & June 2021
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event
events waiting for new dates

May 7, 2021 - School Lunch Hero Day - Nationwide
A chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

June 9-11, 2021  Mediterranean Diet Roundtable: MDR Connect
Washington D.C.
THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL EVENT.  SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS.  The MDR brings together a cross section of individuals from the national and international food community, scientists and researchers  supporting the Mediterranean Diet, as well as practicing foodservice professionals who can describe the benefits that the Mediterranean Diet has had on the menus they plan and serve in their programs. It will also include a discussion of the issues related to sourcing the various ingredients used to create meals that meet the Mediterranean Diet regimen. The intended audience for this international event includes food industry buyers, importers and distributors, international manufacturers and international trade missions and agencies, as well as doctors, nutritionists and other food and foodservice industry professionals.

2020 WASHINGTON D.C. - April, May & June 2020
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event
events waiting for new dates

April 6, 2020 - 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.

May 27-June 4, 2020  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.  JBS Five Rivers’ Kuner Feedyard, one of the nation’s largest cattle feeding operations, a one-time capacity of over 100,000 head located in Northern Colorado.  We will then tour the JBS Greeley facility, one of the nation’s largest beef packing and processing plants.  Chicago is the next destination, where the group will visit the Chicago Board of Trade & OSI, Inc. one of the nation’s premiere beef patty manufacturers. The participants will then travel to the nation’s Capitol, where they will meet with their respective congressmen and senators.

June 11, 2020  Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Dinner
Washington D.C.
Join Us to Help End Childhood Hunger in America - No Kid Hungry Dinner.

2019 WASHINGTON D.C. - April, May & June 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event
events waiting for new dates

April 10, 2019  WhiskyFest Washington D.C. - Washington D.C.
WhiskyFest is the longest running whisky festival in the country and is held in Chicago, San Francisco, New York and Washington D.C.   WhiskyFest offers you the opportunity to taste from a selection of more than 350 whiskies from around the world; many of them rare and exclusive. Meet the whisky makers at their booths to learn first-hand how the whiskies are made. Take some time to enjoy the never-ending gourmet buffet.

April 19 - September 20, 2019 - Truckeroo Food Truck Festival
Washington D.C.
Truckeroo is a monthly festival held at The Bullpen that showcases the hottest food trucks in the DC area. Held April through September, Truckeroo is a family friendly event and features live music, cold drinks, games, and more.  2019 DATES - 4/19, 5/10, 6/7, 6/28, 7/19, 8/2, 8/23, 9/20.

2018 WASHINGTON D.C. - April, May & June 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event
events waiting for new dates

May 12-14, 2018 - Green Festival Expo - Washington D.C. D.C.
EVENT CANCELLED.  We deeply regret to inform you and our supporters, followers, and communities that Green Festivals, Inc., d/b/a Green Festivals Expo, will currently discontinue its business and cancel all scheduled trade shows.


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

these events are waiting for new dates

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.


2015 WASHINGTON DC - April, May & June 2015

these events are waiting for new dates

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.

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.



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