National Harbor celebrates the spring season with a waterfront festival emphasizing food and wine pairings, artisanal and organic products, and boutique wines. The event includes tastings, cooking demonstrations, and educational seminars on culinary and wine trends, sustainability issues, and supporting local farmers and resources. The 10th annual National Harbor Food & Wine Festival is not a kid-friendly event. So grab your honey or your best friends and get ready for some adult-beverage exploration.
Wine and More
And if wine isn't your beverage of choice, they have you covered. The Food & Wine Festival at National Harbor will offer for tasting and pairing more than 150 international wines, spirits, and beers, along with local and regional favorites. Guests will be able to sample all of the varieties as well as buy them by the glass and the bottle. Other highlights include a craft beer tasting Bier Garten experience and a rose garden and a champagne lounge.
This year's new setup includes more chances to enjoy the view with activities right on the waterfront. The Drink.Eat.Relax. Kitchen will offer hands-on cooking experiences and wine pairings, and Washington-area restaurants and food trucks will also offer tastings. And if that's not enough, you'll get a chance to mingle with noted local, regional, and national chefs, who will be milling around the festival.
Where and When
The Food & Wine Festival at National Harbor takes place on May 4 and 5 in 2019. If you buy a general admission ticket, you can be there anytime between 1 and 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. If you spring for a VIP admission ticket, you get an extra hour to make the tasting rounds; those hours are from noon to 6 p.m.on Saturday. There's also a new Sunday Gospel Brunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with bottomless brunch drinks.
National Harbor is in Prince George's County, Maryland, on the Potomac River, just minutes from Washington. The site is accessible from Interstate 95, I-495, I-295, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, and by water taxi from Washington, Old Town Alexandria, Mount Vernon, and Georgetown.
About National Harbor
National Harbor is a 300-acre waterfront destination in the Washington area that opened in the spring of 2008. National Harbor is situated on a prime spot along the Potomac River and is a $2.1 billion mixed-use community. It includes hotels, restaurants, shops, condominiums, a full-service marina, the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, and commercial office space.