Seafood. My favorite…and thankfully, living so close to the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimoreans are lucky to have access to fresh, delicious seafood. To me, sitting in someone’s backyard picking crabs is quintessential Baltimore. Some of my best family memories are definitely the backyard crab feasts. Crabs can be very expensive, so it was always a huge treat to have them – my parents had six kids, so a million other things had to come ahead of buying a bushel of crabs! When I was a teenager, I worked a summer job at a carry out crab house and it was always fun, especially at closing time. The two big questions were: 1) how many crabs will be left over tonight and 2) will I ever get this smell out of my sneakers? (Those Tretorns were NOT allowed in my house. The leftover crabs were…)
So, yes, Baltimore loves its seafood, so it’s fitting that there is now a seafood festival IN the City (#ilovethiscity) and it’s this weekend! The Baltimore Seafood Festival at the Canton Waterfront Park will offer tons and tons of seafood from over twenty local restaurants, drinks, live music by Strykers Posse (reggae band) and Super Bueno (cover band), cooking demos and an area for families with toys, games, face painting and more. The Baltimore Seafood Festival is the only large scale seafood festival in Baltimore City.
LOOK at this list of participating restaurants:
Bond Street Social
Ryleigh’s Oyster Bar
Heavy Seas Alehouse
Dylan’s Oyster Cellar
Jimmy’s Famous Seafood
I’m gonna have to pace myself…
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance. The event is expected to sellout in advance as space is limited.
Baltimore Seafood Festival
Saturday, September 20
Canton Waterfront Park
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