It is officially summer, which means food truck season is in full swing! This is the time of year when outdoor events are abundant, and food trucks are often sought out by hungry patrons. Everyone loves food trucks, so here at Goodfynd, we’ve compiled a list of upcoming events where you can find food and fun in and around the Washington, DC area. We’ll be sure to update the list as more festivities come up!
TRUCKEROO — June 29, August 10, September 14, 4-11pm
The Bullpen, Washington DC
Voted the #3 best festival in the southeast, Truckeroo is a well-known family-friendly festival around the District that occurs monthly through October. Although the food trucks are the centerpiece, the event features live music, cold drinks and games as well.
TASTE OF FAIRFAX — June 30, 11am-6pm
Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax VA
This family-friendly event includes great food, performances, and live music. There will be plenty of fun exhibitors to keep the kids entertained. Each price point affords you more tickets to sample local restaurants, chefs, and food trucks. You can avoid the ticket line by buying them in advance, but you can always buy more at the event.
TRILL GRILL FEST — June 30, 3-11pm
Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium, Washington DC
This backyard BBQ-meets-music fest-meets-field day covers all bases. The festival includes acts such as BIG K.R.I.T., Bun B, and Mr. Rogers, as well as an all-star lineup of food trucks. Activities include a flip cup tournament, trap yoga, “for the culture” games zone (spades, dominos, etc), and a VIP lounge for a premium price.
BLADENSBURG FIREWORKS — July 6, 6-9pm
Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Bladensburg MD
This family-friendly event includes food trucks and a DJ as well. Be sure to get there early, as the fireworks will be sure to draw a crowd.
MARYLAND FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL — July 22, 11am-7pm
Kinder Farm Park, Millersville MD
Cost: $5 in advance, $7 at the door (kids under 12 get in free)
This festival boasts a wide arrange of cuisine, including Greek, Italian, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Creole, BBQ, soul food, seafood, pizza, and desserts. It will also include local artisans, vendors, and a kid’s zone which features activities such as moon bounces, arts and crafts, and face painting.
TRIFECTA FOOD TRUCK & MUSIC FESTIVAL — July 28, 12-9pm
2200 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium MD 21093
Cost: $15 until July 23, $20 after (kids under 12 get in free)
Baltimore County’s largest food truck festival, Trifecta, will include over 35 sweet and savory food trucks. Still not sold? The festival also includes 40+ local artisans and vendors, live music, fashion trucks, and a pie eating contest. The kids have an array of options as well, including bounce houses, a mechanical bull, dunk tank, inflatable slides, arts & crafts tent, and the Oriole bird.
PIZZAFEST DC — August 4, 11am-7pm
Freedom Plaza, Washington DC
Cost: FREE ($49 for VIP)
This one is definitely for the pizza lovers. For the first time in the DC area, local restaurants, food trucks, and other licensed street vendors will come together to showcase their pizza from around the world. Other features include beer from local craft brewers, wine, live music, artisans and crafters, and a kid’s zone.
BEER BACON MUSIC FESTIVAL — September 15, 1pm-5pm
Laurel Park, Laurel MD
Cost: $25+ (kids 10 and under get in free)
Besides the obvious features, look out for interactive lawn games and food and merch vendors in an expansive outdoor area. The price of admission includes over 75 penny beer samples to choose from, but you can also purchase 12 ounce pours separately.