Maryland Makers Are On Tap At This Year’s DrinkMaryland Events
Enjoy local food, drink, crafts and music in fantastic main street settings
(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) – DrinkMaryland is an annual open-air market series bringing the best all-Maryland happy hour to downtown main street settings. Taking place in downtown main street settings, this year’s event series is going to be great. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 17, as Lawyers Row and Broadway in Centreville, MD, transforms into a hub of festivities. The excitement continues on Saturday, June 24, when the heart of North Beach becomes the vibrant backdrop for another unforgettable gathering. Admission to these events is free, and attendees may purchase tasting passes for beer, wine, and spirits in advance or at the door. Tasting passes include samples, at the guests’ leisure, from each of the participating craft beverage alcohol producers.
“We’re so excited to return to Centreville and North Beach for this incredible series of makers events,” said Abby Casarella, events director at Grow & Fortify and Maryland Wineries Association. “Each year, we watch these downtown locations transform into thriving, open-air markets showcasing the bounty of local food, drink and crafts.”
Local libations are just part of the DrinkMaryland celebration. Attendees are encouraged to visit and support numerous local food trucks and tents, local artisans and sponsor businesses at each event.
The opening DrinkMaryland marketplace pops up on Lawyer’s Row from 12:00-5:00 pm on Saturday, June 17. The first stop for this series includes four wineries, five breweries and meaderies and nine distilleries – each from a Maryland community. The market features food vendors serving a variety of seafood, BBQ and other tasty confections. Rounding out the day are a dozen local artisan craft vendors.
Two live performances from local musicians will provide a soundtrack for a fun party. Chesapeake Sons are set to perform their brand of Southern Rock n’ Roll while Philip Dutton and the Alligators will get moving to the tunes of Louisiana.
DrinkMaryland: North Beach
North Beach welcomes the DrinkMaryland market back to town on Saturday, June 24. The market opens at noon and closes at 5:00 pm. This year’s lineup of craft beverage vendors currently includes 17 unique Maryland wineries, distilleries, breweries and mead makers. This stop will include a great lineup of food and craft vendors and live music.
Since 2017, the DrinkMaryland series of events has made stops throughout Maryland. These events give local creators and producers an opportunity to showcase their wares in a unique setting. Hosted in downtown locations, the DrinkMaryland series emphasizes the importance of small towns and tight-knit communities. For more details about the 2023 DrinkMaryland event series and to order your tasting passes in advance, visit drinkmaryland.org.
About the Maryland Wineries Association. The Maryland Wineries Association (MWA), formed in 1984, is the non-profit trade association representing more than 85 member wineries in Maryland. MWA’s mission is to develop and expand Maryland’s grape and wine industry – through education and promotion.