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Embark on a Flavorful Journey During Explore Rockville’s Global Bites Fest

Prepare to tantalize your taste buds and embark on a global culinary adventure at the highly anticipated Global Bites Fest! Explore Rockville, a Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) program, is excited to announce this epic event celebrating Rockville’s culinary cultural diversity from June 22 to July 6, 2024. Whether you are a seasoned foodie or love exploring new cuisines, the Global Bites Fest offers three unique experiences that promise to delight and entertain. 

The Kick-Off: A Day of Flavor and Fun 
June 22: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

The festivities begin with a vibrant in-person event on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rockville Town Square. Attendees will have the chance to enjoy a diverse array of mouthwatering dishes prepared by restaurants surrounding The Square and featured vendors, each offering their unique spin on global flavors. From savory to sweet, there’s something to satisfy every palate.  

But the Global Bites Fest isn’t just about food and beverages. The day will be filled with live performances showcasing Rockville’s vibrant arts scene. From traditional dance to contemporary music, the entertainment will be as diverse as the cuisine. And for those looking to quench their thirst, Rockville Town Square will transform into a designated beverage district. Attendees can purchase and enjoy to-go alcoholic beverages from participating restaurants while they explore the festival. 

“REDI is thrilled to host the Global Bites Fest kick-off event in partnership with Morguard,” said Susan Prince, Board Chair of REDI. “This event not only highlights Rockville as an epicenter of culinary diversity and excellence but also drives traffic, attracts new customers, and boosts sales, contributing significantly to the vitality of our local food industry.” 

A Culinary Journey Across Rockville: Global Bites Dining Days 
June 22 – July 6 

The celebration continues with Global Bites Dining Days, inviting food lovers to discover hidden culinary gems and savor authentic dishes from around the world. From June 22 to July 6, participants can take advantage of exclusive deals and discounts at participating restaurants using the Rockville Rewards Digital Card. This is the perfect opportunity to explore new eateries and enjoy old favorites, all while supporting the local dining scene. 

Exclusive Events: Foodie Functions 
June 24 – 26 and June 30 – July 2 

For those seeking a more immersive experience, Global Bites Fest includes “Foodie Function” events hosted by participating restaurants on select days. These ticketed experiences are special: live cooking demonstrations, themed dinners, exclusive tastings, expertly curated beverage pairings, and engaging sessions with guest speakers. Whether you’re an aspiring chef or enjoy a great meal, these events provide an inside look at the culinary world and a chance to interact with some of Rockville’s finest chefs. 

For more information about the Global Bites Fest and how to participate as a restaurant, please visit Explore Rockville’s Global Bites Fest. 

Mark your calendars and prepare your appetites for an unforgettable culinary journey at the Global Bites Fest. Whether you’re sampling international dishes at the kick-off event, exploring local restaurants during Dining Days, or attending a Foodie Function, this festival promises to celebrate food, culture, and community. Don’t miss out on this epic culinary adventure in the heart of Rockville!