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Embark on a flavorful journey at Explore Rockville’s Global Bites Fest: Three Experiences, One Epic Culinary Celebration

Explore Rockville: Global Bites Fest

Explore Rockville invites everyone to join the celebration of global cuisine and cultural diversity from June 22 to July 6, 2024.

Rockville, Md., May 28, 2024 – Explore Rockville, a program of Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI), proudly announces the highly anticipated Global Bites Fest, set to transform Rockville into a culinary paradise from June 22 to July 6, 2024. This unique festival invites food lovers and cultural enthusiasts to experience a world of flavors in the heart of Rockville, Maryland, with three experiences: a one-day, in-person food festival, 15 days of restaurant specials, and unique culinary-themed restaurant events.

Global Bites Fest starts with a vibrant in-person event on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rockville Town Square. Attendees will be treated to an array of mouthwatering dishes prepared by local restaurants and vendors, live performances showcasing the community’s diverse culture, and interactive activities for all ages. Rockville Town Square will also become a designated beverage district, allowing attendees to purchase and enjoy to-go alcoholic beverages from participating restaurants during the festival.

According to WalletHub, the City of Rockville consistently ranks as one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United States. Residents of Asian descent represent 21.6% of Rockville’s population, which has grown from its 2010 proportion of 20.6%. The Hispanic or Latino population was 16.6 percent of the population, while Black or African American Rockville residents comprised 10.9% of the total population.

“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.”

Continuing the culinary celebration, Global Bites Dining Days invites food lovers to explore hidden culinary gems and savor authentic dishes across the city. From June 22 to July 6, participants can use the Rockville Rewards Digital Card to access exclusive deals and discounts at participating restaurants.

Additionally, participating restaurants will host “Foodie Function” events on select days throughout the festival. These ticketed experiences will feature live cooking demonstrations, themed dinners, exclusive tastings, expertly curated beverage pairings, and engaging sessions with guest speakers, providing an immersive culinary journey.

Explore Rockville invites everyone to join this celebration of global cuisine and cultural diversity. For more information about the Global Bites Fest and how to participate as a restaurant, please visit https://explorerockville.org/global-bites-fest/.




About Explore Rockville

Explore Rockville promotes Rockville, Maryland’s vibrant culture and community. We aim to unite people to celebrate the rich tapestry of our city’s culinary and cultural offerings through events like the Global Bites Fest. Learn more at https://explorerockville.org/

About Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI)

Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) is a public-private partnership that helps businesses launch, locate, and expand in Rockville, Maryland. Committed to economic development, REDI is proactive in supporting existing industries and attracting new companies with the tools to get started in Rockville and resources and guidance for existing companies in the city. To learn more, visit: https://rockvilleredi.org/