DMV Weekend Happenings- August 23-25
Posted on August 23, 2013

Summer is coming to an end but the great events in the DMV keep coming! We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Weekend Happenings Spring

Washington, DC Events

dcNew Vintage Jazz and Wine Festival
The Fairgrounds 1299 Half St SE Price: $30- $55 Time: Saturday 2 pm to 10 pm Where many wine festivals put sips first and sounds second, the inaugural New Vintage Jazz and Wine festival at Fairgrounds, curated by the jazz lovers at Capital Bop and the Petworth Jazz Project, leads with its killer musical lineup. The festival brings together New York guitar virtuoso Rafiq Bhatia, excellent local Afrobeat band Funk Ark, and D.C. ensemble Kris Funn & Corner Store, plus live painting performances from Art Whino’s stable of artists. The wine? In this case, it’s merely a bonus.

Virginia Events

herndonFriday Night Live!
Herndon Town Green 777 Lyn Street Herndon, Va Time: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm Price: Free Friday Night Live! is the most popular outdoor summer concert series in the DC area. FNL! is FREE and held on the beautiful Town Green in Herndon. We feature the most popular local and acts from up and down the east coast. Most of our bands play rock and roll covers from classic to modern rock.

wagsWags N Whiskers
Village at Shirlington 2700 S Quincy Street Arlington, Va Time: Saturday 11 am to 4 pm Price: Free Wags ‘N’ Whiskers is a community-oriented event for animal loving shoppers of all ages to spend an afternoon at The Village at Shirlington with their pet. The event will feature pet contests, demonstrations, exhibitions, pet portrait photos, children’s activities such as face painting, balloon art, live music, and more along with Village at Shirlington merchant specials and free giveaways.

twilightpoloTwilight Polo Club
Great Meadow Polo Club 5089 Old Tavern Rd., The Plains, VA Time: Gates open at 6:30 pm Price: $30 per car load Join in all the fun for a themed night of polo and merriment. Saturday’s theme is Birthday Party Night.

Maryland Events

dragonboatsNational Harbor Dragon Boat Races
National Harbor Waterfront Time: Saturday 9 am to 4 pm Price: Free The National Harbor Dragon Boat Races are being held this summer, celebrating Asian culture and bringing a family-fun event to the Washington DC area.

renfestMaryland Renaissance Festival
Intersection of Route 450 and Crownsville Rd Time: Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 7 pm Price: Through September 15 Adults $17 Children $8 The Maryland Renaissance Festival recreates a 16th century English village with crafts, food, live performances on 8 stages, a jousting arena and lots of games.

kegscorksKegs and Corks Beer and Wine Festival
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds 1450 General’s Highway Crownsville, MD Time: Saturday from 12 pm to 7 pm Price: $10-$25 This is a unique festival where craft beer and wine come together…catering to beer and wine lovers alike.The festival will once again feature carefully selected craft beer and exceptional wine, Maryland crab cakes, fresh local oysters, and a variety of other delicious cuisine. In addition to local wines and craft beers, this year’s event will feature “Beer From Around the World,” an outdoor build-a-bar with Lime-A-Ritas and Straw-Ber-Ritas, and a sangria booth.

Beach Events


Bethany Beach Summer Bandstand

Price: Free Listen to great live performances while relaxing right on the beach! Performances start at 7:30 pm. Friday: 2nd Chance (Beach/Pop) Saturday: The Crimestoppers(Rock/Blues) Sunday: ElectricVelvet (Classic & Modern Rock)

Sundaes in the Park
Northside Park Between 127th Street and the Bay Time: Sunday from 7pm-9pm Bring your picnic basket and beach chairs to Northside Park for ice cream sundaes and live entertainment. For a small fee, enjoy your own ice cream sundae creation as you listen to your musical favorites and watch the sunset over the beautiful Assawoman Bay. The grand finale to each Sundaes in the Park event will be Fireworks at 9pm! This Sunday features: The Reagan Years (80’s Music) and Cascading Carlos (A Juggling Workshop).

tallshipsTall Ship Event
Bayside Boardwalk between 3rd and 4th Streets Time: Friday Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 6 pm Price: Adults $15 Children $11 Travel back in time 500 years when you board the Galleon and experience first-hand what it was like to sail the open ocean in the 16th century!  The Galleion is a replica of the 16th century ships that Spanish explorers sailed on to discover Florida and much of the New World.

Concerts at a Glance! Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!

  • Brigit Mendler, Warner Theatre, Friday at 8 pm
  • Tobey Keith with Kip Moore, Jiffy Lube Live, Saturday at 7 pm

Sports at a Glance! Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!

  • Baltimore Orioles vs Marlins, Camden Yards, Friday at 7:05pm, Saturday at 4:05pm, and Sunday at 1:35 pm
  • Washington Mystics vs Atlanta, Verizon Center, Friday at 7 pm
  • Washington Redskins vs Bills, Saturday at 4:30 pm, Fed Ex Field
  • DC United vs Toronto, RFK Stadium, Saturday at 7 pm

Movies Opening this Weekend

The Mortal Instruments  (Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Mystery |Romance – 130 Minutes) When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld. Starring  Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, and Jemima West

The Worlds End ( Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi- 109 Minutes) Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival. Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, and Rosamund Pike

 Restaurant Week

If you were ever looking to sample some new cuisines or restaurants now is the time. Summer Restaurant Week is here! You’re able to get your foodie fix throughout the DMV! If you’re not familiar with Restaurant Week, it’s a glorious week in the culinary world where restaurants offer prefix menus at a discount price! It’s the perfect way to sample some new foods or try a new restaurant without breaking the bank.

Restaurant-Week-in-AlexandriaAlexandria Restaurant Week
August 23 – September 1, 2013. More than 60 restaurants will be offering special menus and pricing to entice visitors to dine in Alexandria, Virginia, just five miles south of Washington, DC. The restaurants are offering either a three-course pre-fixe dinner or dinner for two, both priced at $35.

restweekDCWashington, DC Restaurant Week
August 19-25, 2013. More than 100 of Washington, DC’s finest restaurants will be offering 3-course lunches for $20.13 and 3-course dinners for $35.13 for this gourmet event.