Weekend Happenings

Weekend Happenings: August 17-19
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Food, festivals, and flavors of the world unite this weekend – check out our ideas that are sure to please, rain or shine!

WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

DC Summer Restaurant Week
Various restaurants in DC
Time: through Sunday
Cost: 3-course lunch $22, 3-course dinner $35

DC is a booming foodie-mecca featuring a wide-range of cuisines from around the world, and Restaurant Week is THE best time to experience the food scene. This year, “Dine Out and Eat Up” during brunch for $22 in addition to lunch and dinner specials. Check out the website for menus, a list of participating restaurants, and to book your table today.

Under 35: Museum Night
Ford’s Theatre
511 10th St NW, DC
Time: Thursday 6-8PM
Cost: $18

Explore the museum and theatre after hours with young history and arts fans. Meet our Under 35 staff and learn our favorite parts of the Ford’s Theatre story. Come see this historic site in a brand new light! This event includes two complimentary drink tickets for sponsored beer and wine and is 21+ only.

African Diaspora International Film Festival
George Washington University, Cloyd Heck Marvin Center
800 21st St NW, DC
Time: Friday 5-10PM, Saturday 10AM-9:30PM, Sunday 10:30AM-8:30PM
Cost: $13 and up

In our reality, people from diverse races, nationalities, and backgrounds come together to enjoy important cinematic works of creativity, intellectual expansion, identity, and equality. Today more than at any other time there are more films by black directors, more films on the black experience, and more films with featured black actors enjoyed by all audiences. Acclaimed films will be shown each night of the festival, followed by Q&A.


MARYLAND EVENTS

Chesapeake Crab, Wine, and Beer Festival
National Harbor
300 Waterfont St, Oxon Hill
Time: Saturday 11-3, 5-9
Cost: Pricing varies, choose your ticket package online

All-you-care-to-taste extravaganza with 65,000 crabs, ample beer, arts and crafts, live music, and family fun.

Key City Steampunk Festival
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
5400 Holiday Dr, Frederick
Time: Saturday and Sunday at 10AM
Cost: $15

Enjoy the fun, music, immersive and theatrical weekend of the essence of steampunk!

Augustoberfest
Hagerstown City Center
23 N. Potomac St, Hagerstown
Time: Saturday 11AM-10PM, Sunday 11AM-5PM
Cost: Adults $5, children 12 and under free

This annual festival pays tribute to the area’s rich German heritage and supports scholarships for exchange students to Hagerstown’s sister city: Wesel, Germany.

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Arlington County Fair
3501 2nd St S, Arlington
Time: Friday 2-11PM, Saturday 10AM-11PM, Sunday 11AM-10PM
Cost: FREE

The Arlington County Fair has been around for over 40 years and is one of the largest free events on the East Coast! There will be exhibits, rides, games, live entertainment, lots of vendors and more!

Herndon Friday Night Live
777 Lynn Street, Herndon
Time: Friday 6:30-10:30PM
Cost: FREE

Herndon Friday Night Live is coming to end! If you haven’t made it to one of these magical summer nights, come hang with us before the fall season hits!

Alexandria Restaurant Week
Old Town & Del Ray, Alexandria
Time: Thursday, Aug 17 – Sunday, Aug 26
Cost: Varies

Beginning on August 17th, over 50 Alexandria restaurants will feature a $35 3-course dinner or a $35 dinner for two during Summer Restaurant Week. For those who love a good lunch, over 25 restaurants will offer lunch menus at $15 or $22 per person! And last but definitely not least, NEW this year for the BRUNCH LOVERS, 15 restaurants will offer $15 or $22 per person brunch menus!

PHILADELPHIA EVENTS

Philadelphia Folk Festival
Old Pool Farm
1323 Salford Station Rd, Harleysville
Time: Thursday 10AM- Sunday 9:30PM
Cost: Tickets start at $10

The festival turns a farm into a performance center with a great lineup of new performers!  There will be food, drinks, crafts and other activities for the whole family.

Festival of India
Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philly
Time: Saturday 12-7PM
Cost: Pay as you go

Get ready for a big celebration of the Indian culture with live performances, local vendors, Indian food, and much more!

Caribbean Festival
Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philly
Time: Sunday 12-8PM
Cost: Pay as you go

Celebrate the countries that make up the Caribbean with performances, handmade crafts from local vendors, and delicious food!

CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Hamilton, Kennedy Center, Friday – Sunday
  • Luke Bryan, John Pardi, & Morgan Wallen, Jiffy Lube Live, Saturday
  • Shinedown & Godsmack, Jiffy Lube Live, Sunday
  • All Time Low & Dashboard Confessional, Mecu Pavilion, Saturday
  • Country Boots Cancer, Ram’s Head Live, Sunday
  • Cake & Ben Folds, Merriweather, Saturday
  • The Avett Brothers, Wolf Trap, Saturday
  • The Revivalists, Wolf Trap, Sunday
  • Virginia Craft Brewers Fest, Charlottesville, VA, Saturday
  • Nationals VS Marlins, Friday – Sunday
  • Super Freestyle Explosion, Wells Fargo Center, Saturday
  • All Time Low and Dashboard Confessional, The Mann Center, Friday
  • Alkaline Trio, Electric Factory, Sunday
  • Jazz in the Park, Penn’s Landing, Sunday
  • NeedToBreathe, Festival Pier, Sunday
  • Phillies VS Mets, Friday – Sunday