Weekend Happenings August 26-28
Posted on August 24, 2016

This weekend is packed with festivals, fairs and free events for all!


Washington, DC Events:

DC State Fair
NoMa Junction at Storey Park
1005 First St. NE, DC
Time: Sunday, 11am-8pm
Cost: FREE

Now in its seventh year, the DC State Fair showcases the region’s agricultural and artistic talent.  There will be food, music, entertainment and much more!

Capital Dragon Boat Regatta
The Wharf DC
600 Water St. SW, DC
Time: Saturday, 8am-4:30pm
Cost: FREE

Dragon Boating, a style of racing that originated in China over 2,000 years ago, will be showcased in the form of a Regatta this weekend.  Teams will compete in different races throughout the day at this free event.

ImportExpo Car Show
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW, DC
Time: Sunday, 12-6pm
Cost: $25

This specialty car show returns to DC with 300 of the best imported cars from around the country.

Maryland Events:

Hagerstown City Center Central Parking Lot
23 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown
Time: Saturday, 8am-6pm; Sunday, 10:30am-4pm
Cost: $5 for adults; children 12 and under are FREE

If you can’t make it to Germany, Hagerstown has the next best thing! Participate in a fit walk, enjoy German food, music, dancing and a German car show! Please visit the website for the complete schedule.

Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival
National Harbor
300 Waterfront St., National Harbor
Time: Saturday, 11am-3pm & 5-9pm
Cost: $59, enjoy %10 off with discount code ‘CHARMCITY’

Enjoy this last weekend of August with two of Maryland’s favorite things: crabs and beer! All you can taste crabs, beers, wines and spirits will be available. Receive a complimentary beer mug for your drinks all day. Tickets are selling fast, so get yours soon!

Calvert County Jousting Tournament
Christ Church
3100 Broomes Island Rd., Port Republic
Time: Saturday, 9am-6pm
Cost: FREE, donations are accepted

Step back in time as you enjoy the 150th Calvert County Jousting Tournament! This event is fun for the whole family and includes a jousting tournament, church bazaar, children’s corner, colonial concerts and country supper. Monetary donations and tangible items including jars, books, clothes, baked goods, etc., will be accepted.

Virginia Events:

American Craft Beer Tasting Festival
Tysons Biergarten
8346 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 1-6pm
Cost: $20-30

Pick from over 50 local craft brews to taste, meet and greet with local brewmasters and enjoy live music on one of Northern VA’s largest patios.

Wags N’ Whiskers
The Village at Shirlington
2700 S Quincy St., Arlington
Time: Saturday, 10am-4pm
Cost: FREE, pet photos for $5

Bring your furry friends out to this event featuring local exhibitors, professional pet photos, live music, children’s activities, onsite adoptions and specials at participating shops and restaurants.

Arlington County Police Department Summer Block Party
Kenmore Middle School
200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington

Time: Saturday, 9am-4pm
Cost: FREE

This community event is an opportunity to meet your neighbors and local law enforcement with interactive exhibits (including a Distracted Driving Course, Bicycle Registration, Child Safety Seat inspections and more), free food and drinks, and live entertainment.

Concerts, Theatre, & Sporting Events at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Kim Waters, Birchmere, Saturday
  • The Oak Ridge Boys, Birchmere, Sunday
  • Keith Urban: ripCORD World Tour, Jiffy Lube Live, Saturday
  • Crack The Sky, Pier 6, Saturday
  • Bonnie Raitt/Richard Thompson Trio, Wolf Trap, Saturday
  • Washington Nationals VS Colorado Rockies, Nationals Park, Friday thru Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

mechanicMechanic: Resurrection
 1 Hour, 39 Minutes
Genre: Action/Crime/Thriller

Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations and, do what he does best, make them look like accidents.

Starring: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Sam Hazeldine, John Cenatiempo

dont breatheDon’t Breathe
Duration: 1 Hour 28 Minutes
Genre: Horror/Thriller

Thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist, a group of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man. They’re wrong.

Starring: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, Emma Bercovici

blood fatherBlood Father
Duration: 1 Hour 28 Minutes
Genre:  Action/Thriller

An ex-con reunites with his estranged, wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks, William H. Macy