Weekend Happenings in the DMV: July 11th thru 13th
Posted on July 11, 2014

The weekend is officially here again, so be sure to head outdoors into the warm weather and check one, or a few of the great events going on around the area!

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Washington, DC Events:

French Festival at Hillwood hillwood french festival 2014
Hillwood Estate and Garden
4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC
Time: Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Price: $18
This annual DC festival celebrates France both past and present, with festivities for visitors of all ages, including dance performances, live music, French games, and hands-on art projects. Events take place among Hillwood-founder, Marjorie Post’s first collecting passion for the decorative arts of 18th century France, as well as the magnificent gardens on the estate.

American Beer Classic american beer classic
RFK Stadium
2400 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC
Time: Saturday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Price: $70
American Beer Classic is a unique experience as attendees get to try a wide variety of America’s finest beers on the grass of DC’s iconic RFK Stadium. ABC will offer a hundreds of types of beer and unlimited samplings, ensuring there is something for everyone! Also, ABC will offer all of your favorite ballpark classics: hot dogs, burgers, pretzels, and more!

Maryland Events:

DC Caribbean Carnival balt wash one carribean
900 E 33rd St, Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 9pm
Price: $15
The festive annual Caribbean style parade encourages everyone to explore the wonderful experience the Caribbean culture has to offer, and to educate youths and adults in Caribbean arts, and crafts. More than 30 participating groups representing the Caribbean, Latin America and the Diaspora come together in colorful costumes portraying different themes, and dancing to the sound of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, African, Haitian, Latin and Steelband music!

Cinema Al Fresco Open Air Film Festival cinema al fresco
Ciao Bella Restaurant
236 South High St, Baltimore MD
Time: Fridays Thru September
Italian-themed movies are projected on the outside of the Ciao Bella Restaurant, and movie-goers can enjoy free popcorn. Live music and dancing begins at 7 p.m., while screenings start at 8:30 p.m. or 9 p.m., depending on the length of the film. This Friday’s movie is Hairspray.

Bethesda Central Farm Market 
7600 Arlington Blvd., Bethesda, MD
Time: Sundays thru December 28th, 9am-1pm
Price: Free
Stop by to get great food from over 60 vendors! New to the market this weekend, are fruits and berries galore including peaches, cherries, blackberries, blueberries and red and black raspberries!
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national harbor logoAmerican Market  
National Harbor

On American Way, between Waterfront & Fleet St., National Harbor, MD
Time: Saturdays thru October, 10am-4pm
This upscale farmers market features the opportunity to sample goods grown from local farmers, specialty foods and unique hand crafted gift ideas!

Virginia Events:

9th Annual Key West Festival key west fest
Breaux Vineyards
36888 Breaux Vineyards Ln, Purceville, VA
Time: Saturday from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Price: $20
Join the fun at the “Vineyard in Paradise”at the 9th Annual Key West Fest! The festival will include live music all day, wine tastings, wine-a-ritas , craft vendors, food vendors, cooling stations, activities for the kids, and more. Don’t forget to wear your best island, Caribbean or tiki inspired hat for the about the Crazy Hat Contest!

USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration alexandria birthday 2014
Oronoco Park
100 Madison St, Alexandria, VA
Time: Saturday from 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Price: Free
Each year, Alexandria celebrates its own birthday and the nation’s birthday the Saturday following the Fourth of July. Join the party along the Potomac while enjoying live music by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, patriotic birthday cake, food vendors and a stunning fireworks display. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and/or lawn chairs.

Port City Old Town Pub Crawl port city pub crawl
Old Town
Alexandria, VA
Time: Saturday from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Port City is hosting their first Pub Crawl Saturday in Old Town Alexandria with a variety of food and drink specials! The event starts at Pizzeria Paradiso, where you will have until 3:00 to pick up your FREE pass from a Port City employee. Participants then have until 5:30 to get the pass punched by a PCBC Staffer at: Virtue Feed & Grain, The Fish Market, The Waterfront Market and Union Street Public House. Once you complete the event at Union Street Public House, your will be rewarded with a limited edition pint glass!

Mosaic Central Farm Market 
central farm market 12910 District Ave., Fairfax, VA
Time: Sundays Thru October, 9am-2pm
Price: Free
Stop by to get fresh food from over 30 vendors from Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania! New to the market this weekend, are fruits and berries galore including peaches, cherries, blackberries, blueberries and red and black raspberries!

Reston Farmers Market 
11406 North Shore Dr., Reston, VA 
Time: Saturdays, 8am-12pm, thru November 8th

The Market offers a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables and cut flowers. Other highlights include fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider, milk and cheese products and a wide array of meat products!
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Films in the Park
Strawberry Park
2910 District Ave., Fairfax, VA
Time: Friday, 7pm

Price: Free
Every Friday night through August, venture out to the Mosaic District to watch films on the big screen! During June, they offer the blockbuster series, with this Friday’s movie being Apollo 13.


Beach Events:

Movies on the Beach at 27th Street ocean city
27th Street Oceanside, Ocean City, MD
Time: Friday thru August 8th, 8:30 pm
Free movies on the beach for the entire family!  Bring your beach chair or a blanket and enjoy the perfect setting to watch a movie- right by the beach! The Movie this Friday will be The Little Mermaid.

Greek Festival greek festival
Roland E Powell Convention Center
40th Street, Bayside, Ocean City MD
Time: Friday 12 pm to 11 pm, Saturday 12 pm to 11 pm, and Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm
Price: $3
Stop by the convention center when it is transformed into a place for “All Things Greek”. Have a leisurely lunch and shop from the many unique vendors of jewelry, imports and art. Be sure to come back for dinner & dancing to the Greek sounds of Golden Flame.

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

  • Bruno Mars, Jiffy Lube Live, Friday at 8pm
  • Bret Michaels, Seacrets Ocean City, Sunday at 9pm

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

  • Under Armour All- America Lacrosse Classic, Unitas Stadium, Saturday at 5pm
  • Washington Kastles vs Philadelphia, Kastles Stadium, Sunday at 7pm
  • Baltimore Orioles vs Yankees, Camden Yards, Friday at 7:05pm, Saturday at 4:05pm, Sunday at 1:35pm

Theatre at a Glance! Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Disney’s The Lion King, The Kennedy Center, Thru Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

dawn of the planet of the apesDawn of the Planet of the Apes
130 min   –   Action | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
Starring: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, and Kodi Smit-McPhee