Weekend Happenings in the DMV: June 13th-15th
Posted on June 13, 2014

With the stormy weather clearing up just in time for the weekend, be sure to check out all the great events going on! We hope you get to go to at least one!
For Father’s Day events and ideas be sure to check out our Father’s Day guide HERE!

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Washington, DC Events:

Raise It Up! Anthem for America Concert 
raise it upAmerican History Museum
14th St and Constituition Ave., NW, Washington,DC
Time: Saturday, 2:30pm-4pm
Price: Free
Raise It Up! Anthem for America is a national celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled banner. On June 14th, Flag Day, the American History Museum will hold a concert featuring guitarist Kristen Capolino, local blues band Little Bit a Blues, a 400-person choir, The United States Air Force Concert Band, and the official chorus of the U.S. Air Force, the Singing Sergeants. At 4pm nationwide, people will unite to sing the national anthem to kick off a Start-Spangled Summer.

Capital Crawfest 2014 capital crawfest
The Yards Park
355 Water St. SE, Washington, DC
Time: Sunday, 11am-3pm
Price: $45- $55
The Louisiana Stat Society hosts the annual Capital Crawfest—an all you can eat extravaganza at The Yards Park in SE Washington. Enjoy boiled crawfish, potatoes, corn, sausage, jambalaya, beer and soft drinks while supplies last!

Annual Crab Cake Competition
The Source by Wolfgang Puck
575 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC
the sourceTime: Sunday, 12pm-3pm
Price: $75
The 9thAnnucal Crab Cake Competition is hosted by The American Institute of Wine and Food and The Source by Wolfgang Puck to raise funds for culinary internships, scholarships, and educational programs. The contest challenges eight of the area’s top chefs in a crab cake showdown! The winner will receive funds for a culinary intern in their kitchen. Also, eight students from area culinary schools will participate for a chance to win a $500 scholarship.

Source Festival
The Source Theatre
1835 14th St., NW, Washington, DC
Time: Thru June 29th
Price: $15- $20
The Source Festival is dedicated to showcasing new work from all across the nation. The festival helps those in the performing arts field with its unique mentorship program that pairs leading Washington theatre artists with early and mid-career directors. This year the festival presents Full-Length Plays, 10-Minute Plays and Artistic Blind Dates that will explore the themes of Mortality, Quests and Revenge. source festival

Maryland Events:

Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival 
The Creative Alliance at the Patterson
3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, 11am-7pm
creative alliancePrice: Free
Celebrate the distinct cultures that call Maryland home at this day long family-friendly festival! Dozens of performers, including bluegrass bands, jazz artists and Native American dance troupes, will showcase their talents on three stages while master craftspeople will give workshops and demonstrations.

HONfest 2014 
36th Street and Chestnut Street, Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, 11am-10pm & Sunday, 12pm-6pm
This annual festival rolls into Baltimore this weekend! Put on your beehive and take part in the “Bawlmer’s Best Hon” contest, or watch live music, performances, talent shows, dance concerts and much more!
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Baltimore Pride Celebration 
baltimore pridePlease visit website for specific events & locations.
Time: Saturday & Sunday
Each year an estimated 30,000 people come out to celebrate the spirit and strength in the LGBT communities around Baltimore with many diverse educational and entertainment events.

American Market  national harbor logo
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:

Taste of Reston taste of reston
Reston Town Center
11900 Market St., Reston, VA
Time: Friday, 3pm-11pm & Saturday, 12pm-11pm
Price: FREE admission, $20 for food, drinks & carnival
The annual Taste of Reston is the largest outdoor food festival in Virginia! The event includes food samplings from Northern Virginia’s best vendors, beer and wine, live music and entertainment, a carnival and a Family Fun Zone.

Manassas Wine & Jazz Festival 
manassas wine and jazzzManassas Museum Lawn
9101 Prince William St., Manassas, VA
Time: Sunday, 12pm-7pm
Price: $30 for tasters, $20 for non-tasters
The 10th annual Manassas Wine & Jazz Festival features live music from Marcus Johnson with Dave Wilson Quartet and Night & Day. The festival boasts more than 15 Virginia farm wineries and over 25 wine and craft vendors. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax and enjoy the music, food and wine. Coolers and picnic baskets are not permitted.

Yelper Party: Yelp Gets Lucky 
Torpedo Factory Arts Center
yelper partyAlexandria, VA
Time: Friday, 8pm-10pm
Price: Free
On Friday the 13th Yelp! is holding its first ever Yelper Party! Attendees are encouraged to dress for the theme—so don’t forget your rabbit’s foot, horseshoe, clovers, lucky pennies and anything else that brings you luck! Come enjoy food and drink, entertainment and much more fun from great local businesses.

Reston Farmers Market 
11406 North Shore Dr., Reston, VA reston farmers market
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! 

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 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.


Beach Events:

Wine in the Park
Northside Park
125th St. and the Bay, Ocean City, MD
wine in the parkPrice: $25
Time: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 12pm-8pm
The 2nd Annual festival features wineries from all up and down the East Coast. In addition to the vast array of wine offerings, take your palette international with a wide array of International cuisine.  Other highlights include arts and craft vendors and several micro-brewed beers for purchase.  While strolling from winery to winery enjoy the live entertainment with the “Stage on the Bay” setting.

2nd Annual VegFest 
Epworth United Methodist Church
19285 Holland Glade Rd., Rehoboth Beach, DE
Time: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
The celebration kicks off  at 1pm on Friday with a tasting tour of some of Rehoboth’s best restaurants! Saturday the outdoor festival continues from 11am-5pm and features speakers, cooking demonstrations, free food and dozens of exhibitors and vendors! Nage restaurant continues the festivities on Sunday with a Vegan Brunch. Highlights also including several VegFest speakers, 5k event and a special Stroll/Walk.
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59th Annual Boardwalk Art Show 
Boardwalk, 19th St. to 33rd St., Virginia Beach, VA
Time: Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday, 10am-5pm
The Boardwalk Art Show is a four-day festival showcasing collectors and artists from across the nation! The family-friendly show allows you to shop for fine art, enjoy great food and live entertainment all while being right on the boardwalk!
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Concerts at a Glance! Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • The Game, Echostage, Friday at 8pm
  • Tim McGraw, Jiffy Lube Live, Saturday at 7pm
  • Eric Prydz, Echostage, Saturday at 9pm
  • Willie Nelson, Merriweather Post Pavillion, Saturday at 5pm

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

  • Washington Mystics vs Chicago Sky, Verizon Center, Friday at 7pm
  • Washington Mystics vs Atlanta Drea, Verizon Center, Sunday at 4pm
  • Baltimore Orioles vs Blue Jays, 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.

  • Sister Act, Hippodrome, Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2 and 8pm, Sunday at 1 and 6:30pm
  • Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, DAR Constituition Hall, Friday at 8pm

Movies Opening this Weekend:

22 jump street22 Jump Street
112 min – Action | Comedy | Crime
After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.
Starring: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, and Nick Offerman

dragon 2How to Train Your Dragon 2
102 min – Animation | Action | Adventure | Comedy | Family |Fantasy
When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
Starring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, and Craig Ferguson