Weekend Happenings in the DMV: May 23rd-26th
Posted on May 23, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend has arrived! In the DMV that means warm weather, pool season and tons of outdoor events all summer long! We hope you can get out and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend.

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Washington, DC Events:

Run or Dye DC run or dye
RFK Stadium
2400 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC
Time: Saturday, 9am
Price: $52- $57
The color-blasted 5k run is coming to DC! Bring all your friends to the 5k that is for EVERYONE! You will get showered in safe, eco-friendly cornstarch dye every kilometer, so make sure to dress for the occasion. At the end of the 5k, make sure to hit the world famous Dye Festival where you can tie dye the sky and yourselves!

Summerfest DC 2014 
Half Street Fairgrounds
1299 Half Street SE, Washington, DC
Time: Saturday, 12pm-7pm
summerfest dcStart your summer up at the 2014 Summerfest! Tickets to this festival give you access to the 100+ craft beer tastings (you are provided you’re a tasting glass), unlimited tastings of 20+ wines, live music, outdoor games, and activities. There will also be a wide variety of food available for purchase from some of the city’s best venues. You must be 21+ to attend and make sure to get your ticket early as prices will increase as the festival gets closer!

Anchorman: The Exhibit  Anchorman the Exhibit
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Time: Now thru August 31st
Price: $21.95
The Newseum dedicates an entire exhibition to the exploits of anchorman Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 Evening News team.


Looking for DC area Memorial Day Events? Be sure to check out our complete Memorial Day Events Guide HERE!

Maryland Events:

Grand Opening: Capital Ferris Wheel 
National Harbor
the capital wheel165 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD
Time: Friday
Price: $15
Opening just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, the Capital Wheel will offer spectacular views of Washington DC. The Capital Wheel has 42 climate-controlled gondolas with unobstructed panoramic views of the White House, US Capital Building, National Mall, Arlington National Cemetery, and much much more! Rides last from 12-15 minutes.

Soft- Shell Crab Celebration
Downtown Baltimore, MD
downtown partnership bmoreTime: Now thru June 1st
For the sixth year in a row, many restaurants throughout the city will put their own spin on one of Baltimore’s most famous foods: soft-shell crabs! Please visit the website to find participating restaurants.

Cake Workshops: Stars and Stripes 
Charm City Cakes

stars and stripes cakes2936 Remington Ave., Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, 11am
Price: $150
The perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day this year is to eat cake! Get into the patriotic spirit with this wonderfully American cake. Everyone will receive a 6″ cake that they will learn the steps to properly fondant it, and apply the stars and stripes.

American Market national harbor logo
National Harbor
On American Way, between Waterfront and Fleet Street, 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!

Looking for Maryland Memorial Day Events? Be sure to check out our complete Memorial Day Events Guide HERE!

Virginia Events:

Reston Farmers Market reston farmers market
11406 North Shore Dr., Reston, VA
Time: Saturdays, 8am-12pm, thru November 8th
The Market offer 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! 

Spy Training at Mount Vernon 
Mount Vernon Estate
3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy., Mount Vernon, VA
spy training mount vernonTime: Thru June 1st, Saturdays & Sundays, 3pm
Price: Included in Admission – Adults $17, Children $8
Delve into the 18th century world of double agents, invisible ink and coded messages during Spy Training at Mount Vernon, but beware – you never know who might be a British spy! Learn about Revolutionary War concealment codes and work to decode a message from your fellow patriots of the past!

Films in the Park 
Strawberry Park
2910 District Ave, Fairfax, VA
Time: Friday at 7pm
Price: Free
Every Friday night through August, venture out to the Mosaic District to watch films on the big screen! During May, they offer the family series, with this Friday’s movie being Little Rascals.

Looking for Virginia Memorial Day Events? Be sure to check out our complete Memorial Day Events Guide HERE!

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

  • 10,000 Maniacs, Birchmere, Friday at 7:30pm
  • Afrojack with Bobby Burns, Echostage, Friday at 9pm
  • Tamar Braxton, The Fillmore Silver Spring, Sunday at 8pm

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

  • 2014 NCAA Lacrosse Championships, M&T Bank Stadium, Saturday & Sunday at 1pm
  • Baltimore Mariners vs Atlanta, Baltimore Arena, Saturday at 7pm
  • Washington Mystics vs Seattle, Verizon Center, Saturday at 7pm
  • Baltimore Orioles vs Indians, Camden Yards, Friday at 7:05pm, Saturday at 12:35pm and Sunday at 1:35pm

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

  • Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle, Kennedy Center, Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 1:30pm and Sunday at 1:30pm
  • NSO Teddy Bear Concert, Kennedy Center, Saturday at 11am and 1:30pm

Movies Opening this Weekend:

x-menX-Men: Days of Future Past
131 min – Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, and James McAvoy

117 min – Comedy

After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.
Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Kevin Nealon