Weekend Happenings in the DMV: May 30th-June 1st
Posted on May 30, 2014

The weather is supposed to brighten up just in time for the weekend! With warmer weather in the forecast, be sure to check out the list of Beach Events as well as our Summer Outdoor Movie Guide found HERE.

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Washington, DC Events:

Green Festival 
Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC
Time: Saturday, 10am-6pm & Sunday, 11am-5pm
Price: $10-$15
The Green Festival focuses on sustainability education and green products and services. More than 200 exhibitors will showcase a wide range of products, services and resources from organic food, fashion, health, children’s toys and pet care to eco-travel, energy and transportation! Highlights include activities, workshops and special presentations that educate the public on healthy lifestyle choices, including The Green Kids Zone, where youngsters can enjoy recycled crafts and educational exhibits, culinary workshops featuring delicious vegetarian cuisine, a robust schedule of yoga classes, an organic food court and beer and wine garden.
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Anchorman: The Exhibit  
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Anchorman the ExhibitTime: 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.

Maryland Events:

Maryland Craft Beer Festival 
Carroll Creek Park
44 E Patrick St., Frederick, MD
maryland craft beer festivalTime: Saturday, 12pm-6pm
Price: $25- $35
The Maryland Craft Beer Festival brings together approximately 25 local brewing companies who will be offering samples of more than 175 unique beers. Festival highlights include exclusive access to small-batch beers, one-of-a-kind casks in a family-friendly environment with live music featuring local bluegrass/Americana/folk music! Fresh local foods and goods from artisan vendors will be available for purchase.

Washington Folk Festival 
Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD
folklore societyTime: Saturday & Sunday, 12pm-7pm
Price: Free
Featuring hundreds of musicians, storytellers, dancers, and craft vendors who all represent the rich cultural diversity of the area. Everyone will enjoy music such as bluegrass, blues, and swing as well as international traditions from all across the globe!

Soft- Shell Crab Celebration downtown partnership bmore
Downtown Baltimore, MD
Time: 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: Crab Bushel maryland crab basket cake
Charm City Cakes

2936 Remington Ave., Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, 11am
Price: $150
Jump in and create your own version of this Maryland tradition. In this class you will learn how to create your very own Crab basket cake by learning to construct painted wood panels and cut-out fondant shapes.

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!

Virginia Events:

Herndon Festival herndon festival 14
Downtown Herndon
777 Lynn St., Herndon, VA
Time: Friday, 5pm-11pm; Saturday, 10am-11pm & Sunday, 11am-6pm
Price: Free
Summer events have begun and what better way to celebrate than with the Herndon Festival! Highlights include live entertainment, international foods, carnival rides and games, children’s entertainment, a business exposition, 10k & 5k races, a Fitness expo, model railway exhibit, an arts and crafts show and two fireworks displays! This year they will also have the first ever E-sports tournament called the League of Legends Cup!

Vintage Virginia Wine Festival wine festival va
Bull Run Regional Park
7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville, VA
Time: Saturday, 11am-6pm & Sunday, 11am-5pm
Attend one of the largest and longest-running wine events on the East Coast! The festival features tastings offered by more than 50 wineries including over 250 award-winning Virginia wines, while also providing educational seminars on food pairing, fine art exhibits, children’s activities, food and live entertainment.

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

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 Monsters University.

Beach Events:

Ocean City Shark Tournament 
12940 Inlet Isle Ln., West Ocean City, MD
Time: Friday & Saturday, 3:30pm-7pm
One of the largest shark tournaments along the East Coast is in Ocean City and you are invited! Please visit website for tournament rules.
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Ravens Beach Bash 
1beach bash ravens 140100 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, MD
Time: Thru Sunday
Price: $12.95- $29.95
Join in all the fun with fellow Ravens fan as players, coaches, cheerleaders and even Poe roll into Ocean City for the weekend.

Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival 
5vb patriotic festivalth Street and Oceanfront
Virginia Beach, VA
Join us for this military celebration to honor our armed forces personnel and their families. Highlights include military displays and demos, the Oceanfront Airshow and live concerts from popular artists such as The Band Perry, Jake Owen, and Little Big Town!

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

  • Luke Bryan, Jiffy Lube Live, Friday and Saturday at 7pm
  • Danity Kane, The Fillmore, Saturday at 8pm
  • Journey and The Steve Miller Band, Jiffy Lube Live, Sunday at 6:45pm
  • T-Pain, Howard Theatre, Sunday at 8pm

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

  • Washington Mystics vs New York, Verizon Center, Friday at 7pm
  • DC United vs Sporting Kanasas City, RFK Stadium, Saturday at 7pm
  • Washington Mystics vs LA, Verizon Center, Sunday at 4pm
  • Washington Nationals vs Rangers, Nats Park, Friday at 7:05pm, Saturday at 12:05pm, and Sunday 1:35pm

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

  • NSO Pops: Rajaton: The Music of Abba, Kennedy Center, Friday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

97 min – Action | Adventure | Family | Fantasy | Romance

A vindictive fairy is driven to curse an infant princess only to realize the child may be the only one who can restore peace.
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, and Imelda Staunton

a million ways to die in the westA Million Ways to Die in the West
116 min – Comedy | Western

As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.
Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, and Amanda Seyfried