Both August, and the weekend, are finally here! The summer may be starting to wind down, but the great summer events are not! From fairs to festivals and even fireworks, no matter where you are this weekend there is something fun for everyone!
Washington, DC Events:
Mess Hall BBQ World
Time: Sunday, 2-5pm
DCity Smokehouse is closing their doors for one day as they join Sloppy Momma’s at Mess Hall to bring you delicious smoked meats and talk all things BBQ! Meet the founders and gorge yourself on all-you-can eat, lip-smacking food!
355 Water St, SE, DC
Time: Saturday, 1-5pm
Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting from 20+ wineries along with live music! Your ticket gives you access to unlimited wine samplings and a souvenir glass. Attendees can purchase bottles of wine on site along with food from local vendors.
Paint Nite DC Fundraiser
Hawk n’ Dove
329 Penn Ave. SE, DC
Time: Friday, 6pm
Paint Nite shakes up your night out with friends by offering you the perfect mix of artistic and alcoholic spirits. Join a fun and entertaining evening of painting to support Save our Herders Outreach (SOHO). SOHO is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to herding breeds and herding mixed dogs in need; concentrating rescue efforts in VA, NC, WV, and TN.
Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar
Underneath the Jones Falls Expressway
At Holliday & Saratoga Streets
Time: Sundays thru Dec. 20th, 7am-sell out (typically noon)
Cost: Free – prices vary on items available for purchase
Baltimore’s Farmers’ Market and Bazaar is open for the season! There will be a huge variety of items available for purchase including fruits and vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, and dozens of food vendors! Vegan food items will be available.
Casey Cares & Baltimore Orioles 5k Run/Walk
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
333 West Camden St, Baltimore
Time: Saturday (6am Registration and Packet Pickup; 8am Race begins)
Cost: $35 in advance, $40 on race day
The 3.1 mile walk starts at 8am and begins at Oriole Park and ends on the field. There will be a pre-race warm up with the Oriole Bird, music entertainment, and post-race refreshments! Top race winners will be announced in a pre-game ceremony prior to the Orioles game that night at 7:05pm.
28th Annual Harford County Farm Fair
608 N Tollgate Rd, Bel Air
Time: Thursday thru Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm
Cost: Adults $8; Children (ages 5-11) $4; 4 and under Free
Bring your family and friends out to this old-fashioned country fair! There will be 4-H exhibits, livestock, auctions, crafts, tractor pulls, live music, food and more!
Baltimore Restaurant Week
Time: Thru Sunday
Cost: Varies by restaurant – $20 or $30 for dinner; $15 for lunch
A perfect excuse to take a night off from slaving away in the kitchen! Baltimore’s best eateries will be offering 3-course dinner menus for a fixed price of $20 or $30. Some restaurants will even offer a two-course lunch/brunch menu for $15. For menus, exact pricing, and reservation information visit the website.
*Your concierge can help make reservations!*
Loudoun County Fair
Loudoun County Fairgrounds
1564 Dry Mill Rd., Leesburg
Time: Friday, 9am-7pm; Saturday, 9am-9pm
The Loudoun County Fair is held at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds each July and is best known for its Kiss-a-Pig fundraiser and livestock auction. Other fair highlights include a carnival, rodeo-bull riding, dairy show, goat show, horseback demonstrations, magic acts, pet shows, floral exhibits, obstacle courses, tug-of-war, live musical entertainment and a special dinner each evening.
Fairfax County 4-H Fair
Frying Pan Park Farm
2709 West Ox Rd., Herndon
Time: Friday & Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday, 9am-5pm
Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair is old-fashioned country fun with carnival games, rides, animal shows, 4-H exhibits, live entertainment, fair food and more! Attendees can enjoy a free concert, a Big Truck show, watch the Tractor Pull, and check out exhibits, animal shows, and more.
Friendship Firehouse Festival
Friendship Firehouse Museum
107 South Alfred St., Alexandria
Time: Saturday, 9am-2pm
The Friendship Firehouse Festival is an annual family summer event celebrating the role that firefighters have played throughout history. The festival features antique fire apparatus, craft booths, and displays by Alexandria merchants. Children receive free fire helmets and balloons and are able to ride as “co-passengers” inside the City’s fire trucks.
205 Hirst Rd., Purcellville
Time: Saturday, 12-8pm
Cost: $35 online, $45 at the door
Corcoran Brewing is hosting their first IPA Festival this weekend featuring 30+ guest beers, local IPAs, live music from the Classic Spotlight Band, and great food from Pittsburgh Rick’s, plus much more!
38th Annual Pine’eer Arts & Crafts Festival
White Horse Park
235 Ocean Pkwy
Ocean Pines, MD
Time: Saturday 8am-2pm
Come by and see all the neat and unique handcrafted items for sale. There will also be kids activities, a bake sale, and a variety of food vendors. From 11am-3pm The Honeycombs will be putting on a live concert.
And for more of a weeklong getaway…
21st Annual Clam Festival
70 Waterwitch Ave.
Time: Friday – Sunday
Enjoy the 120 foot seafood court featuring the freshest sea food from several of Highlands’ famous restaurants. Between the food, activities, and live music there is something for everyone to enjoy. You won’t want to miss this!
Broadway at the Beach Fireworks
1325 Celebrity Circle
Time: Friday 10pm
Enjoy an amazing firework display over Lake Broadway.
Concerts & Theatre at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.
- Star Trek: National Symphony Orchestra, Wolf Trap, Saturday
- Tedeschi Trucks Band, Pier 6, Saturday
- Faith No More, Merriweather, Sunday
Sports at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.
- Baltimore Orioles vs. Detroit Tigers, Camden Yards, Thursday thru Sunday
Movies Opening this Weekend:
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Duration: 131 Minutes
Taking on their most impossible mission so far, Ethan and the team try eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg
Duration: 99 Minutes
Trying to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sones, Rusy Griswold decides to take his own family on what becomes a disastrous road trip to “Walley World”.
Stars: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo