Kick off your summer in the DMV with BBQ, boats, blues and beyond!
Washington, DC Events:
Giant National Capital BBQ Festival
Between 9th and 14th St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 11am-9pm; Sunday, 11am-7:30pm
Come taste the best of the best and watch top pit masters from around the country battle it out on the BBQ. Named “One of Five Can’t Miss Summer Festivals in the Country” by CNN, the National Capital BBQ Festival is now in its 24th year!
Capital Fringe Music Festival
Old City Farm & Guild
925 Rhone Island Ave. NW, DC
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 12-10:30pm
Enjoy free live performances from local bands this weekend for the first-ever Capital Fringe outdoor festival. This weekend will also kick off the month-long Capital Fringe Festival, celebrating independent theatre, music, art and dance.
Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine: Great American Whiskey
One Eight Distilling
1135 Okie St. NE, DC
Time: Sunday, 1-4pm
Cost: $75, this is a 21+ event
Guests will have the opportunity to sample whiskeys produced by One Eight Distilling, enjoy a private tour of the production facilities and sample paired cuisine from local chefs, regional artisans and purveyors.
Boat Tour of the Susquehanna Flats
Tydings Park Marina
352 Commerce St., Havre De Grace
Time: Saturday, 10am & 1:30pm
Cost: $30 per family; $10 per person
Enjoy a relaxing day on the water, as you join the Environment Center for a day of learning and exploration. Step aboard the Miss Nancy pontoon boat and listen to the facts about the native watershed. You will even have the opportunity to get to get off the boat and wade in the water to explore for yourself!
Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival
201 Key Hwy., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 11am-3pm & 5-9pm
Participate in this Maryland tradition! Enjoy all you care to eat crabs and sample over 50 beers, wines, and spirits! Guests will also receive beer mugs, enjoy live music and sit back while relaxing in the shade! Event is entirely tented and will take place rain or shine.
Race up the Face
125 Jakes Dr., McHenry
Time: Sunday, 5pm
Join runners and walkers of all ages! Challenge one another in the steepest 400-meter foot-race in America as you attempt to work your way up the 600-foot vertical ski run, The Face. Think you have what it takes to compete?
Rock the Block!
Old Town Square
3999 University Dr., Fairfax
Time: Friday, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: FREE (food available for purchase)
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy an evening of free music in historic Old Town Fairfax every Friday night in the summer. This week features The Reagan Years, the East coast’s original 80s tribute band.
Mount Vernon Nights: The United States Army Blues
Workhouse Arts Center
9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton
Time: Saturday, 7-8pm
This group has been entertaining service members since World War II and brings their vintage sound for you to enjoy for an old fashioned, swinging night under the stars.
Get Fit in the Plaza
Village at Leesburg
1602 Village Market Blvd. SE, Leesburg
Time: Sunday, 10-11am
Enjoy free exercise classes every Sunday hosted by local fitness providers. This week’s session is provided by Potomac River Running, who will guide you through stretching techniques, proper shoe fit and running form before heading out on a short run. All fitness levels welcome!
Concerts, Theatre, & Sporting Events at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.
- Weezer and Panic! At The Disco, Jiffy Lube Live, Friday
- 10,000 Maniacs, Birchmere, Friday
- John & The Nite Trippers, Howard Theatre, Friday
- Robert Post Comedy Theatre for Kids, Kennedy Center, Saturday
- Riverdance, Wolf Trap, Saturday
- Barenaked Ladies: Last Summer on Earth 2016, Pier Six Concert Pavilion, Sunday
- Guns N’ Roses: Not in This Lifetime…, FedEx Field, Sunday
- Washington Mystics vs. Phoenix Mercury, Verizon Center, Friday
- DC United vs. New England Revolution, RFK Stadium, Saturday
Movies Opening this Weekend:
Independence Day: Resurgence
Duration: 120 Minutes
Using recovered extraterrestrial technology, the nations of Earth collaborate on an immense defense program to protect the planet. When the aliens attack with unprecedented force, only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can save the world.
Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, Angelababy, Jessie Usher, William Fichtner
Duration: 87 Minutes
A young surfer clings to a giant rock 200 yards from shore as a great white shark circles her in Australian waters.
Starring: Blake Lively, Oscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen, Sedona Legge
The Free State of Jones
Duration: 139 Minutes
As civil war divides the nation, a poor farmer from Mississippi leads a group of rebels against the Confederate army.
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, Mahershala Ali, Sean Bridgers, Jacob Lofland, Matthew Lintz