Weekend Happenings: June 26th-28th
Posted on June 26, 2015

We have officially made it to summer! The steamy weather is in full swing and we’ve got a bunch of events just as hot happening this weekend, so be sure to check one out!


Washington, DC Events:

Waterfront Station
market sw399 M St SW, DC
Time: Friday, 4-10pm
Cost: FREE
Every fourth Friday, head to the DC Waterfront for a diverse mix of arts, crafts, jewelry, furniture, accessories, and other local handcrafted products. Enjoy an evening of flea markets, food, live music and fun!

The Yards
wineyards301 Water St SE, DC
Time: Saturday, 1-5pm
Cost: $35
Washington City Paper is hosting an afternoon of wine tasting from 20+ wineries and live music! Tickets include unlimited samples along with a souvenir glass; and bottles will be available for purchase on site along with local food vendors, entertainment by local bands, and more!

National Capital BBQ Battle
Pennsylvania Ave (between 9th & 14th)
national capital bbq battleWashington, DC
Time: Saturday, 11am-9pm; Sunday, 11am-7:30pm
Cost: $12 online, $15 at the gate
The National Capital Barbecue Battle is an annual competition between top BBQ restaurants from the DC area and the country. Enjoy food samples, cooking demonstrations, interactive displays, children’s activities and live entertainment including 30 rock, R&B, jazz, and blues bands.

Smithsonian Folk Life Festival
smithsonian folk life festivalNational Mall
Washington, DC
Time: Friday – Sunday, 11am-5:30pm
Cost: FREE
The annual Folk Life Festival celebrates several US and foreign cultures each year. This year’s focus is on Celebrate Peru’s diversity through cooking and craft demonstrations, music and dance performances, ritual and celebratory processions, and discussions.

Maryland Events:

Mess Fest
mess festMaryland Science Center
Time: Saturday, 12pm-4pm
Price: Free with admission
Prepare to get dirty as you run, slip, and slide through one messy obstacle course! Highlights include a rooftop paint balloon drop, sure to get you covered from head to toe.

Patterson Park
latino festEastern & Linwood, Baltimore
Time: Saturday, June 27th 12pm-10pm; Sunday, June 28th 12pm-9pm
Cost: $7 (Children under 12 free)
Come out for Baltimore’s 35th annual LatinoFest celebration! Featuring Latino cuisine, music, dance, crafts, cultural exhibits, and more!

Freedom Fest
freedom festCity Dock
W Main Street, Crisfield
Time: Saturday, June 27th 5pm-9pm
Cost: Free
Come out to the festival that celebrates our nation and our nation’s heroes. There will be live music, food, arts and crafts, fireworks, and more!

Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar
Underneath the Jones Falls Expressway
baltimore farmers marketAt Holliday & Saratoga Streets

Time: Sundays thru December 20th from 7am to 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.

Virginia Events:

Alexandria Food & Wine Festival
alexandria food and wine festOronoco Bay Park, Alexandria
Time: Saturday, 12-6pm
Cost: Free to Enter- Cost for food and wine tickets ($20)
The Alexandria Food & Wine Festival is an annual event that transforms into a lively showcase of local food and wine with a full day of entertainment including music, arts and craft exhibits and children activities. Local restaurants will compete for the best appetizer, the best main course and the best dessert.

Great Grapes: VA Wine & Food Festival
Village at Leesburg
great grapes wine festivalTime: Saturday, 11am-7pm
Cost: $25 online, $30 at the gate
Great Grapes has grown to be Leesburg’s premier wine festival with hundreds of wines available for tasting. Take your souvenir tasting glass as you enter the festival and while tasting and sampling the rich heritage of Virginia vines. As you sip and savor the afternoon, relax in the beautiful setting of the Oregon Ridge Park.

Red, White & BRAM
red white and bramBrambleton Town Center
42395 Ryan Road, Brambleton
Time: Saturday, 6-10pm fireworks Start at 9:30pm
Cost: $5 (2 and under are free)
Red White & BRAM is a Brambleton favorite and features one of the best firework displays in Loudoun County! The event includes live music, dunk tanks, food trucks, beer & wine, and more. Are you a great baker? Don’t forget to enter in the Bake-Off for a $100 prize!

All American Bar Crawl
Clarendon Bars
Clarendon Blvd, Arlington
all american bar crawlTime: Saturday, 2-9pm
Cost: $20 online, $30 at the door
Gather your friends, rock your red, white, and blue and get ready for a day full of All-American bar crawling and festivities in Clarendon! Enjoy exclusive specials at each stop, a souvenir mug, patriotic party beads, a raffle entry, and great food deals!

Beach Events:

3rd Annual Summeritaville Music Event
Outer Banks
Watersports Resort
Time: Friday, 6pm
Cost: $10 – Adults, $5 – Youth (ages 12-15), Children under 12 Free
Come out and enjoy some live music, food, craft beer, raffles, kids activities, watersports, and more.

Hardee’s Latin Fest
Virginia Beach
On the beach at 24th Street
Time: Friday – Saturday
Cost: Free
Come listen to the lineup of high energy Latin performers, and participate in the cultural activities in the park. Don’t miss the 4-hour Zumba fitness marathon starting at 8am on Saturday. You can come by and participate the whole time, or stay for only an hour.

And for more of a weeklong getaway…

Jersey Shore Greek Festival
Jersey Shore
1033 West Park Ave.
Ocean Twp., NJ
Time: Friday 2pm-11pm
Cost: $2.00
Enjoy the Greek culture with traditional Greek food, music, dancing, and more.

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

  • Pieces of a Dream, Birchmere, Saturday
  • Pippin, Hippodrome Theatre, Friday thru Sunday
  • Luke Bryan, Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch, Jiffy Lube Live, Friday & Saturday

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

  • Baltimore Orioles vs Cleveland Indians, Camden Yards, Friday thru Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

Ted 2ted2
Duration: 108 Minutes
Genre: Comedy
In order for Ted and his new wife Tami-Lynn to have a baby, Ted must prove he is a person in a court of law to qualify to be a parent.
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth

Duration: 111 Minutes
Genre: Adventure/Family
After a traumatic experience, Max, a dog who helped Marines in Afghanistan, returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler’s family.
Starring: Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins, Luke Kleintank, Lauren Graham