Weekend Happenings: June 30–July 2
Posted on June 27, 2017

 

 

 

Fourth of July kicks off early this weekend with tons of celebratory patriotic festivities across the DMV! Read on for your last chance to snag tickets to this week’s best concerts and musicals!

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

Smithsonian Folklife Festival
National Mall
Time: Thursday 10-6, Friday-Sunday 11-8
Cost: FREE!

The 50th anniversary festival, complete with many varieties of food and markets, proudly features Circus Arts and On the Move. Experience how cultural traditions are transformed when people and communities migrate, then watch the celebrated circus masters soar the skies while tricksters share the secrets of their trades!

 

We the Party People
National Museum of American History, 1300 Constitution Ave NW
Time: Saturday 7-11pm
Cost: $55 until July 1, then $65

It’s JFKs 100th birthday, and it’s the July 4th weekend, and we live in Washington DC and we deserve a party! Live music + DJs all night, open bar, light appetizers, TED-Style lightning talks brought to you by the Washington Post, outdoor performers, and tons of other star-spangled entertainment.

 

Red White and Brew
Yards Park, 355 Water St SE
Time: Saturday 1-9, Sunday 1-4
Cost: $49 and up

Show your patriotic colors while you kick back with friends, food trucks, tunes, and a sweet selection of reds, whites, and brews. There’s no better way to raise a flag (and a toast) to Uncle Sam than by drinking in America’s fruits of the vine and amber waves of grain.


MARYLAND EVENTS

Freedom Fest
Somers Cove Marina
715 Broadway St., Crisfield
Time: Saturday, 5-9pm
Cost: FREE

Celebrate the freedom of our country! Bring a blanket and enjoy food, music, fireworks and more.

 

Big Band Night and Fireworks 2017
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 N Talbot St., St. Michaels
Time: Saturday, 7-10pm
Cost: $6 for members, $10 for non-members, $2 after 8:45pm, children 5 and under are FREE

 Come out for a night of live music! Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the music, dance the night away or view the fireworks.

 

Independence Day Fireworks
Various Locations
Havre de Grace
Time: Sunday, 9:30pm
Cost: FREE

Enjoy an evening on the water as you watch the beautiful Independence Day fireworks shoot up into the sky!

 

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Rosslyn Cinema + Pub in the Park
Gateway Park
1300 Lee Highway, Arlington
Time: Friday, 6-11pm
Cost: FREE!

Join Gateway Park for an outdoor movie featuring Some Like It Hot along with games, movie themed cocktails, and dinner.  Food trucks Red Hook Lobster & DC Pollo will be on site to supply dinner and Popped Republic! food truck will supply the popcorn.  Bring your blanket or low chairs and enjoy the show!

 

Independence Fireworks
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mt Vernon
Time: Friday and Saturday 6-9:30pm
Cost: $30 for adults; $20 for youth

A fun filled night is planned in celebration of our nation’s founding.  Mount Vernon will be showcasing fireworks choreographed with patriotic music.  Bring your whole family to meet General and Mrs. Washington at Mount Vernon while experiencing some of the culture of their time.  Give bocce ball a try or learn how 18th-century ice cream was made.  With so much to do and learn, your family will be sure to have a memorable night.

 

Landstowne Celebrates America
Landstowne Restort and Spa
44050 Woodridge Parkway, Leesburg
Time: Sunday, 3-10pm
Cost: $5 per person

Come indulge in local food trucks, wineries, and breweries all while playing games, listening to great music, and enjoying a fireworks display. Chili Amar from the Loo & Chili morning show will be kicking it off with music from the 80s, 90s, and today, followed by live performances by Shelton Taylor and The Reagan Years.  What better way to start off the most patriotic holiday!?

 

CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE

Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Vivian Green, Birchmere, Friday
  • Jason Isbell, Merriweather, Friday
  • Orioles VS. Rays, Friday – Sunday
  • Nationals VS. Cardinals, Friday – Sunday

 

 

Check out the LAST CHANCE discounted tickets! Ask your concierge for pricing and availability—but don’t delay, only a few tickets remain!

  • Finding Neverland at Hippodrome (Sat., 7/1):With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, take a monumental leap and leave your old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. Finding Neverland is “far and away the best musical of the year!”
  • John Mellencamp at Wolf Trap (Monday, 7/3): “One of the best bandleaders in pop music” known for his Americana and folk rock hits “Jack & Diane,” “Hurt So Good,” and “Small Town,” John Mellencamp makes his Wolf Trap debut in promotion of his latest album, “Sad Clowns & Hillbillies.” A full night of folksy fun as Emmylou Harris and Carlene Carter open the show!

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

Despicable Me 3

Duration: 90 Minutes
Genre: Comedy/Animation/Family

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.

Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker

 

The House

Duration: 88 Minutes
Genre: Comedy

A dad convinces his friends to start an illegal casino in his basement after he and his wife spent their daughter’s college fund.

Starring: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jeremy Renner