Weekend Happenings in the DMV: June 20th-22nd

With the temperatures cooling down a bit for the weekend, its the perfect opportunity to enjoy one of the many wonderful events going on around the area!

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Washington, DC Events:

DC Bourbon Bash dc bourbon bash
RFK Stadium (check in)
2400 East Capitol St., NE, Washington, DC
Time: Saturday, 12pm-10pm
Price: $55- Proceeds go to various local charities
The DC Bourbon Bask started last year as a day of entertainment, fun, and good bourbon; so come out this Saturday to enjoy the new annual event! Attendees will enjoy a complimentary 1oz taste of select premium bourbons from 8 different venues as well as special and discounts on food, beer and bourbon.

The Rammys 2014 the rammys
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl., NW, Washington, DC
Time: Sunday, 6pm
Price: $300

The RAMMY Awards Gala is held each year by RAMW (Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington) to recognize the best in the area’s vivacious restaurant industry. The event has been named the #1 Food & Restaurant event in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by Bizbash Magazine; serving as a benchmark of success and prestige or nominees and winners. Nearly 2,000 attend the black tie event. 

DCTV Community Day Festival
The Brooks Mansion
901 Newton St., NE, Washington, DC
Time: Saturday, 12pm-9pm
Price: Free
community day festivalJoin DCTV on Saturday to celebrate 25 years at the Community Day Festival, a free and open to the public event featuring live music and comedy performances, delicious eats from local food trucks, games, and family entertainment. The historic Brooks Mansion campus will transform into festival grounds from 12pm-9pm to host vendors, face painters, a larger-than-life moon bounce, DJs and performances by The Chuck Brown Band, gospel dynamo Mike McCoy & Voices United, Comedian Timmy Hall, afro-funk band Chopteeth, violinist Chelsea Green, drummers from the FarafinaKan Youth Ensemble, youth cover band School of Rock, nu soul artist W. Ellington Felton and sounds by DJ Marc Nfinite. 

National Capital BBQ Battle 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW between 9th & 14th St
Washington, DC
barbecue battleTime: Saturday, 11am-10pm & Sunday, 11am- 7:30pm

Price: Adults 21+, $15
The 22nd annual National Capital Barbecue Battle is a cook off between top BBQ spots in the Washington, DC area and around the country. They compete for over $40,000 in cash and prizes in two major contests. The event includes food samples, cooking demonstrations, interactive displays and children’s activities. The Barbecue Battle features live entertainment including 30 rock, R&B, jazz, and blues bands performing on three state-of-the-art stages. 

Source Festival
The Source Theatre
1835 14th St., NW, Washington, DC
Time: Thru June 29th
Price: $15- $20
The Source Festival is dedicated to showcasing new work from all across the nation. The festival helps those in the performing arts field with its unique mentorship program that pairs leading Washington theatre artists with early and mid-career directors. This year the festival presents Full-Length Plays, 10-Minute Plays and Artistic Blind Dates that will explore the themes of Mortality, Quests and Revenge.source festival

Maryland Events:

Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival 
Westshore Park
crab and beerInner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, 12pm-4pm & 5:30pm-9:30pm
Price: $29- $89
More than 50,000 freshly steamed crabs will be ready for picking at this all-you-can-eat crab feast. There will also be 20 different beers and wines available, arts and crafts, live music and so much more!

Bethesda Central Farm Market 
7600 Arlington Blvd., Bethesda, MD
Time: Sundays thru December 28th, 9am-1pm
Price: Free
Stop by to get great food from over 60 vendors! New to the market this weekend, are fruits and berries galore including peaches, cherries, blackberries, blueberries and red and black raspberries!
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national harbor logoAmerican Market  
National Harbor

On American Way, between Waterfront & Fleet St., 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:

Strawberry Festival ellanor lawrence park
Ellanor C Lawrence Park
5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly, VA
Time: Saturday, 2pm-3:30pm
Price: $10
Stop by the festival where you play croquet and taste strawberry ice cream!

Mosaic Central Farm Market 
central farm market 12910 District Ave., Fairfax, VA
Time: Sundays Thru October, 9am-2pm
Price: Free
Stop by to get fresh food from over 30 vendors from Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania! New to the market this weekend, are fruits and berries galore including peaches, cherries, blackberries, blueberries and red and black raspberries!

Alexandria Food & Wine Festival alexandria food and wine festival
John Carlyle Square
Alexandria, Virginia
Time: Saturday, 12pm -5pm
Price: Free admission, tickets are required for samples
Each year Alexandria’s Carlyle District turns into a lively festival with entertainment, food and wine tasting, food demonstrations and children’s activities. Also, local restaurants will compete for best appetizer, main course, and dessert; and people are able to sample from a diverse group of VA wineries and restaurants. 

Northern VA BrewFest
Morven Park
nova brewfest17263 Southern Planter Ln., Leesburg, VA
Time: Saturday, 12pm-9pm & Sunday, 12pm-7pm

Price: $30
At the Northern Virginia BrewFest, more than 60 breweries will feature their best American style beer, highlights the details of each beer, how beer is made and how to brew your own. A variety of foods will be available for purchase and entertainment includes live music and children’s activities such as face painting, air-brush tattooing, moon bounces and rock climbing.  

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

Films in the Park
Strawberry Park
2910 District Ave., Fairfax, VA
Time: Friday, 7pm

Price: Free
Every Friday night through August, venture out to the Mosaic District to watch films on the big screen! During June, they offer the blockbuster series, with this Friday’s movie being Man of Steel.


Beach Events:

OC Car and Truck Show oc car show
Convention Center
4001 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, MD
Time: Saturday, 10am-10pm & Sunday, 10am-6pm
One of the East Coast’s largest automotive events rolls into Ocean City with many of the vehicles that grace the pages of your favorite automotive magazines! Highlights include exotic cars, trick trucks and classics. With so many choices, the OC Car Show has something for everyone!

Bayou Boogaloo and Cajun Food Festival
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk
Time: Friday, 12pm-10pm; Saturday, 12pm-10pm & Sunday, 12pm-6pm
Price: $10-$30
bayou boogalooThis festival brings New Orleans straight to Norfolk with many local New Orleans musicians and artists who are sure to get your hands clapping, feet two-steppin’ and heart pumping throughout the weekend! This year, over 24 artists in various mediums including art, jewelry and sculpture will be on-site displaying their works. Last but certainly not least will be the Cajun delicacies straight from Louisiana with highlights including jambalaya, gumbo, etouffee, alligator, muffuletta, andouille and beignets!

Annual South Jersey Gumbo Cook Off and Music Festival
1 West Jersey Ave., Somers Point, New Jersey
jersey gumboTime: Saturday, 12pm
Price: $25
The Second Annual “Jersey Gumbo” Cookoff and Music Festival is going to be at the Jersey shore and you are invited! In addition to enjoying all the Gumbo you can taste, experience a world class music festival starring the original members of the Radiators, one of the greatest rock ‘n roll bands in the history of New Orleans!

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

  • Foreigner and Styx, Jiffy Lube Live, Friday at 7pm
  • Sheryl Crow, St Leonard Fire Dept, Friday at 7pm
  • Zac Brown Band, Jiffy Lube Live, Sunday at 7pm

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

  • Global Rallycross, RFK, All weekend
  • Shogun Fights, Baltimore Arena, Saturday at 7pm
  • Washington Nationals vs the Braves, Nats Park, Friday at 7:05pm, Saturday at 7:15pm, Sunday at 1:35pm

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

  • Bob Saget, Warner Theatre, Friday at 8pm
  • Mike Epps, Baltimore Arena, Friday at 8pm

Movies Opening this Weekend:

think like a man tooThink Like a Man Too
106 min – Comedy
All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.
Starring: Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and La La Anthony

jersey boysJersey Boys
134 min – Biography | Drama | Musical
The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.
Starring: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, and Vincent Piazza


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