Weekend Happenings in the DMV: September 5th-7th

We don’t want Summer to end either and there are a lot of great events this weekend that will get you and your family outdoors and enjoying the sunshine. We suggest checking out the DC MEET Market, Maryland Renaissance Festival and Rosslyn Jazz Festival.

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Washington, DC Events:
Nation’s Triathalon 
West Potomac Park, Washington DC
Time: Sunday, 7am
nations triathlonPrice: varies
The 9th Annual Nation’s Triathlon  to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society features a scenic course that winds through the National Mall, a 1.5k swim in the Potomac River, 40k bike course through the streets of DC and Maryland, finishing with a 10k run past the city’s historical landmark. All participants will receive a finisher’s medal, technical t-shirt, red carpet finish, post-race breakfast and access to the finish line concert and beer garden.

Atlas Brew Works: World Fair Anniversary Party 
Atlas Brew Works, Washington DC
Time: Saturday, 1pm-5pm
atlas brew worksPrice: $10.00
On Atlas Brewery will open the doors, take over the streets and throw one spectacular event. Atlas will be pouring their best brews, DC’s favorite food trucks will be serving up their specialties and enjoy live music from Bumper Jacksons, Unstable Heights and Sunwolf.  Ticket includes admission to the fest, your first beer AND a donation to Washington Humane Society. Party like an animal and help one too!

DC MEET Market 
Logan Circle, Washington DC
Time: Saturday, 11am-5pm
dc meet marketDC MEET Market is an outdoor market in Logan Circle that is held on the first Saturday of every month beginning in April through November. This month’s market celebrates back-to-school month with a jam-packed event including a pop-up library from, a live art installation, and DIY craft activities, and live music. In addition, the market will showcase over 40 local vendors selling their goods from home décor, handcrafted jewelry, accessories, and prepared foods! 

Maryland Events:

Maryland Renaissance Festival 
1821 Crownsville Rd, Annapolis, MD
Time: Now thru October 19th
Price: Adults $17, Children $8
Join in all the fun as they recreate a 16th century English village accompanied by crafts, pubs, jousting and more! This is one the whole family will love!
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Cinema Al Fresco Open Air Film Festival  
Ciao Bella Restaurant

cinema al fresco 2236 South High St., Baltimore MD
Time: Fridays thru September 5th
Price: FREE
Movies are projected on the outside of the Ciao Bella Restaurant, and movie-goers can enjoy free popcorn. Live music and dancing begins at 7 p.m., while screenings start at 8:30 p.m. or 9 p.m., depending on the length of the film. This Friday’s movie is Cinema Paradiso.

Maryland Seafood Festival 
Sandy Point State Park
1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21409
Time: Saturday, 10am-9pm & Sunday, 10am-7pm
maryland seafood festivalPrice: General Admission (Kids 12 and under are free) – $15.00, Seniors (65+) & Active Military – $10.00
The 47th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival is filled with a variety of delicious seafood, exciting and new demonstrations and competitions, toe tapping musical entertainment, kids’ activities, loads of shopping options, vendors, exhibits, contests and more! (No on-site parking available without a pre-purchased parking permit. Only those with pre-purchased permit will be allowed to park at Sandy Point. Permits can be purchased on our website for $12 per car.Parking also available at Anne Arundel Community College for $5).

Prince George’s County Fair 
Prince George’s Equestrian Center and Showcase Arena
pg county fair14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Time: Friday, 5pm-11pm; Saturday, 11am-11pm &Sunday, 11am-6pm
Price: Age 12 and over $6, Ages 6 to 11 $5, Age 5 and under FREE
The Prince George’s County Fair began in 1842 as a friendly gathering for local farmers to showcase their produce and livestock and have a little fun. Today, the event includes women’s arts as well as, competitions for the best jams, jellies, canned goods, pies, breads, cookies, clothing, quilts, and handicrafts. Other activities include games, carnival rides, music, food and much more!

First Sunday Arts Festival first sunday arts festival
Calvert Street and West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Time: Sunday, 12pm-5pm
Price: FREE
It’s a Street Festival, an Art Market, an Entertainment Venue and a Arts and Craft Fair all rolled into One Fun First Sunday Arts Festival.

The Reisterstown Festival 
Hannah More Park
12035 Reisterstown Rd., Reisterstown, MD 21136

reisterstown festivalTime: Saturday, 9am-10pm & Sunday, 11:30am-5pm
Price: FREE
The Reisterstown Festival begins with a parade down Main Street featuring marching bands, vintage cars, community groups and more. There will be crafts, merchandise, community and food vendors, live music, Beer Garden, Children’s Area with entertainment, Stunt Bicyclist shows, Car show on Sun and Free Fireworks Saturday night at dusk

Virginia Events:

Rosslyn Jazz Festival 
Gateway Park, Arlington VA
rosslyn jazz festivalTime: Saturday, 1pm-7pm
Price: FREE
The Rosslyn Jazz Festival is a free, annual music sponsored by the Rosslyn Renaissance, the Rosslyn BID, and Arlington Cultural Affairs. The afternoon line-up will include performances by Corey Wallace DUBtet, Ghost Train Orchestra, Red Baraat, and Rebirth Grass Band. The park will have a variety of local food trucks and fashion trucks available for attendees. Bring blankets and chairs so you can enjoy the festival all day long!

DC Brawlers 
Patriot Center, Fairfax VA
dc brawlersTime: Saturday, 7pm
Price: $20.90+
The DC Brawlers is Washington DC’s official team of the National Professional Grid League. The team features both male and female athletes who will compete in 11 functional/competitive fitness races. The two-hour match features two 8-person teams (4 men, 4 women) going head to head in a physically intense series of races. The Brawlers’ team claims some of the top names in the sport as well as emerging athletes. NPGL races are easy to follow and are played with pre-set, flexible rules designed to force teams to strategize.

National Capital Cat Show 
Dulles Expo & Conference Center, Chantilly VA
capital cat showTime: Saturday & Sunday, 9am
Price: $6-$10
National Capital Cat Showisone of the largest CFA Cat Shows in the United States. The two day event will have as many as 450 cats and kittens from around the world. Vendors galore offer cat products, jewelry, food, and artwork. Attendees can learn about cats and cat shows, enjoy special presentations, adopt a cat or kitten, teach their cats how to do tricks or take a run on the agility course, and more.

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

  • Euge Groove, Birchmere, Friday
  • Demi Lovato, Baltimore Arena, Saturday
  • Aerosmith & Slash, Jiffy Lube Live, Saturday
  • Asleep at the Wheel, Birchmere, Sunday

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

  • Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies, Nationals Park, Friday-Sunday
  • Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals, M&T Bank Stadium, Sunday

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

  • Cirque Du Soleil: Amaluna, The Plateau at National Harbor, Thru September 21
  • Marvel Universe Live!, Verizon Center, Friday-Sunday
  • Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy, Wolf Trap, Friday & Saturday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

forrest gumpForest Gump:  The Imax Experience
Slow-witted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never thought of himself as disadvantaged, and thanks to his supportive mother (Sally Field), he leads anything but a restricted life. Whether dominating on the gridiron as a college football star, fighting in Vietnam or captaining a shrimp boat, Forrest inspires people with his childlike optimism. But one person Forrest cares about most may be the most difficult to save — his childhood love, the sweet but troubled Jenny (Robin Wright).
Starring:   Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field .

the longest weekThe Longest Week
As he eases into adulthood at the age of forty, Conrad Valmont (Jason Bateman), the over-educated, under-employed heir to the Valmont Hotel fortune, is cut off from his allowance following his parents abrupt divorce and tossed out into the unforgiving streets of the Upper West Side.   Luckily, he is taken in by his old friend Dylan (Billy Crudup), and returns the favor by immediately falling for Dylan’s girlfriend Beatrice (Olivia Wilde).
Starring:  Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde, Jenny Slate and Billy    Crudip

Set in the tumultuous Border area of Arizona and Mexico, Frontera follows the events that take place after a former Arizona Sheriff’s wife (Amy Madigan) is killed while riding on their Ranch property.
Starring: Ed Harris, Michael Peña , Eva Longoria and  Amy Madigan


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