Weekend Happenings in the DMV: May 29th thru 31st

It’s almost June and the sizzling summer events just keep rolling in! With everything from the Annapolis Greek Festival to Capitol Bacon Festival, there is something going on for every member of your family!

Washington, DC Events:

Capitol Bacon Festival bacon festival
Half Street Fairgrounds
20 M St. SE, DC
Time: Saturday, 11:30am-6pm
Cost: $15
The America Loves Bacon team is geared up and ready to present the first ever touring bacon festival. The tour stops focus on local flavors, sights, and sounds as well as the America Loves Bacon Tour menu, which will feature dozens of delectable bacon delights.

Awesomeconawesome con
Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, DC
Time: Friday, 12-8pm; Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm
Cost: $31+
Awesome Con is a celebration of popular culture. At its heart, Awesome Con embraces all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with special guests from TV, film, comic books, and the literary world, with a wide assortment of comic books, collectibles, toys, games, anime, original art, cosplay, and more.

Tour de Fat tour de fat
Yards Park
355 Water St. SE, DC
Time: Saturday, 10am-5pm
Cost: FREE, donations encouraged
This year marks the 16th season for Tour de Fat, a celebration of bike culture and advocacy! Tour de Fat features eclectic entertainment, bike contests and even vaudeville acts. This year will also include some brewing education and feature a “Bicycle Revival” to inspire festival-goers to believe in the power of two-wheeled transportation.

Maryland Events:

Annapolis Greek Festival annapolis greek festival
Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
2747 Riva Rd., Annapolis
Time: Thursday, 4-10pm; Friday & Saturday, 11am-11pm; Sunday, 11am-7pm
Cost: Free
Capture the taste of Athens right in Annapolis when you join in on the fun at this annual family-friendly event. Enjoy Greek dance performances, sample Greek cuisine, live music entertainment, and more!

Color Vibe 5K Run/Walk
Downtown Elkton
128 W Main St., Elkton
Time: Saturday, 9am
Cost: Registration price varies – see website for pricing
The most colorful run you’ll ever have! Come out with your family and friends and get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K. Spots are filling up fast so sign up today!

Maryland Craft Beer Festival  craft beer festival 2015
Carroll Creek Park
44 S Market St., Frederick

Time: Saturday, 1pm-6pm (VIP Hour from 12-1pm)
Cost: General Admission: $30; VIP Admission: $40 – SOLD OUT; Designated Driver Admission/Under 21: $5
Grab your friends and get your brew on! Enjoy tastings from 30 Maryland craft breweries, live music, food, local art, and more!

Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar baltimore farmers market
Underneath the Jones Falls Expressway
At 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:

Herndon Festival herndon festival
Downtown Herndon (Lynn St.)
Herndon, VA
Time: Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 10am-11pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm
Cost: FREE
The Herndon Festival features live entertainment, international foods, carnival rides and games, children’s entertainment, business and fitness expos, races, a model railway exhibit, an arts and crafts show and two fireworks displays. The event is the largest FREE festival in Northern Virginia!

Vintage Virginia vintage VA
Bull Run Park
Centerville, VA
Time: Saturday, 11am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
Cost: $30 day pass, $35 at the gate; $35 weekend pass, $40 at the gate
The wine festival features tastings offered by more than 50 wineries including over 250 award-winning Virginia wines, educational seminars on food pairing, fine art exhibits, children’s activities, food and live entertainment.

PetFestpet fest
South Run Park
7550 Reservation Dr., Springfield
Time: Saturday, 9am-3pm
Cost: FREE
PetFest will include tons of vendors, rescue groups, cool music, and an open fenced in run for playtime. There will also be a short dog-walk with prizes for the participants.

Beach Events:

EVP Beach Volleyball Tour: Outer Banks Pro Am, Amateur, Coed, and Juniors outer banks pro am
Outer Banks
7223 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC
Time: Saturday, 8am
Cost: $60-$105 team registration fee. Spectator admission is free.
Join the competition and enter a team, or come out and watch the event which is returning to Nags Head for the 3rd year. Registration is now open until Friday, May 29th.

Baltimore Ravens Beach Bash beach bash oc
Ocean City, MD
Time: Friday thru Sunday
Cost: Free
Join in all the fun at this 4th annual beach bash featuring a parade with players, cheerleaders, mascots, floats, and much much more! Other activities include a tailgate party at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel and a bar crawl!

Pooches in the Park
Lewes Canal Front Park
211 Front St., Lewes, DE
Time: Saturday, 1pm-3pm
Both you and your furry four legged friend can enjoy getting together! This event features both fun and informative activities for pups and owners alike.

And for more of a weeklong getaway…

32nd Annual National Retired Military Golf Classic
Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach National, Pine Lakes and Myrtlewood Courses
Time: Thursday – Saturday
Cost: Men – $295; Women – $250
This is a great opportunity to engage in some friendly competition while meeting fellow retired military. Practice rounds are allowed on all three courses. Registration concludes on Wednesday, May 26th. Don’t miss this opportunity to golf on some of Myrtle Beaches’ best courses.

Sunset Barnstable Harbor Kayak and Climb Sandy Neck Lighthouse
Cape Cod
345 Bone Hill Rd, Cummaquid, MA
Time: Saturday, 6:30pm-8pm
Cost: MA Audubon Member $43; Non-member $48
This trip will give you the opportunity to explore Cape Cod’s largest barrier beach and salt march system where you will get to see shorebirds, osprey, horseshoe crabs, and other creatures of the marsh. After taking in the tidal creeks and islands of the harbor you will have the pleasure of climbing to the top of the Sandy Neck Lighthouse. This trip is meant for people who have had previous experience kayaking. Children ages 12 and up must participate with a parent.

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

  • Walter Beasley, Birchmere, Saturday
  • Scottish Ballet, The Kennedy Center, Friday & Saturday
  • Rush, Jiffy Lube Live, Saturday

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

  • Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Camden Yards, Friday thru Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

san andreasSan Andreas
Duration: 114 Minutes
Genre: Action/Drama/Thriller
In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Colton Haynes



Duration: 105 Minutes
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Romance
A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin

Duration: 105 Minutes
Genre: Comedy
Two mismatched personal trainers’ lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client.
Starring: Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi


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