Weekend Happenings: July 24th-26th

July is winding down but the summertime events are still going strong! Head over to MarketSW for music and shopping, kick off your weekend with reservations for Baltimore Restaurant Week, or visit The Wine Outlet for an ice cream social.


Washington, DC Events:

Summer Breeze
Nationals Park
summer breeze1500 South Capitol St. SE, DC
Time: Saturday, 8pm
Cost: $50
Summer Breeze is a highly anticipated, annual outdoor music event with local and national artists. The event is an “All Black Extravaganza” meaning it is a chance for stylish men and woman to paint the town in all black attire. Come enjoy live performances and the hottest DJs in style!

Artists & Artisans Summer Jam
3 Stars Brewing Company
summer jam6400 Chillum Pl. NW, DC
Time: Sunday, 2-6pm
Cost: $15
The Summer Jam perfect way to celebrate summer, as 3 Stars Brewers turns the brewery into a market with local food trucks, chefs, artists, musicians, distillers and designers.  3 Stars will unlock their cellar and serve rare and exclusive beers. The event will have a DJ’s spinning classic hits along with a live performance from a yet-to-be-disclosed indie rock group.

market swWaterfront Metro
399 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!

Supernatural: Official Convention
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
supernatural400 New Jersey Ave. NW, DC
Time: Friday- Sunday, 10am-6pm
Cost: $75+
Television’s hottest show celebrates its 10th Anniversary with the popular Salute to SUPERNATURAL Convention! Favorites such as Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, and other stars from the hit show will be in attendance! Come celebrate with stars, parties, panels, contests, photograph and autograph opportunities, and more surprises.

Park n’ Praise
Farragut Square Park
park praise17th & K St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 2:30pm
Cost: FREE
Park n’ Praise is an annual outreach project to bring awareness to local DC residents without a home; focusing on feeding and clothing people in need. The event also includes a gospel concert, vesper thought, prayer stations, and health check-up stations.

Maryland Events:

Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar
baltimore farmers marketUnderneath the Jones Falls Expressway
At Holliday & Saratoga Streets
Time: Sundays thru Dec. 20th, 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.

Baltimore Pride 2015
Mt. Vernon/Druid Hill Park
bmore prideBaltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, Parade 3:30pm & Block Party 5pm-9pm; Sunday, Festival 11am-6pm
Cost: Free
The annual celebration of the city’s LGBTQ community marks its 40th anniversary! Events include a parade through Mount Vernon on Saturday at 3:30pm which concludes with a Pride Block Party at Charles and Eager streets. The Pride Festival comes to Druid Hill Park on Sunday. Bring your family and friends out to this fun affair!

Maryland German Festival
Timonium Fairgrounds
german fest2200 York Rd., Timonium
Time: Saturday, 11:30am-10pm; Sunday, 11:30am-6pm
Cost: Adults $8; Seniors $6; Military $6; Kids Under 12 Free
Treat yourself to some schnitzel and bratwurst, and maybe even some schnapps! This annual festival will feature performances from local German bands, traditional folk dancing, craft vendors, kids’ activities and more!

Baltimore Restaurant Week
Participating Restaurants
bmore rest weekTime: Friday, July 24th – Sunday, August 2nd
Cost: $20-$30 for dinner; $15 for lunch
A perfect excuse to take a night away from slaving away in the kitchen! Baltimore’s best eateries will be offering 3-course dinner menus for a fixed price of $20 or $30.  Some restaurants will even offer a two-course lunch/brunch menu for $15. For menus, exact pricing, and reservation information visit the website.
*Your concierge can help make reservations!*

Northern Virginia Events:

Not Your Kid’s Ice Cream Social
ice cream wine outletThe Wine Outlet
278 Cedar Ln. SE, Vienna
Time: Saturday, 1-5pm
Cost: $5
Relive your youth with an ice cream social, but on an adult level! The Wine Outlet is pouring samples of beer and sparkling wine from around the world and scooping gelato and sorbetto for a perfect summertime combination.

Red, White & Beagle
River Farm
redwhitebeagle7931 E Boulevard Dr., Alexandria
Time: Saturday, 6-10pm
Cost: $150+
The first annual Red, White & Beagle fundraiser evening will include dinner, silent auction, entertainment and special guests to benefit the Beagle Freedom Project – a nonprofit organization whose mission is to give beagles and other animals used in laboratory testing a chance at life after research.

King Street Cats Theater Night
intheheightsThe Little Theater
600 Wolfe St., Alexandria
Time: Saturday, 6:30pm
Cost: $40 online, $50 at the door
The King Street Cats will host their 9th annual fundraiser with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6:30pm; followed by the production of the Tony-Award winning musical “In the Heights” at 8pm.

Beach Events:

2nd Annual Huk Big Fish Classic Fishing Tournament
Ocean City, MD
Talbot Street Pier
Time: Friday – Sunday
Cost: Free
This nationally televised fishing tournament is returning to Ocean City. Come check out the excitement and weigh-ins as fishermen strive to catch the heaviest fish in the Atlantic.

And for more of a week-long getaway…

13th Annual Summer One-Design Regatta
Outer Banks
104 Fernando St., Manteo, NC
Time: Saturday
Cost: $20
Whether you are coming out to compete or to watch there is fun for the whole family at this event! Following the event there will be an award ceremony and a cookout. Your ticket will include dinner for one and a t-shirt.

Journey Tribute & Fireworks
Daytona Beach
70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach, FL
Time: Saturday, 7:15pm-10:15pm
Cost: Free
Come out and enjoy a classic tribute to the band Journey followed by fireworks.

Looking for a good beach read? Check out our summer reading list!

Concerts & Theatre at a Glance:

  • Cirque du Soleil: Varekai, Patriot Center, Friday thru Sunday
  • Sam Smith, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Friday
  • Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett & Frankie Ballard, Jiffy Lube Live, Saturday
  • Diana Krall, Wolf Trap, Saturday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

Duration: 105 Minutes
Genre: Action/Comedy/Sci-Fi
Aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games to declare war, they attack Earth in the form of the video games.
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage

paper townsPaper Towns
Duration: 109 Minutes
Genre: Drama/Mystery/Romance
A teenage boy and his friends take the road trip of their lives to find the missing girl next door who leaves clues for them along the way.
Starring: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith


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