From porch concerts to goat yoga, check out these must-see events in the DMV!
With the weather warming up in the DMV, the region is taking note of springtime fun! We've compiled in-person and virtual events happening in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia this weekend, so check them out!
Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, April 23, to Sunday, April 25.
*Keep in mind with the shifting circumstances of COVID-19 events may be canceled or rescheduled. Please refer to the event's websites or social media pages for more information regarding safety guidelines.*
Events on Friday, April 23
Keeping the Rhythm: An Exploration of Women Drummers (Virtual) | National Museum of American History | Washington, DC | Friday
Ready to make some noise? It's Jazz Appreciation Month, and the Smithsonian is paying respects to the women of the genre! Join Dr. Sherrie Maricle and director Judy Chaikin to discuss female heavy-hitters in jazz drumming and their contributions to the art form. If you love learning about rad ladies doing their thing, then you won't want to miss it! The stream starts at 7 p.m on YouTube. You can register here.
St. Mary's County Fair Food Festival | 42455 Fairgrounds Rd | Leonardtown, MD | Friday-Sunday
What's the best thing about county fairs? The food, of course! Swing by St. Mary's County Fairgrounds for tasty bites from Pizza Hotline, Lenny's Funnel Cake, Calvert Crabs, and so much more. With the variety of food on display, it'll feel like a classic day at the fair! Masks are required and food will be served via takeout. Hours vary per day, so be sure to check the schedule. Get the scoop here.
Smithsonian Craft Optimism Virtual Market | Washington, DC | Ongoing
Just in time for Earth Day, the Smithsonian Women's Committee is hosting an environmentally-conscious market! Shop handmade items from over 100 artists centered around themes of climate change, all from the comfort of your couch. Not only will you be discovering amazing goods, but you'll also be supporting the Smithsonian in the process! The market is open through May 1. Check it out here.
Baltimore County Restaurant Week | Various locations | Baltimore, MD | Ongoing
The first springtime Restaurant Week is here in Baltimore County! Through May 2, take advantage of special menus and deals for dine-in, takeout, and curbside pick-up from over 50 restaurants—featured businesses include Mt. Washington Tavern, The Crabby Greek, and Franco's Italian Bistro. Whether you try something new or visit a familiar haunt, your tastebuds will definitely be thanking you! Get the details here.
Events on Saturday, April 24
Baby Goat Yoga | Charming Hill Farm | Brandy Station, VA | Saturday
Join Charming Hill Farm for a delightful afternoon of goat yoga! Elsa Nicholson will lead an invigorating yoga session followed by post-workout cuddles with the goats. All you'll need is a water bottle and yoga mat or towel for the session. If you like, feel free to bring a sack lunch to enjoy outdoors! Sessions will be held from noon to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $40. Register here.
Petworth Porchfest | Town of North Brentwood | Washington, DC | Saturday
FREE and open to the public! Swing by the Petworth neighborhood for live music performed from residents' porches. The event is held outdoors, so visitors can practice safety guidelines all while supporting your community! If you're ready to have a blast, swing by at 2 p.m. this Saturday. Find out more here.
Floralia Arts & Crafts Fair | Manassas Museum Lawn | 9101 Prince William St | Manassas, VA | Saturday
FREE event! Old Town Manassas is hosting their springtime arts and craft fair! Shop 60+ small businesses selling wares like clothing, accessories, ceramics, and so much more. Whether you need to find a Mother's Day present or prep for the season, this craft fair will satisfy your shopping needs. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and attendees will need an entry ticket. Find out more here.
Historic Plant & Garden Sale | George Washington's Mount Vernon | Mount Vernon, VA | Saturday-Sunday
Need to spruce up your garden? Browse flowers, plants, shrubs, and herbs this Saturday and Sunday at Mount Vernon. You won't want to miss the "General's Choice" varieties—they're grown on-site at the property's greenhouse! Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and shoppers reserve a time for browsing. Time slots are filling up, so don't wait! Place your reservation here.
The Black Diamond Disaster American Civil War Weekend | St. Clement's Island Museum | Coltons Point, MD | Saturday-Sunday
St. Clement's Island Museum is paying tribute to the Black Diamond Disaster, one of the Civil War's forgotten tragedies. Festivities include a performance from The Federal City Brass Band, a wreath-laying ceremony, a cruise ship dinner, as well as FREE admission to the museum. Space will be limited due to COVID-19, so be sure to reserve your spot in advance. Read about it here.
Events on Sunday, April 25
Victorian Tea: Throw Me a Party! (Virtual) | Weems-Botts Museum | Dumfries, VA | Sunday
Join the Weems-Botts Museum for virtual tea time! Explore the traditions of Victorian-era tea while enjoying a pre-assembled tea basket featuring tea, cookies, and a mug. You'll be throwing your own tea party bash in no time! Admission is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Tea basket kits will be available for pick-up at the museum, but arrangements can be made if you're unable. Buy your tickets here.
Doing anything fun this weekend? Let's hear your plans in the comments.