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Grab your calendar—it's time for our weekend roundup! We've curated some fun events happening in the DMV, whether you're staying in or trekking out safely. Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, April 30, to Sunday, May 2.
*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 30
51st Annual Flower and Plant Market | Union Mills Homestead | Westminster, MD | Friday-Sunday
April showers bring May flowers—and they'll be in full bloom at Union Mills Homestead! This annual market features regional beauties for your garden, from shrubs and flowers to fresh herbs. Visitors can also browse local vendors and grab a bite from Kountry Kafe Catering. It's a green thumb's dream! The market runs all weekend, and admission is free. Get the details here.
URBNmarket Spring Pop-Up Market | Pike & Rose | North Bethesda, MD | Friday-Sunday
Need to do some Mother's Day shopping? Look no further—Pike & Rose is hosting a weekend-long outdoor market. With a mix of vintage, handmade, and upscale goods from a variety of vendors, people are sure to ask you "where did you get that?" Plus, mom will definitely be surprised! Hours are Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check it out here.
Events on Saturday, May 1
Columbia Heights Farmers Market | Columbia Heights Civic Plaza, Park Rd NW & 14th St NW | Washington, DC | Saturday
The season of farmers' markets is upon us, and Columbia Heights' weekly market is a must! Explore fresh produce, baked goods, and artisanal cuisine from some of the area's hippest businesses. Participating vendors include Ravenhook Bakehouse and El Sabor Del Taco, but that's only the tip of the iceberg! If you're interested, swing by this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read about it here.
Floral Class | Array Floral Design Studio in District Wharf | Washington, DC | Saturday
Ever wanted to make your own bouquet? District Wharf's Array Floral Design Studio will show you how! Join a small group this Saturday to assemble your own floral display, along with tips on how to take care of them at home. Whether you enjoy the craft or just want to brighten up your living room, we could all use some fresh flowers these days, and this class is the perfect opportunity! Tickets are $45. Purchase them here.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kinetic Sculpture Race (Virtual) | American Visionary Art Museum | Baltimore, MD | Saturday
FREE event! AVAM's annual sculpture race gets a miniaturized twist for 2021! Tune in to watch inventive art sculptures come to life and race in various obstacle courses. In the true DIY spirit, each sculpture is unique and hand-made by regular people. The race is always a blast, and this year's virtual event is no exception. The stream starts at 11 a.m. RSVP here.
George Washington's Whiskey Tasting | George Washington's Mount Vernon | Mount Vernon, VA | Saturday
Take a trip to Mount Vernon's Distillery and Gristmill for a unique tasting experience! Sample a variety of spirits while learning about the history and process behind making them; we're intrigued by George Washington's Rye Whiskey and Apple Brandy! Tastings cover a tour of the facility and your choice of three spirits. Tickets are $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Buy them here.
Revolutionary War Weekend | George Washington's Mount Vernon | Mount Vernon, VA | Saturday-Sunday
The nation's biggest Revolutionary War reenactment is happening at—where else?—Mount Vernon! Travel back in time to an 18th-century campground featuring military drills, live music, and artisans, as well as appearances from General George Washington and Lady Washington. Admission will be limited due to COVID-19, so don't wait! Reserve your tickets here.
Events on Sunday, May 2
Spring Beertique | The Farm Brewery at Broad Run | Broad Run, VA | Sunday
Join The Farm Brewery at Broad Run for a relaxing outdoor market! From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., shop funky items from local vendors while sipping on your favorite brews. With a variety of items for sale: clothing, jewelry, home decor, and more, we guarantee you won't leave empty-handed! It's also a week before Mother's Day, so if you need to find mom a gift, now's your chance! Find out more here.
First Sunday Arts Festival | West & Calvert Streets | Annapolis, MD | Sunday
After going virtual in 2020 due to the pandemic, Annapolis' annual street fair is back in business! Experience 130 local vendors, live musicians, and restaurants all in one place every Sunday of the month. With over 20 years under its belt in the state capital, it's no wonder people flock to it year after year! The festival is scheduled between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get the details here.
2021 Literary Hill Bookfest (Virtual) | Washington, DC | Sunday
DC's annual book festival is happening virtually for 2021! Starting at 11 a.m., bookworms can tune in to special presentations by writers of all genres, along with exclusive readings, writing workshops, and more throughout the day. Covering everything from fiction and fantasy to children's lit, this event has something for all ages. Check out the lineup here.
What are you doing over the weekend? Let's hear from you in the comments.