Your weekend plans? 10/10.
There's always something going on in the DMV. From food festivals to concerts, weekends in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia can never be dull. While sometimes the amount of choice is daunting, we narrowed it down to make planning easier—it is the weekend, after all!
Here are the top 10 things to do in the DMV from Friday, August 9, to Sunday, August 11.
D.C. VegFest | Nationals Park | 1500 S. Capital Street SE | Washington, D.C., 20003 | Sunday
The biggest vegan festival on the East Coast is back in D.C.! Feed your soul with nourishing vegan dishes, peruse cruelty-free merch, and watch speakers and artists on the main stages. Kids will love the face-painting and craft stations! Find out more about this free event here!
Levels Unlocked PUB (Pop-Up Bar) | 1843 7th Street NW | Washington, DC 20001 | Ongoing
Drink Company is back with an all-new pop-up experience in the Shaw neighborhood, this time for gamers! Immerse yourself in the virtual worlds of Overwatch, Super Mario Smash Bros., and NBA2K with exclusive cocktails, meet-and-greets, and of course, tons of gaming. The pop-up runs through September 29. Find out more here!
Moonrise Festival | Pimlico Race Course | 5201 Park Heights Avenue | Baltimore, MD 21215 | Saturday–Sunday
Going on six years, Moonrise Festival is the can't-miss music festival of the season! Dance all day and night to a sick lineup of hip-hop/electronic artists and enjoy art installations, food, and more out-of-this-world entertainment. General admission and VIP options are available. Check it out here!
Pirates & Wenches Fantasy Weekend | 21309 East Sharp Street | Rock Hall, MD | Friday–Sunday
Ahoy there scally-wags! Don your peg-leg and eye patch for this all-ages event in Rock Hall. Enjoy rum-tastings, sing-a-longs, treasure hunts, beach parties, even a Buccaneer's Ball! Kiddies can enter a costume contest! Find out more here!
Maryland State BBQ Bash | Downtown Bel Air, Harford County | Friday-Saturday
This barbecue-lovers' paradise features some of the best barbecue state-wide and must-see entertainment! Watch the sizzling competitions heat up for best barbecue and ribs in the state! The winners can win from $12,500 cash and compete in Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue! Admission is free. Find out more here!
Pet Portrait Paint Night | Columbia Art Center | 6100 Foreland Garth | Columbia, MD 21045 | Friday
Give your dog or cat (or rabbit, or lizard) the tribute they deserve with a painted portrait! From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., paint your best friend learning the proper techniques in a relaxing workshop environment. Tickets are $25-$35, and refreshments will be provided. Find out more here!
AFRAM Festival | 900 Druid Park Lake Drive | Baltimore, MD 21217 | Saturday–Sunday
A celebration of African American culture, AFRAM is one of the biggest on the East Coast! Experience an amazing lineup of artists, delicious cuisine, and outdoor activities all weekend in the scenic Druid Hill Park. The best part? Free admission! Check it out here!
TASTE Leesburg | Downtown Leesburg | Saturday
Get a taste of Leesburg with this all-local food festival! Sample restaurant offerings priced at $5, $6, and $7, shop craft vendors, and relax to live entertainment on the streets of downtown Leesburg. Perfect for date night or hanging with friends! Festival admission is free, but drink tickets cost $35. Check it out here!
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band | Wolf Trap | 1551 Trap Road | Vienna, VA 22182 | Saturday–Sunday
For two nights only, watch the legendary artist take over Filene Center at Wolf Trap. With an impressive backing band including Men at Work's Colin Hay and Gregg Rolie of Santana and Journey, this is a show you won't want to miss! Tickets start at $45. Reserve them here.
Great Country Farms Peach Daze Fuzztival | Great Country Farms, Bluemont | Saturday–Sunday
Start off peach season right with an all-day festival at Great Country Farms! Enjoy a hearty breakfast of peach pancakes, pick your own peaches, and partake in fun farm activities. Swing by the Roosteraunt for more peach goodies, including a donut peach sundae! The fun will continue with peach-inspired drinks at Bluemont Vineyards. Tickets are $10-$12, with breakfast included. Check it out here!
The BIG Concert—KISS: End of the Road World Tour | Jiffy Lube Live | 7800 Cellar Door Drive | Bristow, VA 20186 | Sunday
KISS is bringing their farewell tour to Bristow, so prepare to rock and roll all night one last time! Break out your air-guitar and witness the pyrotechnics and chugging riffs that make them the ultimate arena band. Rock fans won't want to miss this! Tickets start at $39.50. Buy them here!
What are your weekend plans? Do any of them appear on this list? Let's hear them in the comments!