From beer festivals to bluegrass, this weekend will be one for the books!
Looking for summer fun? Then you've come to the right place! Let our weekend roundup be your guide for the season with beer festivals, live music, and cruises across the DMV. Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, July 23 to Sunday, July 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, July 23
Junkyard Band: Live in Concert! | Entertainment & Sports Arena | Washington, DC | Friday
At just $5 a ticket, see one of the District's most legendary go-go bands this weekend! Junkyard Band will be grooving through Entertainment & Sports Arena this Friday at 7 p.m. with an opening set by DJ Big John to warm things up. If you're going to see any go-go band live, you can't beat these guys—they're pretty much stars of the genre! Doors open at 6 p.m. with COVID-19 safety guidelines in place. Grab your tickets here.
Bear Legacy Bluegrass Festival | Bear Legacy Adventure Trails | 2503 S Tollgate Rd | Bel Air, MD | Friday-Saturday
Presented by the Maryland Center for the Arts, experience the best of bluegrass in one incredible festival! Guests can jam to Caleb Stine, Charm City Junction, The High & Wides, and many more across the two-day event. Budding musicians can even take a stab at the Amateur Bluegrass Contest, with the winner receiving a slot on Saturday's stage. A rollicking good time awaits, so don't miss it! Tickets start at $40. Buy them here.
Sales, Steals, and Deals: Summer Sidewalk Sale | The Shops at Kenilworth | Towson, MD | Friday-Saturday
Heads up, shopaholics—The Shops at Kenilworth is hosting the ultimate summer sale! Traipse through the mall for unbeatable deals at a variety of retailers. Shoppers can save up to a whopping 75-percent off their purchase, so when they say "deals," they really mean it! The sale runs from July 22 to July 24 this weekend only. Find out more here.
Baltimore Restaurant Week Summer | Downtown Baltimore | Baltimore, MD | Friday-Sunday
Restaurant Week is back in Baltimore! From July 23 to August 1, explore Charm City's dining scene on a budget, with special menus for lunch, brunch, and dinner. Some of the places we're pumped to see include Miss Shirley's Cafe and Little Italy's La Scala, and that's only the tip of the iceberg! With meals starting as low as $10 and over 100 restaurants participating, you won't want to spoil your appetite. View the full list of restaurants here.
Events on Saturday, July 24
All American Beer Fest | The Bullpen at Half Street Fairgrounds | Washington, DC | Saturday
A good time is brewing in DC this Saturday—it's the All American Beer Fest! Enjoy unlimited samples of brews, along with food trucks, games, and live music at The Bullpen. With your complimentary glass in hand, you'll be able to sip your way through the nation! The event is split into separate sessions, so make sure to review the details as you check out. Tickets are $40-$60. Purchase them here.
Golden Oldies Crab & Cruise | The Crab Place | 504 Maryland Ave | Crisfield, MD | Saturday
Wanna party in Mid-Atlantic style? Starting at 4:30 p.m., venture to the "Crab Capital of the World" for a crab feast and cruise ride along the Chesapeake. Plus, party on board with DJ Flea and his rig of "Golden Oldies" hits setting the atmosphere. Guests can choose between general admission, VIP, or feast-only tickets for a customized crab experience. For more information, click here.
Survivor Saturday | Shadowland Laser Adventure Center | 5508 Franconia Rd | Alexandria, VA | Saturday
Seeking adventure? Then you're going to love Survivor Saturdays at Shadowland! Here's how it works: On Saturday nights, the laser tag venue shakes things up with a bonus elimination round on games after 8 p.m., letting you zip, zap, and dodge your way to victory for an extra time. One adventure costs $8.50, so that's two for the price of one! Ready to gear up? Find their admission rates here.
Arts Family Day | George Washington's Mount Vernon | Mount Vernon, VA | Saturday
This Saturday, families are invited to Mount Vernon for a day of creative exploration. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., participate in artsy activities including 18th-century dance, music, and drawing exercises on the property grounds. There'll even be take-home art kits for the kids! This event is covered by standard admission, so no need to pay extra. Interested? Read more about it here.
Afternoon Tea | Ritz-Carlton at Tysons Corner | 1700 Tysons Blvd | McLean, VA | Saturday-Sunday
Is there anything classier than tea time? Join the Ritz-Carlton for a memorable afternoon tea Saturday and Sunday at the Entyse Lounge. Featuring tea, sandwiches, and delicate sweets, it's the perfect pick-me-up for any occasion! Time slots are available between noon and 4 p.m. Make your reservation here.
Events on Sunday, July 25
The Brunch Olympics | The Bullpen at Half Street Fairgrounds | Washington, DC | Sunday
An all-day brunch bash in DC? Sign us up! Presented by the Black Greek Festival, gather at The Bullpen for food trucks, drinks, and music galore starting at 11 a.m. Hosts Darren "Big Baby" Brand of MTV's Wild 'N Out and Toon will hold down the fort as DJs bring the sounds of hip-hop, go-go, and more. General admission is $30, and since space is limited tickets are selling fast. So don't wait! Buy them here.
Are you ready for the weekend? Tell us what you'll be doing in the comments.