Drive-ins, DJs, dance parties—your guide to weekend fun has arrived!
Being in the thick of summer, there are so many events to choose from that it can get a little overwhelming! That's why we've compiled a list of the must-see, must-experience entertainment happening that you won't want to miss. Here's your roundup for Friday, July 9 to Sunday, July 11.
*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 9
Rappers Paint and Sip | Viceroy Washington DC | Washington, DC | Friday
This 4-star hotel is hosting Etsy seller SarahPaintsRapper for an interactive art night! From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy some bubbly while painting your choice of rap royalty: Biggie, Tupac, Cardi B, and even Supreme Court Justice RBG are among the icons up for grabs. All the supplies you need for your portrait are included in admission, so just bring yourself and have fun! Tickets are $30. Purchase here.
DJ Cleve Funky Old School Crab & Cruise | Crisfield, MD | Friday-Saturday
Starting at 4:30 p.m., feast on a delicious crab dinner before being whisked away on the ultimate cruise evening. Sail the high seas with celebrity DJ Cleve, who will be laying down the beats all evening for partygoers, with VIP ticket holders getting a prime view of the DJ in action. Don't wait—these cruises are always a hit and sell out fast! Buy tickets here.
Alamo Drive-in: Black Widow | Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Loudoun | Ashburn, VA | Friday-Sunday
What's better than a night at the movies? A night at the drive-in, of course! Catch Marvel's Black Widow on the jumbo screen at 9:15 p.m. for opening weekend. In this spy thriller full of intrigue and conspiracy, Scarlett Johansson returns as Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow to confront the demons of her past before joining "The Avengers." You won't want to miss Alamo's food and drink menu: offerings include pizzas, burgers, and fresh-baked cookies. Snag tickets here.
Events on Saturday, July 10
That Big '80s Party w/DJ Marco | Union Stage | Washington, DC | Saturday
Calling all Material Girls and Wild Boys—your moment has arrived! For one night only, experience the '80s through an all-night party at Union Stage. Travel back in time to music's greatest decade with the help of DJ Marco, who'll keep the hits spinning and the grooves grooving. Ready to dance the night away? Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $10. Grab them here.
Blastin' Blueberry Harvest Party | Milburn Orchards | Elkton, MD | Saturday
Blueberry season is here, which means it's time for a harvest party! Gather at Milburn Orchards this Saturday to usher in the seasonal fruit. Guests can enjoy tractor rides, pie-eating contests, ice cream demos, and a delicious pancake breakfast to start the day. You're going to want to work up an appetite for this delightful celebration! Admission is sold separately for the breakfast and harvest party. Find out more here.
National Landing Market | Plaza at 200 | 2100 Crystal Dr | Arlington, VA | Saturday
Got the shopping itch? Look no further than National Landing Market! Your one-stop-shop for incredible finds, visitors can browse everything from vintage clothing and antiques to furniture from a diverse collection of local businesses. With a vast selection to browse, who knows what treasures you'll take home? The market is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Check it out here.
Gray Ghost's Anniversary Celebration | Gray Ghost Vineyards | Amissville, VA | Saturday-Sunday
Gray Ghost Vineyards has been in the business for 27 years, so it's time to give them a toast! Celebrate their anniversary with wine tastings, live music, and delectable crab cakes from Talk of the Mountain Seafood. Guests can also take a tour of the winery to see where the magic began! The festivities will take place Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get the details here.
Occoquan Artisan Market | River Mill Park | Occoquan, VA | Saturday-Sunday
Swing by River Mill Park for a bustling marketplace of food, collectibles, and giveaways this Saturday and Sunday. Between the one-of-a-kind goods and scenic views of the Occoquan River, it'll be the perfect summer day! A $5 admission fee gives you access to the market and entry into raffle contests, so it's worth making a weekend of it. Read about it here.
Events on Sunday, July 11
Outdoor Yoga with Hikyoga DC | Constitution Gardens | Washington, DC | Sunday
If you need to escape for a bit, we've got you. Enjoy a morning yoga sesh at Constitution Gardens, where Natalie of Hikyoga DC will guide you through relaxing moves set to get your inner flow going. All you'll need is a yoga mat, a water bottle, and a mask. No worries about having experience, as all skill levels are welcome. Tickets are $16 per person or $29 as a bundle if you'd like to bring a buddy. Find out more here.
Pawsitively Purrfect Designer Bag Bingo | Elks Lodge #622 | 2 Pythian Dr | Edgewater, MD | Sunday
Hey there, animal-lovers! Support the SPCA of Anne Arundel County with a round of bingo! Playing the game gives you the chance of winning amazing prizes like designer handbags and the warm fuzzies of helping your community. Every penny of the proceeds goes towards helping the shelter animals, so what's not to love? The doors open at 1 p.m. and admission is $35. Get tickets here.
How will you be spending the weekend? Are your plans included on this list, or something different entirely? We'd love to hear them in the comments.