Blow off steam this weekend with live music, expo shows, and a chocolate festival!
Feeling that mid-week slump? Us too. Thankfully, that little concept called the weekend is almost here, and there's so much to look forward to, it makes work just a tad more bearable. From chocolate festivals to travel shows, we've compiled some of the most exciting events happening in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Get it while it's hot!
Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, March 6, to Sunday, March 8.
2020 Special Olympics Virginia Basketball Championships
Stafford County Schools | 550 Courthouse Road | Stafford Courthouse, VA | Friday–Saturday
Come out and support the Special Olympics all weekend long in Virginia's Stafford County! Experience "March Madness" fun with a half-time show, contests, prizes, and more at all Stafford County schools. The festivities will start at Colonial Forge High School with the Opening Ceremony. For those interested in participating, they also need volunteers. Get the details here!
Jonathan Richman & Bonnie "Prince" Billy
Lincoln Theatre | 1215 U St., NW | Washington, D.C. | Saturday
Indie-folk icon Bonnie "Prince" Billy is hitting the road with Modern Lovers' Jonathan Richman for a spring tour. Their stop at Lincoln Theatre will include sets of their respective output and accompaniment by Tommy Larkins and Emmett Kelly. Both kindred musical spirits, this show is a must-see! The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $35. Order them here!
St. Michaels ChocolateFest
Town of St. Michaels | Talbot Street | St. Michaels, MD | Saturday–Sunday
Craving something sweet? The St. Michaels ChocolateFest will satisfy sweet tooths all weekend long with exclusive activities and plenty of chocolate! Visitors can partake in delicious samples during the festival's Chocolate Crawl and amazing deals from local businesses—who can resist a chocolate spa treatment package? Admission to this decadent event is only $10. Find out more here!
America's Favorite Travel Show
Washington Convention Center (Hall C) | 801 Mt Vernon Pl., NW | Washington, D.C. | Saturday–Sunday
Planning your dream vacation? Allow America's Favorite Travel Show to help! Explore informational seminars and programs, hear from travel experts, and enjoy family-friendly entertainment and giveaways all about traveling the globe. You can even update or apply for a passport! Online tickets are currently $11-$18 for a limited time while onsite tickets are $15-$22. Don't wait! Buy them here!
Fredericksburg RV Show
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center | 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway | Fredericksburg, VA | Friday–Sunday
Going on 15 years, the Fredericksburg RV Show is perfect for RV enthusiasts or first-time owners. All weekend, browse 100+ RVs, campers, and accessories and score big deals from sellers. "RV Doctor" Gary Bunzer will host entertaining and informative seminars all about RV ownership. Adult tickets are $9-$10, and seniors are $8-$9; kids under 12 are free. Find out more here!
Made in Maryland Expo
Howard County Fairgrounds Main Exhibition Building | 2210 Fairgrounds Road | West Friendship, MD | Saturday
Celebrate the state's local economy with the Made in Maryland Expo! A "try and buy" event with regional artisans, shoppers can browse goods from gourmet sweets to handcrafted jewelry, starting at 10 a.m. Support the community at large while landing incredible items you won't find elsewhere! Advanced admission is $5 or $10 at the door; kids under 10 are free. Check it out here!
Ocean City Film Festival
Various Locations in Ocean City, MD | Multiple Dates
Ocean City Film Festival is diving in for its fourth year! From March 5 to 8, 100+ films will screen at theaters around Ocean City, ranging from comedy shorts to feature-length films. Love comedy, drama, or documentaries? They have it all! Filmmaker panels and exclusive parties will round out the weekend. Cinema fans are in for a huge treat! Festival passes are $20-$99 depending on the pass type. Reserve your tickets here!
International Women's Day 2020
National Museum of Women in the Arts | 1250 New York Ave., NW | Washington, D.C. | Sunday
International Women's Day is getting a deluxe celebration at the National Museum of Women in the Arts! Honor the gains made by women with free museum admission and a variety of activities—panels, live music, book swaps, and a vendor marketplace are just some of the entertainment awaiting you. No reservations are necessary—just show up to celebrate! Find out more about it here!
D.C. Big Flea Antique's Show
Dulles Expo Center | 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center | Chantilly, VA | Saturday–Sunday
If you love scoring unique finds, look no further than D.C. Big Flea! The biggest indoor antique show in the Mid-Atlantic region is happening this weekend! From Saturday to Sunday, browse vintage treasures from clothing and jewelry to Mid-Century Modern furniture. You never know what hidden gem you'll land upon! Admission is $10 and valid both days of the event. Purchase your tickets here!
Chuck Brown Band
Pearl Street Warehouse | 33 Pearl St., SW | Washington, D.C. | Saturday
The band made famous by the Go-Go master Chuck Brown is taking the stage alone this Saturday! Groove and shake to classic tunes from Brown along with original songs like "It's Alright" at Pearl Street Warehouse. Celebrate D.C. culture right at home with the region's cherished music. Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $25-$35. Buy them here!
Excited about your weekend plans? Are there any we missed? Let's hear them in the comments.