Your weekend roundup has arrived!
The weekend is finally here! Get some sun at a block party or sample delicious bites at a local food festival. When it comes to fun, you'll never be disappointed in the DMV!
Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, July 12, to Sunday, July 14.
Rob Thomas | The Anthem | Friday
Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas is bringing his Chip Tooth Tour to the Anthem. Hear cuts from the new album Chip Tooth Smile as well as top 40 favorites like "Lonely No More." This show is sure to be "smooth"! Tickets start at $75. Buy them here!
Chinatown Block Party Fridays | Chinatown Park | Ongoing
Because it ain't summer without a block party! Experience free fun in Chinatown Park between 5th Street and Massachusetts Avenue every Friday starting July 12. From 5 to 8 p.m., participate in double dutch, lawn games, dance workshops, and more! Check it out here!
Backstreet Boys: DNA Tour 2019 | Capital One Arena | Friday
The boys are back! See the Backstreet Boys live at Capital One Arena in support of their new album DNA and sing along to classics like "I Want It That Way" and "Larger Than Life." Tickets start at $234. Check it out here!
Yeasayer | 9:30 Club | Friday
The Brooklyn band is coming to 9:30 Club in support for their new record Erotic Reruns. Their off-kilter sound and experimental flair will have you rocking out! Steady Holiday will open, and tickets are $30. Buy them here!
Capitol Riverfront Friday Night Concert Series | Yards Park | Ongoing
Need to relax? Yards Park is hosting live music all summer long at the Capitol Riverfront! Hang out by the riverfront and chill to this week's artist Jah Works. Make an outing of it with dinner at one of the nearby restaurants. Admission is free. Find out more here!
Lotus and Water Lily Festival | Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens | Saturday-Sunday
Held at this state park in Anacostia, this meditative festival is all about celebrating the world's beauty. Enjoy vibrant performances, arts and crafts, and other activities for the whole family. Don't forget to check out the water lilies and lotuses blooming in the gardens! Admission is free. You can find out more here!
Wimbledon Garden Party | Fairmont Washington, DC, Georgetown | Sunday
Celebrate the 2019 Wimbledon Championship with a swanky garden party right in D.C.! Watch the game while indulging in a delicious English spread courtesy of Chef Jordi Gallardo. Guests can even try their hand on the tennis court! The buffet costs $25 per person. Check it out here!
OC Tuna Tournament | Ocean City | Friday-Sunday
Get your lines ready! This fishing tournament is all about the tuna. Catch Big Eye, Yellow Fin, and Blue Fin tuna for a chance to win from three different cash prizes! Registration is $900 for each boat, and final registration is July 11 at the Ocean City Fishing Center. Time is running out! Check it out here.
Lake Arbor Jazz Festival | Locations vary, Mitchellville | Thursday-Sunday
Going on 10 years, the Lake Arbor Jazz Festival continues to inspire and thrill music fans all across Maryland! Experience amazing music performed by the top artists of the genre, including a Grand Finale All-Star Jam on the final day of the festival. Admission costs vary. Find out more here!
Pints in the Park | Center Plaza, Baltimore | Friday
This killer happy hour has everything you need – live music, cornhole, ping-pong, and (of course) the drinks. Grab $3 beers or two for $5 and enjoy a summer evening outdoors. The event happens on the second Friday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. Check it out here!
Godsmack | MECU Pavillion | Sunday
The New England rock band is heading to MECU Pavilion for a night of heavy music! Come rock out to the latest off of 2018's When Legends Rise and stay for "Voodoo" and "I Stand Alone." Tickets start at $30. Buy them here!
Maryland State Surfing Championships | 35th Street, Ocean City | Saturday
Surf's up! Come compete in this surfing championship in Ocean City, where every division from women's longboard to open bodyboard will be on display. Registration closes on July 11, so don't miss out! Register here.
Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival | Locations vary | Friday-Sunday
The 20th annual Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival is ON! Enjoy Saturday's jam-packed festival at St. Clement's Island Museum, followed by laid-back Sunday brunch in historic Leonardtown. Witness amazing musicians performing in their element all weekend long! Advanced tickets for Saturday are $65. Find out more here!
Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off & Festival | Race & Poplar Streets, Cambridge | Saturday
It's time to get crabby! From 5 to 10 p.m., sample and vote for your favorite crab dishes and partake in live entertainment and activities happening at the festival. Kids will love craft booths and a watermelon-eating contest! Event admission is free. Find out more here!
Nas | Wolf Trap | Sunday
Hip-hop luminary Nas is coming to Wolf Trap for the performance of a lifetime! Hear the artist's iconic album Illmatic in full with the backing of the National Symphony Orchestra. Tickets start at $50. Buy them here!
14th Annual Key West Festival | Breaux Vineyards | Saturday
Transport yourself to paradise with this tropical festival at Breaux Vineyards! Enjoy amazing food and drinks along with live music, face-painting, balloon art, and more. Don't forget to bring a hat for their Crazy Hat Contest! Tickets are $10-$20. Find out more here!
Cheeseology | Little Washington Winery | Sunday
The study of wine and cheese? Sign us up! Learn the properties of good cheese and wine pairings and sample six delicious kinds of cheese and wines. You'll be an expert by the end of the class! Tickets are $40. Check it out here!
American Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake | Wolf Trap | Thursday-Saturday
The classic ballet is coming to Wolf Trap for three wondrous nights. Become swept away in the romantic story via Tchaikovsky's whimsical score. Misty Copeland will star as Odette/Odile in Friday's production, so you won't want to miss it! Tickets start at $25. Buy them here!
BlerDCon | Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport | Friday-Sunday
Named after "blerd" or "black nerds," BlerDCon is an all-inclusive convention dedicated to representing fans and fandoms of all kinds. Come and geek out over anime, sci-fi, and video games, and attend exclusive panels and events. All nerds are welcome! Admission varies by ticket type. You can find out more here!
Trivia Nights at Historic Sites | Lee Fendall House | Friday
Know your stuff? Use your compendium of facts to your advantage! This bi-weekly trivia night will test you on pop-culture, history, and everything in between. Tickets are $7 and include one drink ticket. Find out more here!
War & Whiskey | Rising Sun Tavern Museum | Friday
Who doesn't love whiskey? Sample and learn about the spirit's diverse history with this special tasting event. It operates in timed sessions and tickets are $20-$25. Buy them here!
So what are your weekend plans? Tell us what you'll be doing in the comments!