From concerts and dance shows to a one-man circus, treat yourself to a night out this weekend in the DMV!
The Fourth of July may have been on Thursday, but that doesn't mean the fun has to end! This Independence Day Weekend, enjoy some of the biggest events the summer season has to offer!
Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, July 5, to Sunday, July 7.
Chicken & Mumbo Sauce | 9:30 Club | Friday
This weekend, get down with a bash at 9:30 Club! DJs Freshly Breemed, Dylan the Gypsy, Hav Mercy, and others will bring wicked beats alongside live music by CCB. Crave It DC is bringing the grub – and lots of mumbo sauce! Admission is $15. Find out more here!
Cat-urday & Washington Nationals vs. Kansas City Royals | Washington Nationals | Saturday
Watch the Nationals take on the Kansas City Royals, but with a feline twist! Receive a Cat-urday themed t-shirt with the purchase of a special ticket. Your purchase will support D.C.'s own Humane Rescue Alliance! Special tickets start at $30 and can only be bought online. Buy them here!
Washington, D.C.'s Immigrant & Refugee Music Festival | Echostage | Saturday
Come support D.C.'s refugee and immigrant community with this music festival! All Saturday, groove to performances by Tabi Bonney, Layla Khepri, DJ CYD, and more. Five percent of each ticket will benefit the International Rescue Committee's D.C. branch. Tickets are $29-$69. Check it out here!
D.C. Art Book Fair | National Museum of Women in the Arts | Sunday
Who can resist a book fair? Browse creative works from over 40 artists, ranging from comic art to zines. The event is kid-friendly and visitors can enjoy free admission as part of their Free Community Day. Find out more here!
WWE Live | Capital One Arena | Saturday
WWE's SummerSlam HeatWave Tour is hitting Washington's Capital One Arena! Feel the heat with appearances by WWE faves AJ Styles, Becky Lynch, Lacey Evans, and others as they take the ring for the ultimate glory! Tickets start at $36. Check it out here!
Story District's Out/Spoken | 9:30 Club | Saturday
The D.C. open-mic is putting on a special Pride event to honor LGBTQ+ voices and perspectives. Come hear stories from Beverly White, Tamar Gasko, Shannon England, Charlotte Clymer, and Charles W. McCaffrey. Audiences will be left laughing and reaching for the tissues all at once! Tickets are $25. Buy them here!
Miki Howard | Blues Alley Club | Sunday
Catch the talented songstress sweep through Blues Alley Club for a night of smoky jazz and blues. Watch her belt out the stunning "Love Under New Management" and "Ain't Nobody Like You." Her voice will leave audiences spellbound! Tickets are $40 and final sale. Find out more here!
Six Flags America 4thFest and Fireworks | Six Flags America, Upper Marlboro | Friday-Saturday
Celebrate Independence Day with a trip to Six Flags! Engage your inner thrill-seeker with a variety of rides and enjoy games and live entertainment happening all weekend. Majestic fireworks will cap off each night! Get up to $25 off your tickets when you order online. Find out more here!
Water Lantern Festival | Canton Waterfront Park, Baltimore | Saturday
Connect with loved ones at this peaceful waterside event! Guests can enjoy food trucks and live music before ending the night with the launching of the lanterns. Tickets are $25-$40 and include the supplies to design your lantern. Click here for more information!
Cirque du Soleil: Corteo | Royal Farms Arena | Friday-Sunday
First debuting in 2005, this dreamy production by Cirque du Soleil handles life and death with surrealist flair. Watch the funeral procession for Mauro the Clown descend into a vibrant display of acrobatic feats. It's a celebration of life in all its beauty! Tickets start at $59. Buy them here!
Mountain Chautauqua Then and Now | Mountain Lake Park | Friday-Sunday
This living history event is celebrating 25 years in Maryland! For three days, watch special presentations and witness appearances by famous figures like Jacques Cousteau and "Pirate Queen" Grace O'Malley! History buffs will have a blast all weekend long! Admission is free. Find out more here!
L'homme Cirque: The One-Man Circus | Strathmore | Friday-Sunday
You've probably seen one-man shows in your life, but have you see a one-man circus? Watch in awe as Cirque du Soleil alum David Dmitri performs an amazing lineup of tricks, including his signature high-wire flips. You won't believe your eyes! Tickets are $20-$30. Check it out here!
House in the Heat of Summer Concert | Lexington Market, Baltimore | Saturday
Fine-tune your summer plans with live music every Saturday afternoon at Baltimore's Lexington Market. Groove to the smooth sounds by Baltimore natives DJ LoveGoddess and DJ Cel while browsing diverse food vendors. Sometimes the simple pleasures are all we need! All concerts are free. Find out more here!
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert with the NSO | Wolf Trap | Friday-Saturday
Experience the magical world of Harry Potter at this live performance! Listen to the fourth film's soaring score performed live by the National Symphony Orchestra while the movie plays on the big screen. Potterheads won't want to miss this! Tickets start at $35. Buy them here!
Vintage Hip Market | The Old Lucketts Store, Leesburg | Saturday
Celebrate the "50 Years of Love" in Loudoun County with a blast from the past! From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., browse vintage treasures at The Old Lucketts Store's flea market. You never know what you'll find! Check it out here!
The Reluctant Dragon | Riverside Center for the Performing Arts | Saturday
Based on the story by Kenneth Grahame, this charming play depicts the friendship between a boy and dragon as they face the arrival of famed dragon-slayer St. George. The perfect play for children young and old! Tickets are $16. Find out more here!
Sunset in the Vineyard | Fox Meadow Winery | Saturday
Spend a relaxing evening at Fox Meadow Winery with wine, live music, and a gorgeous summer sunset to tie it all together. We can't think of another place we'd rather be! Wine tasting costs $10 per person. Find out more here!
Revolutionary War Weekend | The Weems-Botts Museum and Merchant Park | Saturday-Sunday
Go back in time to the original Independence Day with this immersive historical tour! From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., learn about the Revolutionary War through activities like tea sampling and learning secret spy messaging! This event is free with museum admission. Find out more here!
Josh Groban | Wolf Trap | Sunday
Beating the Sunday Scaries isn't easy, but a Josh Groban concert might do the trick. The iconic singer is stopping at Wolf Trap for what is sure to be a heart-stopping show full of emotion (and that voice!). Tickets start at $42. Buy them here!
What are your plans this weekend? Tell us what you're doing in the comments!