Celebrate Father's Day this weekend in the DMV!
With Father's Day coming up on June 16, the events are starting to pile up. We've got baseball games, concerts, and even an air show going on this weekend in and around the DMV. We'd wager most of these events are also dad-friendly!
Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, June 14, to Sunday, June 16.
By the People Festival | Locations Vary | Multiple Days
Art that's made for the people, and by the people! Explore D.C.'s art scene through free events happening all over the DMV. District hot-spots like the Georgetown Waterfront and Union Market will host exclusive events, artist talks, live entertainment, and more! All events are free. Find out more here!
Jon Batiste & Stay Human | The Anthem | Saturday
Jon Batiste & Stay Human are coming to The Anthem as part of D.C. Jazzfest at the Wharf. Riding the wave of their current project Hollywood Africans, hear jazz standards and originals alike from the popular house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Tickets are $49-$450. Buy them here!
Fireworks Friday #3: Washington Nationals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks | Nationals Park | Friday
See the Washington Nationals play a thrilling game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. As a bonus, there will also be fireworks crackling through the sky – a dazzling start to Father's Day weekend! Tickets start at $16. Get them here!
HERstory: Love Forever, Hip-Hop | Kennedy Center | Friday-Saturday
A woman named H.E.R. is hospitalized and put on life support. It takes five different women, who embody the different sides of hip-hop, to decide whether or not to revive her. This play, written and directed by Goldie Patrick, is an ode to women in the hip-hop genre. Tickets are $25-$35. Find out more here!
D.C. Jazz Festival and The Kennedy Center present Great Masters of Jazz: Celebrating Quincy Jones, Roy Hargrove, Nancy Wilson, & more | Kennedy Center | Sunday
This tribute, hosted by Nick Cannon, honors some of the biggest names in jazz with a star-laden lineup to match. Experience stellar performances by Cassandra Wilson, The Roy Hargrove Band, Joshua Redman, and more. Tickets are $29-$59. Order them here!
Father's Day Dinner Cruise | The Wharf Marina | Sunday
You could take your dad out for dinner, but have you thought of a dinner cruise? Spirit Cruises is hosting a dinner buffet atop the Spirit of Washington for Father's Day. Dine on a delicious spread of entrees, salads, and desserts complete with live entertainment and games. Offering breathtaking views of the capital, it's an experience he'll never forget! Adult tickets begin at $74.90, and children's begin at $59.90. Find out more here!
Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival | National Harbor | Saturday
Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ – the three B's we can get behind! All afternoon, feast on down-home barbecue and sample a variety of beers and bourbon. With live blues music in the background, you'll feel like you've been transported to the South! VIP tickets have sold out, but advance general admission is available for $40. Check it out here!
OC Air Show | Ocean City Boardwalk | Saturday-Sunday
The Blue Angels are back! From 12 to 4 p.m., watch the famous jets' dizzying display above the beaches of Ocean City, along with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team. It's the spectacle of the summer! Admission ranges from $13-$399. Find out more here!
Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox | Oriole Park at Camden Yards | Sunday
Take Dad to a ballgame at Camden Yards to see the Orioles play the Boston Red Sox. For a special Father's Day treat, they're giving away snazzy Orioles fedora hats to the first 20,000 fans over 18. Tickets start at $15. Buy your tickets here!
Father's Day Celebration: Wine, Live Music, & Pizza | Catoctin Breeze Vineyard & Winery, Thurmont | Sunday
Treat Dad to an afternoon of good food, drink, and music! From 12 to 5 p.m., Catoctin Breeze Winery will provide fresh, hand-crafted pizza and their savory wines. Chill to live tunes from John DuRant while you eat. It will be a Father's Day for the books! Find out more here.
Brandi Carlile | Merriweather Post Pavilion | Friday
Beloved songwriter Brandi Carlile is coming to Columbia for a Friday night concert. A little country, a little rock n' roll, Carlile blends the two seamlessly in her satisfying catalog. Brooklyn group Lucius will open, and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $46-$76. You can buy them here.
Baltimore Pride Parade & Block Party | Druid Hill Park & other locations | Saturday-Sunday
Celebrate pride with one of the oldest pride celebrations in the country! Watch the 11-block procession of floats beginning at North Charles Street and join in the festivities at Druid Hill Park's block party. All weekend long, enjoy food, games, and activities to show your pride. Don't miss the high-heel race and pet parade! Find out more here!
Columbia Pike Blues Festival | Columbia Pike & Walter Reed Drive, Arlington | Saturday
Entering its 24th year, this music festival is as exciting as ever! Explore local artisans and food trucks while enjoying the sounds of live blues. Watch sets from Funky Miracle, Lauren Calve Band, Hardway Connection, Thornetta Davis, and Sugaray Rayford. Did we mention admission is free? Check it out here!
Doukenie Greek Festival | Doukenie Winery, Hillsboro | Saturday
Doukenie Winery is celebrating its Greek roots with a merry festival! From 12 to 6 p.m., enjoy delicious Greek cuisine from Mediterranean Breeze, tour the vineyards, and enjoy live music and dancing. Tickets are $20 at the door and include a complimentary tasting and glass. You can find out more here!
USMC Recon Ruck | Butler Stadium, Quantico | Saturday
Run like a Marine in this expansive run through Quantico! Like Marines hauling their gear, participants will wear a weighted pack as they traverse the 12-mile wooded course. Registration is $45 and includes a shirt and commemorative event bib. Runners will need to bring their own weights. Find out more here!
Innovations in Flight Family Day and Aviation Display | Steven F.Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly | Saturday
See over 50 vintage aircraft, participate in a paper-airplane contest, and talk to real pilots about the planes. You might get a chance to sit in the cockpit! There will also be an auto display of vintage cars as well as other activities. This annual event has fun for all! Admission is free, and parking is $15. Check it out here!
Johnny Mathis | Wolf Trap | Saturday
Join the legendary crooner at the Wolf Trap in support of his The Voice of Romance Tour. Hear the classics he's known for like "Misty" and "Chances Are" – you'll win date night forever! Tickets start at $30. Buy them here!
Spring Garden Party | George Washington's Mount Vernon | Saturday
Celebrate the spring season with an evening soiree at Mount Vernon! From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., savor hors d'oeuvres and wine at the property's Upper Garden, and enjoy a reading of the play Cato, which was Washington's favorite. Admission is $175-$200. Find out more here!
What will you be doing this weekend? Taking Dad anywhere special? We'd love to hear your plans in the comments!