Fill your calendar with plenty of outdoor fun!
June is Pride Month, and the capital is chock-full of ways to celebrate and commemorate its history. We've got concerts, festivals, and other outdoor shin-digs to start your weekend off right. We'll toast to that!
Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, June 7, to Sunday, June 9.
Golden Cinema | Farragut Square, Downtown | Ongoing
Free films in Farragut Square? Movie night has never looked so good! All summer long, catch popular movies in the trendy downtown hub. June 7 will kickstart the series with the crazy-popular movie Crazy Rich Asians. View the scheduled flicks here.
Totally 90s Film Festival | National Museum of American History | Times Vary
Bask in the '90s nostalgia with a totally awesome film festival at the American History Museum, happening all month long. This weekend, catch showings of some of the decade's biggest flicks, like Blair Witch Project, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Romeo + Juliet, and Pretty Woman. Movie times vary. Buy your tickets here!
RIOT! The Pride Opening Party | Echostage, Ivy City | Friday
Kick off Pride Month with a celebratory bash in the capital! Enjoy a fabulous lineup of performances from Jane Saw and Donna Slash. Dance your heart out to DJ sets from Dvonne, Honey, and Ed Bailey. It will be a night to remember! Available tickets are $30-$35. Find out more here!
Capital Pride Parade 2019 | Dupont & Logan Circles NW | Saturday
Pride parades are organized all over the country to celebrate the advances made for gay rights, but there's nothing quite like celebrating right in the nation's capital! Experience the exciting procession of floats and banners from over 200 organizations, and enjoy live entertainment. Engage with history in one of D.C.'s biggest and most beloved parades. Find out more here!
The Capital Pride Festival | National Mall | Sunday
Sad that the Pride Parade is over? Keep the celebration going with the Capital Pride Festival, located along D.C.'s historic Pennsylvania Avenue! Drink in the Capital Beverage Garden, explore community booths and vendors, and witness live entertainment in the heart of D.C. Gather with your loved ones for a Pride bash to remember! This event is free for everyone. Check it out here!
Charly Bliss | U Street Music Hall | Friday
The pop-punk quartet will be putting on an energetic show at U Street Music Hall. With their addictive hooks and Eva Hendrick's charming vocals, their irresistible sound will keep you grooving all night. Lo-fi artist Emily Reo will open. Tickets are $16. Buy them here!
Step Arika! 25th Anniversary Performance | Hartke Theater at Catholic University, Brookland | Times Vary
The popular South African dance troupe is celebrating their 25th anniversary with a special D.C. run! Witness their magical dance routine as well as the premiere of their new piece "Thula." The show opens on June 8 and runs through June 15. Tickets are $45-$60. Find out more here!
OC Surf Fest | Ocean City | Friday-Sunday
Scheduled in scenic Ocean City, this surfing extravaganza is a must for any surfer! Teams from all over the nation will compete in various challenges, including the Anything Goes Team Challenge and the Walk Da Plank Longboard Pro Open. Register here!
Honfest | West 36th Street, Baltimore | Saturday-Sunday
Are there any hons in the house? Celebrate the vivacious women of Baltimore with this sassy weekend festival. Strut down four blocks of the trendy Hampden neighborhood and explore a variety of pop-ups from local businesses. In true hon style, there will be a bourbon tasting and a pageant to decide Baltimore's Best Hon. Find out more here!
St. Mary's Crab Festival | St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown | Saturday
A celebration of everyone's favorite crustacean! Enjoy delicious crab entrees and explore local artisans, a car show, a petting zoo, and more! Participate in a crab picking contest and win cash prizes! Admission is $7, and children under 11 can get in for free. Find out more here.
Interstate Brews & Bluesfest | Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Boonsboro | Friday
Enjoy blue crab and sample 25 different craft brews at this Friday night shin-dig in Boonsboro. Savor the sounds of live blues music from The Voodoo Blues, The Skyla Burrell Band, and The Twisted Bluez Band. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Girls, Inc. of Washington County! Tickets are $5-$55. Buy them here!
Downtown Salisbury Festival | East Main & East Market Street, Salisbury | Friday-Sunday
Experience fun, free entertainment in downtown Salisbury! Partake in carnival rides, food, live music, and more. It's not summer without an outdoor festival! Tickets for the carnival start at $1.25 each. Check it out here!
Capital Jazz Fest | Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia | Friday-Sunday
Also called "the jazz festival with soul," this star-studded music event will have audiences grooving out of their seats. Come and see Gladys Knight, Babyface, George Clinton, and others perform otherworldy sets across multiple stages. Between the music performances, you can browse crafts or grab a bite to eat. Find out more here!
Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Festival | Opera House, Havre de Grace | Friday-Sunday
Catch amazing shows throughout the city from the top jazz and blues acts working today, like Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, Cab Calloway Orchestra, Jack Broadbent, and more. There will also be film screenings, workshops, and live entertainment for your enjoyment! Individual tickets as well as ticket packages are available for purchase. Find out more here!
Celebrate Fairfax | Fairfax County Government Center | Friday-Sunday
This anticipated community event truly has it all – carnival rides, food, beer pop-ups, and a karaoke competition as just some of the fun things happening throughout the weekend. Enjoy live music from '90s stars Better Than Ezra and Smash Mouth. Online tickets for adults begin at $16, but prices vary depending on ticket type as well as possible discounts. You can find out more here!
Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival | Old Town Winchester | Saturday
From 12 to 6 p.m., explore the region's top breweries and enjoy live entertainment in Old Town Winchester. Proceeds from the event will support local nonprofits Dakota's Dream Animal Rescue and GoodDogz.Org, so come support a great cause! Standard admission is $25 and includes a souvenir glass and 10 tastings. Check it out here!
22nd Annual Cajun Festival | Breaux Vineyards, Purcellville | Saturday
Make merry at Breaux Vineyards with this Cajun celebration! Enjoy fine wines and food, live entertainment, balloon art, and face-painting! You can't get any more summer than that. Adult admission is $20 and includes a beverage tasting and souvenir glass. Admission is free for children under 5. Find out more here!
26th Annual Tinner Hill Music Festival | Cherry Hill Park, Falls Church | Saturday
Start your summer off right with music – and lots of it! Experience a diverse musical lineup featuring rock, blues, funk, and reggae artists. While you're there, eat barbecue, do yoga, and look at local art. Kids will love the puppy petting zoo! General admission is $30. Click here for more information!
2019 Arlington Triathalon | Washington-Lee Aquatic Center | Sunday
Sporty kids between the ages of 7-15 – this event is for you! This kids-exclusive race will combine biking, running, and swimming. Event participation will help benefit the Arlington Triathalon Club. Participants can pick up their registration packets on Saturday from 2-5 p.m. at Conte's Bike Shop. Register here!
All Star Comic Con | Sheraton Tysons Hotel | Friday-Sunday
See your favorite heroes and villains across multiple fandoms in art, comics, video games, and more. Watch panels with comic creators, writers, and actors working within the medium. Highly anticipated appearances from The Walking Dead's C. Thomas Howell and The Flash's Jessica Parker Kennedy are a few of the famous faces you may see. It's the ultimate pop-culture fix! Tickets begin at $35. Find out more here!
Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mettavolution Tour | Wolf Trap | Friday
Join the Mexican guitar duo at Wolf Trap in support of their new record Mettavolution. With their skilled musicianship and spirited songs, their performance will have you enthralled! Justin Townes Earle will open. Tickets begin at $35. Buy yours here!
Are any of these events on your calendar? We would love to hear your weekend plans in the comments!