Summer has arrived – along with our weekend roundup!
Concerts, carnivals, and everything under the sun will be happening this weekend in the DMV. So grab your sunblock and shades – it's going to be a hot one!
Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, May 31, to Sunday, June 2.
Taco Beer Tequila Festival | Southpointe at National Harbor | Saturday
Three of our favorite things all in one festival! Sample tacos from over 20 businesses in the DMV along with unlimited cider, beer, wine, and margaritas! Vote for your favorite taco, and they could win a $500 cash prize! The chocolate-covered churro station is also sure to be a huge hit. General admission is $39 (VIP is sold out). Check out more here!
Brunch on the Baselines | Nationals Park | Sunday
Ever thought you could have brunch and baseball together? Now you can! Watch the Nationals vs. The Cincinnati Reds while enjoying an all-you-can-eat brunch! From 12 to 4, take your pick of fried chicken, potato wedges, ice cream treats, and more. Pair it with a beer or mimosa and you're ready to kick back. Tickets are $20-$75. Buy them here!
Capital Harvest on the Plaza | Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center | Every Friday
Brighten your Fridays with a trip to this eco-friendly farmers' market, where healthy eating means a healthy lifestyle. Purchase fresh produce and herbs, enjoy locally-made cuisine, and pick up recipes you can try at home at their information booth! The market takes place every Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through November. View the full list of vendors here.
The Distillers | 9:30 Club | Friday
The Australian-American band is heading to 9:30 Club as part of their North American spring tour. LA punk group Starcrawler will open. Doors open at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $35. Buy them here!
Countdown! Pride Celebration Kick-Off Party | Smithsonian American Art Museum | Friday
With Pride Month coming up and the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall Riots, this calls for a huge celebration! The American Art Museum will hold a shin-dig honoring the momentous accomplishments of the LGBTQ community. Enjoy cocktails from the open bar, admire art, and dance the night away to live music! This event is 21+, and tickets are $50-$65. Buy them here!
Taste of Peru | University of the District of Columbia | Sunday
Celebrate the culinary artistry of Peru with this extensive food festival! From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., taste delicious Peruvian cuisine from a variety of local vendors like Bravo Chicken Restaurant and Eli's Empanadas and Desserts. View the vendors here! General admission is $15 and $20 at the door – prices do not include food. Click here for more information!
Farragut Fridays | Farragut Square, Downtown | Every Friday
It's sunny outside, and you're stuck in the office – or are you? Every Friday from 9 to 5, Farragut Square will turn into an outdoor workspace complete with wifi and charging areas. Games, pop-ups, and other activities with local groups will also be available to partake in. Enjoy the sun, and be productive at the same time! Check out more here.
Ravens Beach Bash | Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, Ocean City | Thursday-Saturday
The ultimate get-away for Ravens fans, this shin-dig is jam-packed with tons to do! Fill your weekend with tailgate parties, cornhole tournaments, pub tours, and more. Check out the schedule here. Two-night and three-night hotel packages are available, and the rate depends on your room. Book your reservation here!
Bay Bridge Paddle | Sandy Pointe State Park, Annapolis | Saturday
Come flex your paddling muscles in this all-inclusive event at Sandy Pointe State Park. Beginners and experts alike will compete in fun races along the Chesapeake and win a variety of prizes. It costs $60-$110 to participate, and participants must be pre-registered before the event. Spectators are also welcome! Find out more here!
26th Annual Frederick Festival of the Arts | Carroll Creek Park, Frederick | Friday-Sunday
Looking for a funky gift or souvenir? You've come to the right place! Shop one-of-a-kind ceramics, watercolors, jewelry, and other artistic mediums from over 100 different artists. Delicious food and live music from local talents round out this community event! Admission is free. Check out more here!
Imagination Bethesda | Woodmont Avenue and Elm Street, Downtown Bethesda | Saturday
This kids' street fair includes face-painting, craft stations, and a stage of rotating kid-friendly bands and artists. Kids can build their own carousel, learn pastel drawing, or participate in a CityDance class! Let their imaginations go wild! Admission for this family-friendly event is free. Find out more here!
Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms | MECU Pavilion | Friday
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of their first album Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, Collective Soul is coming to Baltimore for their "Now's the Time Tour," joined by '90s favorite Gin Blossoms. Tickets are $25-$159. Find them here!
Toots & The Maytals | The Fillmore Silver Spring | Friday
The reggae pioneers are heading to The Fillmore for a night of soulful classics, with support from The Players Band and Strykers Posse aka Sistrens in Power. You won't want to miss it! Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $36-$131. Scoop them up here!
Family Feud Live – Celebrity Edition | Live! Event Center, Hanover | Friday
Everyone's favorite game show is coming from the screen to the stage in this interactive event! Hosted by Last Comic Standing's Alonzo Bodden, audience members will have the chance to participate in the fun and also win prizes! It's going to be a hoot! Tickets are $25-$75. Get them here!
Great Grapes! International Wine and Food Festival | Oregon Ridge Nature Center and Park, Cockeysville | Saturday
Typically Great Grapes! has celebrated Maryland wines exclusively, but this year guests can try wines from around the country and world! From 1 to 8, fill your glass with different beers, wines, and spirits. Trendy food trucks will have you covered when you need a bite. Tickets are $40-$75. Buy them here!
Washington Folk Festival | Glen Echo Park | Saturday-Sunday
Experience traditional music genres performed by talented musicians from Washington and beyond. Shop artisanal jewelry, clothing, instruments, and more. Admission is free and open to the public. View the full schedule here!
Herndon Festival | Northwest Federal Credit Union, Herndon | Friday-Sunday
Kick off the summer season with a weekend full of fun! This massive festival has it all – carnival rides, games, food, and even 5K/10K races. Browse arts and crafts booths and groove to live music. Admission is free! Check it out here.
Martha Washington's Birthday Event | Mount Vernon | Saturday
Celebrate the birthday of America's original First Lady with a visit to Mount Vernon. Naturalization ceremonies will take place along with a tour in honor of Martha Washington's 288th birthday. Traipse through the gardens and experience the property's breathtaking views. You can find more here!
Occoquan Arts & Crafts Show | Downtown Historic Occoquan | Saturday-Sunday
Experience summer fun on the streets of Occoquan! The 50th annual festival will feature craft booths, art, games, food, and more! Grab a drink in River Mill Park's beer garden and chill out to live music. It's a great way to bring family and friends together. Admission is free. Find out more here!
Armed Forces Cycling Classic | Arlington | Saturday-Sunday
This community ride offers a variety of courses leading the way from Crystal City all the way to the Pentagon. Riders of all skill sets can compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals. You won't want to miss the Clarendon Cup, one of the biggest races in the country! Registration is $60-$70, and while online registration has closed, you can still register in-person leading up to the event. Click here for more information!
Sammy Hagar's Full Circle Jam Tour | Wolf Trap | Friday
The supergroup from Sammy Hagar is coming to Wolf Trap in support of their new record Space Between. Rock out to new songs along with mega-hits from Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, and more. '80s giants Night Ranger will open. Tickets are $39.50-$74.50. Check it out here!
An Italian Farm Dinner in Loudoun | Lansdowne Resort and Spa, Leesburg | Friday
Transport yourself to the Italian countryside with this sprawling Italian dinner prepared by chef Marcus Repp and guest chef Daniela Williams. Enjoy a multi-course menu of antipasti, seafood, soup, pasta, and more, all made with local ingredients. Don't forget your glass of vino! Tickets are $85-$100. Space is limited, so buy yours today!
Maker Faire NoVa | George Mason University | Sunday
This festival is a tribute to human ingenuity and creativity! See scientists, engineers, woodworkers, and hobbyists of all kinds showcase their work. Attend informative panels and participate in interactive activities like welding, print-making, and more! Regular admission is $4-$30 and can be purchased either online or at the event. University students and staff can get in for free with ID. Find out more here!
46th Annual Quilters Unlimited Show | Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly | Friday-Sunday
Get your quilting on with this extensive festival dedicated to the craft of quilting! Shop unique quilts from vendors, attend classes, partake in free demos, and more! Tickets are $15 per day and $20 for the entire weekend. Find out more here!
So what are your plans this weekend? We'd love to hear what you're doing in the comments!