Catch drive-in movies, wine tastings, and so much more!
Wednesdays may be blah, but there's one silver lining to it—it's the halfway point to the weekend! Ring in Spring with these fun events across the DMV, from wine tastings and drive-ins to a tasty BBQ festival. Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, April 16 to Sunday, April 18.
*Keep in mind with the shifting circumstances of COVID-19 events may be canceled or rescheduled. Please refer to the event's websites or social media pages for more information regarding safety guidelines.*
Friday, April 16 & Saturday, April 17
Atlas Arts on Air: Herb Scott (Virtual) | Atlas Performing Arts Center | Washington, DC | Friday
FREE event! Atlas Performing Arts Center presents Herb Scott in concert. The award-winning saxophonist will play a mix of jazz classics and brand-new material in a set called "Catch Me at the Jazz Show." Recommended for fans of modern players like Herbie Hancock and Wynton Marsalis—after all, he's played with both! The performance is at 8 p.m. Reserve your ticket here.
Twilight Family Stroll | Maryland Zoo | Baltimore, MD | Friday
This after-hours tour will show the zoo in a whole new light! From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., stroll through the grounds and witness nocturnal creatures in their element, along with fun activities that let you use your animal senses. Make it even more special by bringing family or friends! Space will be limited, so sign up today! Admission is $35-$45. Find out more here.
Troyce Gatewood & Partners Movie Nights | Frederick Fairgrounds | Frederick, MD | Friday-Saturday
This spring, Troyce Gatewood & Partners is hosting a weekly drive-in! Held at Frederick Fairgrounds, catch beloved flicks this Friday and Saturday, including Mean Girls, Clueless, The Lion King, and more. Concessions will be available for purchase from local food trucks, so it'll feel like a real night at the movies! Tickets start at $19 per vehicle. Buy them here.
Interstate BBQ Festival | Washington County Agricultural Education Center | Hagerstown, MD | Friday-Saturday
You know it's spring when the BBQ Fest comes to town! This two-day event offers delicious BBQ and a variety of entertainment including live music, games, craft beverages, and more. Plus, a BBQ competition with over 90 teams participating! It's going to be a party! General admission is $10, and VIP options are available. Buy tickets here.
Baltimore Craft Week (Virtual) | Baltimore, MD | Friday-Sunday
Want to support small businesses? Baltimore Craft Week is here to help. Browse handmade goods online from over 150 vendors now through Sunday, along with behind-the-scenes programming featuring participating artisans. This is the last weekend to shop, so if something has stolen your heart, this is the time to buy! Find out more here.
13th Annual DC Tap Fest (Virtual) | Washington, DC | Friday-Sunday
Calling all dancers! Put on those dancing shoes and participate in over 38 classes featuring dance battles, film workshops, all-star concerts, and other activities tied to the art of tap dance. Plus, streams will be available to watch 45 days after the event. If you want to put some pep in your step, this is the event for you! Sign up here.
Saturday, April 17 & Sunday, April 18
Virginia Winemaker Dinner | Marriott Ranch | Hume, VA | Saturday
If you need a weekend retreat, you've come to the right place! Indulge in a five-course spread at the scenic Marriott Ranch, complete with libations from Rappahannock Cellars and Dida's Distillery. Plus, allow the winemaker to suggest pairings during the dinner! The meal is $109 per person and seating is limited due to COVID-19, so you'll need to reserve a spot. Get the scoop here.
Discovering Alexandria Architecture Walking Tour | Carlyle House Historic Park | Alexandria, VA | Saturday
Alexandria's architecture is rife with history, and this tour showcases it in all its glory! For 90 minutes, explore the city's roots from the 18th century to the present on a guided tour with Carlyle House. The mansion advises wearing comfortable shoes, so break out those sneakers and a coat in case of spring showers. Admission is $20. Reserve your spot here.
Reserve Cabernet Franc Tasting | Fox Meadow Winery | Linden, VA | Saturday-Sunday
Join Fox Meadow Winery for a special wine tasting! Starting at noon, gather inside the cellar to sample pours of the winery's vintage selections. There'll even be bottles available for purchase if you fall in love with one! Only this Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $35 per person and $25 for wine club members. Get the scoop here.
2nd United States Calvary—Civil War Encampment | Sky Meadows State Park | Delaplane, VA | Saturday-Sunday
Catch a glimpse into Civil War life this weekend at Sky Meadows State Park. Guests can watch Union soldiers complete their daily routines, including weapon demonstrations, army enlistment, camp cookouts, and more. Authentic and immersive, history buffs will love the experience! The reenactment runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and face masks are required to attend. Get the details here.
Let us know what you'll be up to this weekend. Attending any of the events on this list, or doing something different? Leave a comment.