We want to make sure you’re living your best lives on the weekend, so we’ve created a comprehensive guide with all the best picks for you in one place!

Here's your DMV weekend guide for Friday, August 10, through Sunday, August 12! (You're welcome.)

Bluejacket brewery tour | SE Washington, D.C. | Friday

Take a brewery tour at Bluejacket in Southeast Washington, D.C., this Friday. Taste a variety of beers and munch on snacks from the restaurant. This event happens every Friday, so if you miss this one, there’s always next week! Check out more information on how you can sign up for the tour here

The Color Purple | The Kennedy Center, D.C. | Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The critically acclaimed show The Color Purple is currently playing at The Kennedy Center. You can catch a show every day this weekend, and it will run until Sunday, August 26. Tickets range from $79 to $149 and can be bought here

Happy Hour Cruise | Washington Marina, D.C. | Saturday

Love drinking on a boat? Take a “Happy Hour on the Harbor” cruise this Saturday, August 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., sailing out from the Washington Marina. Get more information and your tickets here

Muslim Food Fest | Baltimore, MD | Saturday

Want to try new food and learn about a different culture? Head to the Muslim Fest on Saturday, August 11, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. Tickets and details can be found here

Otakon | Washington Convention Center, D.C. | Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Can’t get enough Asian pop culture? The Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., is hosting the annual Otakon Convention this weekend. Come fan over anime, manga, music, movies, video games, and more in celebration of Asian culture. Pick up your passes here


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Party at Old Bust Head Brewing Company | Vint Hill, VA | Saturday

Drink local beer and spend the last of the summer outdoors at the 4th Anniversary Party of the Old Bust Head Brewing Company. There will be live music, three food trucks, baby goats (who can resist that??), and, of course, tons of beer. All the details are here

Nellie's Sports Bar Drag Brunch | Washington, D.C. | Saturday

Nellie’s Sports Bar is hosting their weekly drag brunch once again this Saturday, August 11, and if you haven’t gone yet, you don’t want to miss it. There'll be great brunch food, flowing cocktails, and a live entertainment show. Make sure you make reservations ahead of time!

Cher Concert | MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD | Saturday, Sunday

Have a thing for Cher? Well, you’re in luck because she’ll be performing at the MGM National Harbor this weekend. Grab tickets to her concert on either Saturday or Sunday, August 11 or 12, at 8 p.m. both nights. Buy your tickets here


Shakira Concert | Capital One Arena, D.C. | Saturday

Or if you’re more a Shakira person, she’ll be in town at the Capital One Arena this Saturday, August 11. Find your tickets here and dance the night away to her greatest hits. 

Latin Heritage Festival | Silver Spring, MD | Sunday

If you were looking to dance, be outside, and celebrate Latin American culture with the whole family, look no further than the Latin Heritage Festival on Sunday, August 12, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., in Silver Spring, MD. You can attend for free, but get more information here

Jazz in the Garden | Smithsonian Sculpture Garden, D.C. | Friday

And there still time to catch free Jazz in the Garden this summer. Hang out in the Smithsonian Sculpture Garden and listen to music while sipping on a pitcher of refreshing sangria on Friday after work. Check out the schedule for this Friday here


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If you’re not looking for any specific event, but you want to enjoy the rest of the summer, check out these 11 summer date ideas in Washington D.C.! Go with that special someone, or just bring a friend or two. 

What are you most excited to do this weekend? 

Have another event you want to let us know about? Share with us in the comments below!