Are you excited for your weekend? I certainly am! And I’ve got all your best weekend picks around the Washington, D.C., area coming right up.  

Here's your weekend roundup for Thursday, August 23, through Sunday, August 26!

The Washington, D.C., Career Fair | Renaissance Hotel | Thursday

Get a head start on your dream career, your first job, or just any job (I know how it is) at the Washington, D.C., Career Fair this Thursday. There will be over 500 different employers present, which means that you’ll have a lot of options to assess. Make sure you dress to impress and bring copies of your resume. Get all the details here

The Loop Installation | CityCenterDC | Friday, Saturday, Sunday

There is still time to catch The Loop installation at CityCenter, in downtown D.C. I always love art I can interact with, and this exhibit delivers excitement. It’s better if you go after dark to get the full effect, but know it is completely free and open to the public throughout the entire day. Read more about it here

Free For All: Romeo and Juliet | The Shakespeare Theater | Friday, Saturday, Sunday

It isn’t often that you get to see a play for free, but The Shakespeare Theater is hosting a two-week event where you will be able to get free tickets to the classic Shakespeare show, Romeo and Juliet. Tickets are available for every day this weekend and until September 2. Check out the theater website for all the logistics.  


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Pirate Cruise | Along the Potomac River | Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Before the weather turns, and it gets too cold to enjoy being out on the water, come experience a pirate cruise by Boomerang Cruises. It's unlike any other cruise you’ve taken in the past. You’ll get to see the sights from the Potomac River, but you’ll also enjoy a full evening of dancing, drinking, and interacting with pirates. Bring your camera -- you’ll want it! Learn more about these cruises and sign up for a date here

The Maryland Renaissance Festival | Annapolis, MD | Saturday, Sunday

Don’t miss the opening of the Maryland Renaissance Festival this Saturday. You’ll have the opportunity to attend for the next two months, but there's something about being there on opening weekend and ringing in all the festivities. You can find out all the things you must see and do, as well as logistical details here

17th Street Festival | Dupont/Logan neighborhoods along 17th Street NW | Saturday

This is one of my favorite neighborhood festivals in Washington, D.C. Enjoy drinks and food at the participating restaurants along the street, support local businesses and street vendors, and listen to live entertainment from local artists. One of the best things to do is to perch yourself at an outdoor patio and people-watch. Get all the information on the festival here


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Runway for the Cure | Washington Marriott Wardman Park | Saturday

Do you love fashion and want to support a really good cause? Then you should attend the Runway for the Cure event. This event is focused on supporting those with breast cancer and celebrating breast cancer survivors. Many of the women participating in the runway show have been closely tied to breast cancer, whether they’ve had it themselves or helped take care of someone close to them. You can find out more details about what to expect on Saturday, here

Capital Dragon Boat Regatta | The Wharf | Saturday

The Capital Dragon Boat Regatta at The Wharf is happening in celebration of the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Jie). It has been a tradition to watch these ornately decorated boats race along the Washington Channel for four years. Read more information about this event here

5th Annual Brewers on the Block | Union Market | Saturday

Brewers on the Block is an annual celebration of local brewers, at Union Market. Your ticket will get you unlimited tastings for over 25 different breweries, and of course, there will also be live music and food vendors for you to enjoy. Purchase your tickets and find out more here

Sunday Night Full Moon Walk | World War II Memorial, National Mall | Sunday

This is another free event for you to consider this weekend. On Sunday, there will be a full moon, and what better way to experience it than at the National Mall amongst all of our beautiful and poignant memorials? It will start at 6:45 p.m. and should go until about 9 p.m. You will be walking about three miles, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes (free exercise is a bonus here, right?). You can register and find out more information here


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