Fri, May 26 - Mon, Sep 04
This Memorial Day through Labor Day, Gaylord National Resort offers a vacation destination like no other. Enjoy Aquafina Summer movie matinees, music mystery scavenger hunt and the Summer PJ party featuring a silent disco party. Throughout the summer celebration, Gaylord National will play homage to American Music – including jazz, country music and more – with first-class musical performers throughout the hotel and restaurants. The best way to experience SummerFest is to spend the night with the Gaylord National Resort. Music of America package includes accommodations, $100 resort credit, two Capital Wheel tickets, and self-parking. $299 per night. 201 Waterfront Street National Harbor, Md. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Wed, Jun 21 - Sun, Aug 27
The most anticipated pop-up of the summer is coming. Drink Company and Ommegang Brewery presents the Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar (PUB), in the spaces formerly known as Mockingbird Hill, Southern Efficiency, and Eat the Rich. At the Game of Thrones PUB, you will visit scenes from the North, the Red Keep, Mereen, the House of Black and White, and the Throne Room. Cocktails such as What is Dead May Never Die and The Lannisters Send their Regards will be paired with the show’s soundtrack. Swords, dragons, horns, and an Iron Throne help celebrate the show’s summer return. The Red Keep features the Armory, where you can pledge allegiance to your house banners, and take a picture as the flayed man on a custom piece built by The Strong Oaks Woodshop. Just not during the show itself when the bar will be closed. Ommegang Brewery’s Bend the Knee, the official Game of Thrones beer, will be on draft. Monday – Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Friday – Saturday, 5:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 1839-1843 7th Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Wed, Aug 02 - Thu, Aug 31
Beginning August, The Yard at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown will be rolling out their highly anticipated Rosé All Day menu. Available all day, every day of the week the Rosé All Day menu offers endless rosé wine and refreshing rosé cocktails, all at a modest price. $10 per glass/cocktail;$30 per bottle. All day. 3100 South Street NW. For more information please click here.
Wed, Aug 09 - Thu, Aug 31
For the month of August, Buzz Bakeshop will have puppy-themed cupcakes and shortbread cookies in honor of the “dog days of summer.” Its the perfect treat to sweeten up the end of your summer. This will be offered all day with no admission fee. 901 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, Va; 818 North Quincy Street/Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Va. For more information, please call 703.600.2899 or 703.650.9676.
Fri, Aug 11 - Sat, Aug 19
Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner out during Bethesda Magazine Restaurant Week, presented by PenFed Credit Union. This year, participating restaurants can choose how many courses to offer and the price for their prix fixe menus. You choose from thirty different restaurants based on what fits your budget and your taste buds. To see the list of participating restaurants and their menus, please click here.
Sat, Aug 12 - Sun, Aug 13
One of the longest running seasonal summer shopping events in the area returns to the D.C. region’s Shop Small destination for independent boutiques, Alexandria, Virginia, with the 8th Annual Alexandria Summer Sidewalk Sale happening throughout Old Town and Del Ray. The event, which is led by Visit Alexandria in partnership with the City of Alexandria, the Old Town Boutique District and the Del Ray Business Association, will feature more than 50 Alexandria boutiques offering deeply discounted summer merchandise (up to 80% off). For two days, the City’s streetscapes will be turned into a deal-finding mecca for shoppers to score incredible finds by local independent retailers. Shoppers can “look cool” enjoying end-of-summer savings on items ranging from fashion and jewelry to home decor, culinary, and seasonal and gift items. Participating stores such as Coco Blanca, fibre space, The Shoe Hive, The Christmas Attic, Hooray for Books, Kisadee, and Red Barn Mercantile will have bright yellow balloon markers outside of their storefronts. The City of Alexandria will provide free parking at meters in Old Town on both Saturday and Sunday; parking is always free in Del Ray. For a complete list of all participating businesses and examples of sale items, click here
Sun, Aug 13
Come see what all the buzz is about at Mike Isabella’s hottest new restaurant Arroz in the Marriott Marquis. The talented bar team led by Taha Ismael will offer a primer on how to make the perfect summertime refresher: sangria! This demonstration will be followed by a coursed, family-style brunch, paired with refreshing white and red sangria. The menu includes burnt eggplant, grilled jamon & cheese, moroccan fried chicken sandwich, and more. Tickets are $75 per person for DCFBC members, and $85 per person for non-members. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. 6271 Park Road, McLean, VA. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.
Sun, Aug 13
In honor of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday (April 13th), RdV’s “Celebrate Virginia” wine tasting will showcase some of the finest wines being made in Jefferson’s home state of Virginia (including RdV’s award-winning Rendezvous), thoughtfully paired with some of Virginia’s best cheeses and charcuterie. Beginning on Sunday, April 9th and continuing every Sunday throughout the summer, the “Celebrate Virginia” tasting will be available in two separate reservations on Sundays: 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. The seated tasting will offer four different Virginia wines on a rotating and varying schedule, so each one will be a unique experience for guests. The “Celebrate Virginia” tasting is $40 per person and advanced reservations are required. 2550 Delaplane Grade Road, Delaplane, VA. For more information please call 540.364.0221 or click here.
Sun, Aug 13
The 6th Annual Rum Day DC rocks 14th St NW with No Kings Collective, Whitman-Walker Health, and Fivesquares Development inside The Lot at Liz! Members of USBG DC Chapter will be serving up rum punches and Federalist Pig BBQ and dessert vendors. Amazing tunes by Farrah Flosscett and fun games. A portion of the proceeds to benefit programs and services. Tickets are $30 per person. 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. 1525 14th Street NW. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.
Sun, Aug 13
Get your (vegan) brunch on every Sunday at Equinox Restaurant. Choose from a variety of items, including gingered pineapple crepes with toasted Hawaiian coconut, or the build-your-own tofu and quinoa scramble station. Brunch is priced at $35 for adults, $15 for children under 12. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 818 Connecticut Avenue NW. For more information and to make reservations, please call 202.331.8118 or click here.