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.
Mon, Aug 14 - Sun, Aug 20
Summer Restaurant Week, presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), makes its return to the greater Washington region with 250 participating restaurants in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia, making it easier than ever for diners to discover new favorite restaurants or revisit their perennial favorites. Diners who opt-in to receive emails including exclusive deals on meals will be automatically entered to win delicious prizes through RAMW’s Diner Rewards Program including gift certificates to participating restaurants, tickets to local events, and more. Summer Restaurant Week sponsors include Events DC, OpenTable, Fine European Wines, 94.7 FRESH FM, LIFEWTR and American Express. $35 dinner, $22 lunch, and $22 brunch menus. The full list of participating restaurants and their menus, as well as links to seamlessly book reservations will be available here before the week kicks off.
Fri, Aug 18 - Sun, Aug 20
This August, National Harbor and Peterson Companies will introduce Harbor Dome, greater Washington’s newest unique special events venue. The geodesic structure launches as Harbor Dome: Summer Snow Globe. The one-of-a-kind construction will accommodate 500 inside, and an additional 300 outside, and its dynamic programming, including craft cocktails, live music and real snow, will offer visitors yet another reason to experience everything that National Harbor offers. The initial iteration of the Harbor Dome will give guests a welcome respite from the summer heat. The fully functional snow globe will operate as a bar and lounge with nightly entertainment. It will be decorated in an icy white and silver color palette with multiple bars and sleek lounge seating inside. The temperature will be kept at 64-degrees, and regular dustings of snow will fall from the ceiling to realistically simulate winter in August. Visitors looking to cool down this summer will find a selection of specially created cocktails and an exciting musical lineup featuring recognized bands and DJs. Those who find it too chilly inside can step out and continue to enjoy food, drinks and even play a round of snowball cornhole on the accompanying lawn while they thaw. Regular admission $10/concerts $25. 165 Waterfront Street National Harbor MD. Featuring concerts by White Ford Bronco on Saturday and Magic Giant on Sunday. For more information please click here.
Sat, Aug 19 - Sat, Aug 26
Families craving a crab vacation can get ready for the 8th Annual “Crab Week” at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina. The anticipated summer attraction offers non-stop fun for crustacean enthusiasts with crab-inspired activities, contests, and spectacular seafood. If that isn’t enough, overnight guests receive $200 in resort credit per night, which can be used towards dining, golf, spa treatments, Camp Hyatt and more. The week is chock full of crab-themed recreation including Family Iron Chef, Gone Crabby; Crab Soccer; Bushel Basket Lid Painting; Dock Pylon Lassoing; Knot Tying; Sand-Art and Sandy Candy and more. If you are interested in learning more about crabbing, participate in “Catch a Crab,” where you will be schooled in the technique of catching delicious Maryland blue crabs. This weeklong event is ideal for any summer-loving family ready to enjoy some fresh air and even fresher seafood. This special offer is available through December 30, 2017. A two-night minimum stay required. 100 Heron Boulevard, Route 50 Cambridge, MD. To book this package, please call 800.633.7313 or click here and use code CRDT6.
Sat, Aug 19 - Mon, Aug 21
You don’t even need special eyewear to enjoy this eclipse. Just an appetite. Lincoln’s Bar-B-Que in Silver Spring will offer a Solar Eclipse shake beginning Saturday through Monday. It’s a chocolate shake in a glass rimmed to resemble the solar sky with chocolate frosting, chocolate sprinkles and orange M&Ms. The solar eclipse shake is topped with cloud-like whipped cream and an ice cream moon-ish sandwich which has been rolled in yellow sugar sprinkles to replicate the sun’s corona. The shake is $10. 931 Ellsworth Drive Downtown Silver Spring, MD. For more information, please click here.
Sun, Aug 20
Kick off DC Beer week with Buffalo & Bergen, Suburbia and Link Strategic Partners as they host the region’s 20+ top breweries, cideries, and meaderies at Union Market. General Admission tickets are $15 per person, and VIP tickets are $55 per person. 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. 1309 5th Street NE. For more information please click here.
Sun, Aug 20
Continue your summer celebration with A Musical Rosé Garden Brunch featuring the music of guitarist Alexander Barnett. Dine outside on the terrace (weather permitting) while Alex plays his collection of classical, jazz and contemporary music. Alex has performed at L’Auberge Chez François for numerous sold-out occasions and has quickly become a guest favorite. For this event, Chef Jacques has created a special brunch menu and, bien sûr, brunch cocktails featuring crisp Provence Rosé wine and our house-made Garden Bloody Marys created with tomatoes from our own gardens. Summer never looked (or tasted) so good! The menu includes Chef Jacques’ garden vegetable gâteau benedict, filet mignon, and local raspberry Napoleon. Tickets are $76 per person. 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 332 Springvale Road Great Falls, VA. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.
Sun, Aug 20
Come out to Angel’s Envy Movie Night for a screening of Little Rascals. Enjoy $11 Angel’s Envy cocktails and movie snacks galore. There is no admission fee for this event. 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 819 Upshur Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Sun, Aug 20 - Sun, Aug 27
This eight day festival celebrates the Capital region’s craft beer community. Throughout the week, local breweries, restaurants, bars and community partners will bring you the area’s best craft beer tastings, educational seminars, and events possible. The week will kick off with Brewers On The Block which will host the region’s 20+ top breweries, cideries, and meaderies at Union Market. Then the week will end with DC Brau’s flagship event, DC Beer Week Reggae & Dub Showcase that you will not want to miss. For more information and to find out about other events happening this week, please click here.
Sun, Aug 20
Txakolina fest is coming to DC and taking over Maxwell Park for three hours. This is the first time ever in DC via De Maison and co-host Steven Alexander. Txakoli Fest will feature a spread of Txakolina, Basque Cidre and Avinyo Pet Nat for the duration of the event. There will be pinchos and porron’s provided too. Tickets are $50 per person. 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. 1336 9th Street Northwest. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.
Sun, Aug 20
Enjoy the island vibe with banana macadamia nut waffles, spam & eggs, passion fruit mimosas and more at HulaGirl. Brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Live Hawaiian music is available every Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 4044 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, Va. For more information, please call 703.998.4853.
Sun, Aug 20
Every Sunday, renowned Jazz musicians from DC and beyond perform live for Sunday brunch at Acadiana. Enjoy a three-course prix fixe brunch menu featuring all of your southern favorites. Kids menu also available. Bottomless blood orange Mimosas and Cajun Marys are $10 with the purchase of the prix fixe brunch menu. 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. $29 per person. 901 New York Avenue NW. For more information, please click here.
Sun, Aug 20
Sun, Aug 20
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 20
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.