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.
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.
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.
Mon, Aug 21 - Fri, Aug 25
In celebration of DC Beer Week, all 18 drafts at Red Apron Burger Bar will be available at happy hour pricing ($3, $4 or $5), Monday through Friday. 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 1323 Connecticut Avenue NW. For more information and to look at their menu, please click here.
Mon, Aug 21 - Sun, Aug 27
To celebrate Colada Shop’s first Anniversary, Chef Mario Monte and his team welcome you to enjoy the first annual Piña Colada Festival. You will have an opportunity to try five different versions of this tropical trifecta of pineapple, roasted coconut and rum, including a boozy popsicle. There is no admission fee for this event and it will run all day long. 1405 T Street NW; 21430 Epicerie Plaza, Sterling, Va. For more information, please call 202.332.8800 or 703.429.1362.
Thu, Aug 24 - Fri, Aug 25
Come see for yourself what everyone in Georgetown is talking about. Via Umbria’s thrice weekly Dinner at the Chef’s Table are more than just a great meal. They’re a social affair, an experience in conviviality with fellow food lovers. Upon arrival, sip on a complimentary glass of Prosecco and explore the shop that has been described as “an Italian village under one roof.” Next, head to the demonstration kitchen and pull up a seat at the communal table. For each Dinner at the Chef’s Table, the chef carefully prepares a unique, authentic and delicious menu for your enjoyment. Relax, and savor this experience that you won’t soon forget. Tickets are $75 per person. 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 1525 Wisconsin Avenue NW. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.
Thu, Aug 24 - Sun, Aug 27
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 concert by Sir Sly on Saturday. For more information please click here.
Fri, Aug 25
Blind tasting wine is more than a parlor trick, or a way to impress your friends, it is the most effective way to develop your tastings skills. Learn to identify grapes and regions by color, acidity, residual sugar, tannin, alcohol, winemaking techniques, flavor, and aroma. These skills will help you improve your ability to assess, judge, describe, and buy wine (for both consumers and wine professionals). You will blind taste 12 wines, each followed by a debriefing and group discussion. You will learn how to: assess the main components of wine; recognize the main styles of wine; identify the most important wine grapes and blends; understand the impact of soil and climate on color, aroma, and flavor; recognize winemaking techniques; distinguish between typicity, quality and style; assess the components needed for extended aging; describe color, aroma, and flavor; and make final quality assessments. 6:30 to 8:30 pm. $95.00. Capital Wine School, 5207 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite #7, Third Floor. For more information and to register click here.
Fri, Aug 25
This introductory class is designed for those wanting to develop a good foundation of wine knowledge and an understanding of how to taste wine. You will learn about: the main styles of wine; the most important wine grapes; key wine producing countries and regions; how grapes are grown and wine is produced; how to taste wine like a pro; what to look for and why; matching food and wine; serving, storing, and buying wine; and the best way to buy wine in retail stores and restaurants. This two hour course is taught in a classroom setting. You will taste 8 wines. 6:30 to 8:30 pm. $75.00. Capital Wine School, 5207 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite #7, Third Floor. For more information and to register click here.
Fri, Aug 25
City Tap Penn Quarter spotlights Connecticut brewery Two Roads and several ‘gypsy brewers’ – including Stillwater, Evil Twin, and Peak Organic Brewing – that operate out of the Two Roads facility on the Friday of DC Beer Week. Guests can enjoy drafts from Two Roads and the gypsy brewers while enjoying live entertainment and getting their fortunes told by palm and tarot card readers. $6-$10. 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 901 9th St NW. For more information please call 202.733.5333.
Fri, Aug 25
Fri, Aug 25
History and horticulture meet in the beloved Tudor garden, which grew and changed over two centuries and six generations. Enjoy an expert guided tour of the 5½-acre landscape and learn about the people who created and cared for it. $10 for non-members. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 1644 31st St NW. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.
Fri, Aug 25
Fri, Aug 25
This Smithsonian Associates program invites children ages 8 to 12 and their grown-up companions to take part in a night that features tours, games, crafts, a film and more. 7:00 p.m. Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Street. For more information please call 202.633.3030.
Fri, Aug 25
Fri, Aug 25
Join Breaux Vineyards as they host one of their favorite monthly events, Fourth Fridays. As always, there will be great wine specials, delicious food to enjoy, and live musical entertainment. Reservations and tickets are not required. 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. 36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane, Purcellville, Va. For more information, please call 540.668.6299 or click here.