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 - 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 - 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.
Sat, Aug 26
Since 2010, the 17th Street Festival celebrates 17th Street and its diversity of restaurants and retailers. The festival features an entertainment stage, including djs, dance troupes, bands, and drag performances throughout the day. There will be 100 vendors, with more than 50 artists displaying everything from fine art to jewelry, ceramics to crafts, and every creative item in between. The festival will have a kids zone with activities for children, including a moon bounce, ball crawl, face painting, and other games. Tickets for this event are priced at $10 per person. 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 17th Street NW. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.
Sat, Aug 26
Join Acadiana for their Annual Crab Feast on their covered patio. All you can eat streamed crabs with corn on the cob, pickled cucumber salad, cole slaw, French fries, carrot salad, and strawberry shortcake. A live jazz & zydeco band will have you dancing the afternoon away. Included in your ticket price are a selection of beers and house wine as well as Louisiana’s favorite cocktail, the Hurricane. $65 per person all inclusive. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 901 New York Avenue, NW. For more information, please click here.
Sat, Aug 26
Join Pizzeria Paradiso and Ice Cream Jubilee for a patio party in celebration of DC Beer Week with four special beer and ice cream pairings. Flavor combinations will include pairs like lavender, honey and lemon ice cream with Liefmans Fruitesse, a fresh, light and fruity summer beer. This event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will continue until supplies last. 2003 P Street NW. For more information, please call 202.223.1245.
Sat, Aug 26
Join Jay Youmans MW for a tasting and discussion of the great wines from Bordeaux. You will taste 10 wines from Medoc, Haut-Medoc, St.Julien, Graves Pessac-Leognan, Pomerol, St. Emlion, Cotes, and Sauternes. $85 per person. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 5207 Wisconsin Avenue Suite #7, Third Floor. For more information please click here.
Sat, Aug 26
Join Cork Wine Bar for their Saturday wine maker and importer tastings. Purchase a Cork Wine Bag and receive 10% off every time you refill it. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 1720 14th Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Sat, Aug 26
Join L’Auberge Chez François as they host Lost Rhino Brewing Company for a summer craft beer cooking demonstration and luncheon featuring award-winning, innovative, and locally sourced brews. The brewmaster and founder of Lost Rhino Brewing Company will be on hand to speak about history and the beer pairings. Chef Jacques will pair a custom multi-course menu with a selection of Lost Rhino’s seasonal brews, including light and refreshing summer options and exclusive brews from the Genius Loci series. Tickets are priced at $99 per person including tax and gratuity. 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 332 Springvale Road, Great Falls, Va. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 703.759.3800 or click here.
Sat, Aug 26
Join Breaux Vineyards for their annual Dog Day celebration. Bring your four-legged friends for a day of fun. There will be live music with Steele & Oglevee, wine tastings, doggie based vendors, 3 Fires Oven Pizza selling delicious pizzas, and local crafters onsite for you to enjoy. This event is rain or shine. No admission fee or reservation required. 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. 36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane, Purcellville, Va. For more information, please call 540.668.6299. or click here.
Sat, Aug 26
Celebrate the marquee event of DC Beer Week 2017. Sample craft beers from local breweries alongside terrific tastes from some top local restaurants. Each brewery will feature two of their beers and the chef will create a dish that enhances both the beer and the food. Tickets are priced at $75 per person. 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 675 15th Street NW. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Sat, Aug 26
Time to celebrate the land of pleasant living. Everything at this festival is made in the State of Maryland; from the craft beverages to the handmade crafts to the homegrown eats. You are invited to come shop the local artisans and merchants and of course enjoy the local wine, craft beer and distilled spirits. The event will offer special deals on many products. You will receive a tasting glass and are welcome to “all you care to taste” sampling of the different drinks available. You may also purchase beverages by the glass for consumption on-site. If you need to take it with you, you can purchase your favorites by the bottle or case and a bottle / growler valet service is available. Festival gate non drinking ticket $25. Tasting admission $39 in advance. $49 on-site. 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 201 Key Highway, Baltimore, Md. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.
Sat, Aug 26
Dance under the stars like no one’s watching, or just lay back and soak up the fantastic view of the band and Tarara’s Shadow Lake. Tarara’s Summer Concert Series is where it’s at. Come hang out on Saturday nights all summer long. Love Classic Rock? Check. 80’s pop hits? They’ve got it. A little bit of everything more your speed? There’s a band for that. The series continues with Back to the 90s. $10 for 21 and under. $15 for 21 and older. $100 per season pass. 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 13648 Tarara Lane Leesburg, Va. For more information or to purchase tickets for this concert, please click here.
Sat, Aug 26
Dance under the stars like no one’s watching, or just lay back and soak up the fantastic view of the band and Tarara’s Shadow Lake. Tarara’s Summer Concert Series is where it’s at. Come hang out on Saturday nights all summer long. Love Classic Rock? Check. 80’s pop hits? They’ve got it. A little bit of everything more your speed? There’s a band for that. The series continues with The Classic Rock Experience. $10 for 21 and under. $15 for 21 and older. $100 per season pass. 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 13648 Tarara Lane Leesburg, Va. For more information or to purchase tickets for this concert, please click here.
Sat, Aug 26
Never been to a Silent Party? Let this be the first. The party concept is where you are in control of the music straight from your wireless headphones. Each guest at Ivy City Smokehouse will receive a 3-Channel wireless headphone as soon as they come in. (No additional charge). Pick a channel that fits the Wave you’re on. Channel 1: Lit mix of your favorite Hip-Hop/R&B. Channel 2: Mix of the best Soca, Afrobeat, and Dancehall, Channel 3: Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight (Audio from 78 in monitors). Dress Code: So fresh and So clean. $30 General admission. $45 at the door. 10: 00p.m. to 2:30 a.m. 1356 Okie Street NE. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Sat, Aug 26 - Sun, Aug 27
Get ready to tuck, plank, squat and shake, all in pursuit of bottomless Greek coffee waffles, with a weekend of workout classes and all-you-can-eat brunchat Kapnos Taverna. On Saturday, top fitness talent Chauna Bryant sets up shop for barre in the upstairs mezzanine, and on Sunday, Gold’s Gym brings its military-style boot camp to the patio. Classes accommodate every level. Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for $40 per person. Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for $30 per person. 4000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite A Arlington, Va. For more information and to register, please click here for barre, and here for bootcamp.