It’s time to squeeze in a couple more day trips and family vacations before the kids go back to school. This weekend we recommended heading to the beach! Lots to do in Bethany Beach, DE and Ocean City, MD.
Washington, DC Events
National Building Museum, 401 F St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Time: Now through September 2nd
Since when did the National Building Museum become as much fun as a boardwalk arcade? First, the museum partnered with Hill Country for regular barbecues on its front lawn; now, there’s mini-golf! The museum’s course layout for 2013 has 18 holes — up from 12 last year — imagined by D.C. design and architecture firms, who drew on a variety of building-themed influences. The courses are open during museum hours, with late-night golf nights June 6, June 27, July 11, July 24, Aug. 8 and Aug. 22, when the holes will stay open until 9 p.m.
Redskins Training Camp
West Leigh St., Richmond, VA
Time: Friday, Walkthrough at 10am, Practice at 3:20pm & Saturday, Fan Appreciation Event at Noon
During the first few weeks of practice, fans are invited to see the Washington Redskins in action on the practice field. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Practices last between 90 minutes and two hours. After each practice, fans may have the opportunity to get autographs and take photos of their favorite players.
Loudoun County Fair
Loudoun County Fairgrounds, 17564 Dry Mill Rd., Leesburg, VA
Price: $10 adults, $5 children
Time: Friday 9am-7pm & Saturday 9am-9pm
Family fun includes a carnival, rodeo-bull riding, dairy show, goat show, horseback demonstrations, magic acts, pet shows, floral exhibits, obstacle courses, tug-of-war, live musical entertainment and more!
Friendship Firehouse Festival
South Alfred Street between Prince and King Streets
Time: Saturday 9am-2pm
Bring the kids to explore the firehouse museum in Old Town Alexandria and enjoy crafts, live musical entertainment, free giveaways and more!
Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Center, Chantilly, VA
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 11am-4pm
How many Lego blocks can fit into 100,000 square feet of Dulles Expo Center floor space? You’ll find out at BrickFair, the annual gathering of Lego builders from across the country. Look for interactive Lego sets, a hands-on playroom and Lego giveaways!
Stitching History: The Star-Spangled Banner Project
Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday & Sunday
The Maryland Historical Society will be recreating the famous Star-Spangled Banner flag that was flown over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. Two-hundred years ago, local flagmaker Mary Pickersgill sewed the flag over the course of six weeks, and the museum aims to re-create the flag during the same time period with help from the public. The completed flag will then be flown at Fort McHenry during the annual Defender’s Day celebration.
Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD
Time: Friday 9:30am-2:30am, Saturday 10am-2:30am & Sunday 10am-6pm
This admittedly unusual convention, held by and for fans of the cartoon “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” (the fans are typically young men), features more than 140 vendors, show staff, comic creators, artists, musicians, guest appearances and more.
Bethany Beach Summer Bandstand
Listen to great live performances while relaxing right on the beach!
Friday: Rockville’s Dixieland Express (New Orleans Jazz)
Saturday: Overtime (Dance)
Sunday: Hank Levy Legacy Band (Big Band)
Sundaes in the Park
Northside Park, between 127th Street and the Bay
Time: Sunday from 7pm-9pm
Bring your picnic basket and beach chairs to Northside Park for ice cream sundaes and live entertainment. For a small fee, enjoy your own ice cream sundae creation as you listen to your musical favorites and watch the sunset over the beautiful Assawoman Bay. The grand finale to each Sundaes in the Park event will be Fireworks at 9pm! This Sunday features: The Reagan Years (80’s Music) and Cascading Carlos (A Juggling Workshop).
Concerts at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!
- Black Sabbath, Jiffy Lube Live, Friday at 7:30pm
- Justin Bieber, Verizon Center, Saturday at 7:00pm
Sports at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!
- Citi Open, Fitzgerald Tennis Center, Friday at 1pm and 7pm, Saturday at 12pm and 7pm, Sunday at 12pm
- Washington Mystics vs LA, Verizon Center, Sunday at 4pm
- DC United vs Montreal, RFK Stadium, Saturday at 7:30pm
- Baltimore Orioles vs Mariners, Camden Yards, Friday at 7:05pm, Saturday at 7:05pm, and Sunday at 1:35pm
Movies Opening this Weekend
2 Guns – Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller. 109 Minutes.
A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent. Starring Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, and Bill Paxton
The Smurfs 2 – Comedy, Animation, Family, Fantasy.
The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer’s newest creation – creatures called the Naughties – into real Smurfs. Starring Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, and Katy Perry