Your Weekend Guide!

If you're looking for fun, entertaining and educational things to do in Washington D.C, Northern Virginia, or Montgomery County, you've come to the right place. Our Weekend Guide is packed with a variety of our favorite events and activities that we want to share with you! 

Washington D.C. Events

Free coffee & a steep discount 

on unlimited designer clothes

Now - Saturday, May 18

Compass Coffee locations

Enjoy a side of high fashion with your coffee this weekend thanks to Rent the Runway. To celebrate their game-changing new unlimited membership service, RTR is taking over Compass Coffee locations around the city. Stop by to preview the summer collection, sip free coffee, and get a $100 discount off a 60-day trial. The takeover is happening at the Farragut location on Thursday, Georgetown on Friday, and The Roastery and Spring Valley on Saturday.

Cost: Free

Slurp unlimited oysters at Oysterfest

Saturday, May 18 

Hank’s Oyster Bar Dupont Circle

The annual Oysterfest falls on the restaurant’s 14th birthday this year, which is reason to celebrate twice as hard. Enjoy unlimited oysters every which way--on the half shell, fried, BBQ’ed, and as shooters--as well as backyard picnic favorites like smoked BBQ ribs. To wash it all down, there will be free-flowing Hank’s hops and a selection of cocktails and wine.

Cost: Tickets are $135

Savor craft beer around the city

Thursday, May 16 - Sunday, May 19

Various locations

The main event is already sold out, but beer-centric eateries around DC are hosting SAVOR events all weekend long. Jack Rose will kick things off with a beer, whiskey, and cigar pairing party on Thursday, as well as two tap takeover parties on Friday and Saturday. The Berliner beer hall is hosting the after party with three California breweries on Friday night. Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont is serving a post-festival brunch with Allagash and Maine Beer Company.

Cost: Prices vary.

Northern Virginia

Eat, drink, and dance at Quarterfest

Saturday, May 18-Sunday, May 19

Wilson Boulevard, between N Taylor and N Randolph Streets 

Arlington’s biggest block party is taking over Wilson Boulevard for the weekend with live music, local food, and a pop-up street pub. Free outdoor concerts by local performers will take place all weekend long on the sound stage. A 100-foot street pub will pop-up for the weekend, serving beer, wine, and cocktails. On Saturday, there’s a food crawl that will let you explore the neighborhood’s best restaurants. On Sunday, food trucks roll into Ballston for the day.

Cost: The festival is free, but drink tickets and wristbands are needed for the street pub and the restaurant crawl. Drink tickets are $5 each. Wristbands for the food crawl are $50 (and include free tastes, special discounts, and 2 drink tickets). You can also purchase specially priced bundles starting at $40..

Sweat it out at a “fitness crawl” 

through DC & Arlington

Saturday, May 18

Various locations

This version of the bar crawl is much healthier for your liver... The SweatCon Rally fitness crawl takes participants to three different 30-minute workouts at the hottest boutique fitness studios around the city, including Flywheel Sports, CorePower Yoga, Orangetheory, barre3, and Pure Barre. The event kicks off with a check-in party featuring a braid bar, a juice bar, a photo booth, a DJ, shopping, and swag bags.

Cost: Tickets are $75.

Peep rare supercars in Old Town Alexandria

Sunday, May 19

King Street near the Old Town Waterfront

The inaugural Old Town Festival of Speed & Style rolls into town this weekend, giving car enthusiasts a chance to mingle with more than 50 rare supercars from brands around the world, including Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche, Lamborghini, Aston-Martin, and Cobra. There will also be a display of vintage racing cars from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s paired with a fashion exhibition presented by the Old Town Boutique District. Plus, enjoy live music and street vendors throughout the day.

Cost: Free

Montgomery County, MD

Garden Tour in Historic Chevy Chase Village

Saturday, May 18

One Quincy Street, Chevy Chase, MD

Discover treasured gardens when the Chevy Chase Garden Tour, hosted by Garden Club of Chevy Chase, will feature for viewing eight private gardens in charming Chevy Chase Village.  Celebrated landscape designers and landscape architects will be in the gardens they designed to discuss design choices and plant selections.  Shop the Garden Boutique offering Myrtle topiaries, herbs, annuals and unique garden accessories for garden inspiration.  Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Cost: Advance purchase tickets online are $30 prior to May 18th.  Tickets are $40 day of the tour.

Wings of Fancy 

Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit

Friday, May 17

Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD

Interact with hundreds of native and exotic butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa, and Asia. Learn firsthand about the amazing metamorphosis, from tiny chrysalis to flying beauty, how butterflies contribute to healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these beautiful insects thrive in our the gardens.

Cost: $1 - $20

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