This Weekend in DC

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Making it a Washington, DC weekend? We have put together a list of the hottest spots to be in DC this weekend. With the awesome taste of this spectacular metropolis, you’ll be craving to come back for more…

Yard’s Park Summer Concert Series

Come to Yard’s Park for some ‘riverfront rhythm.’ Set up a picnic by the water with some friends while soaking in the sounds of local bands playing a variety of genres from favorite covers, reggae and Latin rock to bluegrass. This Friday night, Indie Rock band The Reserves will be performing their hits on the riverfront.

The Summer Concert Series takes place every Friday evening from 6:30 to 8:30pm, throughout the summer until August 30th. Admission is free to all, so come join the Friday night fun! For more information about the Concert Series, click here.

Ping Pong Dim Sum

Ping Pong brings an authentic taste of China to DC, offering the ultimate Dim Summer Night. With its classy and lavish drink selection, this is the hot spot to be at if you’re feeling some awesome Dim Sum on a Friday night. Ping Pong also features a Lazy Sumday brunch menu on Saturdays with a $15 tableside Mimosa Bar and $29 brunch menu. Their Duck and Five Spice Dumplings are all the rave in Chinatown, so come savor them this weekend!

For a full look at the menu, click here. Ping Pong Dim Sum is located at 900 7th Street. NW, Washington, DC.

Drink the District: Red, White & Brew

Celebrate DC’s “youth” through Red, White & Brew. This awesome Fourth of July event is a day filled with savory food trucks, tasty drinks, live music, games and more. Featuring over one hundred wines and more than fifty craft beers, toast your mug or glass to the festivities through tastings and full pours of traditional favorites—all strictly unlimited. Drink the District will be at Yards Park (355 Water Street SE, Washington, DC) on Saturday, June 29th and Sunday, June 30th, with three sessions to choose from—Saturday Noon to 4pm, 6pm to 10pm and Sunday Noon to 4pm. To buy your tickets and to learn more about the festival, click here.

Food Tasting Tour of DuPont Circle

The Food Tasting Tour of DuPont Circle introduces each and every one of its guests to an inclusive collection of shops and top-notch restaurants in DuPont Circle.  This Saturday, nosh on an assortment of drinks and delicious cuisines created by famous mixologists and chefs. This tasting tour will bring you to Japan, Morocco, France, and Malaysia all through mouthwatering taste.  Tickets are on sale for purchase at $67, and the event goes from 3pm until 7pm. Click here to buy your tickets and learn more about the food tour.

The All American Bar Crawl

This bar crawl is getting the party going a few days ahead of the game! Take a trip just outside of DC to Arlington, VA, where the crawling and star-spangled mischief anxiously await. With ten current participating bars, including Clarendon Grill and Mad Rose Tavern, and even more to be announced, this hot crawl should definitely not be missed. Patriotic necklaces will be worn, complimentary freedom mugs will be handed out to token, specials will be offered at each stop on the tour, a raffle will commence with one free ticket for each guest and food deals will be offered. The All American Bar Crawl takes place on Saturday, June 29th from 1pm to 9pm. Tickets are $15 if purchased online, and $20 at the door. Spots for this epic crawl are limited, so purchase yours online here now and be apart of the celebratory festivities.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

This annual festival brings cultural traditions all around the world together in one weekend and one place. The Smithsonian Folklife Festival features dance and musical performances throughout the day and into the evening. Delicious cooking and unique crafts demonstrations will also take place, in addition to storytelling. The food represents different cultural tastes and roots. This fun weekend of festivities will begin on Wednesday, June 26th and lasts through Sunday, June 30th at the National Mall from 11am until 5:30pm (evening events start at 5:30pm).  Admission is free!  For more information on this event, click here.

Summertime Horseback Riding 

Laura Cotterman
Laura Cotterman

If you’re in the mood for a fun adventure on Sunday, take it to the gorgeous countryside in Linden, Virginia at The Trail Barn. Just over an hour outside of the city, you will experience an amazing afternoon filled with picturesque sights of the mountains and a tranquil western-style horse riding, accompanied by a delicious and intimate picnic basket lunch available for purchase. Come to the ranch for some summertime riding at 10am, noon, or 2pm.

The Trail Barn is located at 4441 Fiery Road, Linden, VA. To book your tickets online for a Regular Guided Trail Ride, priced at $45 plus tax, click here.

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