See a guide to the top events going on this weekend in the Washington, DC area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia.
July Festivals and Events in Washington DC
Maryland and Virginia County Fairs
August Festivals and Events in Washington DC
- Capital Fringe Festival - Through July 28, 2013. Enjoy more than 140 unique performances in 20 venues around Washington, DC.
- Bethesda Outdoor Movies - July 23-27, 2013, 9 p.m. See free outdoor movies in the heart of Bethesda, Maryland.
- Redskins Training Camp - July 25-August 16, 2013. Redskins Park, Richmond, Virginia. Fans are invited to watch the Washington Redskins gear up for the season.
- Citi Open Tennis Classic - July 27-August 4, 2013. Rock Creek Park, Washington DC. The annual men's tennis tournament is recognized by the ATP World Tour as one of the top 20 tournaments worldwide.
- Montgomery County Farm Tour -
July 27-28, 2013. Local farms in Montgomery County, Maryland offer hayrides, pony rides, music, demonstrations and other fun and educational activities for all ages.
- Howard County Restaurant Weeks - Through August 5, 2013. Howard County, Maryland offeres Farm-2-Table summer dining specials and a great opportunity to enjoy locally grown products while trying new restaurants and supporting local farmers and food and beverage purveyors.
- Summer Theater in Washington DC -With dozens of performances around the region, here is the schedule of the top shows for the 2013 season.
- Arts and Humanities Festival at St Elizabeths East - July 27, 2013. SE Washington DC. The family friendly event includes live performances, art exhibits, readings and workshops.
- Peace Concert & Outdoor screening of "Heroes Remembered: Voices of Korean War Veterans" - July 27, 2013 - 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Location: Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Washington DC. Remember727 hosts the 6th Annual Armistice Day Commemoration & Peace Vigil to commemorate the Armistice Day to honor the sacrifices of the Korean War Veterans and educate the general public about the significance of the "Forgotten War."
- Bluemont BBQ Bash and Blackberry Bonanza - July 26-28, 2013. Great Country Farms, Bluemont, VA. This official KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society) State Certified BBQ Competition is one of only a few Virginia events where competitors can qualify for the top national contests.
- Shark Weekend at the National Aquarium, Washington, DC - July 27-28, 2013, 10-4 p.m. 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW. Enjoy interactive activities, visit Sherman's Lagoon, based on the popular nationally syndicated cartoon series by Jim Toomey, and meet "Sherman" himself, brought to life as a costumed character exclusively for the National Aquarium.