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All Weekend:

  • DelFest in Cumberland, Maryland, is four fun-filled bluegrass stompin' days of family fun along the Potomac. For info delfest.com

  • Hometown Holidays in Rockville, Maryland, is family fun with great music and food, kids activities and a parade. For info Rockvillemd.gov

  • Caribbean Festival at Linganore Wines in Mt. Airy, Maryland, is a family friendly, cultural celebration with music, food and more. For info www.linganorewines.com

  • Delaplane Strawberry Festival at Sky Meadows State Park is a day of good, old-fashioned family fun with music, games, dancing, petting farm, antique car show and more. For info delaplanestrawberryfestival.com

  • ViVa! Vienna! in Vienna, Virginia, is a Memorial Day weekend extravaganza for the family with rides, music, crafts, food and a kids stage. For info vivavienna.orgDinosaurs Come Alive at the Dulles Expo Center, Saturday and Sunday, is a family adventure where dinosaurs ruled the world featuring animatronic displays, roaring dragons, enchanted fairies, slides, rides and an obstacle course. For info Dinosauriaexperience.com

  • Rolling Thunder has motorcyclists from all over converging in and around the D.C. area to honor our military veterans with various events all weekend. For info rollingthunderrun.com

  • Kennedy Center presents the 19th Annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival celebrating a legacy of the legendary pianist. For info www.kennedy-center.org

Saturday:

  • Strawberry Jubilee at Great Country Farms in Bluemont, Virginia, is a family fun day of pickin', prizes, princesses, music, rides and more. For info www.greatcountryfarms.com
  • Brentsville Car Show in Bristow, Virginia, is a day of fun for all ages with antique cars, trucks, games, activities and more. For info http://visitpwc.mymediaroom.com
  • Brew at the Zoo at the Baltimore Zoo is an annual charity  event with beer samplings, tastings, music, kid zone and more. For info marylandzoo.org
  • SummerFest DC kicks off the season at Half Street 
  • Fairgrounds, near Nats Park, with a 21+ event with beer tastings, music,
    food and more. For info
    summerfestdc.com

Saturday night:

  • Sixth and I presents the legendary singer, Art Garfunkel. For info Sixthandi.org
  • Bethesda Blues & Jazz hosts Big Bad Voodoo Daddy with a dance floor. For info instantseasts.com
  • Gypsy Sally's features tributes to the Dead and Johnny Cash with Beggars Tomb and Cold Hard Cash. For info www.gypsysallys.com
  • The State Theatre hosts the World's Greatest 70s Experience with the Right on Band. For info www.thestatetheatre.com
  • Rams Head Annapolis presents 10,000 Maniacs. For ticket info ramsheadonstage.com

Sunday 5/25:

  • Virginia Renaissance Faire has begun in Spotsylvania . Take a family-friendly journey back in time to 1500-era Staffordshire with music, food, games and more. For info varf.org
  • North Point Eagles Car Show in Waldorf, Maryland, sports vehicles of all eras plus music, prizes and more. For info charlescountymd.gov
  • The National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the Capitol is an annual free, family friendly event honoring our armed forces. For info www.pbs.org

Sunday night:

  • The National Harbor starts the free series Movies on the Potomac's outdoor screenings with the family favorite "Up." For info nationalharbor.com
  • The Birchmere hosts R&B, jazz-rock of Eric Roberson with the Revelations. For info birchmere.com
  • Wolf Trap Summer Blast Off features the U.S. Marine Band and fireworks display. For info www.wolftrap.org
  • Rock & Roll Hotel presents the power pop, punk of indie rockers, Club Scout. For info www.rockandrollhoteldc.com
  • Rams Head Annapolis hosts 10,000 Maniacs. For ticket info www.ramsheadstage.com
  • The Hamilton Live presents Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, Lisa Loeb. For info http://live.thehamiltondc.com

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