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  • Weekend Best Bets:  Beer & Bacon, Dinosaurs, Dragon Boats, Maryland Fairs, Country Life,  Beatles Music and more music!

    Mary de Pompa WTOP News

    All Weekend

    The Maryland State Fair, in Timonium, begins this weekend with fun for the whole family featuring, rides, animals, arts, games, music and more. For info  

    Country Life Festival, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, celebrates the great outdoors with good old fashioned family fun featuring ultimate dogs, kids zone, exhibits, music & more all weekend long. For info  

    Maryland Renaissance Festival, in its opening weekend, will be free for children to travel back in time with King Henry and his royal court featuring  games, street entertainers, performances, vendors, activities, crafts, jousting, music and more. For info  

    Discover the Dinosaurs, at the Dulles Expo Center, is exploration for the entire family, hands on exhibits, moving dinosaurs, T-Rex rides, inflatables, even a dino dig. For info  

    Alexandria Restaurant Week, in its last weekend, features more than 60 area restaurants from diverse neighborhoods offering delicious deals and fixed menu prices. For info  

    ImprovPalooza, at the Source Theatre, is in its last 2 nights, Friday and Saturday, with non-stop laughs, experimental performances and daredevil improv. For info

    Sat., Aug. 29: 

    Beer & Bacon Festival, in Woodbridge, has 2 session of the best in beer and bacon, with tastings, bands, contest and a fashion show!? Limited advanced and VIP tickets. For info  

    Taste of Prince George’s Food & Wine Festival, in Upper Marlboro, features great entertainment with live music, tastings & cooking demos, celebrity chefs and more. For info  

    Capital Dragon Boat Regatta returns to DC’s Southwest waterfront with teams of rowers in colorful boats racing free for spectators with food, beer garden and more. For info   

    Embassy of Barbados: Taste of Barbados you’re invited to enjoy the cultural sounds, authentic dishes, spirits and more. For info 

    Trillectro, at Merriweather Post Pavilion, is DC’s homegrown hip-hop music festival currently in low ticket warning status. For info  

    Saturday Night: 

    Jiffy Lube Live had a few seats left to rocks with Van Halen. For info  

    The Howard Theatre presents tap dance extraordinaire Savion Glover. For info  

    The Hamilton hosts Yellow Dubmarine pays tribute to the greatest Beatles songs of all time. For info  

    The State Theatre Saved By The 90s Dance Party featuring The Bayside Tigers. For info 

    9:30 Club has rockers The Dough Rollers with Sleepwalkers and New Boss. For info  

    Sun., Aug. 30

    More Summer Festival, Rosaryville State Park in Upper Marlboro, is a family friendly mountain bike extravaganza with rides for all, kids demos, grilling, pot luck lunch and more. For info  

    Lake Anne Jazz Week begins in Reston with jazz themed events from live music, merchants, films and more. For info  

    Bad to the Bone BBQ, at Bull Run Winery, will feature the infamous food truck with live music. For info 

    Udvar-Hazy Center Summer Concert Series, last one, is free for the family featuring Army Field Band’s Six String Soldiers. For info 

    Sunday Night: 

    Blues Alley presents guitar guru Mike Stern with sax king Dennis Chambers. For info  

    Bethesda Blues & Jazz present Indigo Love: A Tribute To Sarah Vaughan. For info  

    Jammin’ Java presents Flashband: British Invasion Showcase. For info 

    IOTA Cafe presents a Her Roots music Showcase. For info  

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