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  • Weekend Best Bets:  Spring, Great Grapes, Broccoli, Food Trucks, Crafts and Bluegrass Festivals plus Sailboats, French Market, music and more!

    Mary de Pompa WTOP News

    All Weekend:

    Great Grapes Wine and Food Festival in Tysons features hundreds of wines, gourmet foods, great live music and a FREE kids area. For info 

    Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Maryland State Fairgrounds features 250 top artisans, specialty gourmet foods, interactive demonstrations with live music and children’s entertainment. For info 

    Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show has the latest equipment, electronics, clothing and boating accessories all in the charming historic seaport. For info 

    Smithsonian Craft Show offers contemporary fine crafts from 121 artists from across the country with shopping, lectures by experts, raffles and more. For info 

    The Georgetown French Market features something for everyone with shopping, antiques, French foods, music and and kids entertainment. For info 

    Sat., April 25:

    Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival along the Anacostia is 6 stages, local vendors and food trucks with games and a family area that features music arts & crafts. For info 

    Harbor Festival at the National Harbor will feature multicultural food tastings, music and entertainment, vendors and kids corner. For info 

    Maryland Day and the University of Maryland has something for everyone from business to agriculture, arts and recreations with kids events, music, activities and more. For info 

    Family Day at the Udvar-Hazy Center with the Hubble Space Telescope 25th Anniversary celebrations with hands on activities, discovery stations, meet the astronauts and more. For info 

    Broccoli City Festival at Gateway DC Pavilion is an Earth Day family celebration with music, fitness, food, vendors, art and more! For info 

    DC’s Food Truck Fest in NoMa offers the best in a Taste of 3 Cities with music and more. For info 

    Spring Fest in Historic Ellicott City is 4 stages with 25+ bands, craft beer, and a FREE kids zone with games, crafts and more. For info

    Saturday Night:

    The Strathmore presents An Evening with Julie Andrews. For info 

    The Kennedy Center has Lead Belly at 125: A Tribute to an American Songster with Robert Plant, Allison Krauss and more. For info 

    The Birchmere hosts The BoDeans. For info 

    The Howard Theatre presents the R&B, soul singer Keith Sweat. For info 

    The Hamilton has singer-songwriter Vienna Teng. For info 

    The Rams Head on Stage has Voyager: A Tribute to Journey with 2 shows. For info 

    Jammin Java hosts sister singer-songwriters The Nields. For info 

    The State Theatre presents 10 - A Tribute to Pearl Jam. For info 

    Sun., April 26:

    Loudoun Earth Day Family Festival in Broadlands is an Eco-family fun day with arts, crafts, education, music and more. For info 

    Day of the Book Festival in Kensington is a family-friendly street festival celebrating all types of books with music, poetry readings, food trucks and kids activities. For info 

    Paws in the Park Dog Walk & Fest in Gaithersburg is fun for the family, with contests, food, prizes, music, vendors and more. For info 

    Special Evening Performances:

    The Kennedy Centers presents NSO Family Concert: Gershwin’s Magic Key with 2 performances. For info 

    Sunday Night:

    DAR Constitution Hall hosts John Mellencamp. For info 

    The Birchmere has Canadian folk-rocker Alan DoyleFor info 

    The Rams Head on Stage presents Taj Mahal Trio. For info 

    Weinberg Center for the Arts had a few seats left for Grammy winning hometown girl Mary Chapin Carpenter. For info 

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