Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival at Sandy Point Park features an all-star lineup, crafter village, food, libations both Saturday and Sunday.
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival in Reston transforms the Town Center into a giant street festival celebrating arts and artists with vendors, food, performers, kids area and more all weekend.
Saint Sophia Annual Greek Festival brings the best of Greek food, drink and culture to DC this weekend with vendors, live music and kids games.
Fredericksburg Greek Festival is a weekend celebration of Greek culture with foods, drink, entertainment, dancing and family fun.
Lucketts Spring Market weekend at the Clarke County Fairgrounds will have vendors, antique treasures along with games, animals, kids area, music, food, fun and more.
Wine in the Woods festival weekend in Columbia, Md., highlighting a variety of wineries, tastings, vendors, artisans, food, music and fun.
Art + Play A Community Weekend at the National Gallery of Art a festive family friendly summer kickoff weekend event to play, create, dance and more.
Cirque du Soleil Luzia takes you on an imaginary journey through Mexico with breathtaking acrobatics on multiple stages at various showtimes through the weekend.
ARTECHOUSE it’s Naked Eye: Celebration of Light a 12+ display and immersive, sensory experience that will make you loose all sense of space in a choreography of light.
International Gem and Jewelry Show at the Dulles Expo Center this weekend is the largest selection of wholesalers on hand under one roof.
Adventure Theatre Glen Echo presents Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt the beloved Megan McDonald book comes to life at various showtimes through this weekend. For info
Arena Stage presents Snow Child a bluegrass musical of a girl and a fox in the Alaskan wilderness with various showtimes through this last weekend.
National Theatre presents the Broadway hit Waitress at various showtimes this weekend.
Annapolis Children’s Theatre presents Madagascar: A Musical Adventure at various showtimes this weekend.
Sat., May 19:
DC Bike Ride closes off part of the city for bicyclists only to ride through around National Mall and monuments with a finish line festival.
Gaithersburg Book Festival is a celebration of the written word with featured authors workshops for kids and adults, exhibits, kids village, food and live music.
Beer, Bacon and Music Festival in Frederick, Md., an ages fest featuring cold beer, hot bacon and live music with games and play area.
Poolesville Springfest has food and craft vendors, entertainments, artisans with breweries, music, activities and more.
Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center’s alternate reality game TechQuest: Race to the Moon a family-fun game exploring the exciting race to space by the first American astronauts.
Purcellville Music & Arts Festival celebrates community arts with music, food kids activities and art show and more.
McLean Day is a fun day for the family with music on 2 stages, exhibitors, food trucks, rides, games and more.
Tysons Biergarten Summer Kick-Off Festival will feature live music, kids activities, craft brews, vendors and more.
St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League’s Pet Fair at the Fairgrounds is a fun-filled day of pet celebration with vendors, experts, demonstrations, exhibits and more.
St. Charles Towne Center BBQ Cook-Off is a week long competition with a food truck market, vendors and activities.
Train Day Celebration at the National Postal Museum invites kids and families to learn about the Transcontinental Railroad with displays, guests and activities.
DC BBQ Bash at the Bullpen at Nats Park with feature live music, delicious BBQ, food trucks, libations and more.
Tally Ho Theatre has 90’s Night with Doc Marten and the Flannels.
City Winery it’s the rock-n-roll gumbo of Cowboy Mouth.
Pearl Street Warehouse presents the Chuck Brown Band.
Union Stage has alt-rockers Basement with Citizen.
Rams Head On Stage hosts the Grammy winning classical violinist Mark & Maggie O’Connor.
State Theatre it’s groove-rockers Donna The Buffalo.
The Hamilton has singer extraordinaire Bettye LaVette.
Jammin’ Java has the impeccable harmonies of the Texas Blue Water Highway Band.
Sun., May 20:
Taste of Arlington will showcase the Arlington food scene for charity featuring over 60 restaurants, local food trucks, music, kids zone and more.
Hawai’i Festival: He Lani (A Sky Above) at the Museum of the American Indian will feature activities, workshops, demonstrations, storytelling and a pop-up planetarium.
45th Annual Arbutus Arts Festival will have artisans, crafts, classic cars, kids activities and more.
Lab and Love Fest , in Ward 5 NE, DC off Okie St, is sport, fitness and wellbeing event with vendors, experts, activities, food trucks, entertainment and more.
Super Sunday at Port Discovery in Baltimore with kids fun from movement through music, to art create, interactive story time, games, activities and more.
Feria de Sevilla at the Strathmore is a taste of Spain festival with performers, foods, dancers and more.
Mount Vernon Spring Wine Fest and Sunset Tour celebrates Virginia wines at this historic relaxing setting featuring a tour, live music and food.
National Harbor Family Movies on the Potomac features Cars 3.
Carlyle Club presents A Tribute to the Music of Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding.
The Kennedy Center it’s Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.
The Birchere hosts The Kiefer Sutherland Band.
The Hamilton has Yacht Rock Revue.
The Howard Theatre presents progressive metal supergroup Sons of Apollo.
Black Cat has Austin rockers Okkervil River.
Anthem has singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile.
Union Stage has the Long Island Youtube star Madison Beer with Russo.
Rams Head On Stage it’s the BoDeans.
Songbyrd Music House hosts R&B, pop singer-songwriter Priscilla Renea.