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Best Bets: Cherry blossom fest, Ringling Bros., ShamrockFest
Mary dePompa, WTOP News

All Weekend

  • Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey: Built to Amaze - Verizon Center various times this weekend. Info here
  • National Building Museum begins the Cherry Blossom Festival Family Days - Two days of hands-on activities and dynamic performances, all part of the
    annual celebration honoring the gift of trees.
    Info here
  • The Patriot Center presents  Michael Jackson’s Immortal World Tour by Cirque Du Soliel. Info here
  • The Environment Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital with various films and viewings all weekend. Info here
  • The Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival at the Maryland State Fairgrounds with music, food and
    fun advanced tickets have already closed.
    Now it's first come, first served at
    the door Friday and Saturday.
    Info here
  • Super Pet Expo at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, features all you need to
    know with entertainment, prizes and rescue adoptions. Pets are welcome!
    Info here
  • The Fredericksburg Home and Garden Show at the Expo Center features the latest trends,
    great displays and advice from top professionals, featuring WTOP’s own Mike McGrath!
    Info here

Saturday, March 22

  • RFK - ShamrockFest 2014 - Rock the green with 30 bands, seven stages and an Irish village. All ages welcome. Info here
  • Maryland Day in historic St. Mary’s City. Free admission to family fun with crafts,
    kite flying and a scavenger hunt!
    Info here
  • H2O Summit in Silver Spring is an environmental, family fun field day with music,
    hands on activities and more!
    Info here
  • JamFest Cheer and Dance at the Washington Convention Center- An energetic spectacle for all ages. Info here
  • 4th Annual Oyster Roast and Sock Burning at the Annapolis Maritime Museum features
    music, food and family fun!
    Info here
  • Family Fun Fest at Bowie Baysox Stadium features free rides, games, music and more! Info here
  • Virginia Touch-A-Truck day for kids in Dominion High School in
    Sterling Va.
    See the trucks up close and even get in the driver’s seat.
    Info here
  • Lisner Auditorium - Special Benefit “Stands for the Troops” features The Bacon Brothers. Info here
  • Hamilton Live - From Austin Texas the Wheeler Brothers. Info here
  • The Lincoln Theatre presents an acapella challenge  as the Alexandria Harmonizers presents ACA Challenge. Info here
  • Rock and Roll Hotel - From Arizona, indie rockers Lydia. Info here
  • Gypsy Sally’s - Classic rock of The Nighthawks. Info here
  • Jammin Java - Seattle’s own Noah Gunderson singer-songwriter accompanied by his sister, Abby. Info here
  • Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Md., has some of D.C.’s best musicians
    perform the legends in the
    Southern Soul Tribute.
    Info here
  • Rams Head Maryland Live Casino - It’s the legendary smooth jazz of Art Sherrod.
    Info here
Sunday, March 23

  • Grow Your Own Health Festival in Fairfax with workshops, exhibitors, demonstrations
    for a healthier you.
    Features a pop-up food court. Kids under 16 are
    Info here
  • Maryland Day - Four Rivers: The Heritage area of Annapolis for family fun and
    interactive, educational activities.
    Info here
  • Jammin Java - Bluegrass matinee with Deadmen’s Hollow and Gold Top Country Ramblers. Info here

  • 9:30 - Athens, Ga. roots rockers Drive-By Truckers. Info here
  • Blues Alley - Offers two shows from Tonight Show bandleader Kevin Eubanks. Info here
  • The Birchmere hosts the incomparable comedy of Kathleen Madigan's “ Madigan Again” tour. Info here
  • Bethesda Blues & Jazz presents acclaimed jazz bassist and son of actor Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood. Info here
  • IOTA Cafe - Songwriter’s night featuring Molly Hagen. Info here


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