Seen and Heard: Happenings Around Town
Weekend Best Bets: Washington Folk Fest, Frederick Festival of the Arts, Herndon Festival, Vintage Virginia Wine, Strawberry Fest, Bourbon and Bluegrass, First Sunday Arts, museums, music and more!
Mary de Pompa WTOP News
26th Annual Frederick Festival of the Arts at Linear Park is 3 days of an open air art gallery with music, food court, art demos, vendors, kids entertainment and more.
39th Annual Washington Folk Festival at Glen Echo Park through this weekend showcases diversity in traditional music with 450 performers on 7 stages with food, dance, arts with demos. vendors and more.
Herndon Festival runs through this weekend with great family fun featuring rides, games, vendors, arts and crafts demos, 2 stages of live music and entertainment with a kids alley of hands on art.
Vintage Virginia Wine and Food Festival at Bull Run Park this weekend will feature 20+ wineries for all you care to taste with live music, food trucks and kids activities.
Sandy Spring Strawberry Festival is Saturday and Sunday celebrating the best of small town living and local flavors with music and entertainment, vendors, artisans, kids activities and more.
Charles Village Festival in Baltimore is a one of kind street fest with live music, dance, vendors, food, fun and more this weekend.
Innovative Housing Showcase on the National Mall will feature new technologies, housing solutions with demos, exhibitors, innovative displays, speakers and more.
Bourbon and Bluegrass at Lincoln's Cottage this weekend is 2 days of live music, sipping, activities, dancing, lawn games, food trucks and more.
Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk will have 5 diverse museums open their doors for free this weekend inviting you to stretch your legs and mind.
Dino Roars begins this weekend at the National Zoo with animatronic dinosaur spottings throughout the zoo with the Erth’s Dinosaur Live Show featuring performers, puppeteers and roaring dinosaurs.
DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival this weekend will highlight the work on all aspects of film with showcases, discussions, screenings and more.
Celebrate Strawberries at Loudoun Farms with this list of local farms and vendors celebrating strawberries this weekend where to find them and various activities.
Virginia Renaissance Faire at Lake Anna Winery continues through this weekend with a travel back in time with living history demos, music, food, marketplace, artisans, games, jousting and more.
Smithsonian IMAX presents Apollo 11: First Steps Edition to honor the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrating moon walk see a special documentary on the giant screen theatres at science centers and museums.
Heritage and History a month of events presented by the Smithsonian with tours Pride exhibits and more.
National Archives celebrates suffrage with Rightfully Hers; American Women and the Vote Exhibit with photos audiovisual recordings, lectures and events.
National Portrait Gallery presents In Mid-Sentence is a collection of photographs from pivotal moments in history with a interactive kiosk and illustrated brochure.
National Geographic Museum’s new exhibit Queens of Egypt will feature over 300 ancient Egyptian artifacts with a 3-D virtual tour and more.
Smithsonian American Art Museum has a new exhibit Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975 is a comprehensive exhibition to examine the contemporary impact of Vietnam on American Art.
Newseum presents Rise Up: Stonewall and LGBTQ Rights Movement a new exhibit exploring gays rights movement in the US marking the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.
Phillips Collection presents Jazz ’N’ Families Fun Days is a family festival this weekend celebrating jazz and visual arts with live music performances, workshops, instrument petting zoo and more.
The Hirshorn presents Enrico David: Gradations of Slow Release employs a variety of media – including sculpture, painting installation to develop unique vision of human form.
ARTECHOUSE presents In Peak Bloom: Interactive Cherry Blossom Exhibit a seasonal celebrations bringing the cherry blossoms to the digital realm with an interactive, immersive digital art show this last weekend.
The Sackler Gallery has the new exhibit Empresses of China’s Forbidden City on China’s Qing Dynasty is an insight into the changing female power dynamics.
Arena Stage presents Jubilee is a celebration of the famed Fisk University African American a cappella ensemble the shattered racial barriers in the U.S. and abroad at various times this weekend.
Imagination Stage in Bethesda presents Balloonacy the story of an old man whose days are gray and dreary until visited by a friendly red balloon.
The Kennedy Center presents Ballet Across America with Dance Theatre of Harlem and Miami City Ballet the fifth extraordinary series with renowned companies in a spectacular shared celebration at various showtimes this weekend.
The Kennedy Center Family Theatre presents Company | E presents ENCORE featuring the Dance Institute of Washington & Voyagers Company E’s repertory dance troupe and students from its Movement Center at various times this weekend.
Sat., June 1:
Fairfax City’s Craft Beer Festival will showcase 15 breweries in a family-friendly event featuring live music, food trucks and more.
Taste of Springfield Festival will feature great food with tastings, live music, vendors, kids entertainment and more.
Takoma Trukgarten is a one day beer festival that features live music all day, with food trucks, cider, tasting packages and more.
Arts in the Park in Westminster will feature over 50 artisans with vendors, demos, live music, food court and family friendly activities.
Frederick Mother Earth Fair at The Frederick Fairgrounds will feature experts in green living, health, gardening and more with demos, vendors and more.
Dulles Centre Family Fun Day is a day of music, games, food, prizes and more for the whole family.
The Birchmere hosts Grammy winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn with Chelsea Williams.
9:30 presents Lubbock indie folk-rocker Kevin Morby.
Pearl Street Warehouse has a free show with Soul Crackers featuring Tommy Lepson & The Too Much Sisters.
Rams Head On Stage hosts Texas blues-rocker Chris Duarte & Indigenous.
The Howard Theatre presents Ukranian pop breakthrough artists KAZKA.
The Hamilton has Nitty Gritty Dirt band found John McEuen & The String Wizards.
Jiffy Lube Live goes country with Luke Bryan with Cole Swindell & Jon Langston.
Wolf Trap hosts Live from Here radio show with Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile.
City Winery presents a tribute to Maze with We Are One X-Perience.
The Song Byrd Cafe it’s West Virginia’s Ona with Weatherames.
Sixth & i host Bronx born latin jazz bassist Carlos Henriquez Nonet.
Tally Ho Theatre has New Orleans' own Cowboy Mouth with Alan Scott Band.
Blues Alley presents Ferguson trumpeter Keyon Harrold.
Sun., June 2:
First Sunday Arts Festival in downtown Annapolis is part street fest, art fest and music showcase with vendors, food, demos and more.
Brunch on the Baselines is an all you care to eat and drink brunch near the dugout as the Nationals take on Cincinnati in this popular, ticketed, hometown even.
Maker Faire NoVA at George Mason University is a gathering a fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and sharing with engineers, artists, scientist and crafters in a family-friendly inventors showcase.
48th Annual Deer Park Fiddlers’ Convention in Westminster features a day of music, competition, prizes, dancing, artisans, vendors and more fun for the family.
Pearl Street Warehouse presents Charlottesville singer-songwriter Caroline Spence with Vim & Vigor.
Union Stage presents Nashville throwback rockers The New Respects with Apollo LTD.
Rams Head On Stage has funk, soul, rock, rising star Vanessa Collier.
Jammin’ Java hosts Grammy winner world class guitarist Laurence Juber.
The Strathmore presents BSO: Beethoven’s Emperor.
Wolf Trap has Bobby Brown & Bell Biv DeVoe.
City Winery it’s a Griffin House Album Release with Brian Elmquist.
Stone Room Concerts presents the DC based wind quintet District 5.
Blues Alley hosts Ferguson trumpeter Keyon Harrold.
Bethesda Blues & Jazz it’s a tribute to the The Soul of Curtis Mayfield.
Rock & Roll Hotel has Wilmington rockers Weedeater.