The Weekender

photo via ehpien

We made it to mid–May and the warm weather has everyone counting down the minutes to the weekend! Whether you’re looking to party, explore new foods, or just  sit and enjoy the sunset – here are a few of our favorite happenings to help motivate you through the end of the week.

A Bright Idea | Neon Drink On

It’s the brightest beer festival yet! This weekend get your neon drink on at the Yards Park, while you navigate your way through more than 80 craft brews, tons of games, and live entertainment. Start planning your glowing getup and get your tickets now.



Taste Test | Arlington

The annual Taste of Arlington food festival in Ballston will be back for 2015 on Sunday, May 17. Last year, the festival drew a record 40,000 attendees! This year is expected to be even bigger with new additions like Kapnos Taverna, Pizza Vinoteca, 24 breweries, and entertainment by White Ford Bronco, among others. Don’t miss your chance to try all of the best that Arlington has to offer, get your tickets.


Wine with a View | Mount Vernon

George Washington loved wine, who could blame him? The Spring Wine Festival celebrates Virginia’s wine culture with a tasting event on the lawn of George’s home at Mount Vernon. Bring a blanket, listen to live jazz, watch the sunset, and sample wines from almost 20 local wineries. Get your tickets, imbibe, and remember you always have a ride home with Uber.


Around the World | Chef Challenge

embassychefIt isn’t over the weekend, but it’s something to get excited about! Cultural Tourism DC presents its 7th annual Embassy Chef Challenge on Wednesday, May 20. A dozen embassy chefs will present signature dishes for tasting and competitions. This year’s event will be at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Get your tickets and get ready to tickle your taste buds.