The Weekender: August Edition

August came too fast but summer is still in full effect in the DMV. Looking to get out there and enjoy the final full month of summer? Here are a few of our favorite happenings this month to give you some inspiration.

Game, Set | Match

citi-open-2DC’s summer sporting tradition the Citi Open® is back for its 46th year! Head to Rock Creek Park Tennis Center August 1-9 and watch international tennis stars battle it out. Get dropped off and picked up at the designated Uber area located at Carter Barron Circle, near the intersection of 16th St and Colorado Ave. This area allows you to enter the tournament grounds through the VIP player entrance (south gate).


Fair Fun | Arlington County


The annual county fair kicks off this month! The family-friendly event is complete with carnival rides, musical entertainment, petting zoos, arts and crafts exhibits, and a variety of fantastic foods. Grab your friends or the kids and hit up the Arlington County Fair before it ends August 9.

Cheers | #DCBW2015


DC Beer Week returns to the nation’s capital with a variety of beer focused events August 9-16. The annual event is great for craft beer lovers and celebrates the breweries, restaurants, bars, distributors, and the many beer enthusiasts in the region. Kicking off on Sunday, August 9, at Union Market’s Suburbia with Brewers on the Block.

Local Brews | Local Grooves

#DCBW2015 special highlight: Local Brews Local Grooves at The Fillmore Silver Spring August 15. Get tickets to sample 50+ beers from 18 regional breweries, snack on delicious food, and enjoy live music! Need more reason to go? You can RSVP for your chance at a complimentary pair of tickets!

Free Rides | #YearOfUber

August 12-24 we’re giving you the chance to win free rides—for a whole year. The more you ride, the better your chances to win. Enter promotion code YEAROFUBER in your app to qualify. Throughout the promotion a few lucky riders will be surprised with free rides and that’s not the only surprise we have up our sleeve, stay tuned to our social handles for more details!

Adventure Awaits | DC Cool


Don’t forget! #DCcoolSUMMER is rocking all summer long with weekly giveaways and prize packs. The first week of August you could win two box seats to the Citi Open® on August 8! Make sure you stay tuned to our Twitter and Instagram for weekly updates on the rest of August’s giveaways, which includes beer flights at Capitol Lounge, tickets to a show at Arena Stage, a dinner at Mango Tree, wine at Eno Wine Bar, and many more!

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