The Weekender: May Flowers Edition

Everyone knows April showers bring May flowers, but what happens when the showers continue into May? Answer: More flowers.

Today’s Weekender is brought to you by UrbanStems and we’re celebrating the first weekend of the month with free bouquets. Read on for embassies, festivals, flowers and more to make the most out of the season.

#PassportDC | Embassy Row

Kickoff International Cultural Awareness Month with a journey around the world! Saturday from 10am-4pm go around the world by visiting over 50 embassies! Travel the world in one day to experience the food, art, dance, fashion, music, and innovations from different countries. Details and more events throughout the month can be found here.


Wine & Food | National Harbor

Join in the excitement of the 8th Annual Wine and Food Festival at National Harbor; bringing together world-renowned chefs, artisanal craftsmen, and culinary pioneers with thousands of Metro DC’s foodies. Get your tickets and enjoy the tastings in the sunshine Saturday or Sunday.


Get Jazzy With It | Funk Parade

Last year’s festival brought in over 25,000 party-goers looking to drink, dance, and have some funk-tastic fun. This year’s celebration will be even bigger with more widespread events and more music. The event celebrates DC’s music history through the type of music that embodies the irresistible draw to get up, dance, and feel good – FUNK!


#UberSpringCleaning | Goodwill + Uber

1 ex-boyfriend’s tie, 3 shirts from last spring, 2 pairs of pants too big, 1 belt too small, 1 hat from a music festival, 1 pair of shoes I don’t need, 1 pair of extra sunglasses, 1 bag for someone lucky. Clean out your closet for #UberSpringCleaning this Saturday, 10am – 4pm, in Northern Virginia. You request and we’ll handle it from there. Details.



Tweet us your favorite part of spring in DC – whether it’s the the blooming blossoms or the hometown teams in the playoffs. Fifteen lucky winners will receive a free bouquet from UrbanStems and one will win a full year’s worth of bouquets. T&C’s apply. Winners will be announced on social so don’t forget to follow us on Twitter.

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