Events to explore along the Route 1 corridor & beyond this weekend include Juneteenth Festival in Hyattsville & Upper Marlboro, Riverdale Park’s Countdown to the Centennial Celebration, Ally Theatre’s Gala in Hyattsville, the Paul McCartney Experience in Greenbelt, Annual Greek Cultural Festival in Lanham, Tour of beautiful Dumbarton Oaks in DC, 90s Throwback Party in Silver Spring & more!
Annual Greek Cultural Festival (All Ages)
Get a taste of Greece in Maryland at this cultural event. Plenty of Greek food specialties and traditional folk dances. Kids activities and vendors for everyone to have a good time!
Where: St. Theodore Greek Orthodox Church, Lanham
Cost: Free admission and parking, food/beverage and some activities for purchase
Dumbarton Oaks Garden Tickets (All Ages)
Take a tour of the gardens at this historic country home and garden within Washington, DC. The grounds are home to Harvard-run research institutes and landmark garden and landscape architecture. When: 2-6pm
Where: Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Love the 90’s Block Party (Ages 21+)
Throwback time! DJs will be playing hits from the 90s. Think Mary J Blige, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Sean Paul among others. Enough said! (not telling our ages!) LOL
Where: The Society Lounge, Silver Spring
Cost: Free!, food and beverages for purchase
Hyattsville Juneteenth Festival (All Ages)
Make noise with fellow Americans – it’s ‘Freedom Day!. The city’s lined up DJs and live musicians. Distractions for kids including massive play area. Food, wine & beer. Vendors with items for sale.
Where: Magruder Park, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, $5 food options
Marking the date that the last enslaved people learned of their freedom, the month of June and the nineteenth day were combined to form the word Juneteenth. This family-friendly festival will include music, dance, performers, workshops and more!
Where: Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro
DC JazzFest at the Wharf 2019 |
Who doesn’t love a good jazz fest in the community? Check out the schedule, there’s something for everyone! More than 20 free concerts over multiple stages. Enjoy jazz near the waterfront!
Where: The Wharf, Washington, DC
Cost: Free!, some ticketed events
Countdown to the Centennial Kickoff Event!
All are invited to this community-centered event featuring enjoy food, drinks, live musical performances, and more! After party 8-10pm at Town Center Market with music by local artist Joseph Panic.
Where: Town of Riverdale Park
Cost: Free (no entry fee)
Ally First Annual Gala Celebration
There’ll be signature cocktails, a sneak peek at Ally Theatre’s upcoming season and their first annual Ally for the Community Awards (being presented to Hyattsville Mayor Candace Hollingsworth and Route One Fun) at this fun event! Join us!
Where: Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville
Lesole’s Dance Project: Strictly Gumboots
Delve into the history of Gumboot dance rooted in the dark gold mine tunnels of South Africa. An “instant message” of dance performed wearing wellington boots.
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
The Paul McCartney Experience
If you’re a fan of Paul McCartney, here’s your chance to hear an authentic tribute to the songwriter, musician and legend. A must see for all ‘Macca’ aficionados!
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!, food and beverage for sale
Father’s Day Tours & Seasonal Selections (All Ages)
Treat your father, grandfather, or other special gentlemen in your life to a tour of the historic house. The kitchen guild will be featuring favorite recipes of founding fathers in celebration of Father’s Day.
Where: Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale
Father’s Day Scholar Brunch
Looking for an educational event and lively discussion to commemorate Father’s Day this year? Look no further! There’ll be a catered meal with conversation about fatherhood in the 21st century.
Where: The Prince George’s African American Museum and Culture Center
Father’s Day Medieval Rock n’ Roll Show (All Ages)
Check out Much Ado and their medieval drinking music this Father’s Day. They’ll sing and play music of the past with a “trance inducing” feel. A glass of mead, anyone? 😉
Where: Maryland Meadworks, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!, food and beverage for sale
Art & Mind Showing
Come see a film that explores the relationship between art and madness. The venue promotes diverse education and brings educational cinematic experiences to Prince George’s county. Woot-woot!
Where: Old Greenbelt Theatre, Greenbelt
No Weekend Guides next weekend! Enjoy yourselves! 🙂