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  • Weekend Best Bets: Jazz, Blues, Patsy Cline, Epicurience VA, Books, Fairs, Shakespeare, music and more!

    Mary de Pompa WTOP News


    All Weekend
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    Epicurience Virginia, in Loudoun County, is the ultimate foodie celebration with a variety of events all weekend featuring wines, dinners, celebrity chefs, the grand festival with music and tastings, plus a Sunday Brunch all for the 21+. For info

    Jazz Week at Lake Anne Plaza continues in Reston featuring great music Friday and the Annual Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday. For info 

    The Patsy Cline Music Festival, in Winchester, is all weekend long with events to honor the local famed songstress featuring music, block party, concerts, movie and more. For info 

    The Scottish Games Festival, at Great Meadow in the Plains, is Saturday and Sunday is an annual fun for all competition that features music, activities, kids games and so much more. For info 

    The Maryland State Fair, in Timonium, continues all weekend with the ultimate in family fun featuring, rides, animals, arts, games, music and more. For info 

    Maryland Renaissance Festival, happening all weekend, where the family can step back in time with King Henry and his royal court to experience jousting, the music and entertainment, food, crafts and more. For info  

    61st Annual Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, with events from Friday through Monday, is great family fun featuring rides, games, music and entertainment, arts and a parade. For info 

    25th Annual Free For All Event by the Shakespeare Theatre Company is a beloved annual Washington event bringing free theatre to the masses this year featuring 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ at various showtimes all weekend. For info 

    Finding A Line: Skatingboarding, Music and Media, which pairs with jazz, performances at the Kennedy Center are free for the public now through September 13. For info 

    14th Annual Page to Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center all weekend long features a series of free readings, open rehearsals to plays and musicals preparing to premiere in DC and some are family friendly. For info  

    Sat., Sept. 5:

    Lake Anne Jazz Festival and Blues Festival, in Reston, features an all day line up of great regional and national acts with vendors, activities and it’s free for the family. For info 

    27th Annual Blues Festival, at the Carter Barron Amphitheater, is a family friendly event with great music all day, workshops, an instrument petting zoo and other activities all for free. For info 

    The Library of Congress National Book Festival, at the DC Convention Center, features over 170 authors, poets, illustrators under one roof and free for the family with a variety of kids activities. For info 

    Saturday Night:

    The Birchmere hosts the legendary Seldom Scene with Jonathan Edwards. For info 

    Wolf Trap hosts the Catch Fire Tour a night of Grammy winning reggae. For info 

    9:30 Club hosts rockers the Dough Rollers with Sleepwalkers and New Boss. For info 

    Bethesda Blues & Jazz has guitar guru Jimmy Thackery. For info  

    The Howard Theatre presents The Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute Show. For info 

    Sun., Sept. 6:

    First Sunday Arts Festival in downtown Annapolis is a street fair, art market and music festival all rolled up in one with family friendly events, performers and more. For info 

    National Symphony Orchestra Labor Day Capitol Concert performing patriotic favorites free for the family with gates opening at 3:00 and a free open rehearsal at 3:30. For info 

    Sunday Night:

    The Howard Theatre presents Labor Day Fest with The Kings of Go-Go. For info 

    Jiffy Lube Live had a fews seats left for Aussie pop-rockers 5 Seconds of Summer. For info 

    Wolf Trap presents Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela. For info 

    Bethesda Blues & Jazz has smooth trombone with Jeff Bradshaw Birthday Celebration featuring special guests. For info  

    Jammin’ Java has indie rockers The Rocketboys with Medlow. For info 

    The Hamilton hosts Los Lobos. For info

    Mon., Sept. 7:

    Finding A Line: Skatingboarding, Music and Media, which pairs with jazz, performances at the Kennedy Center are free for the public now through September 13. For info 

    Glen Echo Park Art Show & Irish Festivities. For info

    Greenbelt Labor Day Festival is great family fun featuring rides, games, music and entertainment, arts and a parade. For info 

    Herndon Labor Day Festival. For info

    Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival. For info

    Kensington Labor Day Parade. For info

    Maryland Renaissance Festival, happening all weekend, where the family can step back in time with King Henry and his royal court to experience jousting, the music and entertainment, food, crafts and more. For info  

    The Maryland State Fair, in Timonium, continues all weekend with the ultimate in family fun featuring, rides, animals, arts, games, music and more. For info 

    Old Towne Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade. For info

    PBS airs 25th anniversary of Ken Burns documentary series 'Civil War.' For info

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