Festivals and a French Market – NBC4 Washington

Are you more of a flower child, culture vulture, table athlete or dancing queen? The DC area is spoiled for choice this weekend with events such as the Magic Garden Flower Bloom, the Afro Atlantic Histories Festival, the Project Glow Festival and a bubble hockey tournament.

We took you to the Afro-Atlantic Histories exhibit, but this weekend you can celebrate at the National Gallery of Art.

The Afro-Atlantic History Festival highlights cultures of the African diaspora. Shop from black makers, try incredible food from Chef Chris Curtis, experience dynamic music and view the exhibit. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. admission is free.

Flex your finger muscles first Washington Capitals Bubble and Table Hockey Festival, from Friday to Sunday at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown DC. The Capitals and World Table Hockey Association host the tournament. Serious players will compete for prizes like playoff tickets, while there are also options for regular people to play. You must register in advance here: www.capitalsbubblehockey.com.

Union Market will attract some of the best dancers from far and wide on Saturday.

Red Bull Dance Your Style is a one-on-one street dance competition. Dancers compete for a spot in the National Finals in New Orleans. There will be knockout style fights, but the dancer will have no idea what song the DJ will be playing. Step up on Saturday from 4pm to 9pm Tickets are $10.

It’s a big flower theme weekend at Glen Echo Park in Montgomery County. On Saturday, the historic carousel opens for the season. Visit the northwest portion of the site on Sundays for an explosion of color!

The Magic Garden Flower Bloom comes to life at the Beeler Fontein. The interactive art installation features thousands of crochet flowers handmade by artisans from across the country. When leaving the park, visitors can take home a flower in exchange for a donation to restore the historic fountain.

Keep scrolling this weekend for more DC area choices.

This spring we plan to launch The Weekend Scene as a free newsletter about events, experiences and adventures for you and your family around the RDW. Let us know if you are interested.

Project Glow Festival

April 30 to May 1
RFK festival site

Diplo, Above & Beyond, Martin Garrix, Alan Walker, Meduza and more big names in EDM will light up the RFK Festival Grounds for the first-ever Project Glow music festival.

Three stages of music, art installations, food and local nonprofits, including GOODProjects and DC Vote, will be in the district, and Echostage will host pre and post parties throughout the weekend. Tickets can be found here.

Stand-up comedy: Jena Friedman

April 29 and 30
Arlington Drafthouse

Comedian Jena Friedman, whose writing credits include “Borat 2: Subsequent Moviefilm,” is giving three shows at Arlington Drafthouse this weekend. Here is ticket information.

Georgetown French Market

Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

A taste of France comes to Georgetown. In addition to special experiences or discounts for shopping and dining, you’ll find live music, a caricature artist, roaming stilt walkers and other fantastic surprises. Here is a list of events.

Adams Morgan Art Walk

until May 6

As you stroll through Adams Morgan, especially in daylight, you can sense the art gallery atmosphere in the windows of bars, restaurants and shops.

Adams Morgan Art Walk arose out of the pandemic at a time when organizers wanted to bring people to the neighborhood in a safe way. This year, AdMo Art Walk will run through May 6 with 14 art installations to view.

3rd Annual Chevy Chase/Washington, DC National Fine Art Fair

April 30 to May 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission to this arts festival is free. Here is all the information.

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