11 Festivals to Stir Your Festive Fun
This popular monthly (April-October) festival located at Fairgrounds features the hottest food trucks in the DC area. If you are a foodie, this is definitely the place to be with music, drinks, games and just a dope social scene you don't want to miss!
Next festival: Today May 5, 2017 4pm-11pm (later start time to bypass rain)
Location: 1201 Half St. SE Washington, DC
Broccoli City Festival
Broccoli City Festival is one of the hottest festivals to be during the month of April in DC. This years festival takes place this Saturday May 6, 2017. Besides its awesome mission which is all about the people, the planet and profit. It has everything you need from scrumptious food trucks, a dope artist line up, vendors, art, drinks and the flyest fashion savvy folks in the area.
"Broccoli City has a mission to build thriving urban communities that sustain future generations by mobilizing and educating urban millennials through social impact campaigns and major events. They are working to “redefine cool” towards people being active and engaged participants in their community."
This years line up: Rae Sremmurd, Solange, 21 Savage, Alunageorge, Lil Yachty, Nao, Kevin Abstract, Rapsody, Smino, Chaz French, Nick Grant, Rejjie Snow, Sir The Baptist
Next Festival: Saturday May 6, 2017
Location: St. Elizabeth East Gateway Pavilion, 1100 Alabama Ave. SE, DC
It all started at Dupont Circle, DC with Sweetgreen and an amp cord. Music filling the sidewalks of DC turned into a block party and now something to celebrate. With music, good food and a celebration of the community the SweetLife Festivals past line up has featured artist such as Lana Del Ray, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and Phoenix. Instead of one big festival this year, Sweetgreen will be hosting multiple vibe-y experiences across the country. The first, will be a block party and of course it will all begin where it started- Washington, DC.
Next Experience: TBD
Location: Dupont Parking Lot
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DMV House Music Festival
How did we not know about this? Well now you do too! An awesome celebration of house music that takes place at Malcolm X Park in Washington, DC. Everyone is encouraged to picnic and vibe out! Bring a picnic basket, blanket and you're all set!
Next Festival: May 27, 2017
Location: Malcolm X Park, 16th and U Street NW , Washington, DC
Another popular music festival in the DMV featuring some of the hottest and coolest artist. Last years festival featured artist such as Kid Cudi, Lil Uzi, GoldLink, Jay IDK, Rae Sremmurd, etc. Trillectro is a SCENE and one of the "trillest" scene's to be at! You'll find so many funky and artsy vibes it will leave you to do nothing, but coast on the vibes. Enjoy food trucks, drinks and more! Tell your friends because when it goes down, you'll want someone to share these memories with!
This years Line Up: TBD
Next Festival: TBD
Location: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
Capital Jazz Fest
This 25th annual jazz festival will have close to 30 national acts with food, drinks, shopping, a cool jazz scene. Grab your family member that is famous for doing the two-step and relax, drink and have a good time at this years Capital Jazz Festival.
This years Line up (June 2nd): “Friday Night Soul Concert” Lineup TBD
June 3rd: Corinne Baily Rae, Incognito, “West Coast Jam” featuring Rick Braun, Norman Brown, & Richard Elliot, Luke Ritenour, Pieces of a Dream, Candy Dulfer, Nathan East, Jaheim, The Whispers, El DeBarge, Avery Sunshine, & Kelly Price
June 4th: George Benson, Chris Botti, After All: A Capital Jazz Tribute to Al Jarreau, Maysa, “Jazz Funk Soul” featuring Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, & Everette Harp, Kirk Whalum, Lindsey Webster, Anthony Hamilton, Sheila E, Loose Ends, Tank, Algebra Blessett, & more TBD!
Next Festival: June 2-4, 2017
Location: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
The 10th Annual Roots Picnic
If this line up doesn't excite you we don't know what will! Let's just say it will be a lit-uation!
This years line up (Philadelphia): Pharrell x The Roots, Lil Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Kimbra, Black Thought and J. Period Live Mixtape Ft. Fat Joe, Mobb Deep & Scott Storch, Thundercat, Michael Kiwanuka, Pete Rock, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, James Vincent McMorrow, NoName, Gilles Peterson (DJ Set), Khalid, DJ Spinna, PNB Rock, Tunji Ige, Anthony Somebody, DJ N.O.C.
Next Festival: Saturday June 3, 2017
Location: Festival Pier at Penn's Landing Philadelphia, PA
Baltimore Caribbean Carnival Festival
Taste, feel and celebrate the islands at Baltimore's Caribbean Carnival Festival. Nothings better than food from the islands, a parade, live music and entertainment. Get your carnival gear and join the fun!
Next Festival: July 15 & 16 2017 (Parade-July 15, 2017)
Location: Parade, 900 E 33rd Street, Baltimore MD 21218 (End at Clifton Park, Baltimore MD 21213)
Festival, Lake Clifton Park, 2701 St Lo Drive, Baltimore MD 21213
Entry: $10 on Saturday, $20 on Sunday
Baltimore Wine Festival
Wine festivals are always a good time! Baltimore's Wine Festival in addition to all the wine you can taste features gourmet foods from some of Baltimore's locals, 160+ wines, Live music, Chef demos and wine seminars, shopping and more!
A family friendly event
Next Festival: June 17, 2017
Location: Canton Water Front Park, Baltimore, MD
Firefly Music Festival
The Firefly Music Festival is an entire 4 day experience. With 9 stages and over 140 bands its a road trip that you'll want to plan with your friends. This entire experience with an extensive line-up of dope artist offers more than just music. Want to grab a drink? Go to The Brewery which is Firefly's on-site craft beer bar. Feeling like you want to grab a coffee? Well, go to The Coffee House which is one of "The Woodlands unique festival features. Sip on a latte or drink of your choice and enjoy some dope festival acts." If you want a shopping break, you can visit The Market which features over 20 different vendors. Don't worry about carrying it around because the festival grounds has its very own lockers you can store your stuff in. If you're looking for a more "Lit" scene you can go to The Thicket which is amongst the trees of The Woodlands which "host an exclusive party experience" where you can put on a pair of headphones and party hard. Want to just get away for a bit and relax before your fave artist hits the stage? You can sneak away to The Nook which is a "hammock hangout." But wait theres more! Don't forget to visit The Woodlands cool new hangout The Fort which has "yard games, food trucks, and upper level viewing decks to the lawn and porch stages." Like we said, It's an entire experience so you might want to grab your friends and make this a trip! Don't worry you can book a Firefly Suite in your FireFly Travel Package for the weekend.
This years Line-up: Lineup: The Weeknd, Muse, Twentyone Pilots, Chance The Rapper, Bob Dylan, Flume, Weezer, The Shins, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Dillon Francis, Miike Snow, Kesha, Franz Ferdinand, Galantis, The Naked and Famous, Kaleo, Busta Rhymes, Banks, O.A.R, Bleachers, Benny Benassi, Lil Dicky, Misterwives, T-Pain, Snakehips, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Wale, Bob Moses, Cashmere Cat, The Strumbellas, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Daya, Matoma, Illenium, Gryffin, Francis and the Lights, Stick Figure, Slushii, NF, Big Wild, Eden, The White Panda, Bishop Briggs, Hamilton Leithauser, Sir Sly, Alan Walker, Lewis del Mar, Judan & The Lion, K. Flay, Muna, Maggie Rogers, Jacob Banks, Sam Feldt, Sofi Tukker, Magic Giants, Barns Courtney, Anna Lunoe, Jonas Blue, Blossoms, Meg Mac, Rainbow Kitten Suprise, Sunflower Bean, A R I Z O N A, Sir the Baptist, Quinn XCII, James TW, Kaiydo, Crywolf, Elohim, Fickle Friends, Pardison Fontaine, Handsome Ghost, Kevin Garrett, 888, Steve James, Shaed, Taylor Bennett, Dreamers, Win and Woo, Alex Wiley, Secret Weapons, Young Bombs, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Ayokay, Foreign Air, Goody Grace, Mondo Cozmo, Nawas, Rozes, Saint WKND, CVBZ, Dead Man Fall, Wilderado, Fletcher, Savoir Adore, Lawrence, Spiritual Rez, Salt Catherdral, Jared & The Mill, Sub-Radio, Warm Brew, Hamish Anderson, New Madrid, The Orphan The Poet, Walker Lukens, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Owel, The Steppin Stones, The Social Animals, The Lawsuits, Repeat Repeat, Deal Casino, Animal Years, Cold Roses, Carverton, Michael Blume, Hdbeendope, Louie Louie, Trio, Shizz Lo, Future Genrations, Vita and The Woolf, Oddkidout, Quitehype, Short Sleeve Heart, Astro 8000, Bencoolen, Mir Fontane, Armani Lee, Dude Ranch & The Girl At The Rock Show, Chill Moody, Joie Kathos, Miles Chancellor, Ill Fated Natives, Luke O’Brien, Anna Shoemaker, Hardwork Movement
Next Festival: June 15- June 18, 2017
Location: The Woodlands at Dover International Speedway,
1131 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901
H Street Festival
This neighborhood celebration fills H st. featuring live music, ethnic food, shopping, beer tents and more. Your walk down H st. will not be a boring walk in the park!
Next Festival: September 16, 2017
Location: H st., Washington, DC
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