WASHINGTON – Don’t let the empty Hill and deserted roads fool you. The D.C. area is not all vacant this weekend. There is plenty going on in the D.C. area for those who are sticking around in August. From fairs and festivals, to live music events, there’s plenty to do Aug. 17-18.
Bluegrass, baked goods, hay rides and antiques — it’s all happening at the Lucketts Fair this weekend, Aug. 17-18. The 41st annual event will take place at the Lucketts Community Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5. Don’t forget to bring your pie-baking skills. There will be contests.
This free outdoor beer festival falls, conveniently enough, on the last weekend of D.C.’s Beer Week. NoMa Beer Fest features a variety of local food and beer vendors, plus live music. No need to get a babysitter — there are plenty of activities to keep the kids busy, such as face painting, sprinklers and arts and crafts. The festival takes place on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 2-8 p.m.
On Sunday, Aug. 18, the Dumbarton House is saying “goodbye” to summer with one of the season’s best treats. Guests of the Dumbarton House will get a chance to make their own ice cream, and then taste the fruits of their labor. The cost is $8 and the event starts at 1 p.m.