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  • THINGS TO DO IN DC

Washington DC, the nation’s capital, is full of incredible and breathtaking attractions that will awe every attendee and visitor alike. From the power and grandeur of the White House and the U.S. Capitol Building to historical monuments like the Lincoln Memorial and iconic museums such as the Smithsonian, DC overflows with a wealthy history ready to be discovered by you.

Things to do in DC this weekend
With so many options available, we put together a list of things to do in Washington DC this weekend (Source: Adobe Free Pictures)

In addition, there are plenty of activities to indulge in as you stroll through the picturesque neighborhood and beautiful parks. With so many options available, Washington DC has something for everyone. Keep reading to discover things to do in DC this weekend!

Attend The Super MAGFest At The Gaylord National Resort

The Super MAGFest is a multi-day event that hosts fans of gaming, art, and music from all over the world. Running from Thursday through Sunday, the Super MAGFest is held at the Gaylord National Resort, a luxurious state-of-the-art hotel and conference centre in National Harbor, Maryland.

At Super MAGFest, you can enjoy a bag full of activities and entertainment from live music performances from top musicians and art exhibits showcasing the work of creative artists. There are also gaming tournaments where you can compete with other gamers in your favorite games.

Besides the beautiful attractions, you get a chance to attend a variety of interactive events, workshops, and panels. It’s a beehive of activities as industry professionals showcase valuable skills and techniques. Even better, you get to interact with attendees with similar interests.

Whether you’re a music lover, an avid gamer, or just looking for a unique experience, the Super MAGFest is the place to be. You can purchase badges for the event at the main entrance, with prices ranging from $155 for Thursday to Sunday. The Sunday-only badge costs $35. This means attendees can choose which days they want to attend and pay accordingly.

Sample Exotic Beers and Drag Queen Bingo At NoMa’s Red Bear Brewing Co.

Red Bear Brewing Co. is a brewery located in the NoMa neighborhood of DC It is known for its selection of exotic and unique beers, which revelers can sample at the taproom. In addition, it has a traditional style, modern and experimental brews for testers. They may also have seasonal and limited-edition beers available.

In addition to trying out a variety of beers, visitors to Red Bear Brewing Co. can also learn about the brewing process and the brewery’s history. Further, a tour of DC can inject excitement and energy thanks to the weekly bingo games at the brewery. As you indulge in a round of bingo, you can also mingle with other enthusiasts.

Phillips After 5 at Phillips Collection

Phillips After 5 is an event series held at the Phillips Collection, a historical museum of modern art in Washington D. Also known as the Ringing in the New Year, the celebration is packed with music, jam sessions, exotic foods, and drinks. There’s also a large collection of exhibitions and art-related activities. The event is known for hosting a variety of programs and a collection of contemporary, modern, and impressionist art.

At Phillips 5, attendees can create a vision board, a collage of words, or images representing their goals and wishes for the new year. Plus, you can sample sparkling wines to help guide their journey in the new year.

The main event is an exhibit featuring 19th-century famous painter Giuseppe De Nittis, titled “An Italian Impressionist in Paris.” Additionally, fans can attend a concert and live music performance by blues and soul singer Carly Harvey.

Or you can sightsee DC on your terms with a private tour of Washington DC by USA Guided Tours!

Attend A Watch Party At Fight Club

Fight Club is popular for hosting events, sumptuous meals, and exotic drinks. The events are held at the location and include punches, sandwiches, and numerous food options. Normally the Club opens for all-day service every day of the week, including brunch on weekends.

DJs electrify the scenes by spinning during weekend brunches. For fans, it’s a big excitement in Capitol Hill coupled with lots of favorite meals. You will also have the opportunity to party the night away by attending a watch party featuring Absolut vodka specials.

Trivia Contest At Atlas Brew Works’ Ivy City Location

Get ready for a memorable trivia night at Atlas Brew Works in the Ivy City location. Every Thursday, attendees join in on the action and participate in trivia contests to show off their impressive knowledge. And on the first Thursday of every month, there will be special-themed trivia events where you and your team compete for glory.

This winter, the trivial contest theme is based on an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s book series. Winners will walk away with a $50 Atlas Brew Works gift card. You can also win yourself a $5 pint for simply participating. Don’t worry about the attendance fee because the trivia is free.

Get $2 Beers and Free Bluegrass at the Union Stage

The Union Stage in Washington DC, is hosting a bluegrass concert this week that is part of their annual series of events featuring local breweries. These concerts have become popular as they offer a platform for breweries to showcase their top beer brands to a receptive audience.

This year’s event will have free admission and discounted beers for just $2. While it is not yet known which specific brands will be featured at the event, it is possible that Keystone Light could be one of the options available. Attendees can enjoy live music from top brands while sampling various beers.

Attend Live Music Concerts at 9:30 Club

The 9:30 Club is a famous music venue in DC that has received multiple accolades for its exceptional live music performances. Indeed Rolling Stone named it one of the top ten live music venues in the U.S. in 2018. It was also named the “Venue of the Decade” by VenuesNow in 2019.

The Club is known for hosting numerous concerts and events featuring classic and up-and-coming artists. Its reputation as a premier music venue makes it a must-visit spot for music fans in the DC area. Some upcoming January events include Emmet Swimming and Everything on Saturday, 7, 2023, and Umphrey’s McGee live on Thursday 12,2023.

Dance, Eat, Drink and Experience French-Canadian Vibes At The Le Mont-Royal

Le Mont Royal is opening its door at Adams Mill Rd NW, Washington, DC. Visitors can expect a night of music, dancing, and enjoyment set to the sounds of skilled DJs who will be spinning a blend of soul, funk, and French-Canadian disco beats on vinyl records. The atmosphere will surely be energetic and lively as fans let loose to the groovy melodies and tunes.

Make sure to sample the menu at the restaurant features dishes that draw from French-Canadian cuisine and add a hint of luxury. Poutine, a popular French-Canadian dish made with fries, cheese curds, and gravy, is a menu staple you can’t miss at Le Mont-Royal. The restaurant’s menu is a blend of classic comfort food and elevated dishes.

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Conclusion

Besides visiting the historical sites in Washington DC, you can sample some of the best things the city has to offer, including attending live performance bands and trying out the local cuisine, foods, and drinks. As you plan your travel with Next Vacay, be sure to explore the above top events for a memorable experience.

Jara Jones in Collaboration With USA Guided Tours Content Team