This weekend is packed with some fantastic events. Here’s some we recommend:
Friday, August 8th:
For the history buff: Gain some historical knowledge at the Decatur House. This Friday, the White House Historical Association is giving FREE tours of the nearly 200 year old historical abode at 11:00 am, 12:30, and 2:00 pm. Check out more info on their website.
For the wannabe spies: Get your Bond fix this Friday with a showing of Casino Royale at Union Market. The Union Market Drive-In will screen outdoors on the market’s 3-story wall. People will be able to watch the movies from their parked cars and listen through their car radios or from the picnic area in front of the market. A variety of Union Market vendors and Suburbia will also participate serving themed food, drinks and snacks. Cost is $10 per car and tickets are available online here. You can also sit in the picnic area for free on a first come first serve basis, so get there fast! Gates open at 6:00 pm and close at 8:15.
Saturday, August 9th:
For the child in us all: Throw on your swimwear and gather the crew for DC’s biggest Water Battle at Splash Yards this Saturday. This FREE event will be featuring live DJ music, a tiki bar by Bluejacket, summery frozen drinks, lawn games, pools, water slides, surfboard water game, lounge stations, misting tent, complete with a giant Instagram photo booth. The Water Battle will take place at 4:00 pm. Buckets of water and water soakers and blasters will be provided. Check out more info here.
For the foodie: This Saturday, RUNINOut and Social Group DC will be launching Clarendon’s first-ever Food Crawl! Over 50 DC-area foodies will converge on Wilson Blvd to sample signature dishes from 4 restaurants in 4 hours. The event will start at 12:30pm at Ri Ra. Then at 1:30 pm, participants will split off into two different groups and visit Facia Luna and Mexicali Blues. Each group will have 45 minutes in both places and switch off. There will be drink specials in each location. Finally, at 4pm both groups will join up at Hunan One for more food and drinks. Click here for more details and click here for tickets.
Saturday, August 9th & Sunday, August 10th:
For the shopaholic: Get your shop on at Alexandria’s 5th Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale this Saturday-Sunday to grab some of the hottest summer deals. The two day event will take place throughout Old Town and Del Ray. Over 50 shops will host promotional events and clearance sales offering deeply-discounted summer merchandise and product demonstrations from some of Alexandria’s top boutiques and design stores.