The Trifecta Food Truck and Music Festival is scheduled for September 25th at the Timonium Fairgrounds. The event is boasting 40+ food trucks, live bands, vendors, axe throwing, a mechanical bull and free parking. For more information, click here: www.trifectafestival.com. You can grab tickets on Groupon here: www.groupon.com/deals/gl-trifecta-md-s-largest-food-truck-music-festival-2021?utm_campaign=UserReferral_mih&utm_source=undefined for $12.
Robert Glasper Residency
Award winning pianist, composer, producer Robert Glasper will be at the Kennedy Center for a 2 week residency September 9-19th with 2 shows each night. Tix range from $39-$99. The Kennedy Center does have a strict Covid Policy, so make sure you read it before purchasing tix. Additional info/tix can be found here: www.kennedy-center.org/checkout/smartseat/?itemNumber=75260#/
Art all Night
Art all Night is planned for September 24th-25th. With art activations all over the city, art galleries and exhibits are open late. They also showed documentaries and hosted other events. Most events are free. I attended this event a few years ago and had a good time! Shaw, the Parks, Tenleytown and Uptown are some of the neighborhoods I would suggest hitting. For more info, visit dcartallnight.org/#marketplace
Be sure to check the event calendars for each night to plan out your night.
Adams Morgan Day Festival
Adams Morgan Day Festival is taking place Sunday Sept 12th from 12pm-7pm. A full day of events are plan to celebrate the historic neighborhood of Adams Morgan. Known for its bars and restaurants, Adams Morgan is a popular part of the city. Not ready to join in on the fun in person? No worries, a lot of events will be hosted virtually as well. I’m down for this Drag Queen Storytime. Sounds like fun.
Celebrez en Rosé
Saturday I attended Celebrez en Rosé. It was a Rosé picnic at the National Harbor. I love to see people all dressed up and having a good time. The event offered 3 different ticket packages. I purchased the wine package which included a bottle of Rosé, souvenir wine glass and picnic blanket. I was a little annoyed that I had to stand in the regular bar line to pick up my wine package. The lines were really long and moved extremely slow. There should have been a separate line for this. That was the whole point of purchasing my wine bottle in advance. This was really my only complaint. I otherwise enjoyed the event. There were cute little photo installments through out.
My friend Tasha recently hosted a Bombay Bramble Networking Brunch at Spritz by Serenata. Believe or not, I’m not a big networker, I just so happen to know a lot of people. Lol. I actually enjoyed networking and talking to people that I didn’t know. It was so dope to be surrounded by so many successful black women. If you haven’t tried Bombay Bramble, definitely grab a bottle. I enjoyed the DC Bramble which is Bramble, lemonade and tonic water.
DC Restaurant Week
Summer Restaurant Week is August 9-15th. It is literally my favorite week of the year. Gather the girls, get dressed up and hit some of DC's best restaurants to enjoy a 3 course meal for $35 to $55. I mean...what's not to love?
Alright, so here's my top 5 list of places (in no particular order) that are participating in restaurant week to check out. I may add a few honorable mentions as well. A full list of restaurants are available on www.ramw.org
3. Mi Vida
92Q host End of Summer Jam featuring Future, City Girls and Moneybagg Yo at the Merriweather on Sunday September 19, 2021.
Tix are $99 for lawn seats and $160+ for seats
CultureFest features dynamic Live Performances by international Reggae, Soca and Afrobeat artiste, Food Court, Craft Village, and numerous Bars offering exotic drinks by expert mixologists at the National Harbor.
I’m pretty excited to see Kes and Patrice Roberts who are some of my favorite soca artist.
Tix are $45 for GA and can be purchased here: www.culturefestdmv.com
For the Cool in You
Tricky Entertainment is back with a 2 day wine & music festival For the Cool in You on August 28-29th at Charles County Fair Grounds. Both days feature a dope line up. You can buy 1 day tix for $60 or a 2 day pass for $100. For deets/tix visit www.universe.com/events/tricky-entertainment-presents-for-the-cool-in-you-wine-music-festival-tickets-la-plata-H4MDTQ
Chantel is a healthcare professional, restaurant owner and Independent Travel Agent. She enjoys taking advantage of all that life has to offer.
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