French festivals and market – NBC4 Washington

Are you more of a florist, grower, table athlete or dancing queen? You can satisfy all parties this weekend in the DC area with events such as the Magic Garden Flower Bloom, the Festival of Afro-Atlantic Stories, the Project Glow Festival and a bubble hockey tournament.

We took you inside the Afro-Atlantic Histories exhibition, but this weekend you can celebrate it at the National Gallery of Art.

the Festival of Afro-Atlantic Stories highlights the cultures of the African diaspora. Shop from black makers, try Chef Chris Curtis’ amazing food, listen to dynamic music and check out the exhibit. He is free to attend on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

Flex your finger muscles at first Washington Capitals Bubble and Table Hockey Festival, Friday through Sunday at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown DC The Capitals and the World Table Hockey Association are hosting the tournament. Serious players will compete for prizes such as playoff tickets, while regular players will also have the opportunity to play. You must register in advance here: www.capitalsbubblehockey.com.

Union Market will attract some of the best dancers from all over on Saturday.

Red Bull dance your style is a one-on-one street dance competition. The dancers are vying for a spot in the national final in New Orleans. There will be knockout battles – but the dancer will have no idea what song the DJ will be playing. Intensify on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10.

It’s a big flowery weekend in Glen Echo Park in Montgomery County. The Saturday, the historic carousel opens for the season. On Sunday, visit the northwest part of the ground for an explosion of color!

the Bloom magic garden flower will come to life at the Beeler fountain. The interactive art installation will feature thousands of handmade crochet flowers from artisans across the country. When leaving the park, visitors can bring back a flower in exchange for a donation to restore the historic fountain.

Keep scrolling for more picks this weekend in the DC area.

This spring, we plan to launch The Weekend Scene as a free newsletter about events, experiences, and adventures for you and your family around the DMV. Let us know if you are interested.

Project Glow Festival

April 30 to May 1
RFK Festival Ground

Diplo, Above & Beyond, Martin Garrix, Alan Walker, Meduza and more EDM big names will light up the RFK Festival Grounds for the first-ever Project Glow music festival.

Three stages of music, art installations, food and local nonprofits, including GOODProjects and DC Vote, will be taking place in the district, and Echostage is hosting pre- and post-parties all weekend. You can find tickets here.

Stand-up comedy: Jena Friedman

April 29 and 30
Arlington Drafthouse

Comedian Jena Friedman, whose writing credits include “Borat 2: Next Movie,” performs three shows at Arlington Drafthouse this weekend. Here is the ticket information.

Georgetown French Market

Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A taste of France is coming to Georgetown. In addition to special experiences or discounts for shopping and dining, you’ll find live music, a cartoonist, traveling stilt walkers and more fantastic surprises. Here is a list of events.

Adams Morgan Art Walk

Until May 6

If you walk through Adams Morgan, especially in daylight, you might notice art gallery vibes in the windows of bars, restaurants, and retailers.

Adams Morgan Art Walk grew out of the pandemic at a time when organizers wanted to bring people to the neighborhood safely. This year, AdMo Art Walk runs until May 6 with 14 art installations to discover.

3rd Annual Chevy Chase/Washington, DC Fine Arts Fair

April 30 to May 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is free for this arts festival. Here is all the information.

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