Where to eat, drink and party this July 4th weekend

Food, friends and festivities galore! Here's how to make your Fourth of July an absolute blowout this year in the DMV.

Red, White & Brew

Happening July 1 and 2, this festival boasts $29 tickets for groups of 6 or more and gets you unlimited beer, sangria and cider. Enjoy lawn games, live music and food trucks just across the street from Nats Park. Tickets are on sale now!

Jameson Jam Day Party

Check out Cloak & Dagger on July 1 for unlimited whiskey, wings, ribs and an open rail bar. Tickets are $30 until June 30 and $35 starting June 31, or skip the booze altogether and purchase a $10 regular admission ticket. 1359 U. St. NW

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

From June 29-July 4 and July 6-9, head over to the National Mall for the annual festival that's celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Come for the free food and admission, but stay for the culture, history and entertainment displays.

Wicked Bloom Social Club BBQ

Even if you're stuck in the office on July 3, end the day with a festive happy hour and barbeque at Wicked Bloom Social Club starting at 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. The best part? Unlimited free hot dogs until 6 p.m. 1540 North Capitol St.

Bottomless BBQ

Sister restaurants (both conveniently named after presidents) Teddy & the Bully Bar and Lincoln are each featuring a $45 bottomless BBQ, which will include American-fare buffets, mimosas and Moscow mules. For $29, enjoy the all-you-can-eat food. 1200 19th St. NW and 1100 Vermont Ave.

National Independence Day Parade

This event is sure to please young and old alike! Complete with giant balloons, equestrian, celebrities, drum lines and plenty of flags, the parade starts at 11:45 a.m. on the 4th and begins on Constitution Ave. between 17th and 7th Streets.  

Nats vs. Mets game

Watch the great American past time in the nation's capital at Nats Park, where the boys in red will face off against the New York Mets at 11:05 a.m. on the 4th. It'll end early enough for you to catch the afternoon sun!

Crab boil

At Brookland's Finest, feast on this special DMV delicacy every Tuesday of the summer as well as every night from July 1-4. Enjoy a hefty portion plus a DC Brau beer for $30. 

A Capitol Fourth concert and fireworks 

John Stamos hosts the televised event this year, which will feature music, celebrity guests and maybe even a firework or two. Grab a picnic blanket and enjoy the view and the crowd on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

 

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