WASHINGTON — With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this week, the Air and Space museum has tons of activities lined up the entire weekend to celebrate the important moment in history. However, if are not the biggest fan, we have other activities you can enjoy. 

Thursday, July 18

Apollo 50: Go For The Moon Saturn V Rocket Screening

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When: 9:30-11:30 p.m.

Where: The east face of the Washington Monument

Since July 16, The Air and Space Museum has projected a 363-foot Saturn V rocket on the east side of the Washington Monument. The projection is quite the beauty!

Friday, July 19

Apollo 50: Go For The Moon showcase

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When: Showtimes are 9:30 pm, 10:30 pm, and 11:30 pm 

Where: National Mall in front of the Smithsonian Castle between 9th and 12th Streets 

While July 18 is the last night to view the projected rocket, the excitement does not stop there. On July 19 and 20, the Air and Space Museum will be presenting Apollo 50: Go for the Moon, a documentary that features special information and knowledge about the Apollo 11 moon landing. The film will also be projected on a screen on the side of the Washington Monument.  

Harriet Brown concert

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When: Doors open at 8:30 p.m.

Where: Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge

If you are either a fan of Harriet Brown or looking for a new artist, check out his show this weekend! From the Bay Area, Brown who is quite the one-man band will be performing his multi-dimensional songs. While the show is free, a $10 donation is suggested.

Truckeroo Food Truck Festival

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When: 4 p.m.

Where: 1299 Half St. SE

Get ready to dine from the tastiest food trucks at the monthly food truck festival hosted by The Bullpen. Featured food trucks include Surfside, DC Empanadas and Pho Wheels. 

Saturday, July 20

Apollo 50 Festival

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When: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Where: The Mall between 4th and 7th streets

The celebration for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing will continue with a festival. Visitors can expect activities from guests that include NASA, Boeing and The LEGO group. In addition, there will be live performances from the hit tv show, "Ready, Jet, Go!"

International Colombian Festival

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When: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Where: Catholic University of America

Step into Colombia this weekend at the fourth International Colombian festival. Hear performances from artists like DJ Flaco and La Iguana. As a special treat, Venezuela will be featured as a guest country. 

Sunset Square Dance

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When: 7-10 p.m.

Where: Peirce Mill in Rock Creek Park

Now spin your partner round and round! Show off your square dancing skills in Rock Creek Park. All levels of experiences are welcomed.

Sunday, July 21 

Carifesta Music & Arts Festival

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When: 1-9 p.m.

Where: Downtown Silver Spring

Get ready to dance to the hottest music from the Caribbean from artists like Ras Slick & The Dutty Bus Crew and international DJs like DJ Trini. Take a break from the dancing to enjoy the featured art and food.