Festival Month Begins This Weekend

Here are more than two dozen outdoor fairs and festivals happening over the next month.
Festival Month Begins This Weekend
Kids can pet little lambs at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Photograph courtesy of Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.

In addition to the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival in Reston and Passport DC—a monthlong celebration in which embassies and cultural organizations open their doors—here are more than two dozen outdoor fairs and festivals this month.

April 25-May 4

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

May 2-3

Washington National Cathedral Flower Mart

May 3

Solomons Maritime Festival

May 3-4

A-RTS Rockville Arts Festival

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

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National Harbor Wine & Food Festival

May 4

National Cinco de Mayo Festival

May 10-11

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

Fiesta Asia Street Fair’s five stages feature colorful performances. Photograph courtesy of the Fiesta Asia Street Fair.

May 16-18

Mount Vernon Wine Festival & Sunset Tour

Saint Sophia Greek Festival

May 17

Fiesta Asia Street Fair

Gaithersburg Book Festival

McLean Day

Potomac United Methodist Church Strawberry Festival

May 17-18

DC Dragon Boat Festival

Wine in the Woods

May 18

Taste of Arlington

May 22-25

Chestertown Tea Party Festival

May 24-25

Delaplane Strawberry Festival

Rockville Hometown Holidays (Under “Explore Rockville,” select “Events.”)

May 24-26

ViVa! Vienna!

May 29-June 1

Herndon Festival

Western Maryland Blues Fest

May 31

Maryland Craft Beer Festival

May 31-June 1

Great Tastes of Tysons

This article appears in the May 2014 issue of Washingtonian.

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Executive Editor

Sherri Dalphonse joined Washingtonian in 1986. She is the editor in charge of such consumer topics as travel, fitness, health, finance, and beauty, as well as the editor who handles such cover stories as Great Places to Work, Best of Washington, Day Trips, Hidden Gems, Bikes and Hikes, Fairs and Festivals, Great Small Towns, and the Washington Bucket List. She lives in Arlington.